Patent Number: 8,820,929

Title: Real-time measurement/display/record/playback of wavefront data for use in vision correction procedures

Abstract: One embodiment is an apparatus/system for providing feedback to a procedure. The apparatus includes a real time wavefront sensor for measuring the wavefront of an optical beam, a real time video camera for capturing a scene where the optical beam comes from, a computer for processing the captured wavefront data and synchronizing the data with the video and outputting the synchronized information to a display, and a display for simultaneously displaying the synchronized wavefront and video information. Another embodiment of the present invention is a method for providing feedback to a procedure. The method involves the steps of measuring the wavefront of an optical beam with a real time wavefront sensor; capturing a video of a scene from which the optical beam comes; processing the captured wavefront data and synchronizing it with the video; and simultaneously displaying the wavefront information with the video on the same display screen.

Inventors: Shea; William (Pleasanton, CA), Nordstrom; Brad (Alameda, CA), Chew; Brad (San Ramon, CA), Zhou; Yan (Pleasanton, CA)

Assignee: Clarity Medical Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 3/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018