Medical Consulting

Why the medical industry asks for Barry S. Seibel, MD?

The demand for Dr. Seibel’s technical advice is largely due to his ability to bridge the disciplines of clinical medicine and engineering, combining his surgical experience with his background in math and physics. Read Dr. Seibel’s approach to medicine.

For Dr. Seibel, consulting is wonderfully synergistic with practicing medicine. Being closely involved in the current state-of-the-art ophthalmic technology allows him to utilize and evaluate this technology in light of what advances he knows lie on the horizon. Dr. Seibel’s involvement in consulting further strengthens his experience and knowledge, which is then utilized in future consulting, thus forming a continuous bond. While both Dr. Seibel and the companies for whom he consults continue to gain further insights, the real beneficiary is you, the patient!

Medical Industry Consulting

eyemaginations logoDr. Seibel serves as a consultant to Eyemaginations, which brings qualified industry and medical expertise together with state-of-the-art creative services—in full color, high motion 3D animation. The days of using posters, plastic models and brochures to communicate are fading as the power of the today’s technology is being phased into practical applications everywhere. Eyemaginations brings the benefits of a multi-media approach into every aspect of medical practices for a completely enhanced patient experience, entering a new era of sophistication in healthcare services. Eyemaginations continues to be an innovator in the evolution of these tools for better communication.  Dr. Seibel’s expertise in surgery, patient education, and graphic design were all utilized.

OptiMedica LogoOptimedica Corporation is a Silicon Valley medical device company dedicated to working with ophthalmologists to evolve standards of care which provide significant benefits to both physicians and patients. The company was founded to develop a radically new technology for the treatment of cataracts by replacing several manual surgical steps with the enhanced precision of an advanced laser.  Dr. Seibel worked side-by-side with Stanford and Cal Tech Physicists both in the laboratory as well as international surgical sites to help develop this revolutionary technology.

Calhoun Vision LogoDr. Seibel has served as a consultant to Calhoun Vision, Inc (now Rx Sight, Inc.), a high-end technology startup company that promises to revolutionize the entire field of cataract surgery by allowing lens implants to be adjusted in power after surgery in order to minimize dependence on glasses. A privately held company, Calhoun Vision, Inc. is engaged in developing and commercializing a new platform technology that combines advanced principles in chemistry and optics. Calhoun’s products will have widespread utility in both medical and non-medical areas.  Dr. Seibel’s services included his expertise both in cataract/lens implant surgery as well as his innovation in instrument design with regard to insertion devices for these new lens implants.

Dr Seibel was honored to served as the inaugural Chairman of the Surgical Advisory Board for this cutting edge Silicon Valley company.  Auris was founded by Fred Moll MD, who had co-founded Intuitive Surgical which produced the ground-breaking DaVinci Surgical Robot used in prostate and heart surgery.  Auris was formed to push these horizons into the realm of microsurgical applications including eye and endoscopic procedures.  Dr. Seibel’s services were sought because of his extensive work in the invention and development of Phacodynamics, an approach to cataract surgery based on physics and engineering which was ideally suited to robotic applications.

Visx LogoVISX, Incorporated is the global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of proprietary laser vision correction technologies. VISX laser systems have been used to perform over two million laser vision correction procedures in the U.S. alone. Over 1,200 VISX laser systems have been installed worldwide since the Company’s inception in 1986 – significantly more than any other laser vision correction manufacturer.

Dr. Seibel was one of only 13 eye doctor investigators nationwide for the FDA validation studies for the VISX CustomVue LASIK system.

Ophtec logoDr. Seibel is among the handful of FDA investigators nationwide chosen to participate in the study of the Ophtec Capsule Tension Ring used in cataract and implant surgery to stabilize weak zonules when needed. Ophtec BV is an independent, high-tech Dutch company that manufactures and sells innovative ophthalmic products. The major part of the products made by Ophtec BV are implantable artificial lenses (IOL), including lenses custom made for patients who have lost part of an iris (the colored part).

Bausch & LombDr. Seibel also served as a consultant to Bausch & Lomb Surgical, one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Bausch & Lomb is a giant eye health company, dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products.  Dr. Seibel worked side-by-side with the talented engineers who created their phaco (cataract surgery) machines, offering bio-engineering feedback based on both his surgical expertise as well as background in instrument and graphic user interface design.

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