Ocutrx Receives US Patent for Oculenz AR Glasses for Macular Degeneration

June 15, 2018: By Joan McKenna
Thomas Finley, MD, of Tulsa Retina Consultants in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fits an Oculenz headset on a patient.

Thomas Finley, MD, of Tulsa Retina Consultants in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fits an Oculenz headset on a patient.

Ocutrx announced June 12 that it has received a US patent for its Oculenz augmented reality (AR) glasses for patients with macular degeneration and other retinal defects.

The wireless headset with a 110-degree field of view is designed to map retinal defects and then display images only on the sighted portions of the retina.

“The Oculenz is the first groundbreaking technology to offer a solution for advanced central visual defects in patients with retinal disease,” said Thomas Finley, MD, a vitreoretinal surgeon and member of Ocutrx’ medical advisory board. He said the impact on a patient’s quality of life would be immeasurable.

Ocutrx, of Irvine, California, was founded in 2015. The company said it expects the glasses to be available in the third quarter of 2019.

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