In addition the the company founder, Prof S Desmond Smith, FRS, the following people are currently on the board.


Prof Baljean Dhillon

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Edinburgh

Consultant Surgeon, Princes Alexandra Eye Pavilion

Bal holds the post of Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Edinburgh, the only Chair in this specialty in Scotland whilst also being an active clinician.  Tasked with growing academic activities in both teaching and research in this specialty, achievements have been made in developing eye education for a global studentship, establishing a multidisciplinary research hub and leading new academic ophthalmology facilities planned at the Bioquarter within a regenerative ophthalmology laboratory and the new eye hospital.

Bal’s multidisciplinary research activities include improving diagnostics, investigating pathogenesis, exploring new treatments for eye diseases and studying how systemic disease impacts the eye.

In addition to his clinical and research work, Bal is the Program Director for post-graduate clinical ophthalmology and in partnership with National Education Scotland and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh which have introduced two new Masters Programmes which are flourishing for global studentships.

It is through his work as Scotland’s leading cataract surgeon that Bal and Des met and the problem of accurate, reliable and sensitive diagnosis was highlighted.


David McCarlie

Previous Financial Controller of Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.