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Lembach, Richard G.

Richard G. Lembach, MD
Anterior Segment Division
Emeritus Professor

Specialty/Research Interests
Corneal transplants and corneal dystrophies, Keratoconus, INTACS, and therapeutic contact lenses, Cataracts and multi-focal intraocular lenses, and post-refractive ectasia

Meet Dr. Lembach


  • BS -  John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • MD -  The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
  • Residency - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
  • Cornea & External Disease Fellowship -  The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH


Dr. Lembach is currently professor emeritus of Ophthalmology and is active in clinical practice.  His clinical interest is cataracts and corneal surgery.  He has been a member of the Department for over 35 years.

Dr. Lembach's research interests include extended-wear contact lens, refractive surgery, and keratoconus.  He is also an investigator for the corneal crosslinking studies.  His special interest has been in eye banking.  He has also served as a consultant to industry for many companies including Bausch & Lomb, Chiron, CooperVision, Dow Corning, and 3M Vision Care.

Dr. Lembach participates in several professional society memberships such as Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists and is a past president. He has also received the Senior Teaching Award for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an elected member of the Cornea Society.  Currently he is the Medical Director of the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank.  He has also received the “Best Doctors in America” award every year since it was established.

Contact Information

E-mail: Richard.Lembach@osumc.edu

OSU Phone: (614) 293-8116
OSU Fax: (614) 293-5315
OSU Address: 915 Olentangy River Rd, Ste 5000, Columbus, OH 43212