Euclid Systems announced that it has appointed Vance Thompson, MD, an internationally recognized authority in laser vision correction and advanced cataract surgery, to the position of Chief Medical Officer. As an international researcher, Dr. Thompson has played a key role in the development of advanced technologies and techniques for both laser and implant vision correction. He has served as the medical monitor lead or principal investigator in many FDA-monitored clinical trials and has lectured and taught advanced procedures to thousands of surgeons around the world.
“As a vision correction luminary with experience leading dozens of clinical studies, Dr. Thompson brings an exemplary set of credentials to the role of Chief Medical Officer at Euclid,” Joseph Boorady, Euclid Systems CEO, said in a company news release. “We are so pleased that Dr. Thompson will be applying his in-depth understanding of treating the cornea from a surgical perspective to our work in myopia, as well as sharing the benefits of his experience as the founder of a large, award-winning practice and an expert in service-oriented business models. The arrival of Dr. Thompson comes as Euclid is firmly strengthening our position as the leader in our field, and his insights will help ensure we continue to enhance patient care.”
Earlier this year, Euclid launched its Euclid MAX overnight orthokeratology product, which manages progressive myopia by gently reshaping the cornea while patients sleep.
“I’m excited to be part of Euclid’s innovative work in myopia and orthokeratology, which promises to deliver on the primary therapeutic needs for patients. Early intervention is critical to prevent both vision deterioration and development of other serious conditions,” said Dr. Thompson, founder of Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota. “Myopia management is a strong clinical need for our patients —together, I think we will engage more physicians and thus reach more patients in need.”
A native of Gregory, South Dakota, Dr. Thompson received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota. His practice, Vance Thompson Vision, was recently voted one of the Top Company Cultures in the country by Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition, Dr. Thompson has served on multiple boards and leadership positions and twice received presidential appointments to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.