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    Kenneth Greenberg, MD, catalyst in development of excimer laser, dies


    Courtesy of Abbott Medical OpticsRobert K. Maloney, MD, MA (Oxon), of Maloney Vision Institute, Los Angeles, was a resident while Dr. Greenberg was a fellow at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

    Dr. Maloney recalls talking and laughing together for hours at the Baltimore waterfront.

    “After [that], he took me under his wing and helped me survive the cornea rotation,” he said.  “Every time we talked the conversation went quickly to our wives and kids, which was where his heart lay.”

    Kim Pratzer, who was clinical manager/fellowship coordinator and an ophthalmic technician at Wilmer Eye Institute while Dr. Greenberg was a fellow, still remembers the impression he left on her.

    “Although we are not supposed to have favorites, Ken was high on the list of all-time favorites in the 31 years I was at Wilmer,” she said. “The reason why is that Ken was always willing to share his knowledge, had a great bedside manner and never said ‘no’ when I asked him to do something.”

    Dr. Greenberg was a “remarkably skilled and kind physician and colleague” who would return to the Wilmer Eye Institute every year to provide refractive surgery didactic teaching to the corneal fellows, said Albert Jun, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Cornea, Cataract, and External Eye Diseases, Wilmer Eye Institute.

    “He was obviously a very dedicated teacher,” he said.

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    Jolie Higazi
    Jolie is the Content Specialist for Ophthalmology Times. She can be reached at [email protected]

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