EShunt – Glaucoma Drainage Device

  • Category: Medical Devices
  • Investment Status: Incubator
  • Medical Field: Ophthalmology
  • Patent Status: Patent pending
  • Development Status: In development
  • Medical Center: Meir
  • Inventors: Dr. Gilad Litvin

An innovative concept for a glaucoma drainage device based on a nano electro-spinning technology designed to mimic physiological properties. A filter with large pores, similar to the trabecular meshwork (TM), is situated to cover the inlet of the shunt. This is an attempt to specifically duplicate the meshwork’s outflow facility, avoiding both pressure buildup and hypotony.

  • Simplifies  surgical procedure
  • Creates  a physiological solution
  • Biocompatible
  • Shunt life prolonged by insertion in orbit and use of non-irritating texture