This Portable Sensor Measures Vitamin C Levels In Tears

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 10, 2015
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OcuCheck is an innovative portable sensor that is capable of measuring the degree of vitamin C in the tears of a patient. Ultimately, this allows doctors to assess the severity of eye injuries, which can often be better understood when you know something about vitamin C levels.

The sensor, currently being developed on a commercial scale by InnSight Technology,, works by taking a sample of a patient's ocular tears and measuring their levels of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C. It has been proved to be a highly accurate and reliable way to measure vitamin C levels and associated degrees of eye damage, meaning that appropriate treatment can be arrived at quickly.

This portable sensor will make it possible to reduce the costs as well as the time associated with assessing eye injuries.