The main cause of glaucoma is the clogging of the drainage channels of the eyes, which is why the eye fluid accumulates faster than follows. As a result, intraocular pressure increases, which leads to damage to the eye nerve and further —To complete blindness.
Existing implants partially solve the drainage problem, but after 5 years they fail due to the formation of films from microorganisms in them that block the lacrimal channels.
A group of researchers at the University of Perdiu (USA), led by Professor Hevon Lee, developed an implant that solves this problem. Its drainage tube contains tiny magnetic nickel micro -activists, which vibrate under the influence of a magnetic field. These vibrations shake any biomaterials located inside the tube, which ensures their washing together with the lacrimal fluid.
Scientists are currently engaged in the search for partners to establish serial implant production.
Source — PURDUE University