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About Lawrence R. Goldberg, M.D., P.A.

Lawrence R. Goldberg M.D. has proudly called St. Petersburg, Florida his home for the past 56 years and has been practicing Ophthalmology in his St. Petersburg office for 30 years. His areas of expertise include: Cataract and Intraocular Lens Implant SurgeryGlaucoma Treatment, Laser Eye Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Dry Eye Therapy, Evaluation for Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration, Comprehensive Eye Examinations, and Confidential Second Opinions. He also offers his patients breakthrough surgical techniques, such as "mini-endoscopic" glaucoma surgery, otherwise known as Endocyclophotocoagulation.


He attended Boca Ciega High School and graduated with honors. Undergraduate studies were started at St. Petersburg Junior College where he received his A.A. Degree, and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Honor Society. He finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, obtaining his B.S. Degree, majoring in Zoology and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

His study of medicine was completed at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, in South Florida. Atop the list of the numerous honors he received is Valedictorian of his graduating medical school class. The following honors/awards were also received:

  • Biochemistry Award (top freshman in his medical class)

  • R.S. Oelman Scholarship

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical honor society)


After his M.D. Degree was attained, Doctor Goldberg took his internship in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. This experience gave him comprehensive knowledge of underlying medical conditions, enabling him to treat the whole patient, not just eye-specific conditions. He further pursued his studies relating to his specialization in ophthalmology, while completing a 3 year residency at the University of Florida. During his residency, Doctor Goldberg published a case study titled “Severe Exophthalmos Secondary to Non Graves’ Orbital Myopathy,” which was featured in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.


As a proud member of the following organizations, Dr. Goldberg has been able to stay current on the latest medical issues and surgical procedures:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

  • American Intra-Ocular Implant Society

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology

  • Pinellas County Medical Society

  • Florida Medical Association

  • American Medical Association



Doctor Goldberg has been an active investigator in several ophthalmic research protocols regarding dry eye syndrome. His commitment to improving eye care is apparent by being involved in these studies. Many patients currently suffer from this condition and newly evolving treatments are needed to alleviate their symptoms. The high demand for such research motivates his interest in further investigating potential cures to vexing eye diseases.

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