Illustration of the final device that would be placed in an artificial lens with its antenna circling the perimeter, and the sensor and radio frequency chip inside (Image: UW)
A prototype sensor developed at UW is designed to be permanently placed in a person's eye to monitor for changes in eye pressure (Photo: Shutterstock)
The fluid pressure inside the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP), is an important metric for evaluating a person's risk of glaucoma. There are currently two different ways to measure IOP, both of which require a trip to the ophthalmologist. A prototype sensor developed by engineers at the University of Washington is designed to be placed permanently in a person's eye to track changes in eye pressure and more effectively manage the disease.
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