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Dr. Robert Ritch, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

**THIS DOCTOR IS NOT IN ANY INSURANCE NETWORKS** *A appointment is not official until confirmed by practice* Dr. Robert Ritch holds the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology and is Surgeon Director and Chief of Glaucoma Services at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York City and Professor of Ophthalmology at The New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. He has devoted his career to broadening our understanding of the nature of glaucoma and innovation in the medical, laser, and surgical treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Ritch received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard College and an M.A. in cell biology from Harvard University. He received his M.D. from Albert Einstein School of Medicine and, after an internship at St. Vincent's Medical Center and a residency in Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he received fellowships in glaucoma from the Heed Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. A Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the New York Academy of Medicine, and is a member of more than 35 scientific and medical societies. Dr. Ritch has been President of the Ophthalmic Laser Surgical Society, the New York Glaucoma Society, the Section on Ophthalmology of the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Glaucoma Research Society, the Steering Committee of the World Glaucoma Association, the Advisory Board of Helen Keller International, and the Board of Governors of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital (Fellowship)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society for Self-Tonometry
  • International Council of Ophthalmology

Awards and publications

  • TKC Liu Memorial Award for Leadership in Ophthalmology
  • ARVO Distinguished Service Award 2009
  • American Glaucoma Society Guest of Honor 2013

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Languages spoken

  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Thai

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1821078874

Office locations

Robert Ritch, MD

310 East 14th St, Suite 304

New York, NY 10003

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I had a minor urgent need to see an ophthalmologist and found Dr. Ritch in the neighborhood of my job. Luckily I saw Dr. Silva for most of my visit and he was wonderful. Dr. Ritch specializes in glaucoma and suggestedI go home an microwave a potato for my problem. He seemed distracted and his advise shifted several times before I left the office. I assume this is because he does not normally see general eye problem patients, but it seems no excuse for professionalism. The office also does not take any health insurance and I did not know that until I had been sitting in the waiting room for over 30 minutes and feeling desperate to get a diagnosis.
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if you want to be sure of your eye health..this is the office to go to!
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Dr. Robert Ritch is the best ophthalmologist of the world! I'll strongly recommend him to my friends and colleagues in China.
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Dr Ritch is the pre eminent specialist worldwide on the treatment of glacouma... Notwithstanding his very hectic schedule, he was incredibly thorough and ultimately saved my eyesight!! i am a 62 year old Aussie, former athlete visiting NY,and feel privileged to have been treated by this great man... He is a truly a great American and a wonderful asset to your country!!!
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Series of tests. But at the end I did not get a thorough review of the state of my issues. Dr Robert apparently was just hopping in and out. I would have expected a review and way forward.
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