Dr. Legge

Richard H. Legge, M.D.


PERSONAL
7-24-09
Birthdate: February 3, 1960
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Office Address: Richard H. Legge, M.D., P.C.
7810 Davenport
Omaha, NE 68114
Telephone:   (402) 397-1626
Fax:  (402) 397-1286
Website: 
www.neuropedieyes.com
 
Specialty: Neuro-ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

FELLOWSHIP 
Neuro-ophthalmology
Tufts University-New England Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
July 1990-June 1991

RESIDENCY 
Ophthalmology
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
July 1987-June 1990

INTERNSHIP 
Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
July 1986-June 1987

EDUCATION
Doctor of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
conferred May 1986, with high distinction
Bachelor of Science
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, Nebraska
conferred May 1982, with highest distinction

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Richard H. Legge, M.D., P.C.
7810 Davenport
Omaha, Nebraska
September 1995-present

Meritcare Medical Group
737 Broadway
Fargo, North Dakota
June 1993-July 1995

Eye Associates of Omaha
8111 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska
September 1991-May 1993

Private practice association with Paul Barsam, M.D.
Arlington Eye Associates
Arlington, Massachusetts
August 1990-1991

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 
Creighton University Medical Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Omaha, Nebraska
1997-2007

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Omaha, Nebraska
September 1995-present

University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Fargo, North Dakota
1994-1998

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Clinical Instructor
Department of Ophthalmology
Omaha, Nebraska
November 1991-May 1993

Creighton University School of Medicine
Clinical Instructor
Department of Surgery
Omaha, Nebraska
May 1992-May1993

Tufts University-New England Medical Center
Assistant in Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology
Boston, Massachusetts
July 1990-June 1991

PUBLICATIONS
Astuto LM, Legge RH, et.al.  CDH23 Mutation and Phenotype Herogeneity: A Profile of 107 Diverse Families with Usher Syndrome and Non-syndromic Deafness.  American Journal of Human Genetics 2002; 71:262-275.

Legge RH, Letter to the editor, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 1996:16 (3), 231-232.

Hedges TR, Legge RH, Peli E and Yardley CJ.  Retinal nerve fiber layer changes and visual field loss in idiopathic intracranial hypertension.  Ophthalmology 1995;
102; 1242-1247.

Johnson PJ, Huerter JV, Peters JD and Legge RH.  Optic neuritis following endoscopic sinus surgery.  Am J Rhinology 1993; 7:247-255.

Legge RH.  Demyelinating and degenerative conditions affecting the visual pathways. Cur Opin Ophthalmol 1992; 3: 575-580.

Legge RH, Weiss H, Hedges TR and Anderson ML.  Periodic alternating gaze deviation in infancy.  Neurology 1992: 42: 1740-1743.

Legge RH, Hedges TR, Anderson M and Reese PD.  Hypertropia following trochlear
trauma.  J Pediatric Ophthalmol Strabismus 1992; 29:163-166.

Legge RH, The Eye Bank and Optic Neuritis.  News & Views, a publication of the Lions Eye Bank of Nebraska, Fall 1991.

Legge RH, Thompson AB, Linder J, Woods GL, Robbins RA, Moulton AL and Rennard SI.  Acyclovir-Responsive Herpetic Tracheobronchitis.  Am J Med 1988; 85: 561-563.

PRESENTATIONS:
"Neuro-ophthalmology Forum." Nebraska Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Meeting - Continuing Education Symposium for Ophthalmic Technicians, Magnolia Hotel, Omaha, NE, September 17, 2010

"Bradyopsia: A New Player in the Case of Unexplained Vision Loss". Univ of Neb Med Ctr, Dept of Ophthalmology, Gifford-Truhlsen Alumni and Resident's Day, June 4, 2010.

“Pediatric Cerebral Visual Impairment”  Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and
Surgeons Fall Meeting—Continuing Education Symposium for Ophthalmic Personnel.  Embassey Suites Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska, October 10, 2008.

