Richard S. Koplin, M.D.
Director Trauma Service
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
Dr. Koplin has been a seminal thinker in the evolution of refractive technology and procedures in the United States and is one of New York's most experienced refractive surgeons. Dr. Koplin has been a core FDA investigator for a number of refractive surgery procedures, including epikeratophakia, and laser and thermal correction of myopia and hyperopia.
Since the mid-1980's Dr. Koplin has performed thousands of refractive surgical procedures. His work led to the development and commercialization of the Corneal Modeling Technology that is now used worldwide to evaluate and treat LASIK refractive surgery patients. (See partial reference list included below.)
Dr. Koplin attended Lafayette College in Pennsylvania where, as an Honors Candidate, he researched and published award winning projects in numerous peer reviewed journals. Dr. Koplin continued his research and development interests through medical school at New York Medical College, Residency (New York Eye and Ear Infirmary) and Fellowship (Columbia Harkness Eye Institute), culminating in the development of diagnostic ultrasound and corneal refractive imaging technology for the eye care industry.
Dr. Koplin specializes in the use of intraocular refractive and LASIK procedures in nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic cases as well as cases complicated by trauma and post-operative problems. Dr. Koplin is Board Certified and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Association for Research in Vision, and national and local medical societies. Dr. Koplin directs the Eye Trauma Center at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Cataract Teaching Forum and lectures extensively on the use of refractive procedures, including LASIK.
Journal Ophthalmology (Academy of Ophthalmology): Feb 1999. Corneal Surface Topography after LASIK (Wang, et al Peoples Republic of China)