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EyeIC Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for MatchedFlicker(TM) Retinal Aid Detection Technology
Date:6/10/2009

New technology to address issue of interpretation, storage and documentation of photograph files focused on progression of glaucoma

NARBERTH, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeIC, an innovator of eye care solutions for ophthalmologists and optometrists, announced today that its MatchedFlicker(TM) technology has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). MatchedFlicker is a device-agnostic, software-only solution that uses time series retinal photographs to help doctors monitor the advent and progress of glaucoma faster and with accuracy now available to only a few experts.

The technology enables eye care professionals to compare two retinal images taken at different visits from the same patient -- from nearly any source -- and see change brought to life as motion. After the doctors make their evaluations, they have the ability to mark the changes on the flicker and on the images. The software also translates markings made on any image in a Flicker project to the appropriate location on all other images in the same project. All images and annotations are saved in an electronic format and can be printed.

"We are very optimistic that our MatchedFlicker technology will address the pervasive problem of early change detection in glaucoma," said Ira Wallace, CEO of EyeIC. "Currently, the gold standard for detecting retinal changes is done by glaucoma trained experts that compare separate pairs of stereo photos side by side, which makes it difficult to find and document changes between images. MatchedFlicker provides eye care professionals with a technology for faster detection, improved documentation and an easy-to-use electronic format that enables collaboration among multiple doctors across town or across the globe."

EyeIC's technology is an aid to change detection that addresses a rapidly growing market for glaucoma monitoring. In the U.S
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