Computerized Diagnostic Instruments for Ophthalmic Practice

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The microprocessor, the so-called “computer-on-a-chip,” is providing automation of many of our diagnostic instruments, including refractors, keratometers, lensmeters, and perimeters. Microprocessors can monitor switches, control lights, drive motors, and perform complex mathematical calculations in a fraction of a second. These capabilities promise a standardization of measurement never before possible. Clinical tests will soon not only use instruments controlled by computers, but the tests themselves will be administered by computers. Cost:benefit ratios are decreasing as this new technology becomes an expected part of ophthalmic practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1983


  • automation
  • computer
  • instrument
  • lensmeter
  • microprocessor
  • perimeter
  • programmed
  • refractor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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