31.03.2011

Partnership moves eye surgery development forward

Partnership moves eye surgery development forward

Posted by Adrian Galbreth

A new imaging device which will help eye surgeries to diagnose diseases in patients will be developed through a new agreement between three companies.

Bioptigen, based in North Carolina, has signed a contract with both Adventus Technology and the Brien Holden Vision Institute for the project, which will combine technology and research from each partner.

According to massdevice.com, it is believed that the product of the new relationship will be a non-invasive device which scans the inner areas of the eye using a technique called optical coherence tomography.

Sylvie Franz, deputy chief executive of Adventus Technology, said that the device will be most useful to eye surgeons, particularly those working with patients with cataracts.

Scientists at the University of Granada recently announced that a new device, called the halometer, has been developed, allowing the testing of fluctuations in night vision of a wide range of people, including contact lens wearers and cataract patients.

by Emily Tait


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