An artificial nano-drainage implant (ANDI) for glaucoma treatment

Tingrui Pan, J. David Brown, Babak Ziaie

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Abstract

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. The loss of sight in glaucoma is due to the permanent optic nerve damage which is the result of a chronic elevated intraocular pressure. In this paper, we report a completely new concept to treat glaucoma using a nano-drainage device fabricated through MEMS and nanofabrication technologies. This involves replacing the functionality of diseased drainage pathway for aqueous humor outflow (i.e., trabecular meshwork). By enhancing aqueous humor outflow, the artificial drainage implant will lead to a decrease in the intraocular pressure and a halt in the progression of glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
Pages3174-3177
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

Other

Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

Keywords

  • Aqueous humor
  • Artificial drainage
  • Biofluidics
  • Glaucoma
  • MEMS
  • Nanofabrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Pan, T., Brown, J. D., & Ziaie, B. (2006). An artificial nano-drainage implant (ANDI) for glaucoma treatment. In 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 (pp. 3174-3177). [4029571] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.260147