APX Ophthalmology Ltd. is a privately held company that has developed a novel pupil Expander to provide surgeons with effective pupil dilation, comfortable surgical performance and a high safety profile, in eyes with small pupils or floppy iris (IFIS).

The main techniques currently exercised to manage small pupils include:

  1. Pupil stretching.
  2. Iris hooks.
  3. Pupillary rings.

The goal of developing a different type of pupil dilator was primarily to create a device that is fast and easy to insert and remove, require no intraocular manipulations, provide adequate pupil size, but also does not interfere with surgery. We developed and tested various models and designs of pupil expanders, many of them were potentially practical; however, the most efficient design was a scissor-like device with blunt rounded terminal tips on the internal side and a Nitinol spring on its outer side.

The APX technology has created a safe, easy-to-use device, requiring minimal insertion and removal time, and does not impede surgical instruments within the surgical field.

APX Ophthalmology Ltd. was founded by experienced Ophthalmology and bioengineering entrepreneurs.

Prof. Ehud Assia

CMO and Co-founder

Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the  Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba; Medical Director of Ein Tal Eye Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University; Author of more than 200 peer review papers and book chapters.

Elie Eliachar

CEO Co-Founder & CTO

CEO of Eliachar Technologies Development Ltd., one of Israel’s leading product development companies, specializing in medical devices and equipment. Founded in 1996, Eliachar has developed more than 250 different medical devices for a wide range of medical fields.

Nir Lilach

Project Manager & CO-FOUNDER

Senior partner at Eliachar Technologies Development Ltd.
Mr. Nir Lilach has been successfully leading projects in the medical field from the conceptual idea to the final product for the past 18 years.

Ilanit Frank-Hakim

Business Development

Leads the department for the commercialization of Medical Devices at Mor Research Applications. Guides projects from the initial idea stage, through R&D, to commercialization.


QA & RA Manager

Mr. Adiv is the Co-Founder and co-CEO of MedicSense Ltd., a leading consulting company providing Regulatory, Clinical and QA services to the medical device industry for over 20 years.
With more than twenty years of extensive experience, Mr. Adiv specializes in developing company-tailored regulatory strategies, and has helped many companies to navigate through the international regulatory maze and meet the regulatory demands for their products.
His previous experience includes managing Quality and Regulatory Affairs departments in both well-established and start-up companies and he was responsible for various activities in each firm for which he has worked.