Dr. Richard Lehrer

Glaucoma
Alliance, OH
33 years experience male

Locations

Ohio Eye Alliance

Canton, OH

Address

4469 Fulton Dr NW, Canton, OH
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

AultCare Corporation

Ohio Eye Alliance

Alliance, OH

Ohio Eye Alliance

Canfield, OH

About

Bio

Dr. Richard Lehrer earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brandeis University and his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1988. He pursued his postgraduate career with a fellowship in glaucoma at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed fellowship training in Cornea and Glaucoma at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Lehrer established his practice with Ohio Eye Alliance in 1993, where he is currently the Director of Glaucoma Services, with offices in Canton, Alliance and Canfield Ohio. He serves on the medical staffs of Alliance Community Hospital where he served as past president of the medical staff and past chair of surgery, and Surgery Alliance where he is the medical director. He is also on staff at Aultman Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Summa – Akron City Hospital, and the Southwoods Hospital in Boardman. In addition to keeping up with the latest glaucoma surgical and diagnostic techniques, he is also an experienced cataract and intraocular lens implant and corneal transplant surgeon. He has been the first glaucoma specialist in NE Ohio to perform new and innovative surgeries such as Viscocanalostomy, AquaFlowTM, Ex‑PressTM Shunt, Canaloplasty and iStentTM. Dr. Lehrer has been involved in ophthalmic and neurological research since 1984 and continues to maintain an interest in teaching, having distinguished himself with six faculty appointments from 1983 through the present. He is co-author of numerous original research papers and delivers many ophthalmology lectures throughout the United States. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Ohio State University and at NEOMED in Rootstown. He serves as Course Director for Schlemm’s Canal (Advanced Glaucoma) Surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. He is also a regular speaker on Advanced Glaucoma Surgery at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery national meetings. Dr. Lehrer has also been invited to speak and present at the American Glaucoma Society annual meetings. He is dedicated to sight preservation and is a member of the Jackson Township Lions Club and serves as surgical advisor to the Melvin Jones District 13-D Lions Eye Foundation and is the Lions District 1 3-D Chairman for Sight Conservation. He also is a consultant for the The Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired.

Specialties
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Glaucoma

Cataract Surgery

Cornea

Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not necessarily: Many patients with corneal transplants have glaucoma, sometimes related to medications used to prevent rejection. If medications and laser are inadeq ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Need to see your doc: You really need to see your doc to evaluate this issue.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Lehrer
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Sounds like cataract: Any time there are opacities in the lens it may be called a cataract. There are many types of cataracts, some focal and small opacities, some diffuse ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2013
A very compassionate and qualified surgeon. At the top of the list.
I highly recommend Dr Lehrer! He is a superb surgeon!!
Jun 22, 2013
Great responses. Very accurate.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I got my BP checked & its 144/80,..if you have any more suggestions that'll be great..thanks again!
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Thanks for your quick reply! And your answer was very helpful. Thank you so much once again.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Awards

AAO Honor Award
AAO Lifetime Learning Achievement

Affiliations

American Glaucoma Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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