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Magnetic eye implants could save the eyesight of glaucoma patients

Magnetic eye implantsGlaucoma patients can use the magnetic eye implants to treat the condition by draining the eye, but the existing technology rarely lasts more than a few years, credit to the accumulation of microorganisms that wreck the functionality. A Purdue-led team might have a smart technological solution, though: magnetism. The group has developed a smart implant that cleans itself with microactuators that vibrate whenever you induce a magnetic field. It would not only be far more reliable but…