Myopia, or near-sightedness, is a growing public health problem, often beginning in childhood. Severe cases can lead to serious complications including cataract, glaucoma and retinal detachment. Now, Dopavision GmbH has raised a €12 million (US$14.2 million) series A round to advance its digital childhood myopia therapeutic aimed at nipping this lifelong problem in the bud.
Eyeyon Medical Ltd. has won CE mark approval for its flagship product, Endoart, a synthetic implant that replaces the human endothelium, which the body can’t regenerate. Designed to treat chronic corneal edema, it could help to reduce the long wait times for human donor corneas. Approval was based on a first-in-human trials involving 22 patients who received Endoart implants and were followed for 24 months.
Myra Vision Inc. has raised $17 million in series A financing and intends to use the funds to advance product development, scale infrastructure and expand its team in support of the glaucoma treatment device’s development. Its name was changed from Myra Medical Inc. along with the financing.