Dr. Richard F. Spaide, MD

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Dr. Richard F. Spaide, MD

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Dr. Spaide specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. His particular interests include retinal surgery, macular degeneration, macular holes,...Read more

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
  • Adult Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birdshot Chorioretinitis
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Macula Halo Syndrome
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Pigmentary Retinopathy
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macular Degeneration Genetic Testing
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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    Sanctions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Jefferson Medical College

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Chestnut Hill Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Saint Vincent's Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Muhlenberg College

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Spaide says...

Dr. Spaide specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. His particular interests include retinal surgery, macular degeneration, macular holes, macular pucker, diabetic retinopathy, and intraocular inflammation. He has published more than 300 articles and 50 book chapters and 9 books about the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. He has given lectures around the world.

He has a remarkable number of "firsts" in retinal diseases including the development of autofluorescence imaging using a fundus camera and the first practical method to image deeper structures in the eye with optical coherence tomography. These imaging methods now are used around the world. He has described many new findings and diseases of the eye and helped develop many novel treatments. He has developed numerous surgical instruments that were named after him and holds patents for ophthalmic inventions.

He is the recipient of the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award in the Visual Sciences, the Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Surgeons, and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Opthalmology and the Prix Soubrane de la Recherche en Ophthalmologie, Award of Merit from the Retina Society, the Henkind Award, Coscas Award, Nataraja Pillai Award, W. Richard Green MD Award, George Theodossiadis Award, Founders Award, American Society of Retinal Surgeons, Life Achievement Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Simon Gratz Award, Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Spaide was chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Award. This is given every 2 years to an individual making a substantial contribution to the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of macular degeneration, and is one of the most prestigious awards in macular degeneration research.

Dr. Spaide is on medical boards of a number of institutions and has been mentioned in multiple Who's Who and Best Doctors lists. He is a past executive editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology and is currently associate editor of the journal Retina. He is on the editorial board of numerous journals.