Patent Number: 7,914,147

Title: Systems and methods for optical detection of lipofuscin concentrations in a subject's eye

Abstract: A method for optical detection of lipofuscin concentrations in the retina is described. A subject's eye is exposed to a light source. Light emitted from the subject's eye is detected. Levels of lipofuscin are determined from the emitted light. A system for optical detection of lipofuscin in the retina is described. The system includes a light source to generate light. The system includes an optical detector in optical communication with the light source. The optical detector is configured to detect light emitted from a subject's eye. A computing device in electronic communication with the optical detector is included in the system to determine levels of lipofuscin from the emitted light.

Inventors: Sharifzadeh; Mohsen (Salt Lake City, UT), Gellermann; Werner (Salt Lake City, UT)

Assignee: Image Technologies Corporation

International Classification: A61B 3/10 (20060101); A61B 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-03-29 0:00:00