Nadeem N. Vaidya, M.D.
NPI- 1578616520

Dr. Nadeem N. Vaidya is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and surgery of the retina and vitreous. He graduated with high honors from Harvard University, and went on to medical school at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. During his tenure at Tufts, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He left New York for a few years to pursue subspecialty training in Medical Retina at the Joslin Diabetes Center of Harvard Medical School, where he pursued several research topics in diabetic retinopathy. Later, he relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, to pursue another fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Vitreoretinal Foundation/Eye Specialty Group, one of the oldest fellowships in the country of this type. He returned to New York City, to join MaculaCare, a private practice retina group with Drs. Harvey Lincoff and Daniel Rosberger, two of the preeminent retina surgeons in the world. He then moved to Orange County, California to found Retina Orange County, a solo private practice in Irvine.


  • M.D.
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • A.B. magna cum laude in Chemistry
    Harvard University
    Cambridge, Massachusetts


Residency & Fellowship

  • Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery
    Vitreoretinal Foundation
    Eye Specialty Group
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Fellowship in Medical Retina
    Joslin Diabetes Center
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Residency in Ophthalmology
    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University
    New York, New York
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, Connecticut



Fluent in Spanish, Hindi, and Urdu



2011 Patients’ Choice Award
2011 Most Compassionate Physician Award
HealthGrades Recognized Physician
Chief Ophthalmology Resident – Mount Sinai Hospital
Vice-President – Tufts University School of Medicine Chapter – Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Betty Lea Stone Research Fellow – American Cancer Society
Harvard College Research Fellow
Harvard College Scholar
Robert C. Byrd Scholar
National Science Scholar
Edward J. Hopkins Scholar
City of Cambridge Scholar
Dean’s List – Harvard College


  • Most Advanced Just like what it says in their webpage "most advanced" is actually true!!! I ruly believe they have the most advanced equipments.

  • 5 star rating

    Both my parents have macular degeneration, and they see Dr. Vayidya for treatment,Dr. Vayidya is knowledgeable, respectful, friendly and kind.I sincerely believe we are fortunate that he has set up his practice in Orange County.

    Sean J.
  • He's the best! Calm, Bright, Communicative! What else can you ask for.

  • Five Stars My experience with Dr. Vaidya was wonderful! His manner was warm and caring and I really appreciate the amount of time he took to explain fully my condition.

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
  • 5 star rating

    Dr. Vaidya is the absolute best ophthalmologist!!! He is smart, kind and has the kind of bed side manner that all physicians should emulate. Thank goodness for yelp reviews on Dr. Vaidya. I was looking for a retinal specialist and after reading... read more

    Jessica D.
  • Five Stars Dr. Vaidya treated my mother at his Staten Island office. She was very happy with the care she received from him and has made him her regular ophthalmologist. She was especially happy at how fast should could get an appointment with him as she would... read more

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
  • The ladies infront and the drs assistant were all very nice .The doctor himself is great ! 🙂

  • 5 star rating

    The best of the best, they are on time, very professional and very friendly.I have my macular inspection done 4 years ago and this time around they have all the record on the ipad. We could see any difference on both eyes quickly. The... read more

    Sun L.
  • Exceptional Ophthalmologist Specialist in Retina!!! I consulted him for a 2nd opinion assessment of my eyes. Dr Nadeem Vaidya took his time to assess, explain the retina scan/ images and cared about my concerns. He's straightforward with the options as well as risks... read more

    Emmanuelle Alva
  • Dr Vaidya was just what I needed. I came into the office feeling anxious; he immediately put me at ease with his confident calm demeanor. He quickly got to the bottom of my issues and explained everything thoroughly. He took the time with me and... read more

  • Awesome Doc I waited briefly to see the doctor. He was very patient and understanding. I felt very comfortable.

    Sahar faghih
  • 5 star rating

    I had an appointment with Dr. Vaidya here this morning and was so impressed. The staff is very friendly. Dr. Vaidya is one of the nicest doctors I have ever been to. He explained everything he was doing to me step by... read more

    Sandy M.
  • 5 star rating

    Staff and Dr. we're all amazing. Had a great experience and would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you Retina Orange County.

    Aldo G.
  • 5 star rating

    First class experience.Friendly staff. Complete and thorough examination. Very nice doctor.

