Keratometer Device for Measuring Corneal Curvature

Striatech’s Keratometer is an innovative device for automated measuring of corneal curvature in alert small laboratory animals. This cutting-edge device provides fast, objective and bias-free results and is invaluable for the study of myopia progression.

Device for Measuring Corneal Curvature

Striatech’s Keratometer is a groundbreaking tool in the field of ocular research, particularly for studying myopia. Its automated, non-invasive design and versatility make it an indispensable device for researchers seeking to understand and mitigate myopia and related conditions.

Developed by Prof. Frank Schaeffel at the University of Tübingen in Germany, the infrared Keratometer is increasingly becoming a staple in laboratories worldwide. This instrument, which utilises the reflection of infrared LEDs on the corneal surface, automatically measures the radius of corneal curvature in alert small laboratory animals. The Keratometer is especially vital in the field of myopia research, where it serves as a practical, fast, automated, and objective tool.

Fully Automated and Non-invasive In Vivo Measurement of Corneal Curvature

The Keratometer’s design focuses on simplicity and effectiveness, boasting a fully automated process that includes eye detection and the analysis of pupil diameter and refractive state. This automation provides fast, objective, and bias-free results, enhancing research efficiency and data reliability. The non-invasive nature of the Keratometer allows for the animals to remain awake and alert during measurements, making it possible to monitor disease progression through repeated daily testing, causing minimal or discomfort.

Keratometer Device for Measuring Corneal Curvature

Cost-saving and Effective Myopia Research Tool

From a logistical perspective, the Keratometer is both cost-effective and user-friendly. It requires no animal training and minimal personnel training, as the software handles most of the operational procedures. Researchers can obtain crucial data with 99% accuracy within seconds, significantly reducing experimental timelines. The Keratometer is delivered as a fully integrated system, complete with a convenient storage and transport case, a camera, LED assembly, and all necessary cables for immediate connection to a computer.

Versatile and Adaptable for Various Animal Models

Designed to be adaptable, the Keratometer can be calibrated for use with a variety of animal models, including mice, rats, guinea pigs, and chickens, making it a versatile tool for diverse research needs. This adaptability is particularly beneficial in studies exploring the mechanisms of eye growth, interactions between myopia and other diseases, effects of external stimuli on myopia development, and pharmacological interventions for myopia prevention. By providing a deeper understanding of these areas, the Keratometer aids in advancing scientific knowledge of ocular health and disease.

Advancing Myopia Research

Striatech’s Keratometer offers numerous advantages for myopia research. Researchers utilise this advanced diagnostic instrument to investigate the intricate mechanisms of eye growth during myopia development. By measuring changes in corneal curvature, researchers can gain valuable insights into the underlying factors driving myopia progression. Additionally, the Keratometer helps explore interactions between myopia and other ocular or systemic conditions, contributing to comprehensive eye health management. Furthermore, researchers can assess how external stimuli, such as light exposure, visual habits, or environmental cues, affect corneal shape and myopia development. The Keratometer also plays a crucial role in evaluating the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions aimed at preventing myopia. Its ability to monitor corneal curvature changes provides valuable data for advancing researchers’ understanding of this prevalent eye condition.


The Keratometer Features

  • Fully automated process
  • Measurement precision of 99%
  • Objective and fast in vivo assessment
  • Non-invasive – No fixation or surgery required
  • Usable with various animal models
  • Integrated camera and LED
  • Cost-saving and effective
  • Easy set-up, handling and maintenance
  • User-friendly software package included
  • Hard shell suitcase included
  • Mini-Tripod with 360° ball head included

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