ophthalmological treatment practice every day supplemented by new methods. Do not stay aside and Australian scientists Center for Health at the State University of New South Wales (UNSW), developed the eye testing protocol to identify the risk of developing glaucoma. According to the new technologies can detect the disease for four years before it will make an alternative diagnosis. Today the method patented by developers and is of interest to the scientific community.
The essence of the procedure is to monitor points of light on a computer monitor. Each of them has a well-defined size and intensity of the radiation. If an object from the presented complex subject is not visible, it is carried out the presence of "blind" areas, which cause loss of peripheral vision in the future.
Michael Kalloniatis, co-author of a new diagnostic designs, emphasizes that glaucoma - the cause of irreversible blindness. The lack of symptoms in the early stages of the disease robs a person a chance to prevent the tragedy. Because the causes of disease are still unclear, but there is no cure, it is possible to reduce the rate of malformations by any method available, whether ophthalmic treatment of ocular drugs or surgery.
Today, for the detection of glaucoma research team offers 4 types of testing, including the study of:
- intraocular pressure;
- the optic nerve;
- anterior segment of the eye;
- imaging tests using the analyzing machine.
In an experiment conducted in a sample of 55 people, the disease is at an early stage have been identified in 13 tested. New technology has shown great sensitivity in comparison to conventional methods of diagnosing glaucoma. Scientists confidently say about the prospects of development. In the future, the testing method will be improved, which will allow to use it around the world in order to prevent eye disease.