Freedom Meditech has developed an FDA-cleared, noninvasive eye scan that utilises lens autoflourescence to detect the presence of advanced glycation products or AGEs in the lens of the eye
that has the potential to screen for chronic diseases like diabetes.
One theory is that the lens of the eye
can adapt its shape in response to growth and other changes in eye structure.
A The lens of the eye
is usually as clear as a crystal.
Affecting tens of millions of people worldwide, cataracts cause the lens of the eye
to become progressively cloudy, and when left untreated, can lead to total blindness.
No one has ever put electronics inside the lens of the eye
, so this is a little more radical," says Karl Bohringer, a UW professor of electrical engineering.
Study results of an eye scanning system (fluorescent ligand eye scanning, or FLES) that detects beta-amyloid deposits on the lens of the eye
, conducted by the Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix, also were reported at the AAIC.
Cataracts are cloudy opacifications of the lens of the eye
that interfere with vision.
Presbyopia is caused by the lens of the eye
hardening with age and losing its ability to change shape to focus on nearby objects.
What medical condition makes the lens of the eye
cloudy and can lead to blindness?
Presbyopia When you look at a distant object, the lens of the eye
focuses the image on to the retina so you can see clearly, and when you look at an object close up - to read for instance - the lens changes shape so the image is still focused.
A 20-30 minute operation, No Specs corrects the three main causes for wearing glasses; ametropia (long or short sightedness), astigmatism (an abnormal curve at the front of the eye) and presbyopis (an age-related condition in which the lens of the eye
is unable to see near objects).
Another age-related eye condition that has become increasingly common with the aging of the boomers is presbyopia, or blurred close-up vision due to loss of flexibility in the crystalline lens of the eye