Episode 73

Current status of LASIK as well as the rise in EVO ICLs and restorative lens exchange (refractive lens exchange/clear lens exchange)

by Ophthalmology Business Academy | May 22, 2024

Dr. Mark Lobanoff is truly “one of a kind,” as one of his LinkedIn recommendations aptly describes. In this episode, you’ll discover why that statement is 100% true. Dr. Lobanoff’s unique ability to apply real-world observations to groundbreaking innovations has remarkably transformed the field of ophthalmology. A true entrepreneur at heart, he excels at identifying unmet needs and leveraging his business acumen to develop impactful solutions.Tune in to be blown away by Dr. Lobanoff’s journey and insights!


  • 00:01:33 – Dr. Lobanoff’s journey in Ophthalmology
  • 00:05:30 – Beginning of his entrepreneurial journey
  • 00:07:49 – Applying GIS software (Geographic Imaging System) to Topography Guided LASIK
  • 00:12:08 – Selecting the right team
  • 00:13:30 – Starting his second company: using artificial intelligence to help surgeons improve their performance
  • 00:18:40 – Importance of quality data when working with AI
  • 00:20:36 – Explanation of drift in AI
  • 00:20:50 – Future role of LASIK in the always-changing environment of refractive surgery (2024 and beyond)
  • 00:26:02 – Helping patients make informed decisions about selecting LASIK and relevant technology
  • 00:29:12 – Use of the Visian ICL over 15 years and the impact of the EVO platform on his practice
  • 00:31:24 – RLE/CLE (Restorative Lens Exchange): its role in his refractive surgery offerings
  • 00:39:15 – How Dr. Lobanoff manages his time and energy for all his various projects

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Mark Lobanoff, MD

CEO, Founder at Lochan, Phorcides, and OVO

Experienced Senior Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Cataract Surgery, Sales, Medical Devices, Sales Management, and Biotechnology. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Fellowship focused in Cornea/LASIK/Refractive Surgery from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Connect with Dr. Lobanoff,

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mark-lobanoff-md-867bb11b
Practice website: ovoeye.com


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