Clerio Vision – Laser Technology to Change Refractive Index of Cornea is Advancing
Rochester, NY-based start-up Clerio Vision is developing a novel surgical strategy for treatment of refractive error. Instead of changing the shape of the cornea, as current laser-based technology does, its approach is to use a femtosecond laser to change the refractive index of the cornea with small pulses to “write” a corrective prescription onto the cornea non-invasively. Because this approach doesn’t thin the cornea, it can be repeated as needed to correct vision changes over a lifetime.
Although the work is still in its infancy, early financing rounds are completed and early human studies are set to begin in 2016. This technology would address many issues facing traditional LASIK, assuming it fairs well in clinical trials. Clerio has garnered attention and support from some of the original architects of the world’s first LASIK systems, and the team is being advised by Charles Munnerlyn, MD.
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