Dr. Michael Richard is a board- certified ophthalmologist specializing in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Richard has over 10 years of experience focusing on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower eyelids and face. Dr. Richard joins Clifton Eye Care from Duke Eye Center, one of the most prestigious eye centers in the country.

Dr. Richard has expertise in a broad range of medical and surgical conditions, including cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, blepharospasm, orbital tumors, tear duct surgery, skin cancers, ocular surface cancer, thyroid eye disease, and orbital and facial trauma.

Dr. Richard is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who performs both surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures using lasers, injectable fillers, and neuromodulators. These include laser skin resurfacing, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, Kybella, Belotero, and Radiesse. Patients find Dr. Richard to be very humble, compassionate, competent, and caring, such that he has been honored to receive the “Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award” several times during his career.

Dr. Richard has expertise in a broad range of medical and surgical conditions, including cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, blepharospasm, orbital tumors, tear duct surgery, skin cancers, ocular surface cancer, thyroid eye disease, and orbital and facial trauma.

1991-1995 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, BA Human Biology
1997-2001 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, MD, with Honors
2001-2002 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Internship, Medicine
2002-2005 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Residency, Ophthalmology
2005-2006 Duke University, Durham, NC Fellowship, Oculoplastic Surgery

2006-present Assistant Professor, Duke University Departments of Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery

Patients’ Choice Award 2008, 2009, 2011
Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2011, 2012
Teacher of the Year, Duke Eye Center 2011