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Vision

One of our most cherished senses has to be the gift of sight. And on that, our team has put all its effort, energy, and experience. Our vision is to become among the most trusted research and technological development organisations that provide science-based, high-tech innovation for the preservation and improvement of our most precious sense.

Replacement of the human natural crystalline lens by an intraocular lens (IOL) to treat either cataract or presbyopia is one of the most common and oldest procedures performed worldwide. Despite the advancements in surgical techniques and IOL designs, a significant number of patients who undergo treatment do not achieve optimum vision due to development of posterior capsule opacification and/or decentration of the IOL. Eyepcr was established in 2018 with a primary mission to develop a science-based, cutting-edge product (peripheral capsule reconstruction ring) that addresses the aforementioned problems.

THE RING

New design of an endocapsular open ring – “Equator”

The peripheral capsule reconstructor (“Equator”) is an open ring shaped structure designed to both maintain contact with the inner peripheral surface of the human lens capsule with minimal tension and provide spacing between the anterior and posterior surface of the capsule. With these design principles, it is intended to prevent endothelial cell migration and fibrosis, and to provide a consistent bed for IOL implantation.

The initial idea of the Equator was conceived in 2008 and the first generation was designed, produced, and clinically studied in a number of patients within the next 6 years (Read More). This initial design of the Equator had an external diameter of 10.5 mm, a cross sectional diameter of 1.2 mm, an opening of 2 mm, and it was made of medical grade silicone elastomer featuring an internal groove to accommodate different IOL haptics. A lid adjacent to the groove and implanted anteriorly facilitated the insertion of the IOL haptics in the groove. The final design of the Equator has been completed towards the end of 2018 with significant modifications and improvements based on a thorough simulation analysis of its biomechanical properties in relation to the human capsular bag.

THE INVENTOR

Prof. Ioannis Pallikaris

Father and Eponym of LASIK, published three breakthrough articles related to the development and investigation of LASIK, making a great impact in the field of ophthalmology.
In 1989 he performed the first LASIK procedure on a human eye. He has been awarded 25 international awards, among which the “Barraquer Award” by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the highest achievement a refractive surgeon can receive. He has been a past president and board member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is considered one of the most opinionated leaders in refractive surgery, internationally.

  • Invention: LASIK procedure
  • Date: 1989
  • Definition: A surgical procedure of the eye performed using laser in order to correct vision.
  • What is offered? LASIK offers better vision, faster and long-term results, no more contacts or eye glasses.

  • Invention: Epi-LASIK procedure
  • Date: 2003
  • Definition: A surgical procedure of LASIK.
  • What is offered? Epi-LASIK is safer for patients with thin or irregularly shaped corneas.

  • Invention: Tracey Device
  • Date: 1993
  • Definition: Using optical rays tracy for the eye to evaluate the human options.
  • What is offered? The device measures the optical aberrations, thus visual function of the eye. Other systems are less accurate than Tracey.

  • Invention: Rotating brush
  • Date: 1994
  • Definition: A kind of brush used for epithelial removal.
  • What is offered? Rotating brush later led to Amoils-brush system, which is the best, most reliable method in such treatment.

THE TEAM

EYE PCR operates under the umbrella of Prof. Pallikaris (CEO & Medical Director), a pioneer and one of the most recognized figures worldwide in his field.

The team is composed of highly skilled ophthalmologists, engineers and administrative specialists who have both academic and technical background with a proven track record.

Aristofanis Pallikaris, MSc, PhD.

Project Coordinator

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Aristofanis Pallikaris is an Engineer, holding a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a PhD degree in Neuroscience. His most important working experience relates to the overall management of the Biomedical Optics and Imaging sub laboratory of the Laboratory of Optics and Vision of the School of Medicine, University of Crete, while he has been the principal local investigator in a number of multicenter international studies of both private and public sector. He is the Principal coordinator of EYEPCR working towards the overall planning and general management of the company’s project.

Onurcan Sahin MSc, PhD

Product Manager

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Onurcan Sahin hold degrees on physics engineering(BSc), Mechanical Engineering (MSc) and Medicine (PhD). During his PhD he was entitled to receive the Marie Curie scholarship funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme.  Later on, Dr. Sahin worked for an eye hospital group in Istanbul as the R&D manager. Since Aug 2018 he works as a post doc researcher in University of Crete and he is the product manager of the EYEPCR.

Harilaos S. Ginis, MSc, PhD.

Regulatory Affairs Manager

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Harilaos Ginis is a Physicist and holds a PhD in Biomedical Technology. He has served as principal investigator for the development of medical devices and surgical instruments both in industry and in academia. Harilaos Ginis is the Regulatory affairs manager of EYEPCR, working for the realisation of the Equator ring technology in compliance with the required standards.

Loukia Leonidou MSc

Quality Manager / Clinical Monitor

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Loukia Leonidou has a degree of Mathematics and a master degree in Optics and Vision from University of Crete, Greece and she is a PhD candidate at the department of Mathematics in University of Crete, Greece. She has been a scientific associate of the Optics and Vision Laboratory of Medical School of the University of Crete for more than 10 years. Her main work involves mathematical modelling and statistics for Ophthalmology. Currently she is the Quality Manager and Clinical Monitor for EYEPCR B.V. and she is responsible for the company’s Quality Management System as it is formed and the communication of the company with the clinical side and the verification of the clinical data.

Elena Ioannou

Administrative Manager

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Elena Ioannou has studies on Marketing and Public Relations in Deree the American College of Greece. For more than 10 years she has been the Executive Assistant to the CEO one of the most well known worldwide Hospitality Companies (Helios Hotels & Resorts) and was involved in managerial, operational, financial, legal as also as marketing fields. As from January 2019 she is member of the EYE PCR team as the Administrative Manager, responsible to support the Company with planning and distributing information regarding the workflow management and financial processes, as also as the marketing.

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