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  1. Tiny OCT retinal scanner could diagnose blindness early

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    Fri, 10 Jun 2016

    effective retinal scanner that uses optical coherence tomography ( OCT ) imaging to diagnose retinal diseases that cause blindness early. Related: Handheld OCT device promises screening for retinal disease in primary care The retina, which is 0.25

  2. Clarity Medical has sight set on childhood blindness

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    Thu, 28 Jul 2011

    correctly function when they are born. This can lead to a condition in which their retina detaches, resulting in potential blindness . "Stevie Wonder had ROP," said Carol Mather, director of manufacturing for Clarity Medical. "If they were able to identify

  1. Prosthetic retina offers simple solution to restoring sight

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    Mon, 21 May 2012

    India, May 20 -- A device which could restore sight to patients with one of the most common causes of blindness in the developed world is being developed in an international partnership.Researchers from the University of Strathclyde and

  2. Prosthetic retina shows promise in restoring sight

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    Fri, 18 May 2012

    which can restore sight to patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the commonest causes of blindness . The thin silicon device acts by electrically stimulating neurons (nerve cells) in the retina, which are left relatively

  3. Star Trek invention offers hope of sight to the blind

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    Fri, 18 May 2012

    A REVOLUTIONARY device that could restore sight to patients with one of the most common causes of blindness has shown "encouraging" results, according to research. A team of Scottish scientists and international experts have developed

  4. Grant supports use of adaptive optics to study eye disease

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    Mon, 6 Feb 2012

    of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) has received a $250,000, four-year career development grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research of diseases that impact the retina and the optic nerve. Alfredo Dubra, PhD, assistant professor

  5. Grant supports use of adaptive optics to study eye disease

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    Mon, 6 Feb 2012

    of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) has received a $250,000, four-year career development grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research of diseases that impact the retina and the optic nerve. Alfredo Dubra, PhD, assistant professor

  6. Wet AMD therapy study using fiber-optic light device yields positive results

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    Mon, 30 Jan 2012

    new, minimally invasive device to treat wet age-related macular degeneration ( wet AMD ), which causes vision loss and blindness . Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD; Tucson, AZ) developed the device—which incorporates a fiber-optic light

  7. Johnson & Johnson to acquire ophthalmic device maker Abbott Medical Optics for $4.33B

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

    enter into cataract surgery, which is one of the most commonly performed surgeries and the number-one cause of preventable blindness . Abbott's portfolio has recently focused on developing its position in cardiovascular devices and on expanding diagnostics

  8. Optovue receives $30M in financing to help market OCT angiography technology

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    Mon, 23 Nov 2015

    by wet age-related macular degeneration , a leading cause of blindness . We expect similar contributions to the management of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in diabetic patients,” he adds. The AngioVue system, introduced

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