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 Gabriel Valley Eye Associates, located in San Gabriel, California. Dr. Richardson has performed thousands of advanced cataract and Canaloplasty procedures with excellent results.
Education & Training
After 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.
Experience & Specialization
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 specialists 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. You can read what this panel had to say here.