    Mary P.
  • 5 star rating

    Dr Vaidya's office and staff are top notch. He is very patient and fully explains everything and discusses all of your options. His office is state of the art and very clean. I have been to other retinal specialists before, but never had one who... read more

    Lisa C.
  • 5 star rating

    I wish I can give Dr. Nadeem ten stars ! I came in to see him earlier than my intended appointment day because I had a feeling that I should see him earlier based on my symptoms. The front desk was very nice... read more

    Jessica D.
  • Dr. Vaidya is a wonderful doctor, who has won my confidence and trust in treating my diabetic eye problems. I am so happy to have found such a knowledgeable, competent, and caring Retina Specialist!!!!

    Ken Nodelman
  • 5 star rating

    Dr. Vaidya has such a warm and patient manner that he can actually make the uncomfortable experience of having your eyes dilated and examined relaxing! I'm normally very uncomfortable with anyone looking at, examining or poking at my eyes, but this was a breeze.... read more

    Kathleen M.
  • 4 star rating

    I really liked this guy. He listened and had meaningful feedback. Plus he frank yet very kind.

    kim C.
  • Outstanding! Dr. Vaidya is truly a wonderful, caring, professional, knowledgeable and attentive doctor! He is in a class all by himself.His staff is friendly, courteous and caring. The office is very clean and organized. My appointment was on time and the check in process was... read more

  • March 13 2015 Seham RAGHEB (PATIENT) The staff was professional and caring they knew the meaning of URGENT,when i asked for the nearest appt. as I was scheduled (abroad by another Doctor) for an injection that was past due,they rescheduled and I had it....I really... read more

    Seham Ragheb
  • 5 star rating

    Just a really educated and on top of it doctor. He is personal and friendly and allows him to convey everything you need to know.

    Johann O.
  • Very nice people,very professional 😊

  • Very pleased with my care in this office. High tech equipment along with the doctor's knowledge makes me feel medically on top of the latest care for my diabetic eyes. Highly recommend.

    Gail Williams
  • 5 Stars! We are happy and grateful to have found Dr. Vadiya. He is an exceptional Retina Specialist. I have been seeing him for approximately two years for a challenging condition. He has done a great job assessing, treating... read more

    Cedric Cravens
  • Very professional office and a super nice staff. Dr was very gentle with my eye and explained everything perfectly. Highly recommend

  • 5 star rating

    I found Dr. Vaidya personable, confident and thorough. I was anxious about the reason for my visit and appreciated his open communication during my examination as well as the time spent to answer my questions. Also notable is the experience with front office and associate... read more

    Suzanne G.
  • 5 star rating

    Over the past month I have been in and out of eye doctors' offices regarding a vision loss in my eye. Very scary as well as frustrating.Dr. Vaidya and his staff are AMAZING. I called them on a Friday before a holiday weekend and they... read more

    Amber B.
  • 5 star rating

    All I can say is that Dr. Vaidya is the best. I had been dealing with an eye condition for several months and had gone to many eye doctors who couldn't diagnose me properly and were providing me with temporary solutions for my problem.... read more

    Sadia C.
  • This is a very impressive organization. The office is beautiful, staff attentive and helpful, seamless experience. I was having an issue over a holiday week-end, left a message and received a call directly from the doctor. He put me at ease and... read more

    Terri Baas
  • Five Stars Excellent doctor.

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
  • Everything was on time! I feel that doctor really cares about patients. Nice receptionists. Deffenetly will recommend this clinic if someone from my friends need to see retina specialist!!!

    Maksim Egorov
  • 5 star rating

    We love Retina OC! The doctor's voice is so calming that it always seems like going to a spa when you go. He is always so patient, in fact, everyone there is always so patient. The receptionists are always super nice and the wait is... read more

    Tina C.
  • My experience with Dr. Vaidya was wonderful! His manner was warm and caring and I really appreciate the amount of time he took to explain fully my condition.

  • 5 star rating

    Dr Vadiya is hands down awesome. He's super knowledgeable and thorough.. He's genuine and sincere..My whole family comes here.

    Kris N.
  • 5 star rating

    I wanted to get a second opinion and Dr. Nadeem was the doctor who looked at my eyes for a post laser treatment for a small tear. He had excellent bedside manners and was incredible polite. The facility was extremely clean and very up to... read more

    Ruth H.
  • Dr. Vaidya recently treated me for a retinal tear. I've had perfect vision all my life so I was terrified to think that I could have a potentially blinding condition. He was extremely understanding of my fears/hesitations in making a decision regarding my treatment options.... read more

    RateMDs Reviewer
  • 5 star rating

    Great Doctor very organized and uses the latest technology out there. Very in contact with his patients, he is always there if you need him for emergency, He as a great staff working for him . highly recommended. A++++

    Hessam N.
  • Just a great experience Dr. Vaidya was fantastic. The office was clean and modern and the staff was professional, knowledgeable, attentive and caring. I was referred with a serious problem and Dr. Vaidya and his team took the time to make the correct diagnosis (others had missed it) and... read more

  • 5 star rating

    Great practice with compassionate care and understanding. The doctor spent time with me and explained everything to me.

