Point of Care Ocular Globe Injury Diagnostic Device

Dr. Pan from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a point of care device that can detect a penetrating ocular globe injury. Unlike current point of care diagnostic tests for ocular globe injuries, which require a trained physician to subjectively identify a change in the color of a dye placed onto the ocular surface, the invention can be administered by a nurse or technician. This technology will allow for faster, cheaper, and more mobile means of diagnosing certain eye injuries.