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.


Education


  • 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

 

Languages


Fluent in Spanish, Hindi, and Urdu

 

Awards


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

 

  • Compliments and thanks to Dr. Vaidya and his team Dr. Vaidya is knowledgeable, professional, gentle and took time to explain the results of my examination which made me feel confident that I was blessed to be his patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vaidya and his team.

    9864188
    8/16/2019
  • Doctor Great bedside Manner and knowledgeable. Has been well-trained.

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
    4/20/2021
  • 4 star rating

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

    kim C.
    8/20/2015
  • Dr. Vaidya is an amazing retinal specialist. He is kind, caring and detailed with his diagnosis and with his surgeries. My wife works for Dr. Vaidya several days a week and she has had nothing but good things to say about him. As a husband...it... read more

    Rich Paulin
    3/16/2018
  • 5 star rating

    Dr Vaidya is great! He is very thorough in his exams and assessments. He is polite and kind, as is his staff. I highly recommend him.

    Laurie H.
    1/18/2021
  • 5 star rating

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

    Mary P.
    1/16/2017
  • 5 star rating

    Just loved the experience. From scheduling to the doctor visit was excellent. I had to get an urgent appointment and the scheduler was very understanding and fitted me into the schedule. The doctor was very understanding and took his time in explaining the situation. Highly recommended.

    Binita S.
    6/03/2021
  • 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

    5207847
    1/13/2011
  • I am so glad I was referred here. Dr. Vaidya and his staff were amazing! I came in with a couple of concerns and all of my questions were answered. I really appreciate that Dr. Vaidya spent time answering my questions and going over everything.... read more

    Kenya Marshall
    7/15/2020
  • Awesome Doc I waited briefly to see the doctor. He was very patient and understanding. I felt very comfortable.

    Sahar faghih
    3/08/2019
  • Most Advanced Just like what it says in their webpage "most advanced" is actually true!!! I ruly believe they have the most advanced equipments.

    Anonymous
    2/20/2019
  • 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
    7/31/2017
  • 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
    3/16/2015
  • Dr Nadeem and the Staff are very friendly and helpful.

    Anonymous
    3/04/2019
  • Thank you to Dr. Vaidya and his staff for a 5-star appointment. He is an extremely patient, kind, caring, and thorough practitioner. Dr. Vaidya is among the best listeners of any physician, regardless of specialty. He carefully explains answers to questions without... read more

    Bryan St. Peters
    4/30/2021
  • 5 star rating

    Dr Nadeem is one of the kindest and professional doctor I have. He is very patient and thorough in briefing me on my condition and provide expert advices. He performed gel injection and laser treatments on my eye due to retinopathy with very little discomfort... read more

    Ashley C.
    2/05/2021
  • 5 star rating

    I was impressed with my first visit to this ophthalmologist. I was the last patient seen and it was my first consultation. I was very much welcome by the receptionist with a big smileThe doctor took his time to explain things to me He was... read more

    Arceli B.
    3/14/2021
  • Very professional office and a super nice staff. Dr was very gentle with my eye and explained everything perfectly. Highly recommend

    Carey
    2/01/2019
  • The ladies infront and the drs assistant were all very nice .The doctor himself is great ! 🙂

    Anonymous
    3/25/2019
  • Doctor Great bedside Manner and knowledgeable. Has been well-trained.

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
    4/20/2021
  • 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.

    4363335
    1/12/2011
  • 5 star rating

    Dr. Vaidya is an exceptional physician and ophthalmologist. I feel very fortunate to have found him. He and his office staff are courteous, prompt, professional, and very organized. Dr. Vaidya had reviewed, prior to my appointment, my medical records sent to him from other eye... read more

    Eric B.
    2/09/2020
  • 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
    2/11/2011
  • He's the best! Calm, Bright, Communicative! What else can you ask for.

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
    12/14/2017
  • Dr. Vaidya is an excellent and caring specialist in the area of Retina diseases. I was under his care for treatment of Wet Retina Degeneration, and I am fortunate that his accurate diagnosis and excellent treatment prevented loss of vision of my diseased eye. Also... read more

    Mahmoud Ahmadi
    4/20/2017
  • 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.
    10/22/2020
  • 5 star rating

    My optometrist recommended an OCT scan due to having a risk for glaucoma. Dr Vaidya did a comprehensive exam and determined that I was very low risk, which provided a peace of mind. He is a great doctor who is informative and thorough in is... read more

    Anthony P.
    10/15/2018
  • 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
    4/01/2018
  • 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
    12/09/2018
  • 5 star rating

    Dr. Valdya took the time to go over my retina. He answered ALL MY QUESTIONS with no rush. It's been a while, where I left the doctors office feeling not rushed. Dr. Valdya is on top of it and my laser surgery was scheduled. His... read more

    Tyler L.
    2/24/2019
  • 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
    6/23/2020
  • He's the best! Calm, Bright, Communicative! What else can you ask for.

    9019560
    12/14/2017
  • 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.
    9/15/2013
  • Very nice people,very professional 😊

    Anonymous
    4/24/2019
  • 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

    Kendra
    12/11/2019
  • I had to see a physician concerning my retina on an urgent basis. I cannot begin to say how wonderful this experience was. They got me in within one day and the doctor was professional, thoughtful, and gave me total confidence. I would recommend my... read more

    Anonymous
    4/24/2019
  • 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.
    1/06/2021
  • 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
    1/12/2011
  • 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.
    4/19/2016
  • 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.
    12/21/2017
  • 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

    4374023
    2/13/2011
  • 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
    1/12/2011
  • 5 star rating

    Went to see Dr.Vaidya, he took the time to answer all my questions today. He did a great job explaining things to me, I never felt rushed. He really was very easy to talk with and really took the time to listen. ... read more

    Clyde S.
    2/11/2016
  • Excellent doctor.

    6053339
    2/15/2011
  • 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

    4384595
    2/11/2011
  • 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.
    11/20/2013
  • 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.
    9/22/2018
  • Doctor Great bedside Manner and knowledgeable. Has been well-trained.

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
    4/20/2021
  • 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
    1/13/2011
  • 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.
    9/02/2017

Research


  • 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,
    Chengdu
  • 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)
    RTH258B2303
    , Novartis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
  • Efficacy of a Home Monitoring Tool for use in Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration
    Novartis
  • Efficacy of Intravitreal Sirolimus in Non-Infectious Intermediate and Posterior Uveitis
    Santen
  • Safety and Efficacy of Dexamethasone as Adjunctive Therapy to Ranibizumab in Subjects With Choroidal Neovascularization and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    206207-021
    Allergan
  • Double-Masked Study of Efficacy and Safety of IVT VEGF Trap-Eye in Subjects With Wet AMD (VIEW 1)
    VGFT-OD-0605
    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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