Dr. Robert Ritch, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
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Dr. Robert Ritch, MD
Dr. Robert Ritch, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.

310 E 14th St

New York, NY 10003

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Dr. Robert Ritch, MD

Dr. Robert Ritch, MD

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
more than 71% of peers
more than 65% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ritch "As a leading glaucoma specialist, i believe in doing everything possible to control a patient's glaucoma and never giving up. This includes not only lowering intraocular pressure, but also using anti-oxidants and other agents which may protect the optic nerve."


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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Coreoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Goniotomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

2 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 12/17/2014
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 10003
  • Settlement : 2/10/2015
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 10003
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 College Ba, Harvard University Ma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • St Vincents Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ritch has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ritch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ritch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ritch to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Ritch'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 (7)
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Ritch was recommended to me by my glaucoma specialist in Chicago. I'm so glad I went and sought out a second opinion. I suffer from a severe case of low tension glaucoma, at a relatively young age. Dr Ritch examined me very thoroughly. I liked the comprehensive approach, we even did a few diagnostic tests never performed on me before. I received many recommendations to improve my current treatment plan and I will return for a follow up appointment in 3 months. I feel fortunate.
in Bronx ny |
This guy yells at everyone! He's terrible!
Brooklyn, NY |
I was extremely impressed with the high level of care I received from Dr. Ritch, Dr Silva and the rest of the excellent staff, including Nicole Ross, his patient care coordinator. I would recommend his office unhesitatingly, both for the excellent medical care and the compassionate and courteous response to patient issues.
New York, NY |
Outstanding service! I was treated on 6/15. Before, during and after my visit they delivered excellent service: 1) Front Desk Manager Nicole Ross: Her friendliness and professionalism made my entire experience smooth and efficient; 2) Teamwork & responsiveness: The team quickly and holistically examined me, like a SWAT team of professionals. Mid-visit, they quickly retook a photo and Dr. Ritch called my Chicago doctor to obtain missing records. Elsewhere, this would have taken days
Brooklyn, NY |
When attempting to request a new patient second opinion with Dr. Robert Ritch office it was not a good experience. I was advised a new visit request had to be submitted via e-mail and that the person would contact me back. Me not being aware of how the practice works; I contacted them after an hour of sending the e-mail, and was met with as very condescending response. Not only was I told I was not giving his administrative assistant enough notice for a world renowned surgeon, and how busy s
Somerville, MA |
I saw Dr. Ritch for a second opinion regarding my severe glaucoma. Dr. Ritch had numerous specific recommendations. He promptly sent out a detailed letter to my doctor. His recommendations made a difference in my treatment plan. After the consultation, he remained highly accessible via e-mail. Dr. Ritch is clearly very dedicated to his patients, and in fact to improving glaucoma care for everyone through research and other activities. I feel very fortunate to benefit from his expertise.
Hawthorne, NJ |
One of the most unpleasant experiences I've had at a doctor's office. No consideration for the patient. Seemed more interested in whether a "princess" was keeping an appointment that day. Rude to his staff. Yelled at them repeatedly. I waited in an examining room for over an hour for his final comments which turned out to be I had to see a retinologist.
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