August 2020


Smart Contact Lens Can Measure Cortisol Level in Tears

An article in Cushing’s Disease News looks at research out of South Korea, where scientists have developed a soft contact lense that can detect even small levels of cortisol in a person’s tears, which could be very helpful for patients with Cushing’s and Addison’s disease. The lenses, which send data to a cell phone, have been tested in rabbits and in one human subject. More research will be needed before the novel technology can be brought to market. Read more: 
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Actress Lena Dunham Suffered Pituitary Issues While Dealing with COVID

Actress Lena Dunham, of the “Girls” series, says during her battle with COVID 19, one of her many symptoms was clinical adrenal insufficiency. Read more here:

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Pituitary Journey: Addison’s Disease During Pregnancy

An article in the Irish Mirror tells the story of a young mother who discovered a tumor on her pituitary gland had grown into her optic chiasm during her second pregnancy. She has battled secondary Addison’s Disease ever since. She has turned to music to help her recover. Read more: