It is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, behind cataracts: by 2020, glaucoma is expected to affect 80 million people. But this disease, which damages the optic nerve, is not always obvious to diagnose at the early stage.
Founded at the end of 2010 in Le Locle by Luc Tissot, an entrepreneur convinced for more than 20 years of the need to diversify the regional economic fabric, TissotMedicalResearchSA could revolutionize this screening. This thanks to a brand new device: a “smart” lens, capable of continuously measuring intraocular pressure for 24 hours.
Read full article (in french) : Article impartial 2012-06-02