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NJ LASIK Doctor Has Rare Dual Certification


There are two organizations which provide certification of LASIK surgeons based on surgical skills and results. Dr. Daniel Goldberg has a rare dual certification from both the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance (an independent, nonprofit, patient and consumer health organization that evaluates and verifies the quality of the surgeries provided by select refractive surgeons in the United States), and the ABES(American Board of Eye Surgeons).

The ABES(American Board of Eye Surgeons) promotes the highest possible quality ophthalmologic surgical care. The ABES certification programs include a process through which a surgeon’s actual surgical skills and judgment are tested and observed by his or her peers. The ABES tests surgical skills in cataract/intraocular lens surgery as well as LASIK and corneal transplantation. In 1989, Dr Goldberg was the first eye surgeon in New Jersey to have surgical skills in cataract and intraocular lens surgery certified by ABES. In 2002 he became one of 2 New Jersey LASIK surgeons to have surgical skills certified in LASIK by ABES.

The other organization to certify LASIK surgeons is the non-profit, patient advocacy CRSQA(Council of Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance). According to CRSQA, certification is an important indication of the quality of a LASIK doctor, and once certified, results are re-evaluated every three months. There are fewer than 250 doctors nationwide who have attained and maintain certification by CRSQA.

Nationwide, there are less than 10 LASIK surgeons with dual certification by ABES and CRSQA. Daniel B.Goldberg MD of the Atlantic Laser Vision Center in Little Silver, NJ is the only NJ eye surgeon and one of only 10 eye surgeons nationwide to have dual certification in LASIK based on review of actual surgical skills and results.

Information on Dr. Daniel Goldberg and his practice is available at

Laser Vision Correction, including LASIK and related procedures such as PRK(photorefractive keratectomy), and ASA(advanced surface ablation) have become the most common refractive surgical procedures with over 1.4 million procedures yearly in the US. Steady advances in technology have contributed to the quality of results, and the safety of the procedure.

Consider the added safety of a femtosecond laser flap(e.g. Intralase all-laser LASIK or iLASIK) compared to blade LASIK with a microkeratome. According to Dr. Goldberg, who is one of the first NJ eye surgeons to pioneer LASIK in New Jersey, and who also was one of the first to bring Intralase all-laser LASIK to the east coast: “Safety is my top priority. Using the best technology is part of the process, but proper patient selection and meticulous surgical technique is the key to success.”

The FDA scrutinizes and approves the safety of laser eye surgery technology. Dr. Goldberg advises patients to seek the best combination of technology and an experienced surgical team. He feels that surgical certification of actual surgical results is an important protection for patients: “It demonstrates that the surgeon has the confidence to have their surgical skills and results evaluated. I have always supported the principle that surgical skills and results should be evaluated objectively.”
Board certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) is knowledge based but does not measure surgical skills. Goldberg says: “As a result, I continue to voluntarily validate my results thru ABES and CRSQA. It is part of my service to patients to demonstrate our qualifications, and to protect their vision.”
About Dr. Goldberg

Dr. Daniel B Goldberg is a comprehensive refractive surgeon - both a pioneer of LASIK surgery in the U.S. and an accomplished corneal and cataract surgeon. Dr. Goldberg specializes in comprehensive refractive surgery including LASIK eye surgery and refractive intraocular lens and cataract surgery. Based in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Dr. Goldberg has performed LASIK on patients worldwide and was a member of the elite team of doctors who performed clinical trials of LASIK in its early stages. This research led to FDA approval of LASIK.


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