Richard W. Watson, M.D., M.S.

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Watson’s research focuses on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), geographic atrophy secondary to AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreomacular traction. Other areas of interest include imaging research and telemedicine initiatives.

Selected Publications

For a full publications list, please see his CV.

Espandar L, Caldwell D, Watson R, Blanco-Mezquita T, Zhang S, Bunnell B. "Application of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells on Scleral Contact Lens Carrier in an Animal Model of Severe Acute Alkaline Burn." Eye Contact Lens. 2014 July;40(4):243-7.

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2003: BS, Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University School of Engineering

2006: MS, Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University School of Science and Engineering

2010: MD, Tulane University School of Medicine


Postgraduate Training

2011-2014: Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Ophthalmology Resident

2014-2016: West Virginia University Eye Institute, Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow