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New Glaucoma Test Allows Earlier, More Accurate Detection

January 3, 2011

image of an eye A prototype glaucoma test instrument that's noninvasive and simpler to use than current procedures--and can also be used in situations that are difficult or impossible with current tests--has been designed at the University of Arizona College of Engineering. Full Story

University of Arizona College of Engineering

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