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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2 Responses to “Glaucoma Patients Will be Able to Use New Tonometer at Home to Measure Eye Pressure Through Eyelid”

  1. Chantal Lefebvre on February 12th, 2012 8:57 pm

    Question: i was told by my specialist that this. tool was already available for purchase. Could you clarify where can I buy it? Thank you in advance forr your help.

  2. ari on February 16th, 2012 8:42 am

    i doubt you can buy it out without a prescription. you should ask your ophthalmologist

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