What is Therapeutic Ultrasound for Glaucoma and Where is it Available?
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Dr. Donald Schwartz is the inventor of the US version of TUG: Therapeutic Ultrasound for Glaucoma.

Dr. David Richardson and the FitEyes team invited Dr. Schwartz to tell us more about Therapeutic Ultrasound for Glaucoma. I'll start off with the first question here:

Dr. Schwartz, what is TUG? And when will it be available in the United States?

NOTE: All TUG discussions on Ask FitEyes will be tagged with a tag that starts with "tug:". See the tags on this question. You can find all related discussions using the tag "tug:therapeutic_ultrasound".

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First of all I thank you for the opportunity to share with you my work with the TUG (Therapeutic Ultrasound for Glaucoma) treatment and the development of the device. TUG is a low power, low frequency non invasive ultrasound applied to the outside of the eye adjacent to the limbus. It was designed to help decrease the intraocular pressure.

It is presently only available in Mumbai, India. Availability in the United States is dependent on FDA review and certification.
I am hoping to begin another independent clinical trial to validate my own findings.

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Dr. Schwartz, can you comment on expectations and timeline for when TUG might be an approved and available treatment in the US? e.g., are we talking < 2 years or farther out than that?

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The TUG device should be able to go through the FDA process as a 510K. We are hopeful for a 2 year timeframe to be through the process.

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