New Device Detects Lazy Eye and Strabismus in Preschoolers

February 7, 2011

A new device has been developed to help detect “lazy eye” and strabismus in preschoolers.  Opthalmologist David Hunter at the Children’s Hospital in Boston was frustrated with the fact that the condition is often undetected by pediatricians, thereby missing a critical window for successful treatment.  He developed the Pediatric Vision Scanner and found it was able to detect over 95% of children with an eye problem.

By making the device hand-held and easy to use, Dr. Hunter hopes to facilitate mandatory screening for all pre-schoolers.  The scanner recently received FDA approval for use in clinical trials.

For details of the invention, click here.

For a video of Dr. Hunter describing the development of the Pediatric Vision Scanner, click here.

Risa Schulman, PhD
Expert, Healthy Food and Dietary Supplement Science, Marketing and Regulatory




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