Guardion’s Lumega-Z Formula Associated with Improved Vision in Patients with Severe Glaucoma
In a recent study presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 annual meeting, treatment with Lumega-Z was associated with significant improvement in Visual Field function among patients with severe glaucoma
San Diego, CA – May 7, 2019 – Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHSI) (“Guardion” or the “Company”), an ocular health sciences and technologies company that develops, formulates and distributes condition-specific medical foods and testing technologies supported by evidence-based protocols, today announced the results of a study from research scientists at the University of Texas, San Antonio (USTA), Texas, on the effects of the Company’s Lumega-Z medical food on pericentral FDT (i.e. tests of visual field) among patients with severe glaucoma who had previously shown degeneration despite having controlled intraocular pressure.
Dr. David Evans, Ph.D., Guardion’s Chief Science Officer, commenting on the results of the study, stated, “Patients with advanced glaucoma often have no hope for maintaining their vision. This new data, presented by Dr. William E. Sponsel, at ARVO, shows that certain patients with advanced stages of glaucoma treated with Lumega-Z can preserve and even recover some vision function. This is an important development in the treatment of patients with advanced glaucoma.”
Dr. William E. Sponsel, M.D., M.B., Ch.B, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O, F.A.C.S., is a member of Guardion’s Science Advisory Board. Dr. Sponsel established the Glaucoma Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at Indiana University in 1991, and was later recruited to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1994, where he became Professor and Director of Clinical Research. He is presently Professor of Vision Sciences at University of Incarnate Word and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UTSA.
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About Guardion Health Sciences, Inc.
Guardion is an ocular health sciences company that develops, formulates and distributes condition-specific medical foods supported by evidence-based protocols, with an initial medical food product, Lumega-Z, that addresses a depleted macular protective pigment, a known risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (“AMD”) and a significant component of functional vision performance. Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. has also developed a proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF®, which accurately measures the macular pigment density, therefore providing the only two-pronged evidence-based protocol for the treatment of a depleted macular protective pigment.
VectorVision®, operating through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, specializes in the standardization of contrast sensitivity, glare sensitivity, low contrast acuity, and ETDRS acuity vision testing. Its patented standardization system provides the practitioner or researcher the ability to delineate very small changes in visual capability, either as compared to the population or from visit to visit. VectorVision®’s CSV-1000 device is considered the standard of care for clinical trials.
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