Eye pressure/glaucoma monitoring, via implanted sensor

In case of glaucoma, the damage to eyesight is often observed too late for treatments to be effective. 

Moreover, if medications are given, there is no effective way to monitor the results.
Thus there is a need for techniques to diagnose glaucoma earlier.
Engineers at the University of Washington in Seattle are designing a sensor that can be fixed permanently inside the eye and continuously monitor changes in eye pressure.
The current prototype is too big, but the research team is going to downscale it.

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