Avedro to Develop Instruments to Test Corneal Biomechanical Strength

posted Dec 2, 2013, 9:57 AM by Jen Weigel
Avedro is working toward developing instruments to test a cornea's biomechanical strength.  This would pair well with their work in KCN treatment with cross-linking.

I really didn't understand the science behind this technology, and I really didn't understand my physicist husband's explanation of Brillouin scattering which is the scientific principle upon which these diagnostic instruments will be based.  The Wiki page didn't help much either.  You can read the press release on this announcement here.  See if you can learn any more about Brillouin scattering than I did.  : )

What this comes down to is that we can hopefully use this technology once it's developed to more accurately assess KCN corneas.  This will help us - and the patients - decide on the appropriateness of cross-linking to help control their disease process.  - jw
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