IROC Science AG is specialized in providing consulting services for translational research projects in ophthalmology. Our team of highly skilled researchers serve the ophthalmic industry and clinicians by supporting them with applied research, product development and clinical trial services.  

"We aim to create value by translation of scientific discoveries and technological advancements to the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of ophthalmic diseases."

- Michael Mrochen, Founder and CEO of IROC Science -

The “PowerList” 2014

The Ophthalmologist published a “PowerList” 2014, to display a list of whom they deemed as the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology today. Switzerland was named three times on this list, including the number one position. These names include Theo Seiler (top-ranked ophthalmologist), Farhad Hafezi, and Michael Mrochen.

The complete list can be found here

Past Events:

11th International Congress of Corneal Cross-Linking took place on December 4-5, 2015 in Boston, MA USA

Prof. Michael Mrochen presented two instructional courses at the ECSRS congress, September 5-9 2015, in Barcelona:

"Navigating EU regulations for post-market device surveillance: a guide for ophthalmic clinical researchers"

Treatment strategy for custom ablation of visually disturbing irregular astigmatism after refractive surgery and in keratoconus - "Do we need better diagnosis and lasers, our limitations and error budget?"

as well as a presentation on "Clinical results with a new 'one click' ocular biometer in 118 cataract eyes".

At Pint of Science Ireland event was held on May 18-20, 2015 in Dublin Prof. Mrochen' s talk under the title "Lasers and eyeballs - a better combination than you'd think" was scheduled for the 20th of May.

The following papers, co-authored by IROC Science team, were presented at the
AVRO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) Annual Meeting held on May, 3-7, 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA:

"Clinical results in 30 eyes with a Purkinje based ocular biometer for IOL power calculation",
"Model eye measurement with novel device combining Purkinje reflections and OLCR",
"Two models for post-op IOL Position calculation with a new ocular biometer device".

Michael Mrochen has given a short talk at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS at ASCRS) on April 16, 2015 in San Diego CA, USA.

At Avedro event within ASCRS 2015 in San Diego CA, USA, Michael Mrochen's talk on "New applications for brillouin spectroscopy" was scheduled on April 18, 2015 at 7:18 PM
Michael Mrochen gave two talks at the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS) that is taking place in Aspen, Colorado, USA, March, 1-4, 2015 on: "Getting a new innovative ophthalmic device to EU market. Is it now easier in the US?" and "Advanced ocular modeling for IOL power calculation. Are all formulae dead?"

Along with poster presentations, Michael Mrochen has given paper presentation "Model eye measurement with novel device combining Purkinje reflections and OLCR” at the 19th ESCRS Winter Meeting, held in Istanbul on February, 20-22, 2015.

The 10th International Congress of Corneal Cross-Linking took place on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014. Around 220 participants from over 40 countries attended.

IROC Science provided the attendees of the 10th International Congress of Corneal Cross-Linking with two presentations with an industrial viewpoint. Mark Talary gave guidance on how to successfully innovate for medical device development and Michael Mrochen discussed how industry should react to changes in the EU MDD Regulatory Environment to successfully certify and maintain approval for such medical devices.

ESCRS 2014 in London, 32nd Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

ASCRS Symposium & Congress in Boston, April 25-29. 2014

The annual ARVO Meeting in Orlando, May 4-8.2014

The 9th International Congress of Corneal Cross-Linking in Dublin was a great success. The scientific program included many highly interesting and cutting edge presentations, company courses, and free paper presentations as well as a wide range of electronic poster presentations.

On Saturday the Theo Seiler Young Researcher Award was given to: Sabine KlingFriday night attendees and exhibitors shared a wonderful congress dinner with the organizing committee, which included an impressive Irish dance show.

Congratulations again!

Collaboration with ifa systems AG
We are proud to announce our collaboration and are looking forward to very interesting work with ifa systems AG.

Member of the Medical Cluster 2014
We are proud to announce to be a member of the Medical Cluster 2014

Recent publications

McQuaid, R., Li, J., Cummings, A., Mrochen, M., & Vohnsen, B. (2014). Second-harmonic reflection imaging of normal and accelerated corneal crosslinking using porcine corneas and the role of intraocular pressure. Cornea, 33(2), 125–30. 

Wernli, J., Schumacher, S., Spoerl, E., & Mrochen, M. (2013). The efficacy of corneal cross-linking shows a sudden decrease with very high intensity UV-light and short treatment time. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 54(2), 1176–80.

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