Optical radiation safety considerations for ocular glucose monitoring.

M. N. Ediger, R. J. Landry, D. H. Sliney

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The potential for noninvasive detection of blood glucose is an area of intense academic and commercial research and a subject of keen interest in the diabetic and healthcare communities. A number of techniques are under investigation that attempt to infer blood glucose levels from measurements of optical signals. Frequently, these techniques are based on laser sources that may, under certain circumstances, be capable of inducing ocular injury. This article provides an overview of ocular damage mechanisms and the international standards for laser exposure limits that have been developed. The application of relevant standards to specific implementations of lasers in optical glucose sensing is presented. In addition, the concept of risk versus benefit for consideration of new medical devices is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes Technology and Therapeutics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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