March 16, 2021
Today NovaSight, an Israeli digital eye treatment and assessment startup in the pediatric space, announced a clinical trial for its CureSight system, with the goal of achieving Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance.
CureSight presents a new treatment method for amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, that doesn’t require patching. The device trains the brain to use both eyes simultaneously...
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...
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...
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.
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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...