TGF invites you to learn about “MyEYES”
Please join us on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 5 pm EDT
MyEYES is dedicated to helping you better manage your glaucoma with access to the personal tonometer, iCare HOME.
Medical devices that are required for testing or diagnostics are often prohibitively expensive and sometimes hard to access. In order to provide patients with the opportunity to take their own IOP measurements, at home at an affordable price, MyEYES has developed a rental program for the iCare HOME by iCare-USA.
iCare HOME is the most advanced device available for a patient to measure their intra-ocular pressure (IOP) any time of day or night. Whether you suffer from mild or severe glaucoma or are only a glaucoma suspect, MyEYES can help you learn more about the variability of your IOP in the convenience of your home. Managing IOP is a critical step in avoiding preventable deterioration of your vision and the iCare HOME is the next step in managing your eye health.
When visits to the doctors’ office aren’t possible, MyEYES can give you the answers you need, when you need them. Now that this FDA-cleared device is available, all you need is a prescription from your doctor and we can send one to you at home. Covid-19 has reminded us that we need to take control of our own health. The iCare HOME tonometer can empower you to take the measurements that could save your vision. Welcome to OUR vision, here at MyEYES.
This webinar is made possible with support from Santen Inc. and New York Community Trust.
Paul Margolis – Founder and CEO
Paul works with software, medical, and internet companies and is a successful founder, CEO, venture capitalist and private equity professional. He founded MyEyes to help patients get access to iCare technology in the comfort of their homes.
Barbara Wirostko MD FARVO – Co-Founder & Medical Consultant
Barbara is Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah, SLC, Utah. She is a board certified ophthalmologist, glaucoma specialist, and a fellow of The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and American Academy of Ophthalmology.
As a serial entrepreneur for biotech startups, she has received millions in grants as the principal investigator (PI) from the Department of Defense and National Science Foundation. Her research interest is in novel glaucoma therapeutics, sustained delivery of therapeutics for ocular pathologies, and better understanding the genetics and associated systemic diseases of exfoliative syndrome, a common cause of open-angle glaucoma.
Chris Epperson – Ophthalmic Medical Technician & Director of Operations
Chris has an extensive background in the medical field, working nearly 18 years in sports medicine. He is currently an ophthalmic technician at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center. He holds degrees and accolades in his field from Utah State University Eastern, University of Michigan, University of Oklahoma, Utah Valley University, and the University of Utah.
Dr. Peter Farina has firsthand experience with MyEyes and the iCareHOME.
Dr. Farina has a PhD in organic chemistry from SUNY Buffalo and did postdoctoral work in bioorganic chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Connecticut.
Over his career, he has worked to develop drugs to modulate inflammatory and immunological processes and was also engaged in HIV virology research which led to the discovery and successful registration of one of the first non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors Viramune® (nevirapine). He is a former Senior Vice President of Development at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Ridgefield, CT where he was responsible for North American pre-clinical development of drugs in the therapeutic areas of Immunology/Inflammation, virology and cardio-metabolic diseases.