Imagine and design laser medical devices that transform uses so that the practice of eye surgery is the safest, most efficient and accessible to the greatest number.

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Our mission to support your ambitions


Empower all surgeons to achieve excellence in their eye surgery practice through optimal and accessible cataract technology.
Eye surgery is one of the most demanding and selective (for example, only 100,000 surgeons in the world are capable of performing cataract surgery using the traditional method), while at the same time being one of the most necessary (cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world). Faced with this paradox, we chose to act: Helix, the first femtolaser to perform a perfect capsulotomy for cataract surgery, offering a faster learning curve and at an attractive cost.


Innovating better with less is for us the guarantee of the highest standards.
We focus on the essentials, on what has real added value without ever compromising performance. Thus, we optimize the surgical gesture, while offering lower costs and a much faster learning curve.

Team spirit

By working hand in hand with surgeons and our partners, we are able to respond effectively to the challenges of ophthalmology and anticipate them with creativity and boldness.


We do what we do because we are convinced that human talent deserves to be encouraged, guided and amplified. Through our innovations, we put surgeons back at the center of operations and empower them to achieve excellence.



Ilasis is a team of experts who are convinced that the most relevant and sustainable response to the current and future challenges of ophthalmology lies in frugal innovation.

Co-founder & CEO

François Salin

Pioneer of femtosecond laser technologies during his years as a research director at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research in France). François is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Optique and holds a PhD in Physics. François is the incoming president of the French Optical Society. He is a successful entrepreneur in the field of lasers (+17 years of experience) including 7 years in the medical field.

Co-founder and Managing Director in charge of technical management

Pierre Deslandes

Graduated from the Institut d’Optique Graduate School in optical engineering, holds a PhD in laser physics and is a strong believer in frugal innovation. Pierre has more than 15 years of experience in innovation and development of laser, optical and electronic systems in various companies.

Co-founder and General Manager in charge of clinical and scientific affairs

Florent Deloison

Florent has more than 15 years of experience in the creation of new laser processes in the field of healthcare and in particular in ophthalmology.

General Manager in charge of Operations, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Bertrand Jouannaud

Bertrand has nearly 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, particularly in cataract surgery (Carl Zeiss Meditec).

Our team of experts


Because the Helix solution is first and foremost oriented towards practitioners, we have surrounded ourselves with a team of experts in ophthalmology.

Professor Béatrice Cochener

Professor of Ophthalmology, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Brest.
Head of the Ophthalmology Department at the University Hospital of Brest. Former President of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS). President of the French Academy of Ophthalmology. Vice President of the National Union of Ophthalmologists of France (SNOF). President of the National Professional Council of Ophthalmology (French Academy of Ophthalmology).

Professor David Touboul

Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bordeaux University Hospital, head of the anterior segment unit. Science Phd in “laser surgery of the cornea and crystalline lens”. President – Society of the French Association of Implants and Refractive Surgery (SAFIR). Member of the Academy of Surgery.

Professor Antoine Brézin

Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Paris. Head of the Ophthalmology Department of the Cochin Hospital. Co-director of the OphtalmoPôle of the Cochin Hospital in Paris.

Dr François Lignereux

Sourdille-Atlantic Ophthalmological Institute. Specialist in cataract and retina surgery. Former Chief of Clinic at the Hospitals of Nantes (France), he has performed more than 15,000 cataracts and 7,000 retina surgeries.


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