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


  • 5 star rating

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

    Mari L.
  • 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.
  • 5 star rating

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

    Mary P.
  • 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 read more

    Rich Paulin
  • 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
  • Totally recommend Retina OC. I was referred by my optometrist and Dr Vaidya was able to see me immediately. He was very thorough and took very good care of my issue. I am very pleased with the follow up. I was also very impressed... read more

    Phivan Wright
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

    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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 5 star rating

    Came to Dr. Vaidya because I had an eye issue that needed urgent attention and couldn't get an appt. at the other opthamologist in Newport that everyone says is the best. Dr. Vaidya is absolutely amazing. Thorough, great bedside manner, kind and explains... read more

    Alisa A.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Dr. Vaidya and his staff are the best. I take my elderly Mom here and they take great care of her.Appointments are always on schedule and the office is super clean!I highly recommend Retina OC.

    Eddie Herbert
  • 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

    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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Excellent doctor.

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

  • 5 star rating

    All around great doctor - very thorough in approach and evaluation, very pleasant personality. highly recommend

    Satbir S.
  • 5 star rating

    Dr. Valdya is caring, thorough and very informative! Will recommend to my friends, patients and family. Dr. Gong

    Mango T.
  • 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 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.
  • An Outstanding eye specialist ! So pleased with his overview and total information! Highly recommend!

    Healthgrades User
  • 5 star rating

    Go to Dr. Vaidya. He is thorough and makes an intelligent assessment of his patients. He patiently listened to my concerns (including the ones I had with my previous doctor) and devised a plan that worked for me the first time. I had terrible allergies... read more

    Junaid M.
  • 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

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

    I almost never write reviews but this time I really felt compelled to give my feedback to the community. Dr. Nadeem Vaidya is a rear gem in the modern world of high speed and high volume healthcare. We met when my wife had a very... read more

    Alex B.
  • 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 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

    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.


  • 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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