Rewriting Life

Glaucoma Detector

  • June 23, 2009

A new device uses computer vision to help doctors more quickly and accurately test patients for glaucoma. In some current tests for vision loss, patients report when they see a light at the periphery of vision, but this subjective method is error-prone and can make diagnosis tricky. The TrueField Analyzer measures the tiny contractions of a patient’s pupils as they respond to a light pattern emitted by the device. By recording the pupils’ movements, it can determine areas of reduced vision sensitivity. The device, which can test both eyes at the same time, is expected to reach the market by the end of this year.

Product: TrueField Analyzer
Cost: Not available
Source: www.truefield-analyzer.com
Companies: Seeing Machines

Uh oh–you've read all of your free articles for this month.

Insider Premium
$179.95/yr US PRICE

More from Rewriting Life

Reprogramming our bodies to make us healthier.

Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe to Insider Basic.
  • Insider Basic {! insider.prices.basic !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Six issues of our award winning magazine and daily delivery of The Download, our newsletter of what’s important in technology and innovation.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Bimonthly home delivery and unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website.

    The Download. Our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation.

/
You've read all of your free articles this month. This is your last free article this month. You've read of free articles this month. or  for unlimited online access.