Dr. David Richardson

Ophthalmology
San Marino, CA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Pasadena, CA

Address

800 East Colorado Blvd. Ste 450, null, Pasadena, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

No Value

San Marino Eye

San Marino, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Richardson joined the San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates in 1999 and became San Gabriel&rsquo;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 <strong>elite group of glaucoma surgeons </strong>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 <strong>one of the leading canaloplasty surgeons</strong> 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.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A member asked:
Dr. David Richardson
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Although : Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be note... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Richardson
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Blood vessels dilate: The dark circles that can appear around eyes (often noted early in the morning especially during allergy season) are due to dilation of the blood vess... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Richardson
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
The : The most recent peer-reviewed fda approved treatment for glaucoma is the minimally invasive surgery canaloplasty. Essentially, this surgery is like a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Richardson
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
It : It is rare for someone to lose vision after modern cataract surgery. How quickly vision improves after surgery, however, depends on how healthy the e... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Richardson
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Although : Although marijuana does reduce the pressure in the eye, it only does so while someone is "high." thus, in order for it to be an effective treatment, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Richardson
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Latisse (bimatoprost) : Latisse (bimatoprost) shares the same active ingredient as Lumigan which is used to treat glaucoma. When droped directly into the eye this medication... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Richardson
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
That : That depends on the type and severity of diabetic retinopathy (dr): mild (or "non-proliferative) dr generally requires only tighter control of blood ... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I've been to many doctor's offices in my life, as a 57 year old male, and no doctor has come close to the kindness, compassion and willingness to listen to and inform their patients that Dr Richardson...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Richardson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Richardson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Doheny Eye Institute

Residency

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Awards

Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine
Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine
Top Docs, Pasadena Magazine

Affiliations

National Institutes of Health
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
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