Glaucoma is an eye disorder regarded as the second most frequent charge that causes blindness worldwide. Technically, glaucoma has no cure, but there are different methods to control or minimize the effects of intraocular pressure. The possibility of an implant to measure directly the pressure may have seemed impossible to achieve a few years ago, but now, thanks to the dramatic miniaturization processes known in the computer, and the efforts of a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, and it is a fact. As a result, have developed the world's smallest computer.
The computer can store data about a week, which is transmitted to an external device (near the eye) for use by the patient. Although still several years away from being able to assess a commercial solution, the potential is great. At that scale, you could make thousands of systems each silicon wafer, and their applications could go far beyond medicine. Monitors structural integrity, air quality, and many other factors come into consideration. However, it is very significant that this kind of micro-computers come first to the world of medicine. Are many ills to cure, and technology must do everything possible to combat them.