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Research / Proceedings

Sector Opinion, on How Corneal Tissue Should Be Exported, and to Whom - Using the Example of Australia as an Export Nation

Storing Corneas - Innovations in Environmental Monitoring Solutions

Implementation of a Diabetes Rating Scale Can Reduce DMEK Graft Preparation Failure Among Less Experienced Technicians

The Investigation Process Following a Cluster of Post Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial-Keratoplasty (DSAEK) Endophthalmitis at a Single Eye Bank in Pre-prepared Corneal Tissue

Scientific Abstracts


Storing Corneas – Innovations in Environmental Monitoring Solutions


Michael Rusnack, Thomas D. Miller, CEBT


Temperature Buffer, Virtual Temperature Buffering, Cornea Chamber, Temperature Monitoring


The evolution of sensing technology has experienced significant change with the advent of low-cost, integrated electronics. Inexpensive microcontrollers with integrated data conversion technology have resulted in the smart sensor becoming increasingly more affordable. With this technology, coupled with the internet’s pervasiveness, a new era of sensing technology is ushered into use. It is referred to as IoT (Internet of Things). These devices are now being configured to communicate to cloudbased servers, eliminating the need for hardware to be installed locally. With cloud storage and the available computing power in the cloud servers, both artificial and business analytics may be applied to the collected data.

The objective of the monitoring solution is the first and foremost accurate representation of the cornea temperature. The monitoring process, recordation, and display of the collected data trending and alert notification based on the trending are necessary. Equally as important as the accurate representation of the cornea tissue temperature is reliable alerting. False-positive alerts cause alert fatigue; missed alert conditions can result in cornea tissue being compromised.

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