Tagged: Glaucoma

Fluid-based micro implant promises to restore vision ceased by Glaucoma

Miniature pump regulates internal ocular pressure

Researchers at Fraunhofer University have given us enough reasons in the past to believe technology has the ability to put things right. In a recent development, researchers at the University are working on an implantable micro-fuild pump which would effectively be placed in the eye to treat ocular pressure and restore vision. There are various eye ailments which create elevate or reduce pressure in the eye and lead to diminishing vision, in intense cases even leading to blindness. There have been no real solutions for such problems that include Gluacoma and Phthisis bulbi. Read More…

Contact lens that prevents optic nerve damage by glaucoma

Contact lenses that prevent optic nerve damage by glaucoma

Early detection and prevention of glaucoma always pays-off as-far-as long term health issues go. For this very reason researchers at EPFL in association with Tissot Medical Research in Neuchatel and Haute Ecole Arc have are developing a single-use contact lens that can measure intraocular pressure for a duration of 24 hours. The contact lens is made-up of silicone and every time the patient blinks, the protuberance of this lens measures pressure in the eyes 24×7. The lens has a ring with capacitive sensors of electrodes that register the distance between the electrodes to indicate intraocular pressure when the eyelid closes.
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