TearScience® has assembled some of the finest cornea and ocular surface experts in the world. From assisting in honing our science, validating scientific and clinical hypotheses, and providing invaluable feedback throughout the development process, they have helped shape a firm foundation in the detection and care of MGD.
Alan Carlson, MD is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University specializing in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery. He served as Chief of Corneal and Refractive Surgery for 19 years before becoming Vice Chair of Departmental Development.
Eric Donnenfeld, MD is one of the leading refractive cataract surgery surgeons in the U.S. He is a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island in Long Island, New York and president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO is Director of Cornea – External Disease, Phoenix Eye Care and founder of the Dry Eye Center of Arizona. He has presented over 1000 lectures worldwide and has published hundreds of articles, papers and book chapters. Dr. Epstein is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and a dipl. of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry. He founded, and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Optometric Physician™.
Ben Gaddie, OD FAAO is the owner and director of the Gaddie Eye Centers, a multi-location full service practice in Louisville. He is the President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and is currently Chairman of International Vision Expo and Conference. Having published extensively in the ophthalmic literature, Dr. Gaddie serves on the editorial boards of several leading publication.
Preeya Gupta, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center as well as the Clinical Director at Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. Dr. Gupta specializes in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
Edward Holland, MD is the Director of Cornea Services at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati.
David Kading, OD FAAO FCLSA owns a four doctor two location practice in Seattle, Washington. He specializes in Dry Eye, Anterior Segment and Contact Lens for compromised corneas . Dr. Kading also co-owns Optometric Insights; conducts clinical research; has written over a hundred articles and papers; and has given several hundred lectures worldwide. He is on several editorial and medical advisory boards and serves as a consultant and advisor for medical and technology companies.
Paul M. Karpecki, OD FAAO currently works in corneal services, heads the ocular surface disease clinic and is director of clinical research at the Koffler Vision Group in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Karpecki was one of two optometrists appointed to the Delphi International Society at Wilmer-Johns Hopkins; is a noted educator and author and currently serves as Chief Clinical Editor for Review of Optometry.
Terry Kim, MD is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University. He serves as Chief of Cornea and External Disease and Director of Refractive Surgery.
Stephen Lane, MD is an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota and past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D., is founder and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants and Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Ophthalmology; Associate Director of the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank and Visiting Professor at the University of California Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. A board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery, Dr. Lindstrom is past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and past president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Lindstrom currently serves on the Board of Directors of several ophthalmic device companies and the University of Minnesota Foundation.