Ophthalmology Surgeons, Companies Finding Solutions In Medtech
This article was originally published in Start Up
Minimally invasive technologies are finding their way into the suites of ophthalmology surgeons. Just over the past six months, Allergan has acquired two pre-commercial medtech companies developing miniature implants to treat glaucoma and dry eye disease. Meanwhile, Glaukos, a leader in the micro-invasive glaucoma surgery market, remains one of the more successful medtech IPOs.
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