Dr. Altman performs Laser Vision Correction, (Bladeless LASIK) on site at the Pennsylvania Eye and Ear Surgery Center using the excimer laser to correct for nearsightedness and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Dr. Altman was the founding Medical Director of the Pennsylvania Eye and Ear Surgery Center and former Medical director of the Surgery Center of Pottsville. He currently enjoys staff privileges at the Pennsylvania Eye and Ear Surgery Center, the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, as well as the Surgery Center of Pottsville.
Dr. Altman has published widely in the peer reviewed medical literature and regularly lectures to other physicians. He has presented numerous papers at Wills Eye Hospital’s Medical Conferences as well as the prestigious New England Ophthalmologic Society. His publications, presentations and research activity include work on Microincision Cararact Surgery, Astigmatism correction, Presbyopia Correction with Multifocal Lens Implantation, LASIK and PRK laser vision correction, Corneal Transplantation and DSEK, Ocular Anesthesia, Streptococcus Pneumonia and Scleritis, Pterygium Surgery, Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis, Recurrent Erosion Syndrome, and Reversible focal neurologic deficits in severe iron deficiency anemia. He was a site co-investigator on the nationally noted HEDS study (Herpetic Eye Disease).
He served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Thomas Jefferson Medical Center, and in 1992 was one of the co-founders of Wills Eye Hospital’s Refractive Surgery Service.
Dr. Altman specializes in:
Micro incisional cataract surgery with correction of astigmatism
Presbyopia correction with multifocal lens implantation
All-Laser (Bladeless) LASIK
Dr. Altman is an active member in the following organizations:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Pennsylvania and Berks County Medical Societies
Reading Ophthalmologic Society