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WGC-2021

Abstract #86572 Published in IGR 21-2

Highly Transparent and Sensitive Graphene Sensors for Continuous and Non-invasive Intraocular Pressure Monitoring

Xu J; Cui T; Hirtz T; Qiao Y; Li X; Zhong F; Han X; Yang Y; Zhang S; Ren TL
ACS applied materials & interfaces 2020; 12: 18375-18384

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Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the prime indicator for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. IOP has circadian rhythm changes and is dependent on body gestures; therefore, a single measurement in the clinic can be misleading for diagnosis. Herein, few-layer graphene is utilized to develop non-invasive sensors with high transparency, sensitivity, linearity, and biocompatibility for 24 h continuous IOP monitoring. The graphene Wheatstone bridge consisting of two strain gauges and two compensating resistors is designed to improve the sensitivity and accuracy of IOP measurement. Testing results on a silicone eyeball indicate that the output voltage of the sensor is proportional to the IOP fluctuation. Under the various ranges and speeds of IOP fluctuation, the sensor exhibits excellent performance of dynamic cycles and step responses with an average sensitivity of 150 μV/mmHg. With the linear relationship, the average relative error between the calibrated IOP and the standard pressure is maintained at about 5%. More than 100 cycles and interval time measurements illustrate that the sensor possesses significant stability, durability, and reliability. Furthermore, a wireless system is designed for the sensor to realize IOP monitoring using a mobile phone. This sensor, with the average transparency of 85% and its ease of fabrication, as well as its portability for continuous IOP monitoring, brings new promise to the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.

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Classification:

6.1.1 Devices, techniques (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.1 Intraocular pressure measurement; factors affecting IOP)
6.1.2 Fluctuation, circadian rhythms (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.1 Intraocular pressure measurement; factors affecting IOP)



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