[Postponed] Emerging Technologies Are Changing Access to Ophthalmology and Point of Care | Webinars


Wed Dec 1 2021 10: 00A EST

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This webinar has been postponed due to technical difficulties at Photonics Media. Please stay tuned for the new date!

The increase in cases of eye disorders is expected to drive the growth of the global ophthalmic diagnostics and surgical devices market. To support this growing demand, new innovations will help practitioners achieve immediate results to improve diagnostic accuracy and treatment selection.

This webinar – for those interested in visual optics, ophthalmology and biomedical devices – showcases five technologies that use optics, photonics or imaging to redefine the way patients are served across the board. along the continuum from point of care, diagnosis and treatment to surgical and corrective selection. It also shows how technologies are applied to make tools more mobile and accessible, minimize workflows, and reduce risks associated with COVID-19 to dramatically improve the experience for patients and practitioners.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Intelon Optics High Resolution Contactless BOSS â„¢ (Brillouin Optical Scanner System) creates three-dimensional corneal “stiffness” maps to diagnose weakened tissue in and around the cornea and lens, and to determine if a patient is a good candidate for refractive surgery or corneal.
  2. The OVITZ xwave aberrometer, coupled with proprietary software, allows ophthalmologists to prescribe personalized scleral contact lenses to patients with higher order visual aberrations that cannot be treated with commercial contact lenses.
  3. The AkknaTek Lens Examiner identifies the displacement of intraocular lenses (IOLs) after surgery, allowing ophthalmologists to intervene and realign the lenses before the eye is fully healed.
  4. Lumedica Vision Economical OQ EyeScope detects subterranean retinal disease years before symptoms appear, and does so at one-third the cost of large stationary spectral domain optical coherence tomography systems.
  5. 2EyesVision SimVis Gekko allows patients to try out different types of multifocal IOLs before committing to surgery.

The technologies will be covered in five minute presentations, followed by a panel discussion. Questions from participants will be taken into account.

Who should be present:

This webinar is for anyone interested in visual optics, ophthalmology and biomedical devices. This includes R&D scientists, corporate directors and consultants, and others involved in medical imaging market research, purchasing, design and manufacturing.

About the presenters:

Sujatha Ramanujan, Ph.D., is CEO of Luminate and moderator of this event. She is a serial entrepreneur, having started and developed three start-up companies in cardiac surgery equipment, optical communications and nanomaterials. As CTO and product line manager of mammography and pediatric CAD activities within Kodak and Carestream, she and her team have developed and launched clinical equipment and clinical information technology on all continents. Ramanujan has held scientific, technical and laboratory manager positions at Chrysler Corp., GE, Kodak, Carestream and Intrinsiq Materials. She holds 28 issued US patents. She got a doctorate. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Dimitri Chernyak, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Intelon Optics. He has worked in the medical device industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience in product research, business development and scale-up. He has led several R&D organizations, working closely with cross-functional teams (including clinical research, medical and regulatory affairs) to bring products to market. His industry experience includes VISX, AMO, Abbott and Johnson & Johnson. Chernyak obtained his doctorate. at the University of California, Berkeley.

Felix Kim is the founder and CEO of Ovitz, the million dollar winner of the Luminate accelerator. Ovitz has developed an individualized vision-enhancing contact lens innovation that dramatically improves the quality of people’s vision: clarity, contrast and depth perception.

Edgar Janunts, Ph.D., is the founder of Akknatek. Janunts graduated from the International Max Planck Research School for Optical Imaging (IMPRS-OI) in Erlangen, Germany, followed by an internship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and EPFL in Lausanne, in Swiss. After obtaining his doctorate. diploma, he returned to Germany and continued his research and development activities in the field of ophthalmology and ophthalmic optics at the University of Saarland.

Adam Wax, Ph.D., is co-founder and president of Lumedica, which was launched in 2014 with the vision of building low-cost biomedical imaging systems for research and clinical use. Wax holds a doctorate in physics from Duke University and joined the faculty in 2002 as a professor of biomedical engineering. His research focuses on the application of optical spectroscopy techniques to biomedical applications, including the early detection of cancer, retinal disease and potentially Alzheimer’s disease. The innovative techniques resulting from his research have made it possible to reduce the cost of optical coherence tomography imaging tools in the hope of increasing access to imperative medical screening. He is a member of OSA, SPIE and AIMBE. In 2020, he was selected as editor-in-chief of Optics Engineering, a peer-reviewed SPIE journal specializing in optics and photonics research.

Susana Marcos, Ph.D., is co-founder of 2EyesVision, launched in 2015. Marcos is also Director of the Center for Visual Science and Professor of Optics at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, as well as Professor of Ophthalmology at the Flaum Eye Institute in Rochester. She has published over 180 research papers and is the inventor of 20 patent families, 14 of which are licensed to industry. His research was essential for the spin-off companies Plenoptika and 2EyesVision. She is a recognized researcher in the field of visual optics and ocular imaging and a pioneer in the development of new techniques for the evaluation of the eye, in particular: retinal imaging instruments, aberrometers, adaptive optics, imaging of the anterior segment of the eye and intraocular lens designs. She obtained her baccalaureate and her doctorate. degrees in physics from the University of Salamanca, Spain.

About Luminate:

Enlighten is the world’s largest startup accelerator for optical, photonics and imaging applications. Five companies in its portfolio are solving pressing challenges in the global ophthalmic diagnostics and surgical devices market by bringing emerging technologies to ophthalmologists that will expand their practice options, options and patient satisfaction.


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