Humphrey Field Analyzer HFA3:Improving on a Standard

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Report

The Humphrey Field Analyzer was first launched in 1984 as a means of automating the accurate yet arduous Goldmann manual kinetic perimetry test used to measure defects in the visual field. Over the years, the HFA has become the standard method used to assess and monitor visual field loss. Over 45,000 units are in use worldwide, providing clinicians with a standard platform for measuring, analyzing and communicating test results… Download the full article   ...

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A New Era in Healthcare: ALPHAEON

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog

  Earlier this month, we witnessed the birth of a new company called ALPHAEON. Those attending the recent American Society of Plastic Surgery in San Diego saw first-hand the debut of a company dedicated to improving patient outcomes as well as patient experiences.   ALPHAEON is the brainchild of Robert Grant, an industry executive who has been a client of mine while at the helm of multiple companies in the self-pay segment including Biolase (laser dentistry), Allergan Medical (Botox, Latisse, Juvederm) and Bausch + Lomb Surgical (LASIK and lens-based refractive surgery). He is an...

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CLEO 2012 (Optical Society of America)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Engagements

CLEO 2012 (Optical Society of America)

May 9, 2012 (San Jose, CA) Speaking | “Femtosecond Technology Comes of Age in Ophthalmology” During the past decade, the femtosecond laser has emerged to become widely used in refractive surgery.  This process began with LASIK and now continues with cataract surgery, the two most widely performed surgical procedures (elective surgery and traditional surgery, respectively) in the US and likely worldwide.  This talk will review the history of commercialization of this technology. Panel Description: The introduction of femtosecond lasers to improve vision has revolutionized...

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Groupon for Surgery: A Bad Idea

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Blog

Like many of you, I get a daily Groupon e-mail and will often take a look and see what special deal is being offered.   I admit to being intrigued by the upcoming Tomato Battle taking place in my town next weekend (modeled after the annual rite in Bunyol, Spain), but I’ll leave it up to a few thousand others to enjoy that event.   While I have serious reservations about the longevity of the business model (which were confirmed by Groupon’s recent financial reporting), this type of offering has struck a nerve with deal-seeking consumers whose spending patterns have been permanently...

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Is LASIK Dead?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Article, Published Works

Is LASIK Dead?

A long-term perspective on this elective surgical procedure. I have had the privilege to help commercialize laser vision correction for nearly 2 decades, beginning with the excimer laser’s FDA clinical trials and the international experience of the early 1990s… Tags: Refractive surgery, Procedure, LASIK, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Laser Vision Correction, Cataract, Vision Correction, surgery, Experience, Vision Download the full article   ...

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