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  • Phone: (203) 470-4438

Other Locations: Newtown

Specialty 1: Ophthalmology

Keywords/Search Terms: Columbia-educated, Yale-trained ophthalmologist with 44 years of clinical experience in all aspects of ocular disease and trauma. Particular expertise in disorders of the anterior segment, i.e. infections, inflammation, corneal disease, glaucoma. Vast surgical experience having performed over 10,000 cataract microsurgeries, lasers and lens implants. Over 30 years as Expert Witness for plaintiffs/defendants, prompt completion of reports. Superb communication skills, easily accessible to attorneys

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

License(s): CT

Years in Practice: 44

  • 4 years performing IMEs
  • 2 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 16 times

IME Certification: Over 30 years experience as Expert Witness in Malpractice cases

IME Training: SEAK

Additional Information

EDUCATION Williams College, B,A. Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971 Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, M.D. 1975 Yale University School of Medicine, Resident in Ophthalmology 1976-1979 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ReFocus Eye Health of CT, Danbury,CT 2018-2023 President In addition to an active clinical practice, provided guidance in establishing preferred practice protocols for all ReFocus offices. Actively participated in recruitment of new doctors and the acquisition of quality practices. Richard S. Casden, M.D., P.C. dba Acuity Eye Care, Danbury, CT 1980-2018 Founder and Managing Partner Comprehensive ophthalmology including multiple areas of medical, laser and surgical eyecare, with special expertise in diseases of the anterior segment such as corneal disorders, infections, intraocular inflammation, trauma and glaucoma. Particular expertise in cataract microsurgery, laser and implantation of advanced technology intraocular lenses. Wilton Surgery Center (WSC), Wilton, CT 2005-2023 Medical Director and Physician Partner Provided oversight of approximately 7,000 surgical procedures per year at a premier multispecialty ambulatory surgical center (ASC). Chaired the Medical Advisory Committee which established all facility-wide protocols for patient care. Organized and participated in teaching programs for non-MD staff and CME conferences for physicians and surgeons. Offered Medical Director's report at WSC Advisory Board's quarterly meetings. PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology 1980-present Past President of Yale Alumni in Ophthalmology Past President of the Danbury Medical Society Past President of the Eye Care Network of Greater Danbury Member of AMA, CT State Medical Society, Fairfield County Medical Society Member of CT Society of Eye Physicians, American Academy of Ophthalmology