Richard Spaide, MD

Vitreous, Retina, Macula Consultants of New York

New York, New York

Dr. Richard F. Spaide is a specialist in retinal diseases and has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals, nearly 50 book chapters, and edited several books. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York and his Retina Fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He is in private practice at the Vitreous, Retina, Macula Consultants of New York.


His major research interests include macular diseases, retinal surgery, and ocular imaging. Past highlights in his published papers include indocyanine angiography, fundus autofluorescence, characterization of central serous chorioretinopathy, application of mechanical engineering principles to macular hole formation, development of concepts concerning oxidative damage and characterization of lipid peroxides in Bruch's membrane, combination therapy for age-related macular degeneration, and development of new methodologies to image the retina and choroid. His current research interests include multimodal imaging, optical coherence tomography angiography, and new computer-based rendering techniques to visualize retinal anatomy.

Dr. Spaide has been cited in multiple Who's Who and Best Doctors lists and has received many awards including the Richard and Linda Rosenthal Foundation Award in the Visual Sciences, Prix Soubrane de la Recherche en Ophthalmologie, Award of Merit from the Retina Society, Henkind Award, Coscas Award, Nataraja Pillai Award from the Vitreoretinal Society of India, W. Richard Green MD Award, George Theodossiadis Award from the Greek Retinal Society, Founders Award from the American Society of Retinal Surgeons, Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Simon Gratz Award from Thomas Jefferson University, and the Roger Johnson Award in Macular Degeneration Research. He will receive the Gass Award at the 2017 Macula Society Meeting. He is on the Editorial Board of several journals, an Associate Editor of the journal Retina, and a former Executive Editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

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