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Glaucoma is a common chronic disease caused by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) that can cause damage to the optic nerve if left untreated.
Current methods to monitor IOP, the key biomarker for glaucoma, only permit measurements by a professional in a clinic or hospital, usually every few months, while other available home monitoring devices are either highly invasive and/or lack reliability and cost-efficacy.
Since IOP fluctuates, even throughout the day, such infrequent and limited testing gives an incomplete picture. This may lead to sub-optimal treatment and challenges in adjusting therapy in a timely manner.
We have developed a proprietary method to remotely monitor IOP using Artificial Intelligence-based visual analysis of ocular vascular pressure response.
Patients can easily and safely wear our smart VR-like headset to monitor their IOP at any time of day at home. Controlled air pressure is applied within the headset and micro-video cameras capture the difference in response to pressure on the internal vs. external blood vessels. Our AI algorithm analyses the processed videos to calculate the patient’s IOP. The results are immediately transmitted and accessible to the clinician for interpretation.
Our solution helps save ophthalmologist’s and optometrist’s time, while improving patient outcomes and reducing costs for clinics, hospitals and telehealth providers.
This cutting edge technology forms the basis for our future products, including a full eye-care remote diagnostics suite for early detection of cataract, exophthalmia, ocular motor disorders and more.
Targeting the $7 billion glaucoma market initially, Ophthalmic Sciences’ proprietary technology can be applied to numerous medical applications, such as for early detection of cataract & corneal edema and for the early identification of central/branch vascular occlusions and ocular motor disorders.
The company is part of eHealth Ventures, an accelerator providing access to world class clinical, operational and business networks.
Ariel Weinstein, MSc, EMT-P
Noam Hadas, MA, MSc
Founder & CTO
Dr. Joseph Rosenblum, MD
Gabriel Dan, ME
Co-founder, Systems Engineering Manager
Manager, Deep Learning and
Prof. Murray Fingeret, OD
Advisory Board Member
Prof. Robert Weinreb, MD
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Weinstein brings 15 years of medical corporate leadership experience, with strong expertise in taking complex drug-device products from concept to market. He holds an MSc in Management from NYU, and a BSc in Emergency Medicine from Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Mr. Hadas is a successful entrepreneur and inventor, with over 30 years’ experience in medical device research and development. He holds an MA in Industrial Design, Medical Devices from The Technion, Israel and an MSc in Electronic Engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Dr. Rosenblum is the Director of the Medical Informatics Department at Maccabi Healthcare Services and is one of the early pioneers in the field of Medical Informatics. He is a Board Member of several medical startups and a lecturer at the Sackler School of Continuing Medical Education and the Israeli Extension of Clark University.
Mr. Dan brings over 20 years management, R&D and Engineering experience, with strong specialization in medical engineering. He holds a Masters in Engineering from The Technion, and a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Haifa University, Israel.
Mr. Abergel brings expertise in image processing and machine learning. He holds a BSc in Electrical & Computers Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Prof. Murray Fingeret is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System. Prof. Fingeret is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Prof. Fingeret was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2019 and sits on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the National Academies of Practice.
Prof. Fingeret is a founding member and past-president of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and currently the president of the Optometric Glaucoma Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2013 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award from the American Academy of Optometry, 2008 Distinguished Service Award Optometric Glaucoma Society, 2005 Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry, 1999 AMSUS Federal Service Optometrist of the Year award and 1996 Otsuka Glaucoma Educators Award from the American Academy of Optometry. Prof. Fingeret sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and co-authored the texts “Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures” and “Primary Care of the Glaucomas”.
Prof. Weinreb is the Distinguished Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego. He is also Director of the Shiley Eye Institute, Director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, holder of the Morris Gleich, MD Chair of Glaucoma and is appointed as Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering.
Prof. Weinreb received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and was both a resident and fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. He has trained more than 150 post-doctoral Fellows in Glaucoma, including 21 Chairs and many others who hold distinguished academic positions in the United States and throughout the world. Prof. Weinreb is past President of the American Glaucoma Society (AGS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Foundation of the American Glaucoma Society, the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), and the Latin American Glaucoma Society. The recipient of numerous awards and prizes, he has been ranked #1 world glaucoma for several consecutive years for by Expertscape.