Dr. Eydelman is a board-certified ophthalmologist. She received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, with a focus on Biomedical Engineering, from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. She received her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and a Doctorate in Health Sciences and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).
In 1995, Dr. Eydelman joined FDA. For the past 20 years, as an Expert Medical Officer, Senior Medical Advisor, Director of FDA’s Division of Ophthalmic, Neurological and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices (DONED) and Director of the FDA’s Division of Ophthalmic and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices (DOED), Dr. Eydelman has played a key role in assuring the safety and effectiveness of ophthalmic medical devices. She has been actively involved in standardization of ophthalmic devices as the U.S. Expert Delegate to the International Standards Organization and FDA’s Liaison to the American National Standards Institute‘s Committee for Ophthalmic Devices. Dr. Eydelman has served as the Principal Investigator for several ophthalmic clinical and laboratory studies. She has spearheaded numerous initiatives designed to improve the safety and effectiveness of ophthalmic devices. Dr. Eydelman originated many symposia and workshops to facilitate ophthalmic device innovation. Her broad ophthalmic interests have resulted in a United States patent, numerous publications, and many speaking engagements.