Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Intraocular Pressure Measured Wirelessly—Long Term

“A wireless device that was implanted in the eye of a glaucoma patient and monitored for well over a year measured intraocular pressure safely and accurately, researchers report.” That’s the word from Reuters appearing on  Health e Galaxy. “The device, still in early stages of development, shows potential to provide a first in glaucoma research: continuous, long-term data on the fluctuations of eye fluid pressure, researchers say. ‘The data we will gather could change the way we treat glaucoma as we do not know to what extent fluctuations in eye pressure lead to loss of vision,’ Dr. Samir Melki, Director of the Boston Eye Group and lead investigator in the study, told Reuters Health by email. Dr. Melki and his team published their findings online in JAMA Ophthalmology.” Read more.

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