Meet the Doctors

Wallace Franklin Goldban

Dr. Wallace Goldban is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Lasik surgery, eye disease and cataract removal. He has been practicing since 1998 and is a graduate of the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Albert Einstein College of medicine, MD and Swarthmore College, BA.

  • University of California San Diego, Fellowship in Cornea and refractive Surgery with Dr. Stuart Brown, Dr. David Schanzlin and Dr. Sandy Feldman.
  • Sinai Hospital of Detroit, completed Residency in Ophthalmology
  • White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, PGY III in Ophthalmology
  • Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola NY, Preliminary Medicine
Worked with Dr. Jay Fleischman, Director of Retinal Services at Albert Einstein College of Medicine on the use of retrobulbar injections of chlorpromazine for painful blind eyes
  • Representative of Albert Einstein College of Medicine to The Organization of Student
  • Representatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Member of The Steering Committee of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Federal Legislation Committee of The Medical Society of The State of New York
  • Accident and Injury Prevention Committee of the Medical Society of the state of New York
  • Chairman of Symposium on Solutions to Violence in The Middle East Crisis and of UJA
  • Fundraising at Swarthmore College
  • Calendar Committee and Food Committee member at Swarthmore College
From 1997 to present – Desert Ophthalmology in Palm Springs, CA
  • Life Master in Bridge, active tournament player
  • Travel
  • Sports
English / Spanish
Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
California and Florida

Lawrence J. Schwartz, M.D.

Dr. has been a Board Certified Ophthalmologist for 44 years and is pleased to be part of Desert Ophthalmology with Dr. Wallace Goldban.

Dr. Schwartz was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island. He attended Lawrence High School, Cornell University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and did his ophthalmology residency at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

After 2 years in the Army as a Major and Chief of Ophthalmology at Kenner Army Hospital in Ft. Lee, Virginia, he returned to private practice in Los Angeles. He was a founding member of the American Eye Institute and a staff member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, serving terms as Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology and on the Medical Executive Committee. He was also vice chief of the Ellis Eye Center at Cedars for many years.

Dr Schwartz also served many years on the volunteer faculty at USC Medical School as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, where he helped residents learn cataract as well as other surgeries. He also did volunteer surgery in both Mexico and Manaus, Brazil.

Dr. Schwartz had a general ophthalmology practice, caring for many grateful patients with glaucoma, cataracts, eye infections and inflammation as well as medical retina problems, Diabetes, Lasik, and refractions.

Retiring to Palm Springs three years ago, Dr. Schwartz is happy to be working two days a week doing medical ophthalmology, leaving the surgery in the very capable hands of Dr. Goldban.

Dr. Schwartz is married to Suzanne and has five children and 11 grandchildren. He gave up skiing, but loves his tennis games.

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1180 N. Indian Canyon W100
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Monday-Friday 8-5 (closed 12-1)
Saturday-Sunday Closed

72650 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 106
Palm Desert, CA 92262
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Thu-Fri 1:30-5

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