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Aqueous Flare/Cell Meters

Definition : Ophthalmic instruments designed to measure aqueous flare (i.e., protein concentration) and the number of cells in the aqueous humor. These instruments usually consist of light sources (e.g., lasers), a slit-lamp microscope, photo-multipliers, and dedicated software. Aqueous flare/cell meters measure the light scattered from the protein and cells in the aqueous humor using a photo-multiplier and typically analyze the results using a personal computer; they are used mainly to assess anterior chamber inflammation. Meters using lasers as light sources are used in current practice.

Entry Terms : "Ophthalmic Measuring Instruments" , "Measuring Instruments, Ophthalmic" , "Flare/Cell Meters" , "Aqueous Cell Meters" , "Aqueous Flare Meters"

UMDC code : 18102

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