Dr. Richard Ou, MD

Dr. Richard Ou, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Richard Ou, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1999 and specializes in ophthalmology.

915 Gessner Rd Ste 250

Houston, TX 77024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 88% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 89% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • UCLA Dept. of Ophthalmology Resident and Fellow Research Award,
  • B. Simpson Ophthalmology Award from Jules Eye Institute,
  • Jules Stein Alumni Association Resident Research Grant,
  • Devgan Outstanding Surgical Resident Award,
Media & Publications

Dr. Ou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ou to family and friends
28 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ou's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Ou is a very good doctor but his staff at the front desk and scheduling is horrible, referring doctors fax the referral to Dr. Ou's office but his office declines the receipt of it not once but multiple times faxed by referring doctor some of his staff at the front office is not even polite.
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If you are looking for a superior and caring eye surgeon, look no further than Dr. Ou. He was as nice as he was competent. I would trust him with any and all problems connected to my eyes.
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