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  • Created contact lenses for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes

    Despite regular advances in medicine, diabetes is still incurable. People are forced to constantly monitor their blood glucose levels, as well as take insulin. An international group of researchers reported on the creation of special lenses that will not only be able to monitor blood sugar, but also make medicinal microinjections.

    Created contact lenses for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes

    The new technology was reported by the POSTECH research group. Smart lenses can effectively detect diabetes and treat diabetic retinopathy. The researchers confirmed that the glucose level in tears, analyzed using these lenses, corresponds to the indicators of conventional sensors that use blood for analysis. In addition, the device is equipped with wireless interfaces, which allows you to monitor sugar levels remotely. Another important feature is the ability to deliver drugs using electrical signals.

    The contact lenses are made of biocompatible polymers. According to researchers, it is possible to create similar devices for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and mental illnesses, including depression. The next stage will be the development of mass self-controlled therapeutic smart lenses that can monitor biometric indicators in real time.

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