Paul A. Lopez devoted more than 25 years in Ophthalmology working with products, clinicians and patients to address the challenges of sight threatening diseases. His work targeted two of the leading causes of blindness: age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME), as well as myopia in children.
He served as a corporate officer of several companies: as President of the Ophthalmology Division of SurModics, Inc.; President and CEO of Valley Forge Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and President of North American Surgical for Bausch & Lomb. He currently serves on the board of Alliance Medical Products. He received an M.B.A. from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.
Through the course of his career, he has collaborated with several non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for the visually impaired, including The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Orbis International, and SEE International.