Dr. Richard Watson, MD

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Dr. Richard Watson, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Providence, RI. He is affiliated with Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watson to book an appointment.

Dr. Watson

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

1 Randall Sq Ste 203 Providence, RI 02904
Accepting new patients

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    I was hopping to hear that Dr. Watson could fix my right eye a better way then having it done by Vitrectomy surgery. And able to see clearly after that. Nervous to having this done.
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    From the moment I was rush referred from my ophthalmologist with a possible retinal tear late on a Friday to Dr. Watson's office I was treated personably, professionally and pleasantly. As I got lost on my way Dr. Watson's front office staff guided me even staying on the phone until I found the building and further pleasantly handled my no-PCP referral situation without judgment. Dr. Watson and his assistant Sarah were very calming and kind, polite fully answering my questions and concerns putting me at ease as I tried to remain composed. Dr. Watson promptly performed the necessary treatment to close the hole in my retina with laser photocoagulation! I have had many medical experiences, both with good and tragic outcomes. From these experiences I've learned that the human treatment one receives from medical staff is the pillar of successful medical treatment…regardless of the outcome.
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    I came to Mass Eye with specific concerns regarding possible retina damage suffered as a result of cataract surgery in Aug 2019, done by another service. Dr Watson set my mind at ease. He is the most professional eye specialist I have been treated by.
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Dr. Richard Watson is a fellowship-trained retina specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear, Providence. He provides eye care for patients with retinal disorders.

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

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    What are Dr. Richard Watson, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Watson frequently treats Chorioretinal Scars, Retinal Vein Occlusion, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Watson treats.

    Where is Dr. Richard Watson, MD's office located?

    Dr. Watson's office is located at 1 Randall Sq Ste 203, Providence, RI 02904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Dr. Watson's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Acute Endophthalmitis
    may treat

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    Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    high
    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 93% of his peers

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

    All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    may treat

    Our data suggests Dr. Watson may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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    Allergic Conjunctivitis
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 46% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

    Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    may treat

    Our data suggests Dr. Watson may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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    Astigmatism
    may treat

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    Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Benign Neoplasm of Choroid more than 87% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

    Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    high
    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Benign Neoplasm of Eye more than 90% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

    Blepharitis
    may treat

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    Blind Hypotensive Eye
    may treat

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    Blindness
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Blindness more than 87% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

    Cataract
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Cataract more than 51% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 51% of his peers

    Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Central Serous Chorioretinopathy more than 31% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 31% of his peers

    Chorioretinal Scars
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Chorioretinal Scars more than 95% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

    Chorioretinitis
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Chorioretinitis more than 76% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

    Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM) more than 82% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

    Chronic Endophthalmitis
    may treat

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    Color Blindness
    may treat

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    Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    may treat

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    Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Corneal Abrasion or Laceration more than 80% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

    Corneal Diseases
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Corneal Diseases more than 48% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

    Corneal Ulcer
    may treat

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    Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    may treat

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    Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson performs Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid more than 76% of his peers

    Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

    Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    high
    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) more than 88% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

    Diabetic Retinopathy
    may treat

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    Diplopia
    may treat

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    Drusen
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Drusen more than 34% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

    Dry Eyes
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Dry Eyes more than 53% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

    Endophthalmitis
    may treat

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    Entropion
    may treat

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    Eye Cancer
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Eye Cancer more than 89% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Retinal Cancer
    Eye Infections
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Eye Infections more than 63% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

    Eyelid Disorders
    may treat

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    Floaters
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Floaters more than 65% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

    Foreign Body in Eye
    may treat

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    Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
    may treat

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    Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    may treat

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    Glaucoma
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Glaucoma more than 52% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

    Headache
    may treat

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    Hyphema
    may treat

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    Iridocyclitis
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Iridocyclitis more than 89% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

    Keratitis
    may treat

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    Keratoconus
    may treat

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    Lazy Eye
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Lazy Eye more than 67% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

    Macular Edema
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Macular Edema more than 14% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 14% of his peers

    Macular Hole
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Macular Hole more than 62% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

    Marfan Syndrome
    may treat

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    Nearsightedness
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Nearsightedness more than 20% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 20% of his peers

    Ocular Hypertension
    may treat

    Our data suggests Dr. Watson may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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    Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    may perform

    Our data suggests Dr. Watson may perform this procedure. Please call to confirm.

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    Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 42% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 42% of his peers

    Posterior Scleritis
    may treat

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    Presbyopia
    may treat

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    Progressive High Myopia
    may treat

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    Pterygium
    may treat

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    Purulent Endophthalmitis
    may treat

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    Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson performs Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear more than 43% of his peers

    Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 43% of his peers

    Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    may treat

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    Retinal Cysts
    may treat

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    Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear more than 67% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

    Retinal Dystrophy
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinal Dystrophy more than 83% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

    Retinal Hemangioma
    may treat

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    Retinal Hemorrhage
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinal Hemorrhage more than 75% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

    Retinal Ischemia
    may treat

    Our data suggests Dr. Watson may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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    Retinal Neovascularization
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinal Neovascularization more than 45% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 45% of his peers

    Retinal Telangiectasia
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinal Telangiectasia more than 81% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

    Retinal Vein Occlusion
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinal Vein Occlusion more than 94% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

    Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) more than 84% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

    Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    may treat

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    Retinoschisis
    may treat

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    Senile Cataracts
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Senile Cataracts more than 54% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

    Tear Duct Disorders
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 40% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 40% of his peers

    Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Uveitis and Iridocyclitis more than 89% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

    Visual Field Defects
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Visual Field Defects more than 87% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Scotoma
    Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson performs Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair) more than 66% of his peers

    Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

    Vitreoretinal Surgery
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 69% of his peers

    Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 69% of his peers

    Vitreous Hemorrhage
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Vitreous Hemorrhage more than 71% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

    Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    high
    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Watson treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 88% of his peers

    Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

    Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    • Chronic Endophthalmitis
    • Color Blindness
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Entropion
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Floaters
    • Foreign Body in Eye
    • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Hyphema
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Nearsightedness
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Posterior Scleritis
    • Presbyopia
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retinal Cysts
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemangioma
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Telangiectasia
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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    Dr. Watson accepts the following insurance:

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    Locations

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear1 Randall Sq Ste 203 Providence, RI 02904
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    Affiliated Hospitals

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    Sturdy Memorial Hospital

    Attleboro, MA

    76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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