Physician Entrepreneurship in Ophthalmology

Striving to reach the aspiring entrepreneurs in the crowd at the 5th Annual Ophthalmology Innovation Summit @ AAO in New Orleans, Dick Lindstrom leads an experienced panel of entrepreneurs and tech developers through a series of focused questions. Sharing their highly coveted successes and failures, these panelists cover all aspects of entrepreneurship from focusing in on the best ideas to bringing those ideas through development.



Richard Lindstrom, MD

Dr Richard L Lindstrom, Founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants, Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology, Associate Director: Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Board Member: University of Minnesota Foundation, and Visiting Professor: UC Irvine: Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.

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Steve Charles

Steve Charles, MD

Steve Charles, MD is one of the world’s leading vitreoretinal surgeons and has developed many of the techniques and devices used by vitreoretinal surgeons worldwide. He has performed over 31,000 vitreoretinal surgeries, lectured in 50 countries and operated in 25, delivered 16 named lectures, and over 1000 speaking trips.

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Eugene de Juan, MD

Renowned retinal surgeon, inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Eugene de Juan, Jr., serves as Vice-Chairman of ForSight Labs, where he participates as an active inventor and advisor in early-stage ophthalmic device opportunities.

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Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD

Mark S. Blumenkranz, MD, MMS, is HJ Smead Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University. He received his undergraduate, graduate degree in biochemical pharmacology, and medical education at Brown University.

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Daniel Durrie

Daniel Durrie, MD

Dr. Durrie, Founder and President of Durrie Vision, has built a world-class surgery center housing a variety of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies available.

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David Epstein

David L. Epstein, MD, MMM

David L. Epstein, MD, MMM grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended Johns Hopkins University for both undergraduate and medical school, graduating in 1968.

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