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Dr. Richard Rosen

Ophthalmology
New York, NY
37 years experience

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary , 310 East 14 Street, New York, NY
Directions

Fax

(212) 979-4512

About

Bio

Richard B. Rosen, MD, FACS, FASRS, CRA Vitreoretinal Specialist Vice-Chairman and Surgeon Director Chief of Retinal Services Director of Ophthalmology Research, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Professor of Ophthalmology New York Medical College Richard B. Rosen, MD, FACS, FASRS, CRA is a Vitreoretinal Specialist at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, America’s first specialty hospital. He serves as Vice Chairman and Surgeon Director and Chief of Retinal Services as well as Director of Ophthalmic Research. Dr. Rosen’s academic appointments include Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York Medical College and Visiting Professor in Applied Optics at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. He also serves on the Executive Board of the American Society of Ocular Trauma and the editorial boards of Retinal Physician and Ophthalmic Lasers, Surgery and Imaging. Dr. Rosen received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed an internship in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He subsequently completed his residency in Ophthalmology and fellowship in vitreoretinal and macular surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Following completion of his fellowship he was recruited to serve as Residency Program Director, a position he served in for 15 years. He has received many teaching awards for his efforts, community recognition, and substantial foundation support for his research efforts. Dr. Rosen’s research interests are focused on treatment of age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and macular edema, along with innovations in diagnostic retinal imaging and vitreoretinal surgical instrumentation. He has served as lead or principle investigator in numerous clinical trials in these areas. Dr. Rosen presents his research findings in conferences worldwide in addition to contributing to the medical literature. Dr. Rosen is a member of the Scientific Advisor Boards of OPKO, Clarity Medical Systems, Allergan, Optical Imaging, OD-OS, and Medical Devices, Inc.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
112 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Blurred vision with new contacts may be due to excessive tightness of fit due to drying or corneal swelling. It need to be evaluated by the eyecare pr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Lazy eye (amblyopia) is not necessarily a sign of low iq. However, some persons with congenital syndromes suffer from various forms of strabismus whi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Not typically: Motion sickness is usually related to inner ear problems and should be evaluated by an ear nose and throat specialist. Car sickness has been related t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Doctor's instruction: Depending upon your procedure, your doctor may want you to rest your eyes for a certain period of time.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: In cases severe bilateral congenital esotropia both eyes can appear turned in.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: During stressful episodes, floaters can appear more prominent. However, this may not represent and permanent change or dangerous condition. After prop... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Severe nausea or vomiting are generally not symptoms of old glasses and should be evaluated by your physician if they persist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Lens correction: It is most likely the power of the lens correction you require. Either + 3.50 (farsighted, hyperopic) or -3.50(nearsighted or myopic).
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Strabismus noted following mastrurbation or other sexual activity should be evaluated for the possibility of vascular blockage (stroke).
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Good nutrition: Eating a diet rich in antioxidants, namely fruits and vegetables, and fish will help provide your eyes with optimal ingredients for the essential comp... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Use of certain blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix can result in bleeding if levels are elevated due to changes in absorption or oth... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: There are no reports in the medical literature to support such claims.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Floaters are caused by shadows of inconsistencies in the vitreous gel. They may appear early in eyes which are nearsighted but should be evaluated if ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
: It largely depends on the cause of the floaters. Gradual changes in a healthy aging eye may have the floaters persisting for years. Floaters due to bl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Damage the bones of the orbit surrounding the eye can injure the ye muscles or optic nerve. Proper ophthalmic evaluation is necessary to determine the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Occasionally: Celiac disease (crohns) has been associated with poor absorption of vitamin a (nightblindness) and some reports of retinal vessel blockage. It should ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Damage to one or more of the eye muscles due to eye injury can result in strabismus.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Not usually: Avoid sharing makeup. Bacterial contamination may spread some forms of conjunctivitis (pink eye).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Ophthalmic exam: Only medical evaluation can determine if the strabismus can be treated with corrective lenses or will require surgical correction.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Decompensation of a tendency toward strabismus can appear in the teen years as the eye grows and optical correction changes. New onset strabismus must... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Lazy eye (amblyopia) may occur without any evidence of strabismus.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Depends: Depending upon state laws which dictate the age of majority, generally corrective laser surgery has the best results in the 20 to 35 year population. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Evaluation by an ophthalmologist is necessary to determine the cause and possible need for corrective lenses or surgery to correct the problem.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: While orgasm can result in momentary visual blur, it typically resolves within minutes. Persons using drugs for erectile dysfunction with history of h... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Prolonged visual concentration may result in suppression of the normal blinking pattern which can leave the eyes very dry. In some individuals this ca... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Variable: Strabismus due to refractive problems will respond quickly but will only appear gone while correction lenses are in place. Length of therapy for ambly... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Compared to standard: The chart used to test the eye is calibrated for normal vision at 20 feet. The outcome achieved is compared to what a normal eye can see at 20 feet. S... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Longstanding strabismus is usually compensated for by the brain which pays attention to only one eye at a time. Recent onset of strabismus should be e... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Being hungover can lead to dehydration or headache which can make vision blurry. After adequate rehydration, food, and possibly some mild analgesic su... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Contacts can provide the optical correction part of the treatment especially at distance but may need to supplemented with reading glasses. Patching o... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yearly, if healthy: Eyes change throughout life due to continued growth of the lens. This causes the power to change and may necessitate new lens prescriptions. Intraocul... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Astigmatism: If the front of the eye or the internal lens is not a perfect sphere and is slightly oval, it may require special correction in one direction. This is... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
They are safe, but..: They should be confined to the lashes, since they may permanently affect eye color, turning blue eyes to brown. They will lower the eye pressure as we... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Colored contacts must be handled with the care and hygiene important for all contacts, namely, avoid overwear and make sure to clean your hands before... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Optical correction: The prescription for glasses describes the optical correction necessary to help you achieve the best vision. The first number describes the spherical ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Depends: New onset adult strabismus must be evaluated for possible stroke or tumor. Decompensation of corrected childhood strabismus is also possible.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Sudden blur can result from migraine headaches, momentary low blood pressure, high blood pressure, or other causes. If such episodes recur they need p... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Prisms can help correct double vision in some cases.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
No: Concentration often causes suppression of the natural blink reflex resulting in drying of the surface of the eye. This can result in blurring which ma... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Longstanding strabismus is usually compensated for by the brain which uses only one eye at a time, suppressing double vision.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Depends: Generally it is not permitted by law, depending on the state, since minors are often still in the growth phase of development of the eye and laser cor... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Yes: Wearing optimal vision correction and adjusting lighting to be more directional can help. Once you have had your retinas checked for serious causes su... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Try wearing them: Unless there substantial difference between the curvature and power of the two lenses trying on the lenses and wearing them either way may help you de... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Ease of use, comfort: Hard gas permeable lenses correct severe astigmatism and are more resistant to infection. Soft lenses are almost 50% water and are easier to get used ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Awards

Super Docs, New York Times,Best Doctors in New York, Castle Connelly Directory,Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine,National Association for the Visually Handicapped Distinguished Service Award and Honoree 2009,,New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Residents Teaching Award , John Herman Memorial teaching Award, AAO Honor Award , ASRS Honor Award
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