Laser Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a condition when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, affecting the clarity of a person’s vision. This problem usually develops over time and is a normal consequence of aging. With modern technology, laser cataract surgery can help improve vision when the effects of cataracts start interfering with everyday activities. What…

Blepharitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

While the AB Max™ offers advanced treatment for Anterior Blepharitis, it is essential to understand this disease. Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids. This disease happens when the oil glands on the base of the eyelashes get clogged, resulting in red, irritated eyes. In addition to being unsightly, it may be uncomfortable…

Technologies that could transform the treatment of blindness – Bionic Eyes

Degeneration of the retina is the primary cause of blindness. In some cases, the problems are rectifiable, while others, due to specific conditions, do not have effective treatments. However, recently medical experts in the optical industry around the world are introducing revolutionary, technological treatments for blindness. The Birth of Bionic Eyes The idea of bionic…

Types of Retinal Detachment Treatment

Retinal detachment warrants surgery within days of diagnosis to repair it. The type of surgical procedure a patient will need depends on the type and extent of retinal detachment. Generally, eye doctors recommend one of the following methods for retinal detachment treatment.

Wearable Technology for the Visually Impaired

For a large number of visually challenged or impaired patients, even the simplest of routine tasks may become challenging. Despite the range of medical and surgical procedures, a wide range of patients’ needs to depend on different technological aids for vision with varying success. However, times are changing and technology is improving. The new era…

Amblyopia Diagnosis and Treatment

Amblyopia is one of the leading causes of visual impairment in children, affecting approximately 2-3 out of 100 children. Amblyopia is a condition in which the coordination between the eye and the brain is disrupted. Although the affected eye may appear normal, the vision is compromised. Usually, amblyopic children develop the proper vision in one…

What is a Cornea Transplant?

A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure that involves the replacement of the front layer of the eye, the cornea. It is done when the corneal tissue is damaged or diseased due to an accident or an eye problem. During the procedure, surgeons replace the damaged cornea with healthy corneal tissue obtained from the eyes of…

An Overview of Vision Therapy

Prevention is better than cure – who hasn’t heard of this famous adage? When it comes to eye health, vision therapy is now being used as a preventive measure to avoid eye diseases and complications. Many eye doctors firmly believe that this therapy offers excellent benefits, especially for specific vision problems in children. Let’s look…

Everything You Need to Know about Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses are modern eyewear specially designed to reduce glare from water, glass, and snow. As you may have experienced, glass distorts the real color of objects, making it harder for you to distinguish between them. Sportsmen and people who drive on a daily basis may see more clearly with these glasses. Hence, the risk…

Future Tech in the Eye Care Industry

As eye care technology continues to refine, eye care professionals have more and more effective tools for treatment. The development of these instruments allows them to deliver the highest standards of eye care ever in the history of the industry. We are stepping into a new age of optometry and ophthalmology.

New Technologies in Eye Examinations

Considering that vision loss causes more than 70% of a person’s ability to learn and process vital information, advancements and developments in the optometry field are imperative. For many ophthalmologists, advanced treatments are now replacing older procedures for mitigating eye injuries and congenital diseases like macular diseases.

Tech advances in the eyecare industry

As sophisticated technologies continue to rise, the eyecare industry can look forward to its fair share of advanced technology. These innovations will allow ophthalmologists and optometrists to offer higher standards in eye care than ever before. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery The femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery offers a higher degree of control and precision than before…

Myco's Lawsuit filed Against BlephEx® & James Rynerson, MD Legal Information You Need to Know

On June 28th, 2019, BlephEx submitted a press release trying to create the false perception that BlephEx filed a lawsuit against Myco Industries, Inc. for patent infringement.  The truth is, Myco sued BlephEx, LLC in federal court in Michigan on March 3rd to put a stop to BlephEx’s baseless threats of patent infringement to Myco and our prospective customers.  The suit also seeks to halt BlephEx’s and James Rynerson’s ongoing unfair competition tactics.

Myco Industries, Inc. has been selling and servicing ophthalmic surgical instruments since 1993. One of its founders, John R. Choate has been designing, developing and manufacturing medical devices for the past 26 years. John holds a number of U.S. and international patents and additionally is a design consultant to a number of medical device companies overseas.  In August of 2012, Rynerson reached out Mr. Choate through one of Myco’s sales representatives, since Rynerson had an idea, but had no knowledge on how to proceed.  Mr. Choate began working on a concept and within two weeks had made a prototype device. Mr. Choate, who was President and COO of the company he founded (with Rynerson) worked designing and developing the device, which was introduced in June 2013 at the AOA. In December of 2013, after Rynerson refused to pay Mr. Choate for his work, Mr. Choate filed a lawsuit against Rynerson for fraud and breach of contract and ceased working for the company that is now called BlephEx, LLC.

BlephEx’s infringement claims are baseless because the BlephEx’s patent does not cover the outer eyelid margin or the eyelashes, where AB Max™ is used.  In addition, under U.S. patent law, medical practitioners are exempt from claims that they infringe a method patent when they perform a medical procedure on a body.

A copy of Myco’s complaint against BlephEx, LLC and James Rynerson as well as a copy of Myco’s preliminary injunction motion which was just granted may be found at the links below.


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