Ivan Goldberg

Head of the Glaucoma Unit
Sydney Eye Hospital

Ivan Goldberg is Head of the Glaucoma Unit, Sydney Eye Hospital, Clinical Professor, University of Sydney, Director of Eye Associates and Life Governor of Glaucoma Australia.

Ivan is Past President of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society, of Glaucoma Australia, of the World Glaucoma Association, of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society, and of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He chaired both first and second editions of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Guidelines.

Ivan’s efforts have been recognized by the Order of Australia Award in 2011, as International Scholar of the American Glaucoma Society and the Glaucoma Foundation of New York’s Robert Ritch Award for Excellence and Innovation in Glaucoma (both in 2013), the International Award of the University of Sao Paulo in 2011, the Bartisch Medal of the University of Dresden in 2014 and honorary memberships of both the Philippine and South African Glaucoma Societies. He has been a Visiting Professor in many countries, including the Philippines, Israel, India, the USA, Germany, Britain, New Zealand and Brazil as well as all Australian States.

Ivan trained with Fred Hollows, University of New South Wales and then Bernard Becker and Michael Kass, Washington School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri. He works, teaches and researches clinically and mentors younger colleagues. His interests in particular are on patient-centred care, including adherence and enhanced drug delivery.

Ivan has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers, 30 Editorials, 30 book chapters, 44 posters and 75 informal publications. He has also co-authored two books for patients on how to save their sight.