Dr. Richardson joined the San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates in 1999 and became San Gabriel’s first ophthalmologist to use such modern technologies as the accommodating Crystalens (with cataract surgery) and the iTrack microcatheter (canaloplasty glaucoma surgery). Dr. Richardson is among an elite group of glaucoma surgeons in the country performing the highly specialized canaloplasty procedure. In fact, patients have traveled half way around the world to have canaloplasty by Dr. Richardson.
Dr. Richardson not only performs canaloplasty, he also teaches other surgeons how to do so. As one of the leading canaloplasty surgeons he regularly gives talks at the national meetings of eye surgeons. As part of his quest to make this safer glaucoma surgery available to glaucoma patients throughout the world, he is often asked to fly out to teach individual doctors how best to incorporate canaloplasty into their practices. Dr. Richardson was recently included among a panel of respected glaucoma surgeons whose goal was to find ways to make it easier for other eye surgeons to learn how to perform canaloplasty.