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Glaucoma

Fred B. Chu, M.D.

 

Upload: August 13, 2015Fred B. Chu, M.D. is a member of the Glaucoma Service at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.  He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and was first introduced to medicine by his father, who is also an ophthalmologist.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University where he majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and received a Certificate in Finance.  He returned to St. Louis to earn his medical degree from Washington University.  He went on to complete an internship in General Surgery and residency in Ophthalmology at Rush University in Chicago, where he also served as Chief Resident.  He then completed his fellowship in glaucoma at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Chu performs cataract surgery as well as a variety of surgical and laser procedures for the treatment of glaucoma. In addition to his clinical work, he has presented research at several national meetings including the American Glaucoma Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for which he was awarded a National Eye Institute Travel Grant.

Dr. Chu sees patients at the Blue Ash office in Cincinnati and Edgewood office in Northern Kentucky. In addition to his private clinical duties, he devotes time to teaching Ophthalmology residents at the University of Cincinnati.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Chu enjoys many outdoor sports and rooting for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals. He and his wife also enjoy cooking, travel and spending time with their Corgi-mix, Bella.

 

John S. Cohen, M.D.

John S. Cohen, M.D. is Director Emeritus of the Glaucoma Service at the Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI). He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, received his Ophthalmology training at the University of Cincinnati, and completed his glaucoma Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Cohen was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida from 1975 to 1977 where he taught glaucoma and cataract implant surgery. He was Chief of the Glaucoma Service at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1977 to 1984, and is presently Volunteer Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Cohen performed clinical research in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, has published many articles and textbook chapters, produced numerous teaching videotapes, and has lectured in the United States and internationally on glaucoma and cataract surgery. He has organized and led courses designed to train ophthalmologists in the use of glaucoma laser surgery. He is a founder of the Annual Midwest Glaucoma Symposium, which has held yearly glaucoma meetings in the Midwest since 1977, and sponsors the annual John S. Cohen Lecture in his honor. Ophthalmologists from the United States and other countries have trained under Dr. Cohen’s supervision at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Dr. Cohen was a member of the visiting faculty of Orbis International and taught medical and surgical care of cataract and glaucoma while in Rijeka, Yugoslavia; Davao, Philippines; Hyderabad, India; Shanto, Taiyuan and Chingdao, China; San Jose, Costa Rica; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad-Tobago, Varna, Bulgaria, and Yerevan, Armenia on their DC 10 flying eye hospital.

Dr. Cohen is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a founding member of the American Glaucoma Society, and a recipient of the Honor Award and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been selected by his peers to Best Doctors in America. Dr. Cohen does laser surgery for glaucoma and secondary cataracts.

Dr. Cohen and his wife, Julie, a retired teacher, enjoy family, volunteering in the community and hiking. Dr. Cohen is an enthusiastic fly fisherman.

Robert Goulet III, M.D.

Dr. Robert J. Goulet III grew up in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb north of Indianapolis. He graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2001. For the year after college graduation, Dr. Goulet committed to working as a classroom assistant in the Head Start Program for underprivileged preschool aged children. He continued his educational pursuits, after that year, at Indiana University School of Medicine and received his medical degree in 2006. He remained in Indianapolis to complete his intern/transitional year at Methodist Hospital and his ophthalmology residency with the IU department of ophthalmology. During residency, Dr. Goulet served as chief resident for the transitional year program and academic chief resident for the ophthalmology program. In 2009, he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society which recognizes those who have “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” Dr. Goulet furthered his education in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma with the Wills Eye Institute Glaucoma Service fellowship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Goulet is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has professional affiliations with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. Before joining Cincinnati Eye Institute, he served as the glaucoma specialist in a small private practice in northern Indiana. His primary interests are in the management of glaucoma with medicines, lasers, and surgery (tube shunts, filtering procedures, and combined glaucoma/cataract surgeries). Dr. Goulet also performs cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation in patients with and without glaucoma.

Dr. Goulet enjoys any outdoor activity and traveling with his wife, Andrea. They also spend plenty of time with their dog Yoda. He is a recreational road cyclist and can cook well enough to put an edible meal on the table.

Linda J. Greff, M.D.

Linda J. Greff, M.D. specializes in adult and pediatric glaucoma. She is a graduate of the Honors College of University of Michigan and received her Medical Degree from Ohio State University. After completing an Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she returned to Ohio State University for her Residency in Ophthalmology. Dr. Greff joined Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) in 1991 after completing two Fellowships in glaucoma at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School and at New England Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Dr. Greff has written a variety of peer reviewed articles and has co-authored Ophthalmic textbook chapters. She has organized educational symposia and has regularly lectured at national scientific meetings. As a volunteer Associate Professor at University of Cincinnati, Dr. Greff is involved in the education of Ophthalmology Residents. She has been an investigator in a number of national clinical trials evaluating new modalities in glaucoma therapy, including the use of antimetabolites during surgery. In addition to her work in glaucoma, Dr. Greff also performs cataract and implant surgery.

