Dr. Richard Schulze, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 59

Dr. Richard Schulze, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Savannah, GA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Candler Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schulze to book an appointment.

Dr. Schulze

Schulze Eye Center

728 E 67th St Savannah, GA 31405
Accepting new patients

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Wait time is awesome. Seen within 15 minutes of appt time. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Went for cataract surgery and procedure was explained Step by step. Nurses in procedure room made sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Schulze.
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Maryellen – Oct 21, 2021
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Dr. Schulze is very good at keeping patients calm and informed during surgery. I had PRK done and he explained what was going on every step of the way!
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Rebekah Williams – Oct 07, 2021
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My family and friends have been very satisfied patients with Schulze Eye & Surgery for many years so there was no question about who I’d reach out to when I needed cataract and lens implant surgery. Dr. Schulze is a highly skilled eye surgeon; he carefully explained my options and helped me choose the type procedure that most fit my lifestyle and needs. I am ecstatic with the results and am amazed at the incredible improvement in my vision! The surgeries went quite smoothly and I could hardly tell that I’d had anything done to my eyes except for the fact that my vision is now fantastic. The Dr’s team is professional and friendly and the office and surgical suites are calm and pleasant. Thanks Schulze Eye & Surgery Center, for taking such good care of me and for caring with a focus on excellence!
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Susan E Saxon – Oct 05, 2021
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I moved to Savannah from San Diego, where I saw several doctors who were hesitant to perform Cataract surgery because of my history of RK. I found one doctor there who was willing to perform the surgery, but he did not think it would improve my vision. When I first went to see Dr. Schulze he was honest and told me that my problems with RK would never go away but he could greatly improve my vision. I just had my second eye done and could not be happier. My vision is brighter, colors are more intense, and I can even read most of the content on my phone without glasses.
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Sep 29, 2021
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dr. schulze and his entire staff were wonderful. i am very, very happy with the results of my cataract surgeries. everyone on staff is professional, efficient, caring and compassionate.
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sally a jilek – Jul 24, 2021
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My experience at Schulze Eye Center has exceeded my expectations. At my first consultation, Dr. Schulze was very thorough in his exam and assessment. My surgery went smoothly and his staff, specifically Mary Holmes, were very caring and reassuring. Dr. Schulze followed me closely after the surgery and I am very pleased with my results so far. I highly recommend Dr. Schulze for refractive surgery.
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Alexandra – May 14, 2021
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Dr Schulze is an amazingly talented surgeon. I was told by an eye specialist in Atlanta that due to old scars from previous RK and LASIK surgery, while he could remove my cataracts there was nothing he could do about correcting my stigmatism. Fortunately for me my husband retired and we moved back home to Savannah. Dr Schulze took a look and told me that while it would be complicated he thought he could improve my vision. Long story short, I am 20/20 in one eye and 20/15 in the other! I am ecstatic. Can’t recommend him enough.
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Courtney Flexon – Apr 28, 2021
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I received LASIK at Dr. Schulze practice. The experience was great, he is extremely knowledgeable and his staff are efficient.
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Jan 11, 2021
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I just completed cataract surgery on both eyes. I’m so happy I chose Dr Schultze and his team. The surgery was quick and painless and each time Dr Schultze and his attending staff was gentle and caring. His staff is professional and thorough and at each visit I was treated individually as though I’d been a patient for years. I would highly recommend Dr Schulze. Everything about my experience is positive and my eyesight is 20/20 now!!
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Linda Flanagan – Jan 11, 2021
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I have had one cataract removed and am scheduled for second in two weeks. The staff is one of the most caring and concerned group that I have ever encountered at any Dr. office. It is one of the best experiences I have ever had . Highly recommend Dr. Schultz and his office for any of your eye needs.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Linda Sanchez – Nov 15, 2020
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I have been dealing with chronic uveitis for years and Dr. Schulze has taken the time to really work with me, explain his findings to me, and worked with my physician team to help them look for the underlying issues behind it. I've received fantastic, thorough care from Dr. Schulze and his team and highly recommend him to anyone seeking quality eye care.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Kimberly Simshauser – Oct 28, 2020
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Smart, friendly, accommodating. very competent surgeon.
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Jan 24, 2020
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From scheduling, appointments, procedure and follow up - Dr. Schultz and his staff performed uniformly in a professional manner. Their warmth gives you peace of mind; his expertise gives you the vision you wished you had - and finally do. Hats off to a phenomenal team,
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Debbie Pearson in Okatie, SC – Dec 13, 2019
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Everybody has been great - the office and nursing staff, and Dr. Schulze. My eye surgery has gone great! Love being able to read good again.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Faye K Smith – Nov 27, 2019
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Professional, all nurses and staff professional, friendly and patient. Dr S. Is brilliant
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Eve Wells – Oct 19, 2019
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Courteous, , professional, outstanding Doctor, whose personality equals his medical skills
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Joan Dollenberg – Jun 13, 2019
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You cannot find more professional care from a doctor and his staff than you receive at the Schulze Eye Clinic. Everyone genuinely cares about the welfare of the patient !
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May 30, 2019
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Dr. Shulze and his team were amazing. I had PRK surgery and couldn’t be happier with the results. I had no post-surgery pain at all and only one day where my eyes teared. My vision is 20/20 or better within a month of the surgery. No more contacts or glasses after 35 years. I wish I had done this sooner!
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May 23, 2019
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Very caring and efficient. Personally interested in me as a person.
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May 15, 2019
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The best run medical office I have ever seen. Having practiced dentistry for 50 years and taught practice management at a dental research institute associated with the university of Miami and having lectured on practice management for 25 years I have seen many professional offices and the quality of care Dr.Schulze And his staff provide his patience is the BEST .
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dr. Jules Paderewski in Savannah, GA – Mar 01, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a fourth generation physician, I am fortunate to have many wonderful role models within my family.  Our goal is to pursue care that puts the best...Read more

Biography

I specialize in anterior segment surgery, including cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, ICL, and corneal transplant surgery (DSEK, DMEK, and PK).  My practice...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

1995
Ky Eye Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Ochsner Clin
Residency Hospital
1991
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
1986
Oxford University
Undergraduate School
1984
Princeton University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Richard Schulze, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schulze frequently treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy, Pigment Dispersion Syndrome, and Visual Field Defects. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schulze treats.

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Dr. Schulze's office is located at 728 E 67th St, Savannah, GA 31405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Schulze's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schulze treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schulze treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schulze treats Pigment Dispersion Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schulze treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Visual Field Defects
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schulze treats Visual Field Defects more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Schulze treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma

Dr. Schulze's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(912) 352-3120

Dr. Schulze accepts the following insurance:

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Ambetter
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Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
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Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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CoreSource
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Schulze Eye Center

Schulze Eye Center728 E 67th St Savannah, GA 31405
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