Our Physicians & Staff
Richard F. Spaide, MD
Dr. Spaide specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. His particular interests include retinal surgery, macular degeneration, macular holes, macular pucker, diabetic retinopathy, and intraocular inflammation. Dr. Spaide has published more than 140 articles and book chapters and 4 books about the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. He has given lectures around the world. His research interests include macular degeneration, biochemical analysis of lipids in Bruch’s membrane, ocular imaging, and intraocular inflammation. He was instrumental in the development of combined photodynamic therapy and intravitreal triamcinolone for age–related macular degeneration, a very promising therapy that is currently the focus of a randomized trial. He has also developed comprehensive theories explaining the etiology of age–related macular degeneration and also for serous detachment of the retina. He has developed numerous surgical instruments that were named after him. His current research interests include development of autofluorescent photography of the eye using a fundus camera. He is the recipient of the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award in the Visual Sciences, given to individuals “…under the age of 45 years whose work gives high promise of a notable advance in the clinical treatment of disorders of the eye.” Dr. Spaide is on medical boards of a number of institutions, and has been mentioned in multiple Who’s Who and Best Doctors lists. He is a Section Editor of the journal Retina, is on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and reviews articles for a number of prestigious journals.