Healthcare startup with noninvasive, one-time wet AMD treatment touts two years of success

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Healthcare startup with noninvasive, one-time wet AMD treatment touts two years of success

November 4, 2013 12:20 pm by | 0 Comments

Oraya Therapeutics, one of California’s many healthcare startups, has distinguished itself from the crowd. The medical device company recently presented results from a two-year study showing its IRay, a low-voltage,…


A 71-year-old eye for a 34-year-old eye: Donor age not affecting corneal transplants

A 71-year-old eye for a 34-year-old eye: Donor age not affecting corneal transplants

December 3, 2013 8:53 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite concerns that corneas from older donors might not last, a new U.S. government study finds transplant success up to 10 years later is not…


Google partners with VSP Global to get Glass in your eye doc’s office

Google partners with VSP Global to get Glass in your eye doc’s office

November 23, 2013 3:35 pm by | 0 Comments

Is your Google Glass not fitting well over your regular glasses? The digital eye wear may one day come with prescription lenses. Google is working with a major vision benefits…



Arizona healthcare startup raises $50K for its wet AMD treatment

Arizona healthcare startup raises $50K for its wet AMD treatment

November 7, 2013 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

Tucson, Ariz.-based healthcare startup┬áSalutaris Medical Devices has raised $50,000 in debt financing so far in its quest to reach $1 million, according to a regulatory filing made with the SEC….


In 2013, the eye chart is no longer a chart – it’s a virtual treasure hunt game

In 2013, the eye chart is no longer a chart – it’s a virtual treasure hunt game

August 14, 2013 9:31 am by | 0 Comments

Using the 150-year-old eye chart today is a little like riding a horse and buggy around town, as Richard Tirendi sees it. To bring vision screening up-to-date and remove some…


FDA clears iPhone app for retinal images that could expand telemedicine eye exams (video)

FDA clears iPhone app for retinal images that could expand telemedicine eye exams (video)

January 23, 2013 9:24 am by | 0 Comments

An iPhone adapter with a companion app designed to make it easy to share high resolution images of the retinal nerve and fundus has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S….


Vascular disease biopharma Aerpio nabs $27M for trials of diabetic macular edema drug

Vascular disease biopharma Aerpio nabs $27M for trials of diabetic macular edema drug

August 30, 2012 2:33 pm by | 0 Comments

A biopharmaceutical company that spun out of Cincinnati-based Akebia Therapeutics just eight months ago has raised $27 million to support development and clinical trials of its drug for diabetic macular…


Drug to treat one of leading causes of blindness in Phase 3 trials

Drug to treat one of leading causes of blindness in Phase 3 trials

July 9, 2012 12:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Phase 3 trials are underway for a biotechnology company’s drug to treat non-infectious Uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease and the fourth leading cause of blindness among the working age population…