Towards smart self-clearing glaucoma drainage device

@article{Park2018TowardsSS,
  title={Towards smart self-clearing glaucoma drainage device},
  author={Hyunsu Park and Amir Hossein Raffiee and Simon W. M. John and Arezoo Motavalizadeh Ardekani and Hyowon Lee},
  journal={Microsystems \& Nanoengineering},
  year={2018},
  volume={4}
}
For patients who are unresponsive to pharmacological treatments of glaucoma, an implantable glaucoma drainage devices (GDD) are often used to manage the intraocular pressure. However, the microscale channel that removes excess aqueous humor from the anterior chamber often gets obstructed due to biofouling, which necessitates additional surgical intervention. Here we demonstrate the proof-of-concept for smart self-clearing GDD by integrating magnetic microactuators inside the drainage tube of… 
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