C. Richard Blake

C. Richard Blake, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY

About C. Richard Blake

C. Richard Blake, M.D. is a Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist.

Dr. Blake has extensive experience in the diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical treatment of all forms of glaucoma. He has been practice since 2005 after finishing his fellowship.  In addition, he practices comprehensive ophthalmology, taking care of a wide variety eye issues, and regularly performs cataract surgery with the latest lenses and technology.  

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

Dr. Blake is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pan-American Society of Ophthalmology, and the American Glaucoma Society. 

Teaching Interests and Roles

Mentoring

Monthly lectures to ophthalmology residents

Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) reviews

Hosted undergraduate, medical student and rotating residents in clinic and surgery at the University of Florida

Have hosted international students from Japan and ChinaSponsored visiting international Ophthalmologists

Accomplishments

Invited Professor. Teaching surgery and presenting resident educational talks (given in Spanish) to local residency programs
2018 · Asuncion, Paraguay
Glaucoma Presentation
2017 · 16th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Paul Kayser International Scholar
2004 · Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Invited Presenter
0000 · Paraguayan Society of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Presentation
Journal Reviewer
0000 · British Journal of Ophthalmology
Journal Reviewer
0000 · Journal of Glaucoma
Member
0000 · Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Member
0000 · Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
Member
0000 · American Glaucoma Society
Member
0000 · American Academy of Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Interest
  • Adult cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina

Research Profile

Surgical techniques and participating in large multi-site glaucoma studies with innovative technology.

Publications

2021
Comparison of Outcomes of Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery with or without Prior Failed Trabeculectomy.
Journal of glaucoma. [DOI] 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001852. [PMID] 33867503.
2021
Management of endophthalmitis related to glaucoma drainage devices: review of the literature and our experience.
Eye (London, England). [DOI] 10.1038/s41433-021-01462-9. [PMID] 33674726.
2020
Coluber Constrictor Bite to the Eye: A Novel Case Report of a Wild Snake Bite to the Eye in North America and Review of Literature.
Cureus. 12(12) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.12125. [PMID] 33489539.
2020
Corneal Opacification and Spontaneous Recovery following Injection of Healon5 into the Corneal Stroma during Intervention for Postoperative Hypotony.
Case reports in ophthalmology. 11(2):263-267 [DOI] 10.1159/000508604. [PMID] 32774290.
2020
Use of laser iridoplasty in iris incarceration of a glaucoma drainage device.
American journal of ophthalmology case reports. 20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100910. [PMID] 32984651.
2019
Attaining Intraocular Pressure of ≤10 mm Hg: Comparison of Tube and Trabeculectomy Surgery in Pseudophakic Primary Glaucoma Eyes.
Asia-Pacific journal of ophthalmology (Philadelphia, Pa.). 8(6):489-500 [DOI] 10.1097/01.APO.0000605088.02788.6d. [PMID] 31789652.
2019
Modulating Ocular Scarring in Glaucoma Filtration Surgery Using the Epigenetic Adjunct Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid.
Journal of current glaucoma practice. 13(1):37-41 [DOI] 10.5005/jp-journals-10078-1246. [PMID] 31496560.
2018
Achondroplasia With Congenital Onset Glaucoma, and Presumed Axenfeld-Rieger Anomaly.
Journal of glaucoma. 27(10):e165-e167 [DOI] 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001046. [PMID] 30095606.
2017
Intralenticular Ozurdex® – One Year Later.
Case reports in ophthalmology. 8(3):590-594 [DOI] 10.1159/000485318. [PMID] 29515431.

Education

Fellowship – Ophthalmology
2005 · University of Florida
Residency – Ophthalmology
2004 · University of Illinois
Medical Degree
2000 · University of Alabama

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDT7550 Elect Top/Opthalmol