July 2014

Eye on Vision July 2014 Newsletter

In this issue

  • Teller Acuity Cards® II – test Pediatric visual acuity without a verbal response
  • REBIscan is building a better mousetrap for diagnosing “lazy eye” in kids
  • McGill doctors find new method to treat blindness
  • A start up you should know about: BetterDoctor.com
  • Novartis, Google to develop contact lenses to monitor blood sugar


Learn about testing for pediatric visual acuity using Teller Acuity Cards with Dr. Luisa Mayer

REBIScan is building a better mousetrap for diagnosing “lazy eye” in kids

Source: Med City News

Children with “lazy eyes” and other vision disorders could be more accurately diagnosed with technology from Cambridge medical device firm REBIScan, according to a recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Read More

McGill doctors find new

method to treat blindness

Source: CBC News

Nathalie Fex has been blind for most of her life.  The 42-year-old woman has Leber congenital amaurosis, a form of inherited blindness that left her unable to see colours, faces, and letters from a very early age.  The disease often strikes in an infant’s first few months of life.  However, a group of McGill University medical doctors and researchers have found a way to partially restore the vision of thousands of people with the disease, which had been untreatable until now.

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A Start Up You Should Know About: BetterDoctor.com  

You can’t have a practice without patients, and embracing online directories and social media is one of the best ways to grow your practice by expanding awareness among potential patients.  Today we wanted to call attention to a great new tool to help you and your practice grow, betterdoctor.com.  Take a look and register below.

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Novartis, Google to Develop Contact Lenses to Monitor Blood Sugar

Source: Entrepreneur

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant announced today that its Alcon eye care division is joining forces with Google X, the search juggernaut’s top secret research lab, to develop contact lenses that would monitor diabetic patients’ glucose levels and autofocus the eyes of users who can’t read without glasses.

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