Dr. David Richardson is committed to educating the public on blindness prevention and providing a quick response to all inquiries from the media. If you are a journalist or a blogger covering the latest cataract and glaucoma treatments, please contact us by Phone: (626) 289 7856 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles Super Doctor Magazine (2010 – 2011)
Consistently voted as one of the outstanding physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement.
Pasadena Magazine’s Top Doctor Honors (2008-2011)
Consistently voted as one of the doctors who are deemed tops by their peers. Doctors throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area voted online for the most esteemed physician in his or her given field.
Online Presence – Websites
Official Book Website of “So, You’ve Got A Cataract?” a patient-centered book about cataracts and cataract surgery written by Dr. David Richardson and published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Available in both Kindle and Paperback format, So, You’ve Got A Cataract is available for purchase at amazon.com and createspace.com
This site is focused on glaucoma, glaucoma treatments and Canaloplasty. Dr. David Richardson provides information about glaucoma treatment options, studies and researches related to glaucoma.
This is where Dr. David Richardson provides valuable information about cataracts, cataract surgeries, intraocular lenses and some topics about glaucoma.
San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates’ official website. This site showcases the services, the doctors and surgeons of San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates, where Dr. David Richardson serves as Medical Director and surgeon.
Dr. David Richardson is a California board certified eye surgeon, specializing in the treatment of Cataract and Glaucoma. He is also Medical Director of San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates, Inc. located in Pasadena, California since 1999.
Dr. Richardson is among an elite group of glaucoma specialists in the country performing the highly specialized Canaloplasty procedure. As one of the first Interventional Ophthalmologists, Dr. Richardson is regularly asked to teach other doctors how to perform canaloplasty.
He also serves as consultant to iScienceInterventional, a company that develops microcatheter and imaging technologies for eye operations since 2011.
Born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1968, Dr. Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology minor in Chemistry from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Throughout his professional life, Dr. Richardson has engaged in the tireless pursuit of excellence, learning, and educating his patients and the public about eye health, particularly blindness prevention. “My Harvard education was a direct benefit of my parents, who understood the value of a great education. Somehow they knew I would commit to educating my patients just as they did for me.” says Dr. Richardson. The following are some examples of how Dr. Richardson has acted on his commitment:
- He limits his patient schedule to allow quality time with his patients.
- All exam rooms are equipped with LCD screens and iPads for viewing educational videos.
- He continuously seeks feedback & input from his patients in person and via an Online Questionnaire.
- He regularly updates multiple websites with the latest information about canaloplasty, glaucoma and cataract surgeries. New Glaucoma Treatments
- He maintains an active online social presence in order to answer questions from patients and the public.. Facebook David Richardson
He lives with his loving wife and daughter in Pasenda California. In his spare time, he rediscovers the wonders of the world through his four year old daughter’s eyes. In his own words, “Really, why would I need or desire a hobby when I have an active four year old daughter who wants to spend time with me?”
Glaucoma prevention and treatment is about seizing the thief of sight in its tracks. With a patient’s sight on the line, glaucoma is a race against time. For every increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), a person with glaucoma slowly inches her way towards blindness. However, if one is considering the standard glaucoma surgery, called trabeculectomy, one may also fear the potential side effects of this surgery, which include worsening dry eye, blurred vision, long-term risk of infection, and even blindness.
Fortunately, there is now an advanced glaucoma procedure which works as well as trabeculectomy for most glaucoma patients and has significantly fewer risks. It’s called Canaloplasty. “Canaloplasty is safer than traditional glaucoma surgery, easy to understand (it’s like angioplasty for the eye), and saves patients huge amounts of money. I truly believe that Canaloplasty has the potential to revolutionize the way we treat glaucoma.” says Dr. David Richardson.
Canaloplasty (pronounced Kah-NAL-oh-plas-tee) is an advanced minimally invasive glaucoma treatment. As glaucoma can cause a permanent loss of vision, this procedure can provide patients with glaucoma a “peace of mind” not possible with use of glaucoma drops alone. Canaloplasty can reduce eye pressure by nearly 40%, and most glaucoma patients who have had Canaloplasty can cut their glaucoma drops in half. In some cases, Canaloplasty can even eliminate the need for Glaucoma drops.