Mission for Vision


Richard J. Ou, M.D. (click this link to see details current practice)


2004 –present

Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor School of Medicine
     Attending physician and consultant

Houston , TX


Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
     Clinical Faculty

Los Angeles , CA



American Board of Ophthalmology Certification

San Francisco , CA

2000 – 2003

Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
     Ophthalmology residency training

Los Angeles , CA

1999 - 2000

St. Mary’s Medical Center
     Internal Medicine internship

San Francisco , CA

1995 - 1999

Baylor College of Medicine
     Class President (1995-1997)

Houston , TX

1990 - 1994

Harvard University
     Economics B.A., Cum laude
     Captain, Varsity Swimming Team 1994

Cambridge , MA









Devgan Outstanding Surgical Resident Award


B. Simpson Ophthalmology Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute


Jules Stein Alumni Association Resident Research Grant


UCLA Dept of Ophthalmology Resident and Fellow Research Award


Third Place Award, 1998 ISRS poster competition in New Orleans, LA


Fight for Sight Student Fellowship Grant, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Grant


John Harvard Scholarship


Rearden Award (Harvard Male Varsity Scholar Athlete)


Eugene Wyman Award (swimming)

1992 - 1994

First team All-Ivy, Academic All Ivy (swimming)

1988 - 1990

All-American, Academic All-American (swimming)


  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Diplomat - American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Ophthalmologic Society
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Ophthalmologic Society


Abbot RL, Ou RJ , Bird M. Medical malpractice predictors and risk factors for ophthalmologists performing LASIK and photorefractive surgery. Ophthalmology 2003; 110: 2137-46.

Ou RJ , Shaw EL, Glasgow BJ. Keratectasia after LASIK: evaluation of the residual stromal bed. Am J Ophthalmol, 2002; 134: 771-3.

Ou RJ , Yoshizumi MO. Terson syndrome. E medicine Journal. December 14 2001, V2, No 2. <http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic753.htm>

Jain S, Ou R, Azar DT. Monovision outcomes in presbyopic individuals after refractive surgery.
Ophthalmol, 2001; 108:1430-3.

Kuo IC, Ou R , Hwang DG. Flap haze after epithelial debridement and flap hydration for treatment of post-laser in situ keratomileusis striae. Cornea, 2001;20:339-41.

Colby K, Lu P, Ou R, Azar DT. Comparison of LASIK and PRK for the correction of moderate myopia and myopic astigmatism. Asia-Pacific J Ophthalmol, 1999; 11: 2-6.

Ou RJ, Lee AG. Direct carotid cavernous fistula following carotid endarterectomy. Canadian J Ophthalmol, 1999; 37; 401-7.

Chang-Godnick A, Ou RJ, Koch DD. Functional outcomes after phacoemulsification cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg, 1999; 25: 1226-31.


May 2005 "The Eye in Multiple Sclerosis" Multiple Sclerosis Society, Houston, TX

March 2005

“Advances in cataract surgery and intraocular lens technology: The next generation” Houston, TX

JSEI, June 2002

“Keratectasia after LASIK: Evaluation of the residual stromal bed” Poster presentation at the 13 th Annual Research and Alumni Day; Los Angeles, CA.

ARVO, May 2002

“Does a 250um residual stromal bed forestall keratectasia after LASIK?” Poster presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Harbor - UCLA Hospital, Jan 2001

“Common eye disorders.” Harbor – UCLA Medical Center National Practicioner Lecture Series, Torrence, CA.

OMIC Board of Dir, May 2000

“Preliminary results of refractive surgery claims and suits.” Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company; San Francisco, CA.

ARVO, May 1999

“Simplifying ophthalmologic abnormalities in craniofacial syndromes.” Poster presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Fight for Sight,
May 1999

“Student summer fellowship experience.” Speaking engagement at a Fight for Sight Fundraising Luncheon; West Palm Beach, FL.

ISRS, Nov1998

“Monovision outcomes in presbyopes after refractive surgery.” Poster presentation at the International Soc. of Refr. Surgeons (ISRS) Pre-Am Acad. of Oph. Conf. and Exhibition; New Orleans, LA.

ARVO, May 1998

“Functional outcomes after phacoemulsification cataract surgery.” Poster presentation given by Ann Chang-Godnick, M.D. at ARVO; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

APRS, Sept 1998

“Comparison of LASIK and PRK for the correction of moderate myopia and myopic astigmatism.” Presented at Asia-Pacific Refr. Surg. (APRS) Conf.; in Singapore, Japan by Kathryn Colby, M.D.



Functional medical Spanish and Mandarin.


Golf; Marathons ( Houston, Boston, San Francisco)