Dr. Greff is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Women in Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Chandler-Grant Society. She has also served as President of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Greff has been actively involved in community issues. She was invited to the White House as part of a program to discuss ways of improving the lives of women in America. Subsequently, Dr. Greff organized and co-chaired a local conference at University of Cincinnati College of Law under the auspices of President Clinton's Interagency Council on Women addressing legal, education, health and economic issues involving women.

Anup K. Khatana, M.D.

Anup Khatana, MD grew up in Detroit, Michigan, completed his undergraduate, medical school and Ophthalmology Residency training at Wayne State University, Kresge Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology. He served as Chief Resident during his last year at Kresge Eye Institute, and then completed a Glaucoma Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia before receiving Board Certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Khatana joined Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) as a cataract and glaucoma specialist in 2000 and was named Director of the Glaucoma Service in 2012. He serves on CEI’s board of directors, chairs CEI’s physician recruitment committee, and is the Director of Glaucoma Fellowship. He is a Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, and was voted teacher of the year by his residents here in 2011. He has been selected by his peers to Best Doctors in America since 2001.

Before joining CEI, he spent four years in Kansas City, dividing his time between private practice and academics, serving as Director of the Glaucoma Service and Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Eye Foundation of Kansas City and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He was honored as teacher of the year by his residents there in 1999.

Dr. Khatana uses the latest cataract surgical technology to provide the best visual outcomes for patients.  He also specializes in the management of various complicated and advanced forms of glaucoma, as well as all of the newer minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. As an investigator in various clinical trials, Dr. Khatana is able to provide his patients access to new drugs and technologies at an earlier stage.

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “sneak thief” of sight because the most common types of glaucoma do not cause any symptoms until the optic nerve has significant damage. Glaucoma is actually a complex group of disorders that all produce a similar and typical pattern of optic nerve fiber death resulting in typical patterns of loss of the field of vision.

Because glaucoma kills optic nerve fibers, early diagnosis is critical. CEI has the latest in visual field and optic nerve testing technology that aids in early detection.  The first line of therapy for glaucoma is usually eye drops to lower the intraocular pressure. There are also several different laser procedures that have proven effective in fighting glaucoma.

For patients who cannot be controlled with medical or laser therapy, there are now several surgical options to treat glaucoma, and these can often be combined with the latest cataract surgical techniques.  CEI is proud to be able to offer our patients every currently approved glaucoma laser and surgery.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society. Dr. Khatana sees patients at the Blue Ash office in Cincinnati.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Khatana enjoys a variety of music, movies, tennis, skiing, and spending time with his family.

 

Alan H. Zalta, M.D.

Alan H. Zalta, M.D. specializes and limits his practice to the medical and surgical therapy of glaucoma.  Since 1984, he has been Director of the Glaucoma Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he is an affiliated Clinical Professor. He was Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Ophthalmology from 1984-2000 and has been honored with three awards for Resident teaching. Dr. Zalta also served as President of the Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology and has been selected by his peers to be included in Best Doctors in America in 17 of the last 18 years.

 Dr. Zalta received his Medical Degree from University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1978 after graduating Cum Laude from Rice University in 1975.  He served his Internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed his Ophthalmology Residency training at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1983.  Dr. Zalta subsequently received Glaucoma Fellowship training at Ochsner Clinic and Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He has been Board Certified since 1984 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

 Dr. Zalta has developed stereoscopic teaching atlases of glaucomatous disc damage and gonioscopy, has published many original articles and book chapters, has produced numerous teaching videotapes, and has taught many courses at local, national, and international meetings for the last 24 years.  Most recently, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recognized Dr. Zalta’s long commitment to teaching his peers by honoring him with a Senior Achievement Award.  Dr. Zalta has also developed an expertise in aqueous shunt implant surgery and has been a visiting Professor at numerous universities. 

 Dr. Zalta has always staged the degree of glaucoma damage and set target goals for pressure control accordingly; he taught a national course on this subject for 3 years.  He believes in a liberal approach in early glaucoma and a conservative approach in advanced glaucoma. 

 In his free time, Dr. Zalta enjoys a daily workout, reading science fiction, and spending time with his family.

Jeffrey M. Zink, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Zink, M.D. is a member of the Glaucoma and Cataract Team at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. He is an Ohio native and a summa cum laude graduate of Bates College. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the Charles A. Oliver Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology. After finishing an internship in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, he completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan. During his residency, he was awarded two George Slocum Research Awards and served as Chief Resident in his final year. Subsequently, he did a fellowship in medical and surgical glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which is associated with the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is currently a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Zink has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in ophthalmic literature and has lectured and presented his work at regional and national Ophthalmology meetings. He has a strong interest in all medical and surgical aspects of glaucoma, particularly glaucoma drainage implant surgery, combined cataract and glaucoma surgery, filtering procedures, and laser surgery. Dr. Zink also performs cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been selected by his peers to Best Doctors in America. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Zink sees patients at the Edgewood office in Kentucky and the Blue Ash office in Cincinnati.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Zink and his wife, Kate, enjoy spending time with their two daughters. Dr. Zink also enjoys fishing and playing tennis.

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