NICE has developed a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on the SENSIMED Triggerfish contact lens sensor for continuous 24-hour recording of ocular dimensional changes in people with or at risk of developing glaucoma.

The SENSIMED Triggerfish is a contact lens sensor that continuously measures changes in ocular dimensions, which are related to changes in intraocular pressure. It is designed to record patterns of intraocular pressure-related changes over 24 hours, and is intended to be used in people with or at risk of glaucoma.

Their purpose is to provide objective information on device and diagnostic technologies to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals. By making this information available, NICE helps to avoid the need for NHS organisations to produce similar information for local use.

Medtech Innovation Briefings are not NICE guidance. They differ in format, contain no judgement on the value of the technology and do not constitute a guidance recommendation.

MIBs are commissioned by NHS England and produced in support of the NHS 5 Year Forward View, specifically as one of a number of steps which will accelerate innovation in new treatments and diagnostics.