Conceptual design considerations for a wireless intraocular pressure sensor system for effective glaucoma management

Wolfgang Fink, Shaun Brown, Andres Nuncio Zuniga, Eui Hyeok Yang, Thomas George

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Abstract

As a leading form of preventable visual impairment, it is imperative to assess glaucoma treatment as a function of intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP can spike throughout the day. This necessitates a device that can (1) monitor IOP outside of clinical visits by providing a memory when IOP exceeds a set threshold indicating the possibility for glaucomatous damage to occur; and (2) accurately assess IOP. Both requirements point ultimately towards the development of an implantable device. The Wireless Intraocular Pressure Sensor System (WIPSS) devised by our team uses optical technologies and may assist an overseeing clinician with assessing glaucoma treatment efficacy and avoiding irreversible glaucomatous visual field loss downstream.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-467
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Medical Engineering and Technology
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2019

Keywords

  • Intraocular pressure (IOP) spikes
  • external reader systems
  • glaucoma management
  • implantable wireless sensor
  • irreversible visual field loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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