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Diagnostics: Auxano's new point-of-care indicator system

I have never heard of this and the article is not particularly descriptive, so I'm just flagging it as something in the works in in-office dry eye diagnostics.

Auxano Diagnostics, LLC Announces a New Point-of-Care Indicator System for Dry Eye Syndrome

Auxano Diagnostics, LLC, a subsidiary of Auxano Biomedical, LLC, has announced
the application of the company`s breakthrough wound care technology to the
treatment of dry eye syndrome (DES) with the Auxano point-of-care indicator
system. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a condition that affects millions of people
worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), DES can be a
serious condition, which, if left untreated, can damage ocular structures....

A challenge encountered in the treatment and management of ophthalmic care is
the identification between acute and chronic inflammatory diseases that lead to
visual impairment. Currently, there are no diagnostics focused on inflammatory
eye disease, and the primary way to detect inflammation is through purely
empirical methods. Misdiagnosis can lead to additional tissue damage and
potential blindness.

A solution to proper discernment between inflammatory and non-inflammatory
conditions would result in early and correct guidance towards the appropriate
therapeutic regimen, effective tracking of treatment, enhanced patient
satisfaction, and improved outcomes.

Auxano`s system is a rapid point-of-care diagnostic indicator for ophthalmic
inflammatory diseases and has the potential to provide for accurate indications
of DES within minutes.