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Glaucoma Start-Ups Reach Critical Mass

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Having validated high intraocular pressure as a certain target for intervention, the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study spurred on a new wave of innovation in medical devices for glaucoma. Numerous start-ups formed five or six years ago are now beginning to run their devices through clinical trials. Indeed, the field seems to have gained a critical mass of attention. Start-Up has identified more than a dozen emerging device companies treating glaucoma, and the disease remains a target for development programs and acquisitions on the pharmaceutical side as well.

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