NEI funding supports trial of virtual reality glaucoma detection device

SAN FRANCISCO — A clinical study of NGoggle, a virtual reality device that aims to detect glaucoma, will begin at Duke University, according to a press release from the National Eye Institute, which is funding the investigation.
A head-mounted virtual reality device that uses light to stimulate targeted areas in a patient’s visual field, the NGoggle has the potential to be used in multiple environments including a doctor’s office, a patient’s home or community centers.
“It’s a portable and accessible way of assessing visual function, all done in an objective way,”

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