The future of vision care is full of science-fiction-like innovations turning real. Know more about the ground-breaking techs taking ophthalmology to the next level.
FREMONT, CA: As improved ways of diagnosis and treatment are entering medical care, vision care is not being left out. With the emergence of technologies, eye care professionals are aided with efficient tools that allow them to offer the highest standards in eye care. With this, the world is moving into a new age, where advances in technology are enabling opticians and eye care professionals to spend less time diagnosing problems and more time analyzing the findings for providing patients with tailored eye health management solutions. It is sure that the future has more technological innovations in store for the eye care industry. Read on to know more about the technology waves in the industry.
• Mobile Eye Health Tools: As the mobile device is becoming an indispensable technology in today's world, innovators are looking for ways to maximize its use in enhancing eye care services. Eye care professionals are now aided with advanced mobile health tools, which make eye examinations efficient and more accurate. These tools can assist doctors in eye examinations, eye therapy, and both patients and eye care professionals in monitoring eye health and preventing diseases. Doctors are already carrying head-mounted displays with ophthalmic technologies that could replace the devices used in eye clinics. With mobile eye health tools, eye care professionals will be able to provide eye health assistance, even to those in remote areas.
• Robotic Surgery: Robotic surgical systems have a significant presence in the surgical landscape over the past few years. Robot-assisted surgery offers many advantages over conventional surgical techniques, including improved precision, and amplified scale of motion. Ophthalmic surgeries are usually performed with high magnification, three-dimensional view through a surgical microscope. Precise manipulations must be performed using delicate handheld instruments to minimize damage. Robotic surgery is particularly useful in these cases, because of its precision, amplified scale of motion, and reduced strain. Innovators are trying to customize microsurgical systems for ophthalmic surgeries.
• Bionic Eye and Artificial Retina: With millions of people suffering from visual impairment, it is no surprise that innovators are stressing on developing novel ways to restore sight. One such effort is the development of bionic eye implants. Bionic eye is an effective solution for visual disabilities. Bionic eye technology works inside the existing eye structures. It is designed to attain functional vision goals, as opposed to physical, cosmetic ones. Commercially available artificial retina includes a small camera that is mounted on a pair of eyeglasses and a tiny array of electrodes that is implanted on the retina. The camera captures are transformed into signals, which are transmitted to the retinal implant. In response, electrodes stimulate the retinal cells, causing them to send information to the optic nerve that can be processed by the brain.
• Wearable in Eye Care: Wearable technology is becoming a vital tool in managing eye health, and they do more than just tracking vitals. The wearable devices can assist both patients and eye care professionals in correcting eye issues. Presently, wearable offer sleep monitoring, activity tracking, eye health data managing, and many others. Smart contact lens is on its way to help professionals correct eye problems. This particular wearable integrated with an artificial iris can help patients in curing eye injuries and congenital diseases. The high-tech innovations in eye care are providing a world of possibilities to enhance eye health management.