Dr. Robert Ritch, MD

Dr. Robert Ritch, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
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Dr. Robert Ritch, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1972 and specializes in ophthalmology.

310 E 14th St

New York, NY 10003

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ritch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
normal
more than 71% of peers
Nearsightedness
normal
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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

67  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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21  Procedures

  • 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
    State: New York
  • Settlement : 2/10/2015
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 10003
    State: New York
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.

Education

  • 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

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ritch to family and friends
55 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

  • 5
    (48)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Ritch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (9)

I have been seen by Dr. Ritch since 2006. He has kept me off medication and has treated me with a holistic approach, i.e. supplements rather than eye drops which had been prescribed by other doctors. Dr. Ritch is responsive to emails and all patient needs, more than any doctor I have ever known. ...more
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I have seen Dr. Ritch for many years and by now almost take for granted his extraordinary, blue-ribbon (royal blue, in fact)) expertise and his extraordinary dedication to helping his patients. He managed to bring my own eye pressure down from the 30s, where it had been stubbornly stuck, to the...more
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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...more
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This guy yells at everyone! He's terrible!
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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...more
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