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C. Richard Blake, MD

Glaucoma Specialist

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My bio

I am a Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist.

I have extensive experience in the diagnosis, medical treatment, and surgical treatment of all forms of glaucoma. I have been in practice since 2005 after finishing my fellowship. In addition, I practice comprehensive ophthalmology, taking care of a wide variety eye issues, and regularly perform cataract surgery with the latest lenses and technology.

After I earned my undergraduate degree in Biology at Brown University, I received my M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From there, I completed my Ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and then completed a Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Florida. I have published reports in several ophthalmology journals and traveled to Latin American countries as a visiting ophthalmologist.

I am certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and am a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pan-American Society of Ophthalmology, and the American Glaucoma Society.

Board certifications

  • Ophthalmology

    American Board of Ophthalmology


  • Fellowship - Ophthalmology

    University of Florida, 2005

  • Residency - Ophthalmology

    University of Illinois, 2004

  • Medical Degree

    University of Alabama, 2000

My areas of focus



  • Glaucoma

Additional languages

  • Spanish




  • Invited Professor. Teaching surgery and presenting resident educational talks (given in Spanish) to local residency programs

    Asuncion, Paraguay, 2018

  • Glaucoma Presentation

    16th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2017

  • Paul Kayser International Scholar

    Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, 2004

  • Invited Presenter

    Paraguayan Society of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Presentation, 0000

  • Journal Reviewer

    British Journal of Ophthalmology, 0000

  • Journal Reviewer

    Journal of Glaucoma, 0000

  • Member

    Florida Society of Ophthalmology, 0000

  • Member

    Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, 0000

  • Member

    American Glaucoma Society, 0000

  • Member

    American Academy of Ophthalmology, 0000