Glaucoma Patients Will be Able to Use New Tonometer at Home to Measure Eye Pressure Through Eyelid
January 10, 2011
Researchers led by Eniko Enikov at the University of Arizona College of Engineering have developed a self-test device for use by glaucoma patients at home to measure intraocular pressure through the eyelid. As explained by Enikov:
“You simply close your eye and rub the eyelid like you might casually rub your eye. The instrument detects the stiffness and, therefore, infers the intraocular pressure.”
The technology behind the device involves a system of micro-force sensors, specially designed microchips, and math-based procedures programmed into its memory.
Enikov and a Phoenix ophthalmologist who helped him develop the device, Dr. Gholan Peyman, are now seeking investors to help fund final development and commercialization of their tonometer.
Read the full story on the UA website.
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