Can a Smartphone Help Treat Glaucoma?
A tiny eye implant could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient’s eye pressure. For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor – and control – increasing pressure within the eye.
Now, a tiny eye implant developed at Stanford could enable patients to take more frequent readings from the comfort of home. Daily or hourly measurements of eye pressure could help doctors tailor more effective treatment plans.