Keck School Faculty

Grace M. Richter, MD
Grace M. Richter, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
Grace M. Richter, MD, MPH, graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in biochemistry and international studies. She then went to Columbia University for her Medical Degree, as well as her Masters in Public Health. After completing her ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California, she served as the assistant chief of service for ophthalmology at the Los Angeles County Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship as the David Mays II Glaucoma Fellow at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute prior to returning to USC. Her research endeavors focus on ocular epidemiology and improving glaucoma diagnostics, and she has published and presented widely in these areas. Finally, Dr. Richter is passionate about international ophthalmology and enjoys volunteering her time to perform and teach manual small incision extracapsular cataract surgery in developing areas of the world.

Dr. Richter has significant experience in ocular epidemiology and continues to work with Dr. Rohit Varma on his population-based eye studies such as the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. She is also interested in recent advancements in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and has written a comprehensive review on this topic. Dr. Richter is interested in glaucoma imaging techniques in order to improve our ability to diagnose glaucoma. Most recently, she is studying optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to characterize the optic nerve head in glaucoma, and is interested in using OCTA to characterize vascular risk factors for glaucoma. Finally, Dr. Richter is interested in studying the long-term effects of dietary habits on various eye diseases, including cataract, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

: Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow, 2014-2015

Department of Ophthalmology, USC: Research Travel Grant, 2012

Department of Ophthalmology, USC: Medical Knowledge Award, 2011-2012

Department of Ophthalmology, USC: Travel Grant, 2011

ARVO/National Eye Institute: Travel Grant, 2009

Columbia University: Wyman Merit Scholarship in Public Health, 2007-2008

Columbia University: Louis and Rachel Rudin Scholar, 2005-2007

Columbia University: NIH Research Fellowship, 2005

: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2004

Washington University: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant, 2002

: Charles E. Thoele Scholarship, 2001-2003

: Washington University Arts and Sciences Scholar, 2000-2004

: Robert C. Byrd Scholar, 2000-2003

Systemic Determinants of Peripapillary Vessel Density in Healthy African Americans: The African American Eye Disease Study Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov; 207:240-247. . View in PubMed

Effect of Scan Size on Glaucoma Diagnostic Performance Using OCT Angiography En Face Images of the Radial Peripapillary Capillaries J Glaucoma. 2019 May; 28(5):465-472. . View in PubMed

Differences in Anterior Chamber Angle Assessments Between Gonioscopy, EyeCam, and Anterior Segment OCT: The Chinese American Eye Study Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 Mar; 8(2):5. . View in PubMed

Ocular Determinants of Peripapillary Vessel Density in Healthy African Americans: The African American Eye Disease Study Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2019 08 01; 60(10):3368-3373. . View in PubMed

Correlation between Intraocular Pressure and Angle Configuration Measured by OCT: The Chinese American Eye Study Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2018 Nov-Dec; 1(3):158-166. . View in PubMed

Diagnostic Performance of Macular Versus Peripapillary Vessel Parameters by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Glaucoma Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2018 Nov; 7(6):21. . View in PubMed

Quantitative Evaluation of Gonioscopic and EyeCam Assessments of Angle Dimensions Using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2018 Nov; 7(6):33. . View in PubMed

Comparison of surgical outcomes of trabeculectomy, Ahmed shunt, and Baerveldt shunt in uveitic glaucoma J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2018 Jun 18; 8(1):9. . View in PubMed

Structural and Functional Associations of Macular Microcirculation in the Ganglion Cell-Inner Plexiform Layer in Glaucoma Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography J Glaucoma. 2018 03; 27(3):281-290. . View in PubMed

MACULAR MICROCYSTS IN SCHWARTZ-MATSUO SYNDROME Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2018 Fall; 12(4):367-370. . View in PubMed

Peripapillary microvasculature in the retinal nerve fiber layer in glaucoma by optical coherence tomography angiography: focal structural and functional correlations and diagnostic performance Clin Ophthalmol. 2018; 12:2285-2296. . View in PubMed

Utility of optical coherence tomography angiography in detecting glaucomatous damage in a uveitic patient with disc congestion: A case report Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Dec; 8:78-83. . View in PubMed

The Promise of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Glaucoma Ophthalmology. 2017 11; 124(11):1577-1578. . View in PubMed

Optical coherence tomography angiography: A comprehensive review of current methods and clinical applications Prog Retin Eye Res. 2017 09; 60:66-100. . View in PubMed

Ocular Determinants of Refractive Error and Its Age- and Sex-Related Variations in the Chinese American Eye Study JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 07 01; 135(7):724-732. . View in PubMed

Regression Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Disc Variables for Glaucoma Diagnosis J Glaucoma. 2016 08; 25(8):634-42. . View in PubMed

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery: current status and future prospects Clin Ophthalmol. 2016; 10:189-206. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for incident cortical, nuclear, posterior subcapsular, and mixed lens opacities: the Los Angeles Latino eye study Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct; 119(10):2040-7. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for cortical, nuclear, posterior subcapsular, and mixed lens opacities: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Ophthalmology. 2012 Mar; 119(3):547-54. . View in PubMed

Four-year incidence and progression of lens opacities: the Los Angeles Latino Eye StudyAm J Ophthalmol. 2010 May; 149(5):728-34. e1-2. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of visually significant cataract and factors associated with unmet need for cataract surgery: Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Ophthalmology. 2009 Dec; 116(12):2327-35. . View in PubMed

Speed of telemedicine vs ophthalmoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity diagnosisAm J Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul; 148(1):136-42. e2. . View in PubMed

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