Swiss company Sensimed Triggerfish
(a most un-Swiss name!) has developed a soft contact lens for long-term (up to 24 hours) active measurement of intra-ocular pressure, a key indicator of glaucoma. Within the lens are small gauges and a transmitter which sends an output signal to a larger antenna affixed to a bandage worn around the eye. This antenna is then cable-connected to a recorder. From the recorder, the data is downloaded to the practitioner’s computer via Bluetooth. In ‘restricted commercial stage’ in CE-mark countries; submitted for 510(k) review to FDA but not yet approved in the US. Short article in ApplySci Discoveries
; remarkably detailed MedGadget interview
with Sensimed’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. René Goedkoop; Acta Ophthalmologica abstract
. Website. Hat tip to our Contributing Editor and TANN Ireland Editor Toni Bunting.