Eye Health

InnFocus Concludes $32.8 Million Financing

PRESS RELEASE Series C Funding To Be Used To Pursue Final FDA Approval InnFocus, Inc. reports the conclusion of a $32.8 million Series C financing. The Company is developing the InnFocus MicroShunt® glaucoma drainage system to [...]

High Fidelity Uses SMI HMD Eye Tracking to Create Life-like VR Avatars

PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO and TELTOW, Germany, September 29, 2015  — Open source VR network adds real eye movements to avatar animations using eye tracking for Virtual Reality Headsets by SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) Today, High Fidelity, Inc. [...]

Glaucoma Patients Treated in Netherlands Using New MicroShunt

Three people in the Netherlands were implanted with a new implant to treat glaucoma, according to a press release from InnFocus, Inc. “The surgeries went very well and the patients are showing good results,” said Dr. [...]

Glaucoma–Do You Have It?

Talk to someone over 50 and they probably can tell you their cholesterol levels. Ask the same person what his or her Intraocular Pressure (IOP) is and they most likely will look at you with a [...]

6 Week Old With Glaucoma–Just How Many People Have It?

How many people have glaucoma? The number may be bigger than the estimated 60 million. That was underscored this past week when we saw this story on an Illinois woman who thought something might be wrong [...]

Glaucoma a Growing Problem Worldwide

The world’s glaucoma populations is expected to reach 80 million people.  That’s the estimate Dr. Frances Meier-Gibbons presented at the 11th European Glaucoma Society Congress that wrapped up in Nice France. Today (June 11) “The frightening [...]

Switching Eye Drugs Could Save Medicare Billions

If all eye doctors prescribed the less expensive of two drugs to treat two common eye diseases of older adults, taxpayer-funded Medicare plans could save $18 billion over a 10-year period, say researchers at the University [...]

Glaucoma Drug Helps Obese Women with Vision Disorder

An inexpensive glaucoma drug, when added to a weight loss plan, can improve vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. IIH, [...]

Eyes Are Windows to the Soul and Evolution

Why do we become saucer-eyed from fear and squint from disgust? These near-opposite facial expressions are rooted in emotional responses that exploit how our eyes gather and focus light to detect an unknown threat, according to [...]

Turning Smartphones into ‘Eye Phones’

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easy for anyone [...]