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Specialty

Ophthalmology

Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

February 2021

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Richard Jenkins earned his undergraduate degree in 2007 at The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in government with a minor in biology. He completed his medical degree in 2011 at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he received an award for Outstanding Student in Ophthalmology & Visual Science. He completed the Ophthalmology Research Fellow Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 2012 and his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore in 2013. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology in 2016 at Baylor College of Medicine.

Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in January 2021, Dr. Jenkins cared for patients at the Harrisburg Eye Clinic in Houston.

Professional Associations

Dr. Jenkins is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, the Harris County Medical Society, and the Houston Ophthalmological Society.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Jenkins enjoys gardening, duck hunting, traveling, and spending time with his wife and their 15-pound cat.

Fun Facts

The most exotic and interesting place Dr. Jenkins has visited is the National Orchid Garden in Singapore, which houses over 3,000 different types of orchids.

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Jenkins, but he’s an avid art lover and collector.

My philosophy of care is that happy patients make happy doctors. I aim to make patients happy by providing the best possible care, taking time to explain patients' medical conditions to them and working efficiently to reduce wait times.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2011: Outstanding Student in Ophthalmology & Visual Science, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

  • 2006: National Dean’s List, The University of Texas at Austin

  • 2005: College Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin

  • 2004: University Honors, The University of Texas at Austin

  • 2004: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, The University of Texas at Austin

Presentations

  • Ophthalmology Journal Club Presentations. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2013 – 2015)

  • Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Presentations. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2013 – 2015)

  • Trends in Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis. Resident Alumni Day at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2015)

  • Complement Factor H Haplotypes and Smoking in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Resident Alumni Day at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2014)

  • Comparing Accuracy of Corneal Astigmatism Prediction for Correction with Hydrophobic Acrylic Toric IOL in Cataract Patients with Various Devices. ASCRS, Chicago, Ill. (2012)

  • Investigation of the Mechanism of Action of Intense Pulsed Light in Dry Eye Syndrome. Hermann Eye Fund Spring Meeting, Houston, Texas (2010)

Publications

Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Koch DD, Jenkins, RB, Weikert MP, Yeu E, Wang L. Correcting Astigmatism with Toric Intraocular Lenses: Effect of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Dec; 39(12): 1803-9

  • Koch DD, Ali SF, Weikert MP, Shirayama M, Jenkins, RB, Wang L. Contribution of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism to Total Corneal Astigmatism. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Dec; 38(12): 2080-7

  • Wang L, Dixit L, Weikert MP, Jenkins, RB, Koch DD. Healing Changes in Clear Corneal Cataract Incisions Evaluated Using Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012 Apr; 39(4): 660-5


Abstracts

  • Lim, J, Wang, L, Brunin, G, Jenkins, RB, Koch, DD. Accuracy of IOL Power Calculations in Eyes with Prior RK. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.

  • Jenkins, RB, Wang, L, Yeu, E, Weikert, MP, Koch, DD. Comparing Accuracy of Corneal Astigmatism Prediction for Correction with Hydrophobic Acrylic Toric IOL in Cataract Patients with Various Devices. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.

  • Hwang, CS, Yeu, E, Wang, L, Jenkins, RB, Koch, DD. Comparing Central Corneal Thickness with Ultrasound, Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography, Sheimpflug Imaging, and Optical Biometry. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.

  • Yeu, E, Wang, L, Jenkins, RB, Koch, DD. Comparison of IOL Calculations for Long Eyes with Optimized Axial Length Formula Versus Universal Lens Formula. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.

  • Wang, L, Koch, DD, Jenkins, RB, Tang, M, Li, Y, Huang, D. Intraocular Lens Power Calculations with OCT-Based Formula and Formulas from ASCRS Calculator in Post-LASIK/PRK Eyes. Paper presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2012.