Monday, January 13, 2014

CLs Measure Intraocular Pressure

"Look out Google Glass—a new kind of eye enhancement technology is in the works," reports HealthLine. "Researchers from the Wearable Computing Group in Zurich, Switzerland have given contact lenses a futuristic upgrade. They've developed a light, flexible, ultra-thin membrane with the potential to detect fluid buildup in the eye, called intraocular pressure, in cases of glaucoma.
'[T]he developed technology could find application as smart contact lenses able to monitor and diagnose glaucoma disease, and it could offer significant advantages over existing solutions in terms of thickness, lightness, and transparency and, hence, comfort for the patient,' the researchers wrote in the journal Nature Communications." Read more.

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