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Use of hydrogen sulfide in the treatment of eye diseases

The Innovation

The present invention relates to treatment of eye diseases by using hydrogen sulfide (H2S). This invention is a simple method that reduces the intraocular pressure in the eye as a treatment of diseases such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is a blinding disease of the eye that affects three million people in the United States, with more than 120,000 blind due to this condition. Even if people with glaucoma do not become blind, vision can be severely impaired. This is because the optic nerve can be damaged when the intraocular pressure in the eye increases to dangerous levels.

Competitive Edge

  • Inexpensive treatment of glaucoma and other related diseases
  • Potentially the most effective procedure for glaucoma treatment
  • Can be effective in treating multiple eye ailments

Targeted Market

Eye diseases, mainly glaucoma.