Dr. Nicholas R. Rader
Nicholas R. Rader, M.D., is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in advanced technology cataract care, intraocular lens implantation, advanced glaucoma procedures, the treatment of macular degeneration and refractive surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine after being awarded Phi Beta Kappa honors in premedical studies. Following his internship at Highland Alameda County Hospital in Oakland, California, Dr. Rader completed his ophthalmology residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1979. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Dr. Rader has held membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Medical Association, Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology, Indiana State Medical Association, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, Indianapolis Ophthalmologic Society, Marion County Medical Society and the Johnson County Medical Society. He served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine, is past director and committee chairman for the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and is former president of the Johnson County Medical Society. Dr. Rader was appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor to the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in August 2014. He continues to be active in medical education and is a frequent guest speaker. His daughter, Lynley Rader, is also a physician who completed her residency training and entered private practice in July 2014.
Dr. Rader has more than 30 years of experience in all types of refractive surgery dating back to 1983 when he became one of the first surgeons in Indiana to perform radial keratotomy. Since then, Dr. Rader has had an ongoing commitment to the refractive patient, with extensive experience in a wide variety of refractive procedures, including Epikeratophakia, RK, Intacts, Refractive Lensectomy, Astigmatic Keratotomy, LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy. Over the years, Dr. Rader has been involved in bringing pioneering cataract techniques to central Indiana including intraoperative aberrometry, presbyopia correcting intraocular lens implants and femtosecond laser assisted cataract removal. Dr. Rader was also actively involved in the introduction of canaloplasty, trabeculotomy and other microinvasive glaucoma procedures to this area. Dr. Rader has been interviewed by local and national media and has appeared on the CNN program “Anderson Cooper 360.” He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Eye Clinic.