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

 

  • 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
  • The ladies infront and the drs assistant were all very nice .The doctor himself is great ! 🙂

    Anonymous
    3/25/2019
  • 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.
    7/27/2014
  • 5 star rating

    I was having flashes in my right eye when I looked up. They were white, half moon flashes and I became very nervous. My wait was very short and the staff were so kind and welcoming. The moment I met Dr. Vaidya,... read more

    Peter D.
    11/07/2018
  • 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
  • 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

    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.
    11/10/2020
  • 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
    2/08/2016
  • 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.
    6/13/2016
  • 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

    Outstanding care. Thorough. Gracious, explained everything, well run office.

    Leslie N.
    3/04/2021
  • 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

    9248606
    5/06/2018
  • He's the best! Calm, Bright, Communicative! What else can you ask for.

    9019560
    12/14/2017
  • Five Stars 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... read more

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
    5/06/2018
  • 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.
    10/22/2020
  • 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.
    5/02/2017
  • 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
  • Dr Nadeem and the Staff are very friendly and helpful.

    Anonymous
    3/04/2019
  • 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
  • 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.
    11/17/2016
  • 5 star rating

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

    Mango T.
    12/25/2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • Five Stars Excellent doctor.

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

    Self-verified patient of Dr. Nadeem N Vaidya
    8/16/2019
  • 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
    1/08/2021
  • 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

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

    Bargain H.
    3/08/2019
  • 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 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

    Dr Vaidya is outstanding. I have a problem missed by another physician that he is successful treating. Totally comfortable with him. Retna problem, he is the doctor to see.

    Richard M.
    1/23/2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    3/06/2017
  • 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
  • Awesome Doc I waited briefly to see the doctor. He was very patient and understanding. I felt very comfortable.

    Sahar faghih
    3/08/2019
  • 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

    I really like Dr. Vayidya. He is very thorough and takes the time to explain things to you in layman's terms. I've seen him twice and I think he is a great doctor and it shows that he is an expert in his field. I... read more

    Robyn G.
    11/22/2015
  • 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
  • 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.
    12/05/2019
  • Very nice people,very professional 😊

    Anonymous
    4/24/2019
  • 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
  • 5 star rating

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

    Mary P.
    1/16/2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    11/14/2013
  • 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.
    7/22/2013

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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