C. Richard Blake

C. Richard Blake, MD

Assistant Professor


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


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


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
0000 · Florida Society of Ophthalmology
0000 · Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
0000 · American Glaucoma Society
0000 · American Academy of Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Profile

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

Research Profile

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


Comparison of Outcomes of Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery with or without Prior Failed Trabeculectomy.
Journal of glaucoma. [DOI] 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001852. [PMID] 33867503.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Achondroplasia With Congenital Onset Glaucoma, and Presumed Axenfeld-Rieger Anomaly.
Journal of glaucoma. 27(10):e165-e167 [DOI] 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001046. [PMID] 30095606.
Intralenticular Ozurdex® – One Year Later.
Case reports in ophthalmology. 8(3):590-594 [DOI] 10.1159/000485318. [PMID] 29515431.


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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDT7550 Elect Top/Opthalmol