Who We Are

We are committed to developing next-generation technology to assist researchers and physicians to develop the best possible treatments for refractive surgery patients.

OptoQuest is the culmination of years of research and development in computational modeling and non-invasive, biomechanical measurement of the eye, and is positioned to lead the simulation-based medicine revolution in anterior segment surgery.

William J. Dupps Jr., MD, PhD

Dr. Dupps is a native of Catawba Island, Ohio, and is a leader in the field of ocular biomechanics. He joined the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 2006, with appointments in Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering and Transplantation, and holds adjunct appointments in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University.

After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, he completed his master’s and doctoral degrees in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he also earned his medical degree with honors in the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa, and a two-year Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Cole Eye Institute.

Dr. Dupps was a Scholar in the NIH Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program and has received continuous research support for his work on corneal biomechanical measurement and patient-specific modeling through the National Eye Institute, a Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, and an Ohio Third Frontier Innovation Platform Award.  He has been Associate Editor for the Journal of Refractive Surgery since 2007, and Executive Editor of Experimental Eye Research since 2013.

Dr. Dupps is a recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University College of Engineering, an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and was the first recipient of Cleveland Clinic’s Early Career Innovation Award for founding OptoQuest in 2008.

Josh Lloyd, Director of Operations

Josh has worked in the small business and start-up community for 7+ years. He has straddled both research and management functions within various companies and start-up teams. His academic and professional expertise has been in identifying, validating, marketing and executing on technology based business opportunities.

Josh received a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurial Biotechnology from Case Western Reserve University. He also is one of the distinguished Crocker Innovation Fellows from Brigham Young University.

OptoQuest’s commercialization efforts are supported in part by an Innovation Platform Award from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission (Award 13-059) and by Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Scientific support has been provided by the National Institutes of Health (through a National Eye Institute Bioengineering Research Grant (R01 EY023381) and an NIH Roadmap Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Programs Grant (K12RR023264/1KL2RR024990)), Research to Prevent Blindness (through a Career Development Award to Dr. Dupps and an Unrestricted Grant to the Department of Ophthalmology of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU) and the National Keratoconus Foundation/Discovery Eye Foundation.