Camera monitors blood sugar via eye scans

Diabetes sufferers could one day measure their blood sugar levels using a handheld camera that analyses changes in the eye.

Lein Applied Diagnostics is developing the technology to allow people to take glucose readings without drawing blood, which could also be used for eye surgery, detecting glaucoma or measuring drug dispersal.

The Reading-based firm, started by two former optical communications experts, has produced a desktop prototype camera and hopes to have a mobile-phone-sized version ready for trials within 18 months.