June 1, 2015
Results from smartphone-based Snellen charts, which are eye charts used to measure visual acuity, are not consistent with results from standard Snellen visual acuity chart tests, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne. The study was published in Eye, which is the official journal of the The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
The Snellen test requires the...
March 25, 2015
Vital Art and Science, developers of myVisionTrack, a vision test service for patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic eye disease, has received a second FDA clearance for their platform, which includes an app and a provider dashboard. They will also soon launch a major clinical trial in partnership with the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Roche, according to the...
April 23, 2014
According to a new pilot study, patients with diabetes are adherent to -- and even enthusiastic about -- self-monitoring their vision with a mobile app, but the study was not able to quantitatively demonstrate a health effect from the intervention. Diabetic retinopathy, a degradation of vision that can lead to blindness, is one of the most common complications of diabetes.
"General findings are...
August 28, 2013
Texas-based iPhone vision test startup Vital Art and Science (maker of MyVisionTrack) has raised $550,000 in first round funding from the North Texas Angel Network (NTAN).
The company's flagship product, myVisionTrack, is an iPhone 4S-based shape discrimination hyperacuity test for patients with serious degenerative eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular...
August 19, 2013
Aliso Viejo, California-based iCheck Health Connection, a developer of mobile apps for the early detection and tracking of eye diseases, raised $750,816 in funding this week, according to an SEC filing. InterWest Partners led the funding raise, founder David Huang told MobiHealthNews. This brings iCheckHC's total funding to $775,816.
InterWest Partners' portfolio includes investments in Doximity...
April 26, 2013
One of the findings of a recent California Health Care Foundation whitepaper about health-specific accelerators was the importance of involving healthcare experts such as doctors in the organization.
Dr. Hubert Zajicek took that to heart in starting his new health tech accelerator, Health Wildcatters, in Dallas, Texas. Zajicek is a physician who specialized in nephrology, or kidney research....
April 8, 2013
The FDA has granted Class II prescription-only 510(K) clearance for an iPhone-enabled vision test. The software, called myVisionTrack, was developed by Vital Art and Science. The FDA clearance applies to the software when run on an iPhone 4S.
Vital Art and Science has developed the test for patients with serious degenerative eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular...