William Freeman

William Freeman, MD

Medical Advisor and Co-founder

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William R. Freeman, M.D. is a co-founder of Nanovision.  He is a Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice chair of the department of ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego.  He is also Director of UCSD’s Jacobs Retina Center, the only free-standing retina research center in the country.

Dr. Freeman has had over 30 years of continuous NIH grant support for basic research into retinal diseases and also directs several clinical trials at the Jacobs Retina Center exploring new treatments of retinal diseases.

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal Retina and has been on the editorial board of that journal as well as Ophthalmology and others for many years.  He is founding member of the International Society for Ocular Infections.  He has published over 550 peer reviewed scientific papers in the area of retinal disease and speaks frequently nationally and internationally.

He is dedicated to restoration of vision in patients with retinal disease and has been working with Nanovision and UCSD faculty on development of a retinal prosthesis.  Dr. Freeman has trained over 100 retinal surgeons and is cited annually as one of America’s top Physicians by Who’s who, Castle Connely and other organizations.

Scott Thorogood

Scott Thorogood

Chairman and Co-founder

Larry Murril

Larry Murrill


Hiren Thacker

Dr. Hiren D. Thacker

Senior Engineering Advisor

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