Dr. Steven A. Greenstein, following in Dr. Hersh’s footsteps, is a graduate of Harvard’s Cornea, Refractive, and External Disease completed a Cornea, Refractive Fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear at Harvard Medical School. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Greenstein had the honor of being awarded the prestigious Heed Ophthalmology Fellow Award. Dr. Greenstein was one of twenty graduating ophthalmology residents to receive this award.
Dr. Greenstein received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of of Medicine where he graduated with a special distinction in clinical research. Dr. Greenstein completed an Internal Medicine Internship, prior to the start of ophthalmology residency training at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. Prior to and during his professional ophthalmic career, Dr. Greenstein worked closely with Dr. Hersh and The CLEI Center for Keratoconus in our research department. Dr. Greenstein completed a one-year pre-residency fellowship with us, where he concentrated his research on keratoconus and corneal cross-linking. Together, Dr. Greenstein and Dr. Hersh published a multitude of articles in prestigious medical journals, including Cornea and Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, on CLEI’s corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) clinical trial for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia. In addition to publications, he has presented at numerous scientific meetings. Dr. Greenstein has written many book chapters, including chapters in Cornea: Fundamentals, Diagnosis, and Management, one of the primary references for cornea surgeons around the world.
Under the guidance of Dr. Hersh, Dr. Greenstein has assumed the primary surgical responsibilities of the practice. Dr. Greenstein is a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, where he teaches future eye surgeons about LASIK, and other refractive surgery procedures. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Refractive Alliance, the Cornea Society, and the Society of Heed Fellows. Dr. Greenstein is also a Team Ophthalmologist for New York Jets Football team.
Ophthalmologist – The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, P.A.
Assistant Clinical Professor; Cornea, Refractive & Anterior Segment Surgery – Rutgers NJ Medical School
Team Ophthalmologist for New York Jets Football team
Awards and Recognition
The Alfonse Cinotti Award for Academic and Professional Excellence
The Lions Eye Research Foundation of New Jersey Annual Research Award – 2014, 2015
Rutgers Golden Apple Teaching Award, as nominated by his peers – 2014
Articles and Publications
Cahlon O, Zelefsky MJ, Shippy A, Chan H, Fuks Z, Yamada Y, Hunt M, Greenstein S, Amols H. Ultra-high dose (86.4 Gy) IMRT for localized prostate cancer: toxicity and biochemical outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol BiolPhys. 2008;71(2):330-337.
Greenstein SA, Fry KL, Bhatt J, Hersh PS. Natural history of corneal haze after collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia: Scheimpflug and biomicroscopic analysis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010;36(12):2105-2114.
Hersh PS, Greenstein SA, Fry KL. Corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia: one year results of a randomized prospective study. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011;37(1):149-160.
Greenstein SA, Shah VP, Fry KL, Hersh PS. Corneal thickness changes after corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia: one-year results. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011;37(4):691-700.
Greenstein SA, Fry KL, Hersh PS. Corneal topography indices after corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia: one-year results. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011;37(7):1282-1290.
Greenstein SA, Fry KL, Hersh PS. In viivo biomechanical changes after corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia. Cornea. 2012;31(1):21-25.
Greenstein SA, Fry KL, Hersh M, Hersh PS. Higher order aberrations after corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012;38(2):292-302.
Brooks NO, Greenstein SA, Fry K, Hersh PS. Patient subjective visual function after corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia.J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012;38(4):615-619.
Greenstein SA, Fry KL, Hersh PS. The effect of topographic cone location on outcomes of corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and corneal ectasia. J Refract Surg. 2012;28(6):397-405.
Greenstein SA, Hersh PS. Characteristics influencing outcomes of corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and ectasia: implications for patient selection. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Aug; 39(8):1130-40.
Greenstein SA, Pineda R. The Quest for Spectacle Independence: A Comparison of Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implants and Pseudophakic Monovision for Patients with Presbyopia. Seminars in Ophthalmology, 32:1, 111-115, DOI: 10.1080/08820538.2016.1228400.
Guhan S, Peng SL, Janbatian H, Saadeh S, Greenstein SA, Al Bahrani F, Fadlallah A, Tey TC, Melki SA. Surgical adhesives in ophthalmology: history and current trends. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018; March 26.
Nguyen N, Gelles JD, Greenstein SA, Hersh PS. Incidence and associations of intracorneal ring segment explantation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018
Greenstein SA, Hersh PS. Advances in Medical and Surgical Cornea. Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia. 2015. Chapter 6, 71-87
Hersh PS, Greenstein SA. Foundations of Corneal Disease. Corneal Crosslinking for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia. 2020. Chapter 16, 195-205.
Speaking Engagements & Presentation
International CXL Experts Meeting – December 2018 – “Concurrent versus Sequential Treatment with Corneal Collagen Crosslinking and Intracorneal Ring Segments (Intacs) for Keratoconus”
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology – April 2019 – “Clinical outcomes and higher order aberrations after Combination Intracorneal Ring Segments and Corneal Collagen Crosslinking”
Rutgers Ophthalmology Department – June 2019 – “Current and Future Topography Guided Treatments for Keratoconus and Post Refractive Ectasia”