Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. This nerve damage prevents visual information from reaching the brain. People with glaucoma have optical nerve damage. So this problem is caused due to abnormal high pressure of the eyes .
Glaucoma is a special disease of the eye. This is one of the reasons why millions of people worldwide lose their sight. It is important to identify and treat the problem early on with proper treatment. However, the installation of electric circuits and small sensors in this small device was technically challenging.
A team of Chinese smart lens researchers recently studied the subject. It is important to reduce the pressure on the eyes to avoid glaucoma. They have created a kind of compact wireless device. It is also called flexible smart lens. It can detect eye strain. Then special drugs come out of this lens to help reduce eye strain.
Cheng Yang, a researcher at Sun Yat-sen University in China, and his colleagues recently published an article on their research.
Researchers say the new smart lens is still being tested. It has not been tested in humans, only in the eyes of pigs and rabbits.
When the lens detects risky pressure for the eye, its wireless system sends a signal to release the drug. The drug reaches the cornea of the eye from a part below the lens.
What is glaucoma? The advent of the new smart lens.