Thursday, November 22, 2012
NIH Grant for Hand-Held Vision Scanner
"A pen-sized eye scanner could improve access to vision-related health care in the US and around the world, thanks to a grant issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Lumetrics," according to Photonics. "The medical technology company received $973,000 from the NIH’s National Eye Institute to develop the handheld digital instrument for retina inspection....The camera’s development was led by Dr. Fillip Ignatovich, Lumetric’s chief technology officer, and Dr. David Kleinman, an academic retinal specialist at the Flaum Eye Institute, also in Rochester. It was made possible through a patent invented by Dr. Steven Feldon, director of the Flaum Eye Institute, and Dr. Geunyoung Yoon of the University of Rochester." Read more.