Richard S. Casden, M.D.

Dr. Casden is founder, partner and senior surgeon of ReFocus Eye Health in Danbury and Southbury, CT. He specializes in microsurgery and laser for cataracts and intraocular lens implantation.  

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Internship

University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Residency

Ophthalmology – Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Experience

  • Current Medical Director of the Wilton Ambulatory Surgical Center, Wilton, CT
  • Introduced microsurgical and laser techniques to Danbury, Connecticut’s, medical community
  • Performed the first YAG laser for post-cataract surgery at Danbury Hospital
  • Extensive experience with Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses (ATIOL)
  • One of only seven ophthalmologists in Connecticut to successfully implant the first multifocal intraocular lenses following FDA approval in 1998

Languages

  • English

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fairfield County Medical Association
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Past President of the Yale Alumni in Ophthalmology
  • Past President of the Danbury Medical Society

Volunteer Work

  • Ophthalmic care to indigent Haitians at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer
  • Served on the Advisory Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • United Way
  • Physician Chairman of the Development Fund Project at Danbury Hospital

Awards

  • Lions Club International – Connecticut Knight of the Blind

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