    Bargain H.
  • Dr. Vaidya treated my mother at his Staten Island office. She was very happy with the care she received from him and has made him her regular ophthalmologist. She was especially happy at how fast should could get an appointment with him as she would... read more

  • 5 star rating

    Dr. Vaidya is all class. Not only is his office welcoming, inviting, and state-of-the-art, but there is no wait time at all. He personally walks patients through diagnostic tests, explaining everything along the way. His office is very high tech - he... read more

    Ravi M.
  • 5 star rating

    Excellent Doctor and high tech office. The Doctor was thorough and explained things clearly.

    Mari L.
  • He is excellent Dr. Vaidya is an excellent physician. He has a great bedside manner and excellent clinical skills. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family members

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
  • Excellent doctor.

  • 5 star rating

    I would highly recommend Dr. Vaidya at RetinaOC. He's very easy to talk to and really takes the time to explain your eye issue to you, as well as your treatment options. His office is very modern and clean, and his staff is warm and friendly.

    H W.
  • Dr Vaidya is wonderful! Takes time to listen to needs and is very patient.We need more Drs like him in the world!

    Healthgrades User
  • 5 star rating

    For years I went to another Orange County Retina doctor. I felt like a part on an assembly line. Appointments lasted almost half a day while I waited with continuous dilation to finally see the doctors. They could have received much more... read more

    Dale M.
  • 5 star rating

    I'm SO thankful I got a second opinion and saw Dr. Nadeen Vaidya. He was able to find a medium size hole in my left retina even though I was just told by another retina specialist that I had nothing wrong with my eyes. HIGHLY... read more

    Tiffany M.
  • 5 star rating

    My husband needed a retina specialist while staying in our Irvine house. We are Florida are residents who travel to our second home.Dr. Vaida's office was extremely clean and the staff was very helpful.We would highly recommend Dr. Vaida to patients looking fora retina specialist.

    Shelley B.


  • Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-masked, Active Comparator-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of RO6867461 in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema (YOSEMITE) GR40349, Genentech
  • A Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked, Active Comparator- Controlled Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of Faricimab In Patients With Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (LUCERNE) GR40844, Genentech
  • A Multicenter, Double-Masked, Randomized, Dose- Ranging Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Conbercept Intravitreal Injection in Subjects with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration (PANDA 2) KHB-1802,
  • A 12-Month, 2-Arm, Randomized, Double-Masked, Multicenter Phase III Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Brolucizumab every 4 weeks versus Aflibercept every 4 weeks in Adult Patients with Visual Impairment due to Diabetic Macular Edema (KINGFISHER)
    RTH258B2305, Novartis
  • A 64-week, two-arm, randomized, double-masked, multicenter, phase IIIb study assessing the efficacy and safety of brolucizumab 6 mg compared to aflibercept 2 mg in a treat-to-control regimen in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (TALON)
    , Novartis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
  • Efficacy of a Home Monitoring Tool for use in Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Efficacy of Intravitreal Sirolimus in Non-Infectious Intermediate and Posterior Uveitis
  • Safety and Efficacy of Dexamethasone as Adjunctive Therapy to Ranibizumab in Subjects With Choroidal Neovascularization and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Double-Masked Study of Efficacy and Safety of IVT VEGF Trap-Eye in Subjects With Wet AMD (VIEW 1)
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Studied the viability of retinal blood flow measurements as a long-term predictor of diabetic retinopathy progression
    Studied the visual outcome and complication rates after pars plana vitrectomy alone versus combined surgery in diabetic patients
  • Studied genetic variants and molecules that are associated with either progression to or protection from advanced diabetic retinopathy
  • Validated a novel semi-automated digital retinal imaging system (ARIS) against gold-standard Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy-protocol 7 standard field stereoscopic fundus photographs for use in ophthalmic clinics and/or clinical trial-grade protocols
  • Studied outcomes of a case series of immune reconstitution uveitis related to Cytomegalovirus retinitis
  • Studied the use of Ovine Hyaluronidase (Vitrase®) in Non-Clearing Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Studied malignant fibrosarcoma cell lines using Chromophore Assisted Laser Inactivation to selectively knockout surface proteins that are involved in invasiveness and metastasis
  • Studied organometallic catalysis, organic synthesis, and combinatorial chemistry using carpanone derivatives to create a large library of compounds for a biological screen of pharmacological activity
  • Studied Bio-Informatics as applied to genome sequencing





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