About Dr. Richardson


About Dr. David Richardson

Glaucoma and Canaloplasty Surgeon

Dr. David Richardson is a Southern California board certified eye surgeon specializing in the treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma. He is also the medical director of San Marino Eye (Vision Center), located in San Marino, California.    Dr. Richardson has performed thousands of advanced cataract and Canaloplasty procedures with excellent results.

Education & Training

Harvard-Medical-SchoolAfter graduating with top honors from the University of Southern California (USC), he received the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship to attend Harvard Medical School. While in medical school, he accepted a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health to study visual cognition. Dr. Richardson then completed an internal medicine internship at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, which was followed by ophthalmology training at LAC+USC/Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles – one of the top ophthalmology residencies in the country.

Awards & Recognition

Ophthalmologist Awards

Dr. Richardson is a recognized top eye doctor in America. He consistently received “Most Compassionate Doctor” and “Patient’s Choice” awards. Dr. Richardson however, is consistently voted as a top doctor not only by his patients but by his peers as well. He consistently received “Los Angeles Super Doctor Honors” and “Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctor Honors”.

Experience & Specialization

Dr. Richardson started his private practice in San Gabriel, CA 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). In 2013, Dr. David Richardson moved his practice to San Marino California and established San Marino Eye -  a state of the art eye care facility offering the most comprehensive and advanced treatment available.  Today, it is San Marino California’s leading vision center for glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, clear lens exchange, and general ophthalmologic care.

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.

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