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Advances in telemetric continuous intraocular pressure assessment


Kakaday, T and Hewitt, AW and Voelcker, NH and Craig, JE and Li, JSJ, Advances in telemetric continuous intraocular pressure assessment, British Journal of Ophthalmology, 93, (8) pp. 992-996. ISSN 0007-1161 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1136/bjo.2008.144261


With an ageing population showing an increasing prevalence of glaucoma, there is a pressing demand for continuous intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements which could surpass clinic-based measurements such as routine applanation tonometry. Glaucoma patients have fluctuations in IOP, and it has been proposed that these fluctuations are relevant to glaucoma progression. In addition, interindividual and intraindividual variation in corneal thickness and rigidity can lead to significant and poorly quantitated errors in applanation-based methods of estimating IOP. Microelectrical mechanical systems and complementary metal oxide semiconductor-based technology has enabled the development of smart miniaturised devices by augmenting the computational ability of microelectronics with capabilities of microsensors and microactuators. This review addresses various sensor technologies and both invasive and non-invasive approaches to the measurement of IOP. Advances in wireless communication (telemetry) between the implanted sensors and the external readout device are reviewed. In addition, biocompatibility of implantable sensors is discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hewitt, AW (Professor Alex Hewitt)
ID Code:95291
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-09-29
Last Modified:2014-12-15

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