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Computerized Ophthalmic Diagnostic Testing: An Engineer Looks Back at Lessons Learned

  • Open or CloseHarley R Myler*

    Professor of Electrical Engineering, Lamar University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Harley R Myler, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Lamar University, USA

Submission: December 8, 2020; Published: December 15, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/MSOR.2020.03.000554

ISSN: 2578-0360
Volume3 Issue1


Over thirty years ago and along with two other colleagues, one an ophthalmologist (MD), I invented a device that we called the Trophorometer a device to “measure tropias (manifest ocular misalignment) and phorias (latent deviation compensated for by the fusional reflex) to within one to two degrees” [1]. This was not my first foray as an engineer into the fascinating world of ophthalmology as I had designed and coded a system for the American Academy of Ophthalmology to allow practitioners to track and bill patients-this was a new concept back then and although I was well-paid as a consultant in the project, it really was not my passion. Since then, others have taken up patient database development and done a commendable job.

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