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Smart Contact Lens Diagnoses, Treats Glaucoma

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The contact lens.

The researchers expect the new smart contact lens to make possible personalized glaucoma treatment with maximum efficacy and minimal side effects.

Credit: Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea)

A smart contact lens developed by researchers at South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology can monitor intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients and deliver medications in response to IOP levels.

The smart contact lens integrates an IOP sensor that incorporates a flexible drug delivery system with gold nanotubes, a wireless power and communication system, and an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip.

In tests on rabbits with glaucoma, the researchers found the device could measure IOP in real time and deliver timolol on demand in a dosage that matched the degree of IOP detected.

From Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) Research Highlights

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