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Dr. Richard G. Urso

Dr. Richard Urso is a board certified ophthalmologist affiliated with Houston Eye Associates and Memorial Hermann


Villanova University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1988
Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, 1989
fellowship in Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, 1993


Focus Areas

  • Cataract Surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics
  • Cataracts
  • Comprehensive Eye Exam
  • Oculoplastics/Cosmetics
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Entropion
  • Cataract

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Outstanding Teacher in Ophthalmology from UT-Houston Medical School-Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Hero Award
  • Dedication and Service Award from Harris County Fraternal Order of Police #39
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologist in Oculoplastics, Reconstructive Surgery, and Refractive Surgery.

Research and Publications

Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • One of the original members of America's Frontline Doctors
  • The Texas Medical Board dismissed a complaint against Dr. Urso for prescribing hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19
  • Has been using hydroxychloroquine in his practice for over 30 years

Lectures & Presentations

  • Appeared in a viral video touting hydroxychloroquine in July of 2020 alongside Simone Gold, Stella Immanuel, James Todaro, Bob Hamilton, Dan Erickson, and Joseph Ladapo. The video accumulated over 17 million views before being censored.
  • Dr. Richard Urso at AFLD White Coat Summit
  • Interview on Joe Pags radio show on November 29, 2021
  • Interview on COVEXIT by Jean-Pierre K.
  • Sep 30, 2021 - Interview with Global COVID Summit: Drug Inventor Urso: Are We Underutilizing Early Treatment?1)

Online Presence

Social Media

On Twitter
social media self identifier: MD that patented (NGF for corneal wounds, Oxervate) an FDA approved drug., Data matters. Early matters

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