Dr. Richard Johnston, MD

Dr. Richard Johnston, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Richard Johnston, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Edina, MN and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Toronto, Fac Med in 1992 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.

6525 France Ave S Ste 115

Edina, MN 55435

Contact Information

(952) 345-8200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • 29 More

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Top Care Areas

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Eye Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
very high
more than 93% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 93% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Toronto, Fac Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • U Toronto, Ontario
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Usc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnston's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnston to family and friends
19 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Johnston's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

The clinic is outdated, dirty including lab coats of staff. His voice can be heard in all rooms as he keeps all the doors open. Always late. Noticed 3 obvious HIPAA violations. Uses outdated procedures.
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It was clear from todays visit, that Dr. Johnston overbooks his appointments! Our appt. was scheduled for 2:45 and we left the office after 5pm. I was given 3 varying stories as to why: 1. the receptionist told me he had 5 emergencies that afternoon, 2. the assistant told me, no that wasn't true,...more
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Have permanent damage after a "routine reattachment surgery"
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Dr Johnston Is amazing in every way. My eye suffered a complete retinal detachment. Emergency referred me to his practice. His staff made room In his schedule to diagnose that very afternoon---then after office hours that very day he performed surgery at Edina Fairview Hospital! I...more
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Dr. Johnston performed surgery on me for a detached retina. I found him very friendly and very informative. He gave me an honest, straight forward answer to any question which I appreciated. i feel he was honest and gave great information on what to expect during and after surgery. Dr. Johnston...more
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