"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 -
Prof. M. Mrochen is awarded a Meritorious Services Star by the Eye Advance Congress 2016 in Mumbai, India
The ISRS' clinical newsletter - Refractive Surgery Outlook, speaks on "Applications of Anterior Segment OCT in Refractive Surgery" in its March 2016 issue.
CRST Europe publishes an insert with the highlights from the Alcon WaveLight Users Meeting held in Hamburg on 19-21 June 2015 in its January 2016 issue quoting Prof. M.Mrochen's words on the importance of optimal centration for laser ablation.
In its August 2015 issue The Ophthalmologist publishes an article under the title "For Surgeons, by Surgeons", that describes a new ocular biometer, Mirricon: a device for better IOL accuracy to meet patients' expectations.
An article on importance of accurate eye measurements for cataract surgery outcomes, "The New Ocular Biometers: How Do They Stack Up?" by Arthur Cummings, Michael Mrochen et al. is published in July/August 2015 issue of CRST Europe.
ESCRS journal EuroTimes publishes in its July/August issue Dr. A. Cummings's feedback on a new wavefront-optimised refractive laser treatment, designed by Prof. Michael Mrochen.
Prof. Michael Mrochen summarizes his talk on "Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking: Epi-on or Epi-off" in the video from ISRS in London:
Watch a video with Prof. Michael Mrochen, co-founder and CTO of ClearSight Innovations, speaking of the the ocular biometer for high-performance IOL power calculations, Mirricon - "one solution for all kinds of eyes" in his presentation at OIS in San Diego, 16th April, 2015.
"It was a pleasure to have the Avedro Ambassador group as guests in Zurich - two exiting days of matching scientific achievements with clinical experience in corneal cross linking." - Prof. Michael Mrochen, Co-Chairman
20th May, 2015
Watch the video from AECOS winter meeting 2015 in Aspen, where Michael Mrochen compares the process of getting a new ophthalmic device to market in the European Union and the United States.
In its February 2015 issue Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe journal publishes two articles by M.S. Talary, M.Mrochen "Developing Ophthalmic Devices in a Changing EU Regulatory Environment" and by M.S. Talary, Y.Huang "Bringing an Ophthalmic Device to Market".
Read extracts from Michael Mrochen's talk at Winter ESCRS meeting 2015 in Istanbul published by Healio on how the novel ocular biometer, that has been tested on a group of subjects by ClearSight Innovations, has potential to enhance precision of IOL power calculation.
An interview with Michael Mrochen under the title "Predictable Struggle" on how newer diagnostic technologies may improve laser refractive surgery outcomes was published in February issue of ESCRS Eurotimes.
The ESCRS Eurotimes publishes an article based on Michael Mrochen's talk at the 5th EuCornea Congress in London on Brillouin Technology as a promising tool for improving outcomes of corneal crosslinking (CXL)
8th January, 2015
|The Ophtalmologist published the article "Translational Research:Innovate Horizontally" (PDF) where we
demonstrate with examples from ophthalmic industry how the successful horizontal
technology transfer is happening when innovator is pulling the solution from
another domain. We discuss the “Valley of Death” of expertise.
19th December, 2014
Watch Michael Mrochen taking part in an interview for The Ophthalmologist at the Ophthalmology Futures Forum in London, 2014: "Find out what makes the meeting unique from the innovators and the investors who are driving the future of ophthalmology forward."
Watch the interview with Michael Mrochen on "Innovations in Excimer Laser Surgery" at ESCRS 2014: http://eyetube.net/series/daily-coverage-london-september-2014/efelo/
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
Read the interview of the ESCRS EUROTIMES with Michael Mrochen about "Error budgeting analysis of corneal laser refractive surgery"
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:
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?"
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:
"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".
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.
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.