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Israel to test for COVID-19 using non-invasive eye exam

(JNS) - An Israeli hospital has started recruiting volunteers for the world's largest known study for the detection of COVID-19 within the surface of the eye, announced Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer on Thursday.

The hospital will be testing if the Tear Film Imager (TFI) developed by the Israeli company AdOM Advanced Optical Technologies, which takes a noninvasive measurement of the tear film, can effectively diagnose and determine if a person is infected with COVID.

The tear film is a thin fluid layer that covers the outer mucosal surfaces of the eye.

TFI quantifies the dynamic properti...

 

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