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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Impact of ORA on Refractive Cataract Surgery and the Premium Channel Offering

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Published Works, Report

Impact of ORA on Refractive Cataract Surgery and the Premium Channel Offering

Intraoperative Aberrometry, a term describing the use of a wavefront-sensing device during cataract surgery, has been available in the US since 2008. First commercialized as the ORange® System, developer WaveTec Vision (Aliso Viejo, CA), has continued to develop the technology through a series of software and hardware modifications to improve utility of the device during cataract surgery… Tags: WaveTec Vision, time, Cataract, premium, surgery, refractive, Vision, Cataract surgery, Wavefront, Technology Download the full article   ...

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The Heart of Motivation

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog

The role of every coach is to motivate his or her players to perform their best.   In professional sports, this can become very challenging as the season wears on and teams are tired.    With the NFC conference championship game looming,  San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh had his staff find pictures – the high school recruiting photo – of  his players and had them posted above each player’s locker.  As is Coach Harbaugh’s style, he didn’t pronounce the pictures or their purpose and left the players to figure it out for themselves. Those pictures brought lots of laughter...

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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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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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