More than 20 years ago, David Muller led a revolution in the world of vision correction.
As chairman and CEO of Summit Technology, he led a team that brought the first excimer laser through the Food & Drug Administration for use in reshaping the cornea. The technology, later dubbed Lasik, is a worldwide phenomenon and has helped tens of millions of patients shed glasses and contact lenses.
Decades later, Muller is at it again as the chief executive of Waltham, Mass.-based Avedro Inc., looking to finish what he started, this time with a new vision correction procedure he says will make Lasik safer and more effective.
MassDevice recently spoke with Muller, shortly after Avedro won the CE Mark approval for corneal collagen cross-linking in the European Union, a breakthrough he says will help patients with complications from the Lasik procedure.
Muller broke down what he called Lasik’s inherent safety problems for us, delved into how Avedro’s technology can help make its forebear safer and how he pivoted Avedro’s business proposition to take advantage of opportunities in the market.
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