Globe 100: Most innovative in Massachusetts
Many pediatricians still perform the same kind of eye exam as in the 1950s: Cover one eye and read the chart. Vision loss can sometimes be prevented with early diagnosis. Pediatric ophthalmologist David Hunter of Children's Hospital Boston was frustrated when young patients with lazy eye lost vision, because it can be corrected with an eye patch if caught early.
So Hunter, 54, founded a start-up, REBIScan LLC, and last year unveiled the Pediatric Vision Scanner, a handheld device that uses laser technology to scan the retina, and determine where each eye is focused. Read more