Moorfields Eye Hospital, clinical partner of the IMCUSTOMEYE consortium, has published a post about the IMCUSTOMEYE project on their intranet and newsletter. The post introduce the project and talks about the Moorfields’ role testing patients with keratoconus, cataract and glaucoma to validate the new devices’ ability to identify corneal disease and measure eye pressure accurately.
Moorfields Eye Hospital is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. The main focus of their 2300 staff members is the treatment and care of NHS patients with a wide range of eye problems. The volume and variety of conditions treated by Moorfields clinicians means that they have a unique range of skills and knowledge.
The next step in the project for Moorfields will be to set up the study mentioned before and then begin recruiting patients from clinics to take part in the testing.
You can read the post here
The University of Liverpool, member of the IMCUSTOMEYE consortium, has published a press release on the project in its research section. The article highlights the role of the University’s Biomechanical Engineering Group in the development of new imaging techniques to diagnose and treat corneal diseases and glaucoma in a personalised manner.
Professor Ahmed Elsheikh, head of the research group, explains that “despite the fact that these treatments, and the conditions they help with, interact or interfere mechanically with the cornea, there is currently no method to accurately measure corneal biomechanical properties in vivo. Such a method would be essential for customising these treatments for individual patients’ needs and ultimately improving their clinical outcomes. The IMCUSTOMEYE project is intended to address this need,”
Check out the full press release here