Tear Jet System for Applying Fluid to Dry Eyes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$676,825.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
22235
Agency Tracking Number:
22235
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA, 02114
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James Bertera
(617) 723-6078
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The long-term objective is to develop an automatic, non-contacting method of irrigating dry eyes. The device will be mounted on eyeglass frames, cosmetically acceptable, and capable of replacing the human tear volume. The specific aims are to construct a working prototype with sufficient functionality to test its effectiveness on a small number of severe dry eye patients for up to 30 days. The system components consist of a miniaturized pump, a reservoir for solutions, and an electronic control circuit and battery for programming wetting solution applications.

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