Mag Optics: An intra-corneal implant tailored to individuals
Mag Optics (Lowell, Mass.) is touting what it says is the first patient-centric corneal re-shaping platform system. The MAGarcs implant boasts a unique radial spoke design that allows for individualized treatment based on the number of implants (one to three) and where they are placed during a less-than-20-minute minimally invasive procedure. “The secret sauce is not that the dimensions of the arc is specialized to each patient. Our personalized approach comes in the form of the number of arcs and where we use them,” Geeta Singh, the company’s co-founder and CEO, said during last year’s DeviceTalks Boston. (Singh pitched to individual investors at MassMEDIC’s Medtech Showcase.)
The company is first seeking an indication for use treating keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease involving a cone-shaped cornea. Singh thinks the device in the future could be used to treat age-related loss of vision, as well as astigmatic patients — much larger markets.