Dr. Robert J. Noecker is a leading ophthalmologist specializing in the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts. He specializes in MIGs (micro-invasive glaucoma surgery) procedures for the treatment of glaucoma and femto-laser assisted surgery for the treatment of cataracts.
He has more than 20 years of experience in developing innovations in cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Noecker has conducted numerous trials on the pharmacologic and surgical treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eyes. He has also helped to develop and apply novel materials and surgical techniques to the treatment of glaucoma. He currently has several on-going clinical studies evaluating new medications, laser treatments and surgical devices for glaucoma.
Dr. Noecker did his undergraduate work in engineering at MIT, medical school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona and Fellowship in glaucoma at Tufts University in Boston. Prior to joining the Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, Dr. Noecker was the Vice Chair of UPMC Eye Center, Director of the Glaucoma Service and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Prior to Pittsburgh, he was an Assistant Professor at Tufts University and was Director of Glaucoma and the Ophthalmology residency program at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.
Dr. Noecker is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine and Professor of Surgery at the Frank Netter School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University. He teaches courses and lectures to fellow ophthalmologists, optometrists, residents and medical students locally and around the country and the world every year. Dr. Noecker is on the editorial board of many peer-reviewed journals in ophthalmology, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers.