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A system for determination of intraocular pressure includes: an intraocular pressure sensor; a light source illuminating the sensor with one or more wavelengths of light; and a detector that measures emitted light from the sensor. The sensor includes a substrate member, a spacer member, and a flexible membrane, which define a sealed cavity. The flexible membrane moves in response to intraocular pressure changes. A device for measuring intraocular pressure includes: the sensor; an anchoring member attached to the sensor for immobilizing the sensor in an eye; and a protective member attached to the anchoring member and covering the sensor to prevent contact between the flexible membrane and the eye. A method for determination of intraocular pressure includes: placing the sensor in an eye; illuminating, with a light source, the sensor with one or more wavelengths of light; and detecting, with a detector, a resultant light that contains information about intraocular pressure.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US); Brockman Holdings LLC, Louisville, KY (US)
Hastings, Jeffrey Todd; Brockman, E. Britt; St. Omer, Ingrid L.; and Wright, John C., "System, Device, and Method for Determination of Intraocular Pressure" (2020). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Patents. 23.