Confocal and Autofluorescence Imaging of Macular Degeneration using a Low Cost Di

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43EY024186-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43EY024186
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NEI
Solicitation Number: PA13-088
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4017 S CRANE CT, BLOOMINGTON, IN, 47403-8725
DUNS: 790550797
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 THOMAS GAST
 (812) 822-2048
 tjgast@indiana.edu
Business Contact
 ANN ELSNER
Phone: (812) 824-5333
Email: admin@aeonimaging.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Project Summary / Abstract - PA-13-088 The overall goal of the proposed SBIR Phase I research is to build and begin initial evaluation of a low cost, portable retinal camera used to detect age-related macular degeneration and other retinal degenerations.Age-related macular degeneration remains the most common cause of permanent vision loss in the US and industrialized countries. The specialized imaging techniques provide far better detection of key lesions, compared to color fundus photography, and even this basic technology is not available for all patients. New treatments do save sight, using portable lasers and injectable drugs, but elderly patients must often travel to centers because the expensive diagnostic equipment is not readily available. Early detection must lead seamlessly from a patient's eye care provider to vision-saving treatment and must be available to the underserved and those who do not drive. Aeon Imaging LLC, in partnership with the Indiana University School of Optometry, is addressin

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