Ophthalmologist Richard France, MD

Richard France, MD

Cataract Surgeon & Ocular Immunology

“With all of the intrinsic rewards of being a physician, it had always been difficult for me to decide on a passion to which I should dedicate my career. That is, until I was exposed to the field of ophthalmology. As ophthalmologists, we are afforded the incredible challenge and privilege to care for our patients’ highly-valued ocular health and vision. What ultimately made ophthalmology the obvious choice for me was the excitement that comes with intraocular microsurgery while striking the perfect balance between medicine and surgery in such an incredibly rewarding way. Being a part of a team that shares such values and excitement only enhances that reward!”


  •  State University of New York (SUNY) – Upstate Medical University
  •  Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Fellowship: New York Eye and Ear infirmary of Mount Sinai

Publications and Posters

  • An Unusual Presentation of Sarcoidosis. EyeNet Magazine, American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lee, R., Giovinazzo, J., France, R., Llop, S.
  • IgG4-Related Ophthalmic Disease Presenting as Meningitis and Panuveitis. Case Reports in Ophthalmic Medicine. Mavrommatis, M., Avila, S., France, R.
  • Birdshot Chorioretinopathy Remission Study: The Role of Immunomodulatory Therapy in Achieving Sustained, Long term Drug-Free Remission. Crowell, E., France, R., Thorne, J., Jabs, D.
  • Leukocoria in a 2 year-old boy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. Yonekawa, Y., France, R., Shah, A., Vanderveen, D.
  • Approach to Orbital Disease: A case of bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis. New York Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


  • Golfer
  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Patient Testimonials

  • “I had my second cataract surgery yesterday. Dr. France and the surgical staff are really professional, kind, and pleasant. The idea of cataract surgery kind of skeeved me out, but the entire process was smooth, and remarkably painless. Everyone made a point of making sure I was comfortable, and ready. I am grateful to Dr. France and all of his staff (both sides of the office). Thank you!”


  • “Dr. France came highly recommended so I made an appointment. I was not disappointed. I was so nervous about having my cataracts done, but he put me to ease. The whole office was great!!! Had my second cataract surgery last week and again great experience no problems. This is the place to come to. You won’t regret it!!!”


  • “The whole staff were amazing, it all ran like clockwork, no waiting around, each person that helped me was there and ready for me. Dr France was wonderful, he explained everything so patiently to me . . . Truly it is a fantastic clinic, I would give it TEN STARS.”

Ophthalmology Specializations

  • Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology & Uveitis
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
  • Comprehensive Clinical Ophthalmology