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Design of an Embedded System for Automated Intraocular Pressure Monitoring (with Implementation and Analysis)

Shriram K Vasudevan, S. Karthick, R. Sivaraman


Embedded Systems are playing a vital role in all the fields. Everything is embedded system in the modern world now a days right from the AC to Pacemaker including so many other applications as well. So we thought of making use of embedded system in the field of Medicine. And most importantly our eyes! We are trying to deploy microcontroller for intraocular pressure monitoring as glaucoma is the origin of blindness, in which the optic nerve is damaged, leading to advance and permanent loss of vision. It is found that raised intraocular pressure is a major risk factor for developing glaucoma (above 22mmHg or 2.9Kpa). In fact 6 million individuals are blind in both eyes from this disease. Often glaucoma has no symptoms, which can suddenly result in vision loss and it requires early detection, regular eye exams and treatment to prevent the eye sight. A number of medications are currently in use to treat glaucoma and we have given the complete set up details and implementation ideas as well along with clear analysis of results for detecting intraocular pressure in the eye in order to prevent glaucoma. Many researches are going out to find the cause for increasing the fluid pressure in the human eye and to improve its diagnosis and treatment.


Embedded Systems; Glaucoma; Monitoring; Microcontroller

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