Robert L. Schultze, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a specialization in refractive surgery. He believes in establishing a rapport with every prospective patient by taking the time to review each case on an individual basis. He is focused on helping each patient achieve optimal results by using state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment options.
Dr. Schultze is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at the Albany Medical College and completed specialized fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Schultze serves as Medical Director at Cornea Consultants of Albany and as co-Medical Director at the Albany TLC Laser Center. He holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Albany Medical College Department of Ophthalmology and has also served as Director of the Albany Medical College Eye Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Schultze is Associate Medical Director of the Lions Eye Bank at Albany and sits on the National Accreditation Committee of the Eye Bank Association of America.
Dr. Schultze has participated in many investigational clinical studies in refractive surgery and continues to lecture at symposiums throughout the United States. He has participated in national clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the VISX laser and has published on the accuracy of numerous corneal mapping instruments used after laser vision correction.
Dr. Schultze secured research funding from the Sight Society of Northeastern New York to study cornea transplant rejection and has consulted with the New York State Department of Health to evaluate contrast sensitivity. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the New York State Ophthalmological Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.