Dr. Goldberg’s Research
Along with his clinical practice of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, Dr. Goldberg has continued to teach and perform research to advance refractive surgery and treatment for corneal disease. He now serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Following a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburg Eye and Ear Hospital, Dr. Goldberg has pursued clinical research related to treating corneal disease and improving corneal refractive procedures. He participated in the CRS-LASIK study which led to the approval of LASIK in the U.S and has further concentrated research on the surgical correction of presbyopia–so that refractive surgery can correct vision for both far and near.
In the early years of LASIK (late 1990’s), Dr. Goldberg recognized the need for near-vision solutions in his laser vision correction patients. Monovision is a technique where one eye is corrected for distance and one eye is corrected for near vision and had been initially used for contact lens monovision. Dr. Goldberg found that many of his laser vision correction patients succeeded with LASIK monovision and has published 2 large studies on LASIK monovision which have helped pioneer LASIK monovision as the most prevalent, and still the most successful solution for presbyopia today.
Over the past decade, Dr. Goldberg has continued to research surgical correction for presbyopia, and while researching on improving the design of accommodating intraocular lenses, he recognized a gap in our knowledge of the mechanism of accommodation(how the eye changes focus from far to near). This ultimately led to building a computer-animated model of accommodation and presbyopia which for the first time demonstrates the mechanism of accommodation.
His presentation at the 2014 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting in Boston won Best Paper of Session and subsequently has been invited overseas to present his novel model. Hopefully, this new understanding will lead to better designs for accommodation intraocular lenses and other treatments to enable correction of presbyopia and enhance our ability to provide freedom from glasses for both far and near!
Dr. Goldberg has been recognized by Premier Surgeon magazine as one of the leading 250 refractive surgeons in the US, and by Ocular Surgery News as one of the 300 leading refractive cataract surgeons.