“Blepharospasm and Botox”  Nebraska Academy of Eye  Physicians and Surgeons Fall Meeting – Continuing Education Symposium for Ophthalmic Personnel. Embassey Suites Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska, October 5, 2007

“Correlation of Visual Evoked Potential Parameters to Visual Acuity”  The Annual
Gifford-Truhlsen Univ of Neb Med Center Dept of Ophthalmology Alumni An Residents Day.  University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, June 22, 2007.

“Headache.  When To Worry.”  Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Meeting – Continuing Education Symposium for Ophthalmic Personnel.  Embassey Suites Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska October 13, 2006.

“Vision Management in the Parkinson’s Patient”, Parkinson’s Progress in 2006,
Creighton U Med Ctr, Dept of Neurology, Omaha Marriott Hotel, Aug 25, 2006.

“NovaVisiion Visiion Restoration Therapy – The Early Omaha Experience”  Univ of
Neb Med Ctr, Dept of Ophthal Gifford-Truhlsen Alumni and Resident Day, June 2, 2006.  Omaha, NE.

“Quantitative Results of Esotropia Surgery in Neurologically Impaired Children”
Univ of Neb Med Ctr, Dept of Ophthal Gifford-Truhlsen Alumni and Resident
Day, June 2, 2006.  Omaha, NE
 
“A New Treatment Modality for the Treatment of Vision Loss from Stroke”  Iowa
Academy of Ophthalmology, 2006 Annual Meeting.  April 21, 2006. DesMoines, IA.

“NovaVision Vision Restoration Therapy – An Early Experience”  Poster Presentation. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.  Feb 28, 2006, Tucson, AZ.

“NovaVision Vision Restoration Therapy: Something Completely Different”.  Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.  Sept 23, 2005, Omaha, NE.

“Pupil and Anisocoria”  What You See Is What You Get.  Sixth Annual Continuing
Education Symposium for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel. Sept 24, 2005. Omaha, NE.

“Vision Restoration Therapy”  Eye Surgical Associates Ninth Annual Spring Educational Seminar.  May 13, 2005.  Ashland, NE

“Neuro-Ophthalmology”  Ophthalmology Update For the Primary Care Physician.
The Nebraska Medical Center.  May 6, 2005.  Omaha, NE

“Functional Vision Loss Clarified”.  Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. 2004 Fall Scientific Meeting.  Sept 17, 2004.  Omaha, NE

“Diplopia”, Annual State Ophthalmic Technician Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, October 10, 2003.

“Vigabatrin Retinopathy.” 9th Annual UNMC Department of Ophthalmology Residents/Alumni Day, May 11, 2001.

“Pupil Assessment.” Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Omaha,
Nebraska, September 8, 2000.

“Ordering the Correct Neuro-Ophthalmologic Visual Field”, Great Plains Perimetry Symposium, Omaha, Nebraska, April 8, 2000.

“Advances in Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.” Grand Rounds, Creighton University Nebraska Neurology, September 23, 1998.

“A Neuro-ophthalmic Emergency: Giant Cell Arteritis.”  Eye Surgical Associatesm Ophthalmology Update Course, May 15, 1998.

“The Kosmorsky Variation of the Harada-Ito Procedure in the Treatment of Superior Oblique Myokymia.”  6th Annual Harold Gifford Lecture Days, April 3, 1998.

“Non-demyelinating Optic Neuritis.”  5th Annual Harold Gifford Jr. Lecture, University
of Nebraska Medical Center, March 21, 1997.

“Traumatic Brain Injury, A Plaintiff and Defendant’s Perspective.”  Omaha, Nebraska, November 22, 1996.

“The Parkinsonian Eye.”  Grand Rounds, Creighton-Nebraska Neurology, May 8, 1996

“Optic Nerve Sheath Decompression in the Treatment of Central Retinal Vein
Occlusion.”  Residents/Alumni Day, University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Department of Ophthalmology, Omaha, March 29, 1996.

“The Parkinsonian Eye.”  Young Parkinson’s Support Group, Nebraska City, Nebraska, March 23, 1996.

“Neuro-Ophthalmology for the comprehensive Ophthalmologist.”  Omaha Midwest Clinical Society, Omaha, NE, October 6, 1995.

