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


    Remembering Dr. Ken Greenberg

    “Ken Greenberg was one of the truly special people I have been honored to work with in my ophthalmic career.  Ken was notable for his intelligence, hard work and superb clinical skills.  However, what made him truly special was his enormous heart, his love of ophthalmology and his willingness to be helpful.  He was never too busy for a phone call or a trip to my laser center to discuss our outcomes and how we could improve patient care.  He was always there with a wry smile and warm greeting and I know he was like this with everyone he interacted with.   Ken Greenberg was a colleague and friend who will be enormously missed.”

    —Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island, Rockville Centre, NY


    “Dr. Greenberg dedicated over 20 years of his life to support the development, education, training, and adoption of laser vision correction into ophthalmology.  He worked tirelessly to ensure that his colleagues and their staff were well supported.  He helped to advance the art and science of vision correction benefiting millions of people worldwide.  His impact and passionate pursuit of excellence is a model for all new technologies to follow.”

    -Heather Ready, Abbott, President of OWL


    “I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Greenberg (Ken) as a consultant at VISX and a co-worker at Abbott Medical Optics.  I witnessed not only his depth of knowledge but his amazing ability to communicate with patients and professionals about refractive surgery.   Always a welcoming smile, a clap on the back and a sincere interest in those he engaged.  A brilliant career and still time, travelling around the world, to make it to his son’s baseball game!  May God’s love be with you Ken.”

    -Mark Walsh, Director - Acquisitions/Operations for Vision Group Holdings, West Palm Beach, FL


    “Dr. Ken Greenberg was a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. Since June of 2000, I have had the privilege of working with Ken in the refractive surgery field for VISX, Intralase, and Abbott. Ken trained numerous surgeons across the world, helping them to achieve excellent results and open a new world of freedom, visual clarity, and activity to the lives of their patients. Over the years Ken trained many of the personnel for VISX and Abbott. He was always willing to help in answering questions and finding solutions. He was patient even when he had to provide an answer multiple times. He truly cared about delivering excellent outcomes to patients. To Ken, it wasn’t about doing it easy or quickly. He wanted surgeons to get it right, and he wanted his team to get it right. He seemed to always be available unless he was on a plane half way around the globe. I have received many compliments through the years about Ken’s assistance to our refractive surgeons. He has contributed to millions of patients having outstanding outcomes and a better way of life across the world. He was a gentleman who cared about his profession. He will be greatly missed.”

    -Dennis Casey, Refractive Sales Manager, Northeast, Abbott Medical Optics

    Memories of Dr. Greenberg

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

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