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Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Ophthalmology*
2.5 (17)
Map Pin Small Shreveport, LA
Accepting new patients
49 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Alan Richards, MD

Dr. Alan Richards, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Shreveport, LA. They specialize in Ophthalmology, has 49 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from University of Texas at Dallas and is affiliated with Willis-Knighton Medical Center and Saint Francis Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Richards an average 2.5 star rating.

Dr. Richards works at Practice in Shreveport, LA. They frequently treat conditions like Strabismus and Exotropia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Richards' Office Locations

  1. 1
    Highland Clinic A Prof Med Corp
    1400 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Ste 103, Shreveport, LA 71105 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (318) 222-8402
  2. 2
    Ochsner Lsu Health Shreveport - Eye Center
    1420 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71103 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (318) 675-6901
  3. 3
    Willis-knighton Pierremont Health Center
    8001 Youree Dr, Shreveport, LA 71115 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (318) 212-3000

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  • Willis-Knighton Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Medical Center

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Treatment frequency



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Strabismus
Extraocular Muscle Surgery
Exotropia
Esotropia
Diplopia
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Hypertropia
Hypotropia
Strabismus Surgery
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Astigmatism
Blocked Tear Duct
Chorioretinal Scars
Congenital Nystagmus
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Esophoria
Eye Infections
Eyelid Disorders
Farsightedness
Glaucoma
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Heterophoria
Keratitis
Lazy Eye
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Nearsightedness
Nystagmus
Tear Duct Disorders
Visual Field Defects
Eyelid Surgery
Accommodation Disorders
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Anisocoria
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Bell's Palsy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Black Eye
Blepharitis
Blindness
Brown Syndrome
Cataract
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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
Chalazion
Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
Chronic Conjunctivitis
Color Blindness
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Contusion of the Eyeball
Convergence Insufficiency
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Diseases
Corneal Erosion
Corneal Ulcer
Cyclotropia
Dislocation of Lens
Disorder of Choroid
Dry Eyes
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Duane Retraction Syndrome
Entropion
Exophoria
Eye Cancer
Eye Pain
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Eyeball Contusion
Eyelid Spasm
Floaters
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Foreign Body in Eye
Foveal and Macular Hypoplasia
Headache
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Herpetic Keratitis
Hordeolum
Hyphema
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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Iridocyclitis
Keratoconus
Lacrimal Gland Disorder
Macular Hole
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Marfan Syndrome
Mechanical Strabismus
Migraine
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Monofixation Syndrome
Mydriasis
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Night Blindness
Ocular Hypertension
Optic Neuritis
Orbital Cellulitis
Orbital Fracture
Paralytic Strabismus
Pars Planitis
Periorbital Cellulitis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Presbyopia
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Cysts
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemangioma
Retinal Hemorrhage
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Retinoschisis
Senile Cataracts
Serous Detachment Retina
Stye
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Trichiasis
Ulcerative Blepharitis
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Vertical Heterophoria
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
B-Scan Ultrasound
Blepharoplasty
Blepharorrhaphy
Cornea Surgery
Excision of Chalazion
Eye Test
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Farnsworth Lantern Test
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Ultrasound, Eye
Vision Screening
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    Specialties*
    • Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 49 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1992709745
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • University of Texas at Dallas
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Dr. Richards has seen patients for Strabismus and Exotropia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Richards on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    17 patients have reviewed Dr. Richards. The overall rating for this provider is 2.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Richards.

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