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Implantable parylene MEMS for glaucoma therapy

Meng, Ellis and Chen, Po-Jui and Rodger, Damien and Tai, Yu-Chong and Humayun, Munir (2005) Implantable parylene MEMS for glaucoma therapy. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 116-119. ISBN 0-7803-8711-2 .

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An implantable glaucoma management system is presented for the first time. Glaucoma is an incurable disease characterized by gradual visual field loss that eventually results in blindness. Studies indicate that reduction of intraocular pressure reduces the rate of disease progress. A passive parylene MEMS pressure sensor and drainage shunt comprise a complete system for the detection and alleviation of elevated intraocular pressure. Tissue anchors for securing the pressure sensor to the iris have been developed to facilitate direct and convenient optical monitoring of intraocular pressure.

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Additional Information:© 2005 IEEE. Issue Date: 12-15 May 2005; Date of Current Version: 05 December 2005. This work was supported in part by the Engineering Research Centers Program of the NSF under Award Number EEC-0310723 and by a fellowship from the Whitaker Foundation. We would like to thank Mr. Trevor Roper for assistance in fabrication. Dr. Murat Tunc for performing surgical implantations. and Dr. Tuan Hoang for help with proofreading.
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Subject Keywords:Glaucoma; glaucoma drainage devices; intraocular pressure sensor; parylene; tissue anchors
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Official Citation:Meng, E.; Chen, P.-J.; Rodger, D.; Tai, Y.-C.; Humayun, M.; , "Implantable parylene MEMS for glaucoma therapy," Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology, 2005. 3rd IEEE/EMBS Special Topic Conference on , vol., no., pp. 116- 119, 12-15 May 2005 doi: 10.1109/MMB.2005.1548399
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Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 20:56
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