Tag: Ophthalmology

Contact Lens Measures Glucose, pH, Lactate in Eye

At Purdue University researchers have come up with a way of reliably attaching thin film sensors and other small electronic devices to soft contact lenses. The capability may allow for real-time, non-invasive measurement of glucose levels, delivery of drugs directly to the eye, and maybe even tracking intraocular pressure. “We developed a ver (Read more...)

FDA Approves CustomFlex Artificial Iris

The FDA approved the first artificial iris implant for patients with congenital aniridia (absence of an iris) or eye damage, called the CustomFlex from HumanOptics AG, a German firm. The CustomFlex is a flexible silicone membrane that is folded and inserted through a small incision in the eye, then unfolded in place. In a non-randomized […]

J&J Cleared for World’s First Transition Contacts

Johnson & Johnson Vision received FDA clearance for the first contact lens that gets darker in response to bright light. This kind of technology has existed for decades in glasses, called transition lenses, but the Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are the first contacts to do so. The soft contact le (Read more...)