“Imaging of a Hemorrhagic Transmeasencephalic Venous Angioma in a patient with Dorsal Midbrain Syndrome.”  North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Purgatory Colorado, March 1, 1994.

“Office Approach to Diplopia/Advances in Ophthalmology.”  Quarterly Medical Update, A Review of Current Topics for Primary Care Practitioners, Meritcare
Medical Center and the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota, December 4, 1993.

“Carotid Occlusive Ischemic Optic Neuropathy:  External Carotid Collaterals and Disc
Changes Following Preperfusion.”  North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Big Sky Montana, 1993.

“Optic Neuritis Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”  XXIII Pan American Congress of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Orlando, 1992, presented by
Perry J. Johnson, M.D.

“Is There a Surgical Approach to Diplopia Secondary to Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia with Skew Deviation?”  Upper Midwest Neuro-Ophthalmology Group, Chicago, 1992.

“The Management of Optic Neuritis Following the Optic Neuritis Treatment Trial.” Grand Rounds, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, 1992.

“Neuro-Ophthalmology:  Cases and Considerations for the 90’s.”  Grand Rounds
Creighton University School of Medicine Department of Neurology, 1992.

“The Ocular Motility of Duck Hunting.”  Colloquium, Boys Town National Research Hospital, 1992.

“Papilledema:  Making the Difficult Diagnosis.”  Scientific Poster presentation of the
59th Assembly of the Omaha Midwest Clinical Society, 1991.

“Neuro-Ophthalmology Update.”  Fourth Annual Ophthalmology Update, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, September 27, 1991.

“Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis and Visual Field Interpretation in the Management of Papilledema.”  The annual Ophthalmology Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Alumni Association, Boston,
Massachusetts, 1991.

“Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis and Visual Field Loss in Patients with Idiopathic
Intracranial Hypertension.”  Poster presentation at scientific meeting of the Association of Researchers in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota, Florida May 1991.

“Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy.”  Greater Boston Ophthalmology Resident
Teaching Course, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, March 14, 1990.

“Primary Infantile Glaucoma.”  Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Boston City
Hospital, Boston, MA, April 28, 1989.

“Low Tension Glaucoma.”  Greater Boston Ophthalmology Resident Teaching Course, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, December 7, 1988.

“Ocular Anatomy & Physiology.”  Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Mini-Course,
Department of Ophthalmology, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA, April 15, 1988.

OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Scanning laser ophthalmoscopic perimetry of patients with optic atrophy and macular splitting.  Supervisor-Ann Elzner, Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA, 1991.

SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society-Fellow
American Academy of Ophthalmology-Fellow
Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

OFFICES
Credentials Committee, Omaha Children’s Hospital, 2008-
NANOS-Practice Management Committee 1998-2004, Chair 1999-2004
Nebraska Eye Injury Registry-Founder 1991, Medical Director 1991-1993, 1995-1998
Omaha Ophthalmological Society-Treasurer 1997, Vice-president 1998
National Eye Injury Registry-Director 1992-1993

HONORS
Dr. Stanley Truhlsen Award 2010, Prevent Blindness Nebraska
Selected to Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Doctor Category 2009
Selected to Consumers’ Research Council of America “Guide to America’s Top
Ophthalmologists” 2007-2011
“Volunteer Faculty of the Month” University of Nebraska College of Medicine, May
2003
Outstanding Teacher Award  Dept of Ophthalmology  U of Neb Med Ctr   2002
“The Best Doctors in America: Central Region”  Woodsen R. White 1996, 1998,   2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011
John C. and Metta Michaelson Scholarship for Research in Cystic Fibrosis
The University of Nebraska College of Medicine Honors Program in Medicine
The University of Nebraska Regents Scholarship
Nebraska Wesleyan University Alumni Outstanding Senior Award
Who’s Who in America Universities and Colleges
Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastics Honor Fraternity
Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honorary
Nebraska Wesleyan University Gold Key Scholarship Award
Nebraska Wesleyan University Trustees Scholarship Award.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
American Board of Ophthalmology 1991
National Board of Medical Examiners 1987

LICENSURE
Nebraska #18461  1991-1994, 1995-  Iowa #32612   1998-2005