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New Method to Screen for Drugs to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a loss of central vision that occurs in either dry, atrophic or wet, exudative forms. Most people with macular degeneration have the atrophic form. While there is no specific treatment for atrophic AMD, studies have shown a potential benefit from vitamin supplements, a healthy diet, cessation of smoking, and...
Published: 6/15/2020   |   Inventor(s): Brian Mckay, Anna Figueroa, Nicole Congrove
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Ophthalmology
New Libraries of Disulfide Prochelators and Application of Treating Metal Ion Disregulation
Novel molecular design extends the reach of iron chelators to applications in cancer chemotherapy. This invention not only recognizes the higher demand of iron that characterizes cancer cells, but also takes into account other physiological differences between malignant cells and the surrounding tissue. Specifically, pro-drugs are designed to activate...
Published: 1/24/2019   |   Inventor(s): Elisa Tomat
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Ophthalmology, Technology Classifications > Life Sciences > Therapeutics
Identification and Control of Myopic Progression Using Distortion
This invention relates generally to myopia and myopic progression, and more particularly to imaging systems and non-invasive methods for identification and characterization (quantifiable measurement of the amount, type and orientation) of ocular distortion in the human eye, in order to detect the onset or progression of myopia and facilitate control...
Published: 12/18/2018   |   Inventor(s): James Schwiegerling, Edward Lavilla
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Healthcare Portfolios > Ophthalmology, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Ophthalmology, Technology Classifications > Materials > Medical Devices > Diagnostic