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Medical Development Group Announces November 7th Forum “An Eye on the Future of Ophthalmology”

Waltham, MA, October 15, 2012 --( The Medical Development Group announces its Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Forum entitled “An Eye on the Future of Ophthalmology.” This forum focuses on devices that may make reading glasses and spectacles obsolete, and that electronically restore vision to blind eyes. For example, a retinal surgeon invented an implantable replacement lens for patients after cataract surgery that is attached to the eye’s focusing (ciliary) muscles and restores the ability to focus near and far. A Boston group developed an implantable artificial retina that senses images and directly stimulates the nerves in the retina. Advances in refractive surgical treatments and diagnostic devices continue to push the envelope of what can be treated and to increase the number of people that can have normal vision.

The forum will address questions such as the expected development rate for future treatments and devices given more stringent FDA requirements and a challenging investment environment; the impact of the life sciences (biopharmaceuticals, therapeutic application products, tissue engineering, genetically scaffolded IOLs or retinas) on innovation and opportunities in ophthalmic device design; near term quality of life improvements these new devices offer, and more.

Who Should Attend:

Those interested in the growing field of ophthalmic medical devices:
· Medical device professionals
· Those facing visual challenges, either themselves or family members
· Marketing and sales professionals
· Senior managers

Benefits of Attending:
· Hear up-to-date information on the direction of eye health devices
· Stay ahead of competitors

Moderator: Randal Chinook, Founder and CEO, Optimum Technologies, Inc., Southbridge, MA


Paul M. Beer, MD, Founder and President, Z Lens LLC, Slingerlands, NY
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD, Director, the Boston Retinal Implant Project, and Department of Neuro-ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
Marc Friedman, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Avedro, Inc., Waltham, MA

Link to event details: MDG Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 Forum begins 5:30pm –

Registration Fee: Member fee varies from $35 to $25, Non-Member fee varies from $50 to $35, depending on date of registration – see website for details at

Location: Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center, Bay Colony Corporate Center, 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000, North Entrance, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451-1436 See event link for directions: Contact:
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Medical Development Group
Craig Lazinsky
Judy Isaacson
Tel. 401-461-8059

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