Facilities and Equipment
The Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research occupies a fourth of the clinic space in the Optometry Building as well as a basic science/development laboratory on the research floor of the building. The patient-based facility houses two complete examination rooms, a specialized electrodiagnosis research room, and one large research area containing a variety of ophthalmic equipment. Each examination room is equipped with a phoropter, keratometer, slit lamp, an ophthalmoscope and a binocular indirect ophthalmoscope, retinoscope, blood pressure cuff, Goldmann tonometer, and various visual acuity charts including Bailey-Lovie for distance and MNRead for near. One of the two examination rooms also contains a Nikon photo slit lamp. All of the equipment is calibrated regularly to ensure accurate data collection.
Additional research equipment available in the Borish Center includes a WaveFront Sciences Complete Ophthalmic Analysis System (COAS); Keratron, Orbscan II, EyeSys, Medmont, and Scout corneal topographers; Humphrey and Nikon autorefractors/autokeratometers; a Paradigm biometric analyzer; and a Topcon Specular Microscope/Endothelial Cell Analysis System. Our research laboratory houses a Fluorotron Master, Oxyspot photometric oxygen measurement system, Tandem Scanning Confocal Microscopy system, and a slit lamp.
All computers, instruments, and printers are networked and have Internet access. The Borish Center has its own conference room. All staff and investigators have access to the Optometry library.