By Jonathan Kimak
A while back I wrote about a contact lens with circuits on it. Now there’s another wonder lens that can monitor your eyes.
The lens, in development by researchers at the University of California, can function as a pressure sensor. The wires are made using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and powdered silver.
The lens could be used to monitor such eye disorders as Glaucoma, which causes a pressure build up in the eyes and eventually causes blindness.
Eventually the lenses would be fitted with circuitry that could dispense medication on its own when a pressure threshold is reached.
The researchers will soon be seeking approval for human testing.