Evaluation of the photo-protection of eye-patch protectors used in phototherapy

Yong Mei Deng, Kit Lun Yick, Yi Lin Kwok, Siu Chun Wong

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Abstract

An evaluation method for the practical photo-protection of eye-patch protectors (EPs) used in phototherapy for neonatal jaundice is developed. The protecting condition of neonatal eyes using EPs under typical phototherapy light is simulated. The simulation system consists of a neonatal head manikin, an International Light®ILT 900 wideband rapid portable spectroradiometer, a standard Air Shields Isolette®incubator, and a Medela®fluorescent phototherapy unit. The results show that the practical protection of neonatal eyes, provided by EPs which are affected by the material characteristic, shape design, and wearing condition, is comprehensively illustrated using the indices of illuminance (Ev in lux unit) and the spectral irradiance (E in μW/(cm2·nm) unit).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Donghua University (English Edition)
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Eye-patch protector (EP)
  • Photo-protection
  • Phototherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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