Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP

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Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP

Dr. Richard Hertle is an investigator in the areas of nystagmus and eye movement disorder. His current titles include, Professor of Ophthalmology, Northeast Ohio Medical College, SUMMA Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, Director, The Children’s Vision Center and Chief of Ophthalmology, Akron Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, USA.

Dr. Hertle received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University and his Medical Degree from Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Hertle completed fellowships and residencies in Ocular Motility, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at a variety of medical centers around the country. Dr. Hertle came to Akron in 2010 to grow the Pediatric Ophthalmology service after six years as Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Professor of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

He has been principal investigator on a number of NIH-funded research projects, including ongoing studies on the treatment of strabismus, nystagmus and amblyopia. An avid researcher and publisher, Dr. Hertle has over 200 referred publications and almost as many abstracts, editorials, reviews and invited lectures. He currently serves as a reviewer for multiple journals and has been a recipient of over a million dollars of research funding.

Categories: medical centers Keywords: Congenital nystagmus, convergence insufficiency, attention-reading disability, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Strabismus, amblyopia, accommodative estropia, Lazy eye, uveitis, cataracts, Glaucoma, Retinal disease

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Cayleigh and her siblings affectionately call Dr. Hertle: Dr. Hertle Turtle. Dr. Richard Hertle diagnosed Hunter with accommodative estropia and a lazy eye and fit him with glasses. Dr. Richard Hertle with a patient family. Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP
Pediatric Ophthalmology


Congenital Nystagmus explained by Dr. Richard Hertle.

Dr. Richard Hertle on a new device that helps blind patients see

Dr. Richard Hertle explains eye exams starting at an early age can be critical to a child's proper growth and development.



Richard Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP