Lexington, KY – September 1, 2013.
Omega Ophthalmics LLC (Omega) has announced today that Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D. has joined their Medical Advisory Board, effective immediately.
Dr. Lindstrom is the 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. Dr. Lindstrom is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery. He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s revolutionary changes throughout his career, as a recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon.
“We are so pleased that Dr. Lindstrom has chosen to become a part of the Omega family. He is held in such high esteem, without exception, around the world. We will benefit from Dr. Lindstrom’s wisdom and discernment as we bring our revolutionary, proprietary devices to market,” said Dr. Gary Wörtz, Chief Medical Officer of Omega.
A frequent lecturer throughout the world on cornea, external diseases, cataract, refractive surgery, Dr. Lindstrom holds over 38 patents in ophthalmology and has developed a number of solutions, intraocular lenses and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. He serves on the Board of Directors of several publicly traded and private companies including AcuFocus, Inc, TLC Vision, Sightpath, TearLab Corporation, Wavetec, Onpoint Medical Diagnostics, Revitalvision, Eyestore, Strathspey Crown, Refractec, the public foundations including the University of Minnesota Foundation, ASCRS Foundation and Inner City Tennis. Dr. Lindstrom consults widely for major companies including Alcon, Abbott Medical Optics, and Bausch + Lomb as well as startup and early stage companies. He is a venture affiliate at Versant Ventures and a consultant to Schroeder Venture Life Sciences. He has served as a source of early stage Angel Capital for 60 start up companies.
ABOUT OMEGA OPHTHALMICS
Omega Ophthalmics is a medical device company making significant advancements in the global ophthalmology industry through its patent-pending, proprietary technologies for intraocular lenses, capsular bags, and high technology applications within the eye. Founded by Gary Wörtz, MD and Rick Ifland, Omega is headquartered in Lexington, KY.
For more information about Omega Ophthalmics, contact Rick Ifland, CEO.
For more information about Omega's technology, contact Gary Wörtz, MD, CMO.