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Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma
Date:6/16/2014

's no consistent way to check their effectiveness."

As a result, many patients with the disease aren't diagnosed early enough or aren't on an accurate treatment plan, she added.

Both cataracts and glaucoma affect a similar aging population so it seems a natural pairing to place a pressure monitoring device in a new lens during cataract surgery, researchers said.

The team is working on downscaling the prototype to be tested in an actual artificial lens. Designing a final product that's affordable for patients is the ultimate goal, researchers said.

"I think if the cost is reasonable and if the new device offers information that's not measureable by current technology, patients and surgeons would be really eager to adopt it," Shen said.


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Contact: Michelle Ma
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University of Washington
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