STATES CHRONICLE – One of the hardest things to do is to get eyedrops in the right spot. It is a real struggle and most people would do anything not to have to use them. According to the latest news, researchers discovered that future contact lenses could have a system that releases the medication into our eye. This is great news for those of you who have to use eyedrops.
It seems that the design of this future contact lenses is great for everyone. The contact lens will have a thin film that holds a medication. It will not be in the middle so you will be able to see everything without a problem. Researchers used a medication for glaucoma. They wanted to see if there is a difference between how these contact lenses performed and the eyedrops. The study, that was done on monkeys, showed that there were similar effects between those two treatments.
They also started to try this treatment on humans, but the results are not available yet. There are many people who do not use the eye drops because they have a burning sensation or they just don’t like how it feels in their eyes. That is why many people struggle with glaucoma, for example. These future contact lenses could help them because they will deliver the medicine on time and the patient will feel good.
Researchers also want to make this contact lens as a sensor to monitor the progression of the diseases. This is not the first time people try to use lenses to see how one disease is developing. There is also a smart contact lens that can help people who struggle with diabetes to see their blood glucose. When it is too high, a signal will appear and you will know there is a problem.
The future is preparing our great things. We could be able to use future contact lenses to release medication in our eye, to have a thermal vision or to know if a disease developed. There will be great times for those who struggle with glaucoma. This new discovery might be the help they have waited for a long time. We are waiting to see what researchers discovered from their tests on humans.
What do you think? Will these future contact lenses be able to cure some diseases? Would use them instead of struggling with eyedrops?
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