Glaucoma is a degenerative eye disease that can lead to blindness. It usually occurs in people of the age 60 and above. It is treatable, usually with the use of eye drops, otherwise a laser surgery can also be performed to get rid of it permanently. However, patients find eye drops uncomfortable and laser surgery burdensome.
Israeli start-up Belkin Laser has come up with an alternate laser treatment to tackle this problem. This system uses image processing software. The approach of this particular procedure involves no contact. The laser beam is transmitted to the trabecular meshwork (area of tissue located at the base of cornea) through sclera (white part of the eye).
The image processing algorithms help to point out exactly where the laser beams must be aimed.
Belkin Laser gets its name from its founder, Prof. Michael Belkin. He is an ophthalmologist and an entrepreneur.
Belkin Laser is directing an extensive clinical study and research in parts of Europe and Israel, with 124 patients at more than 10 sites.
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