The Steve Jobs of Ophthalmology


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He’s a Harvard-trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and serial innovator. The one and only Sean Ianchulev, MD – CEO, CMO, and director of Eyenovia – shares his story as an emigrant from then-communist Bulgaria who overcame many obstacles to become one of the top innovators in ophthalmology. He shares why he committed to the uncertain, winding path of innovation versus the straight line of clinical practice.
He also talks about early formative projects on digital diagnostics with the first virtual device for online perimetry and intraoperative aberrometry, and how he came to understand the role of industry/capital in moving R&D and discovery out of “neutral” and into “overdrive” to bring products to patients and physicians.
And don’t forget about Eyenovia’s breakthrough technology for smart micro-therapeutics and the possibility of solving the global problems of progressive myopia and presbyopia, telemedicine and vision without boundaries, and innovation for global outreach and disease treatment. Hear how Dr. Ianchulev plans to change the equation of trickle-down technology to the developing world, where the biggest unmet need is.

Sean Ianchulev, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology – New York Eye and Ear Infirmary / Founder & CEO – Eyenovia