ISD

DIAGNOSTIC IMPLANT*

The internationally patented DIOPTEX diagnostic cornea insert ISD can be considered a breakthrough in the (diagnostic) monitoring of body functions.

ISD is a corneal insert (MyoRing) which is equipped with sophisticated nano-electronics. It can permanently measure, store and transmit important diagnostic and physiologic values such as intra-ocular pressure, plus rate, glucose concentration, etc. A particular focus is on the permanent monitoring of eye-pressure (intra-ocular pressure). The readout of the information from the inlay will be provided via a high-end non-contact transmitter-receiver system connected to a smart phone app for monitoring and analyzing the intra-ocular pressure (IOP) also at distance by the doctor.

The elevated intra-ocular pressure (IOP) is the major risk factor for glaucoma and the main cause for glaucoma related blindness. Glaucoma is a relatively common eye disease. Worldwide some 70 million people (140 million eyes) suffer from glaucoma which is the second common cause of blindness in both, industrial countries and developing countries. The rate of unreported cases is high and the compliance of glaucoma patients is low. Monitoring of the IOP by means of DIOPTEX ISD can therefore achieve prevention of blindness via early detection of IOP increase in eyes at risk, optimized eye-drop therapy for target IOP adjustment and postoperative control of surgical success, respectively. In particular it allows reduction of compliance related treatment failures via monitoring of the IOP at distance without the need of frequent medical appointments.

The video shows how easy the ISD inlay can be inserted into the cornea (ISD is a MyoRing equipped with nano-electronics).

DIOPTEX ISD is almost as easy to handle as an ordinary contact lens. Unlike a contact lens ISD is, however, not worn on the top of the cornea but permanently, yet easily reversible, 0.3 mm under the corneal surface inside the cornea.

Insertion, exchange or removal of ISD is pain free, easy to perform and takes less than one minute. The safety of the procedure is highly proven in thousands of implantations of that inlay (MyoRing). As MyoRing, ISD does neither affect corneal biomechanics nor corneal stability. Depending on the geometry and dimension of the ISD insert it can also be used to correct myopia (shortsightedness) in a minimally invasive way. See MyoRing.

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