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Article by Clinical Professor Ivan Goldberg AM
Qualifications: AM, MBBS (Syd), FRANZCO, FRACS, Clinical Professor, Sydney University Together with Ms Kathleen Holmes, OAM, Prof Goldberg founded Glaucoma Australia in 1988, the association of which he became President in 2011. For this and his other activities, he was awarded a Medal of Australia (AM).

Having graduated from the University of Sydney, Clinical Professor Ivan Goldberg became a Fellow of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Prof Goldberg completed a Glaucoma Fellowship and then became a Faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, United States prior to returning to Australia.

Working closely with Prof FC Hollows, Prof Goldberg was Director of Glaucoma Services at Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital. As well as caring for patients, he taught and pursued clinical research activities and educational projects. This work continued when he transferred in 1998 to the Sydney Eye Hospital where he heads the Glaucoma Unit.

Holding Editorial Board and reviewer positions with more than 20 professional journals, Prof Goldberg has become a well respected member of the international community of glaucoma sub-specialists; this has resulted in invitations to join prestigious organisations such as the American Glaucoma Society, the Becker Glaucoma Society and the Glaucoma Research Society of the International Council of Ophthalmology. In 2013 the American Glaucoma Society named Prof Goldberg its International Scholar to recognize of his lifetime contributions to the field of glaucoma.

Within the Asian region, Prof Goldberg’s experience and knowledge in the field of glaucoma have been recognised through election as the Founding President of the South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG) and as an Executive Committee member of the Asian-Oceanic Glaucoma Society. Prof Goldberg chaired the Working Party of SEAGIG that wrote both the first (2003) and second (2008) Editions of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Guidelines. Closer to home, Prof Goldberg’s contributions to Australian ophthalmology and the RANZCO were recognised in 2001 by election as President of this College.

Currently Prof Goldberg is Director of Eye Associates in Sydney, Head of the Glaucoma Unit and Visiting Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital, as well as Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney. Prof Goldberg travels extensively, both nationally and internationally, collaborating in educational and research activities with fellow glaucoma sub-specialists, as well as contributing to professional meetings around the world.