Dr. Richard Lehrer
33 years experience male
Ohio Eye Alliance
Ohio Eye Alliance
Ohio Eye Alliance
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.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Not necessarily: Many patients with corneal transplants have glaucoma, sometimes related to medications used to prevent rejection. If medications and laser are inadequate to control pressure, glaucoma surgery may be required. Sometimes after glaucoma surgery, transplants can fail and require repeat corneal transplants. Your glaucoma and corneal specialists should work together closely on these issues.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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. At this point in time, the only treatment for cataract that i know of that is successful is surgery. Surgery decisions need to be discussed in detail.
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Education & Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
AAO Honor Award
AAO Lifetime Learning Achievement
American Glaucoma Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery