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Dr. Richard Lehrer earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brandeis University and his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1988. He pursued his postgraduate career with a fellowship in glaucoma at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then completed fellowship training in Cornea and Glaucoma at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lehrer established his practice with Ohio Eye Alliance in 1993, where he is currently the Director of Glaucoma Services, with offices in Canton, Alliance and Canfield Ohio.
He serves on the medical staff of Surgery Alliance where he is the medical director. He is also on staff at Aultman Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Vista Surgical Center, and the Surgical Hospital at Southwoods in Boardman. He served on the medical staff of Alliance Community Hospital where he was president of the medical staff and chair of the surgery department.
In addition to keeping up with the latest glaucoma surgical and diagnostic techniques, he is also an experienced cataract and intraocular lens implant and corneal transplant surgeon. He has been the one of the first glaucoma specialists in NE Ohio to perform new and innovative surgeries such as Viscocanalostomy, Canaloplasty, ABiC, XEN, and Micropulse Diode Laser. He has also been performing Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) since its availability and believes that it can be an appropriate initial therapy instead of drops in many patients.
Dr. Lehrer has been involved in ophthalmic and neurological research since 1984 and continues to maintain an interest in teaching, having distinguished himself with six faculty appointments from 1983 through the present. He is co-author of numerous original research papers and delivers many ophthalmology lectures throughout the United States. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Ohio State University and at NEOMED in Rootstown. He served as Course Director for Schlemm’s Canal (Advanced Glaucoma) Surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting. He is also a Course Director for Advanced Cataract Surgery at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) national meetings. Dr. Lehrer has also been invited to speak and present at the American Glaucoma Society, AAO, ASCRS annual meetings. He has also presented at numerous local and regional meetings.
He is dedicated to sight preservation and is a member of the Jackson Township Lions Club and serves as surgical advisor to the Melvin Jones District 13 OH4 Lions Eye Foundation and is the Lions District 13-OH4 Chairman for Sight Conservation. He also is an advisor to the Ohio Lions Sight & Hearing Committee and Foundation as well as an advisor to the Ohio Dept. of Health Ad Hoc Vision Advisory panel. He has volunteered in Mission Cataract, Glaucoma Cares, and has spent countless hours leading vision screenings in adults and children in Ohio. He also serves a an Ambassador for the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
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