Young Innovation Corporation
iSonic Medical is a Young Innovation Corporation. It has obtained this fiscal status in 2009.
iSonic Medical performs research on and development of medical devices in the field of ophthalmology.
iSonic Medical is all about Vision Expectancy.
The non-contact vibration tonometer is a revolutionary professional medical device designed to take measurements of ocular pressure for the purpose of screening, diagnosis and monitoring glaucoma.
Glaucoma: an insidious disease that destroys the optic nerve with no warning symptoms. It is the 2nd leading cause of blindness currently affecting 67 million people and an estimated 80 million in 2020.
2-3% of the population over 40 years old in developed countries and 6% in Asia
Treatment cost: $2000 to $5000/ year
Social cost of blindness caused by glaucoma: $1,2 Billion annually in handicap pensions in the USA
A recent study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology in February 2010 reviewed 21,000 cases of people affected by Glaucoma and reported that using glaucoma eye drops increases longevity.
Mortality dropped 74% over a four-year period among people treated with either beta blocker eye drops or a prostaglandin analog or even a combination of drugs.
A telemedical homecare tonometer for self-monitoring is also under development.
iSonic Medical owns several patents pertaining to non-contact Vibration Tonometry.
iSonic Medical is looking for industrial and financial partners in order to pursue its technological innovation development.
USA: ophthalmologists own several devices
Europe: manual tonometers prevail
Manufacturers: 9 companies hold 85% of the market share
iSonic Medical is a registered trademark.