amblyopia

By Dave Muoio 03:12 pm April 20, 2020
International pharma giant Novartis announced this morning the acquisition of Amblyotech, a startup that combines 3D glasses and video game software to treat amblyopia, more commonly known as "lazy eye." The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Novartis also said that it will be developing new games and kicking off a proof-of-concept study alongside major French video game publisher Ubisoft and...
By Laura Lovett 09:00 am August 27, 2019
This morning Slovenia-based startup AmblyoPlay released its new digital vision therapy platform aimed at helping individuals with amblyopia, commonly called “lazy eye.”  The subscription-based technology, which can be used by adults or kids, gamifies vision therapy for the patient. Users can earn rewards, which can be sent to their home. The platform also gives parents a chance to monitor their...
By Dave Muoio 11:16 am April 25, 2019
GoCheck, maker of a smartphone app that screens young children for amblyopia or “lazy eye,” has raised $6 million in a Series B investment round headed by FCA Venture Partners. Other new backers Mucker Capital and Sovereign’s Capital will join the company’s prior investors, which include Interwest Partners and Marc Benioff. WHAT THEY DO GoCheck (formerly Gobiquity Mobile Health, and iCheck Health...
By Jonah Comstock 03:26 pm August 25, 2016
Marc Benioff-backed Gobiquity, which makes a vision screening app for children called GoCheck Kids, has raised $6 million in a round led by existing investor Interwest Partners. The company, formerly known as iCheck Health, previously raised an undisclosed strategic investment from Benioff and a $750,000 seed round from Interwest. Gobiquity officially launched GoCheck Kids last November. The...