Success Story: Trials and Implementation

Longtime collaborators Dr. Cynthia Toth and Dr. Joseph Izatt used CTSA support to create a first-of-its-kind handheld probe for imaging the human retina. Since its introduction in 2012, the device has become the standard of care worldwide for infants and patients under anesthesia.

In 2016, they again used CTSI resources to launch a clinical trial of a more advanced version of the probe. "CTSI funded a device that gets full-volume, three-dimensional images [of the retina]," Izatt said.

"Working at a university and with CTSI is so exciting," said Toth. "We brainstorm with smart people and come up with what we should be doing next. I like looking forward to the next technology and the next idea."