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UT Southwestern ophthalmologist helps develop device for monitoring degenerative eye disease
August 14th, 2011
An ophthalmologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center has helped create a convenient device that lets patients who have a degenerative eye disease better track vision changes.
With the hand-held digital device, called myVisionTrack, patients can now perform an accurate self-test in less than 90 seconds, said Dr. Yu-Guang He, associate professor of ophthalmology at UT Southwestern.
"Many patients do not have timely eye exams and end up suffering preventable vision loss," he said. "Careful self-monitoring is critical because treatment for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy is most effective when given at precise stages in the...
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Source: Investment Business Weekly (2011-08-14)