Orange County Ophthalmology Technology Summit

Orange County is the single most technology rich epicenter for ophthalmology technology. The purpose of the Orange County Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OCOTS) meeting is to create a local forum where leading ophthalmology technologists, researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs can come together to discuss current industry trends, unmet clinical needs, and new business opportunities all to fuel the ophthalmology ecosystem in Orange County, California.

The meeting is sponsored by OCTANe and co-chaired by Dr. Bill Link, Managing Director of Versant Ventures; Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Chiron Corporation; and the Founder and CEO of American Medical Optics (AMO). Our other co-chair is James V. Mazzo, Executive Chair of Acufocus, retired President of AMO. Jim is truly one of the most distinguished ophthalmology executives in Orange County. After 22 years at Allergan, Jim led the spin out of AMO from Allergan and successfully grew the company to more than $1.5 Billion and clear leadership in cataract, eye care, and refractive surgery. Jim is also co-founder of OCTANe, chairman of the UCI Foundation, and a trustee of Chapman University.

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Tuesday, June 18
11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Pacific Club, Newport Beach
Lunch and appetizers will be served.


  • Ron Bache – President & CEO, AqueSys
  • Ellen Darling – Partner, K&L Gates
  • Tom Frinzi – President & CEO, WaveTec Vision Systems
  • Jon Hermie – President, DevicePharm
  • Richard Hill – Founder, Glaukos Corporation & Orange County Glaucoma
  • Matthew Jenusaitis – CEO & President, OCTANe
  • Mike Judy – Chief Commercial Officer, AcuFocus
  • John Kilcoyne – CEO & President, Revision Optics
  • Henry Klassen – Associate Professor & Director, UCI Ophthalmology School of Medicine
  • Ron Kurtz – General Manager, Alcon LenSx, Inc.
  • Bill Link – Managing Director, Versant Ventures
  • James Mazzo – Executive Chair, AcuFocus, Retired President, AMO
  • Shareef Mahdavi – President, SMS Strategic
  • Mike Neilon – VP International Markets, Glaukos Corporation
  • Ramgopal Rao – Chief Executive Officer, LensGen Inc.
  • Murthy Simhambhatla – President, Abbott Medical Optics
  • Roger Steinert – Professor & Chair, UCI Ophthalmology School of Medicine
  • David Tanzer – Chief Medical Officer, Abbott Medical Optics
  • Dan Tran – Medical Director, Coastal Vision Medical Group
  • Jake Vander Danden – Chief Commercial Officer, Presbia

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