"Light Treatment for Dry Eye Disease-- How to bring paradigm shifts to medicine" by Rolando Toyos, MD.
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016. 4:15 PM Packard 204. (Refreshments served at 4:00 PM)
The United Nations declared 2015 the International Year of Light and Light based technologies. Conferences all over the world highlighted how we currently use light as a treatment for medical conditions. As an Ophthalmologist my research has concentrated on utilizing light to treat common eye conditions like Dry Eye Disease. My patented treatments and technologies are being utilized in clinics throughout the world. I will be discussing my use of Intense Pulsed Light and Light Emitting Diodes and the struggle to bring paradigm shifting technologies to the current medical environment.
Biography: Dr. Toyos earned his B.A. in Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. in Science Education at Stanford University. He taught a variety of Science courses and coached basketball in High School before attending Medical School. He received his M.D. from University of Illinois where he was Class President and a James Scholar. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Northwestern University. He started Toyos Clinic in 1998 and the clinic has been recognized with several awards in Business, Medicine, and Philanthropy. He has authored several books including the most recent one, The Life and Times of a Sports Ophthalmologist, chronicling his time as team physician for the NBA, MLB, NFL, and as President of the Sports Ophthalmology Society of America.