Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly. The most commonly used drugs to slow the progression of the disease is Roche’s Lucentis and Regeneron’s Eylea. These drugs are injected into the eye which, needless to say, leads to more inconvenience.
A research team from Linköping University in Sweden devised an artificial retina made of organic ink and gold in order to restore vision. These pigments absorb light and convert it to electric signals in the same way photoreceptors do.
IDx, a privately held AI diagnostics company, announced today that it has filed its De Novo submission to the FDA for IDx-DR, an AI-based system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy — a leading cause of blindness. The FDA has granted IDx-DR with a “Breakthrough Device” designation, which means the submission will receive expedited review.
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