The Future of Ophthalmology

June 8-9, 2023 | Balboa Bay Resort (1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663)

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023 | Tickets Now On Sale!

At Ophthalmology Tech Forum, industry, key opinion leaders, and top ophthalmologists discuss the future of the industry. The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US.


Who Should Attend?

Ophthalmologists & KOLs

Leading Industry

Ophthalmology Focused Entrepreneurs & Investors

Sponsor Ophthalmic Innovation

Increase your company’s visibility among top doctors, entrepreneurs and investors in Southern California. Gain access to this exclusive conference that will give your company increased exposure to the top luminaries in Ophthalmology.  

A Selection of KOLs at OTF 2023

Robert L. Avery, MD
Bobby Azamian, MD, PhD
Caroline Baumal, MD
Max Colbert, MD, MBA
Lisa Collea, MD, MBA
Randy Craven, MD
Dan Durrie, MD
Houman Hemmati, MD, FACS
Edward Holland, MD
John Hovanesian, MD, FACS
Yehia Hashad, MD
Tes Ignacio, MD
Andrew Iwach, MD
Leilei Ji, MD, MBA
Rebecca Kammer, OD, PhD
Gregory Katz, MD
Mark Kontos, MD
Baruch Kuppermann, MD, PhD
David Lazar, MD
Richard Lindstrom, MD
Paul Mann, II, MD
Selina  McGee, OD, FAAO
Mitul Mehta, MD
Marc Odrich, MD
Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA
John Pollack, MD
Mario Ramirez, MD
Alena Reznik, MD
Jacob Reznik, MD
Sheri Rowen, MD, FACS
Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS
George Salib, MD, FACS
Scott  Schachter, OD
Lanita Scott, MD
Omar Shakir, MD, MBA
Mitchell Shultz, MD
Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH
Stephen Smith, MD
Luis Vargas, MD
Vanessa Vera, MD
Kevin Waltz, OD, MD
Mingwu  Wang, MD, PhD
Scott Whitcup, MD
Dagny Zhu, MD
Michael Breen, OD
Milton Hom, OD, FAAO

Ophthalmology Technology Forum Committee

Robert L. Avery, MD

California Retina Consultants

John Hovanesian, MD, FACS

Private Practice, Harvard Eye Associates, Laguna Hills, CA Clinical Faculty, UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Jim Mazzo

Executive Chairman, Neurotech
Co-Founder, Octane

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS

Visionary Eye Institute

Elizabeth Yeu, MD

Partner, Virginia Eye Consultants

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June 2023

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023

June 8 @ 4:30 PM - June 9 @ 7:30 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

Join industry physicians and top ophthalmologists who are defining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Forum (OTF). The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US. We will be hosting Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023 as a hybrid experience, which will allow our guests to attend in person or online. Learn more Register here

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July 2023

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July 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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September 2023

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High Tech Awards 2023

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AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2023 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation.

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October 2023

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

October 25 - October 26
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