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About Michael Goldbaum, MD

In 1996, Dr. Goldbaum published a report on the first known case of a newborn with E-Coli Endophthalmitis, resulting in inflammation of the internal structures of the tissues in the eyeball. Dr. Goldbaum's breakthrough in treatment for macular hole was featured in 1998 issues of Ocular Surgery News and the journal, Ophthalmology. The technique using silicone oil has the potential of greatly altering the treatment of macular holes worldwide.

In 2005, Dr. Goldbaum introduced a new method for detecting visual field patterns in glaucoma that was used independent component analysis, a form of unsupervised learning. This method was used to develop a new method of detecting progression of glaucoma from glaucoma tests that may change the approach for detecting worsening glaucoma.

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Medical Degree

  • Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Residency

  • Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Fellowship

  • Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Italian

Date Joined Staff

  • 1977-01-26

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Treatment of Macular Holes
  • Effects of Diabetes on the Eye
  • Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness
  • Artificial Neural Networks Applied to Visual Fields
  • Optic Disk Topography
  • Computerized Diagnosis-Digitized Retrieval Images
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
Open Payments Program Notification
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.
View Open Payments data for Dr. Goldbaum
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