A Gelated Colloidal Crystal Attached Lens for Noninvasive Continuous Monitoring of Tear Glucose
AbstractPatients of diabetes mellitus urgently need noninvasive and continuous glucose monitoring in daily point-of-care. As the tear glucose concentration has a positive correlation with that in blood, the hydrogel colloidal crystal integrated into contact lens possesses promising potential for noninvasive monitoring of glucose in tears. This paper presents a new glucose-responsive sensor, which consists a crystalline colloidal array (CCA) embedded in hydrogel matrix, attached onto a rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens. This novel sensing lens is able to selectively diffract visible light, whose wavelength shifts between 567 and 468 nm according to the alternation of the glucose concentration between 0 and 50 mM and its visible color change between reddish yellow, green, and blue. The detection limit of responsive glucose concentration can be reduced to 0.05 mM. Its combination with a contact lens endows it with excellent biocompatibility and portability, which shows great possibility for it to push the development of glucose-detecting devices into new era. View Full-Text
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Ruan, J.-L.; Chen, C.; Shen, J.-H.; Zhao, X.-L.; Qian, S.-H.; Zhu, Z.-G. A Gelated Colloidal Crystal Attached Lens for Noninvasive Continuous Monitoring of Tear Glucose. Polymers 2017, 9, 125.
Ruan J-L, Chen C, Shen J-H, Zhao X-L, Qian S-H, Zhu Z-G. A Gelated Colloidal Crystal Attached Lens for Noninvasive Continuous Monitoring of Tear Glucose. Polymers. 2017; 9(4):125.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ruan, Jia-Li; Chen, Cheng; Shen, Jian-Hua; Zhao, Xue-Ling; Qian, Shao-Hong; Zhu, Zhi-Gang. 2017. "A Gelated Colloidal Crystal Attached Lens for Noninvasive Continuous Monitoring of Tear Glucose." Polymers 9, no. 4: 125.
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