March 9, 2021

Visus Therapeutics is off to a bit of a late start in the race for a therapeutic alternative to reading glasses. But with an added $36 million in the bank, CEO Ben Bergo is eyeing a quick Phase II launch for the company’s double-agent eye drops.

Bergo co-founded Visus back in 2019, after securing the patents to the company’s lead candidate Brimochol from antiviral pioneer Herb Kaufman. The miotic-based eye drop for presbyopia is a combination of two FDA-approved pharmaceuticals: carbachol (marketed as Miostat) and brimonidine tartrate.