Posted in Issued Patents, News

Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight Dramatically

U.S. patent has been issued to the University of Rochester for technology that has boosted the eyesight of tens of thousands of people around the world to unprecedented levels and reduced the need for patients to undergo repeat surgeries.

The patent issued this week for work done by Scott MacRae, M.D., director of the Refractive Surgery Center at the Flaum Eye Institute, and Manoj Venkiteshwar, Ph.D., formerly a post-doctoral researcher at the University’s Center for Visual Science.

The pair invented the Rochester Nomogram, a complex formula that helps physicians determine how refractive surgery, such as LASIK, will affect a person’s eyesight. The Nomogram adjusts the way a laser interacts with a person’s eye tissue, vastly reducing the chances that the patient’s eyes will be near-sighted or far-sighted after the procedure.

Follow this link for the full article

Advertisements

Author:

Welcome to the University of Rochester UR Ventures Interactive Blog!! UR Ventures facilitates the protection of Intellectual Property and the commercialization — or transfer — of technologies resulting from the cutting-edge research being conducted by our world-class scientists, faculty, and staff. We are here to translate scientific innovation into tangible products or methods that advance knowledge and serve the public good while returning income to the inventor and to the University to support further research.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s