November 2010




AcuMEMS Unveils Wireless IOP Monitoring Sensor


AcuMEMS, Inc., a medical device company out of Menlo Park, Calif., has developed a novel sensor for wireless intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring for co-incident cataract and glaucoma patients. The company used animal studies to verify the precise delivery of the sensor into the eye where synthetic intraocular lenses (IOLs) are inserted for cataract treatment. "IOP is still the best predictor of glaucoma progression we have, as well as the only proven treatable parameter," said Andrew Iwach, M.D., executive director of the Glaucoma Center for San Francisco, in a press release. "Today we clearly could use more accurate IOP data, which should help us protect our patent's vision. Implantation of this new technology during cataract surgery offers and ideal opportunity since there should be minimal additional surgical risk yet tremendous potential benefit."

Reported by: EyeWorld News Services

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