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STUDIO CITY ( — Dr. David Richardson, a Southern California board certified eye surgeon appeared on KCAL9 News on December 30, 2012 to discuss his new book: “So You’ve Got A Cataract? | What You Need to Know About Cataract Surgery: A Patient’s Guide to Modern Eye Surgery, Advanced Intraocular Lenses & Choosing Your Surgeon” 
View Transcript | SOCAL Board Certified Eye Surgeon Discusses New Book


STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Do you suffer from Glaucoma? If so, Dr. David Richardson could have the cure.  Dr. Richardson visited the KCAL9 studios to talk about Glaucoma and a new surgery he is offering to patients 
View Transcript | A Treatment For Glaucoma? KCAL9



LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Glaucoma blinds about 100,000 Americans every year. It slowly destroys vision because it can be so difficult to control. Now there’s a new procedure that may take care of the problem for good.
View Transcript | New Glaucoma Treatment



Denise Dador for LOS ANGELES (KABC) — It’s the holiday highlight families spend the whole day waiting for, but experts say the best way to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks is to go to a professional show.


View Transcript | Professional fireworks…

Denise Dador for LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Parents worry about firecrackers and other fireworks, but what about sparklers? Eye doctors say they’re not as harmless as you might think.


View Transcript | Fireworks Can Injure Your Eyes – Experts

Feature Story (Health)

New Glaucoma Treatment Signals Breakthrough

By JANE GLENN HAAS, The Orange County Register  | April 26, 2012

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause optic nerve damage, according to the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

This can permanently damage vision and lead to blindness if untreated.

Glaucoma is normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye.

If untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent damage of the optic nerve and result in visual field loss. Over time, the condition can result in blindness. The Kellogg Eye Center says glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the world, especially in older people.

Glaucoma has been called the “silent thief of sight” because loss of vision often occurs gradually over a long period of time and symptoms occur only when the disease is advanced.

Once lost, vision cannot normally be recovered.

Commonly thought of as an older person’s disease, glaucoma strikes more than 2.2 million Americans and at least half don’t know they have it, says Dr. David Richardson, of San Gabriel Eye Associates.

Richardson, an instructor of ophthalmologists, is one of only a handful of specialists in the country performing “canaloplasty,” a sight-saving breakthrough for glaucoma.

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Press Release

Patients Honor Dr. David D. Richardson, M.D. for Compassion

WGCL-TV, CBS Atlanta | Apr. 30, 2012

Dr. David D. Richardson, M.D. of Pasadena, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews.

PASADENA, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Patients’ Choice has announced that Dr. David D. Richardson, M.D. was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2011 Compassionate Doctor Certification.


Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals (, UCompareHealthCare (, and Patients’ Choice ( to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians.

Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Compassionate Doctor recognition. Of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor in 2011.

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In The News – Year 2011


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