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Richard D. TenHulzen, M.D.



  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Richard Ten Hulzen, M.D., is a senior associate ophthalmologist at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgery.

In 1995, Dr. Ten Hulzen received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School (now named Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine) in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed his ophthalmology residency with a chief residency in the Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology, followed by a glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After fellowship, he joined and became partners with a group practice in Central Florida from 2000-2008. In 2009, he founded Beaches Eye Center in Jacksonville Beach and ran his private practice for nine years before joining Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Ten Hulzen is a native Nebraskan and he and his wife, who is from Jacksonville, have two sons, ages 16 and 18. He is trained in American Sign Language and Latin, and enjoys sports, gardening, travel, and coaching football and baseball.

  • Refractive cataract surgery (femtosecond laser and premium intraocular lenses)
  • Glaucoma laser surgery (e.g., SLT and MicroPulse) and Microscopically Invasive Glaucoma Surgical (MIGS) procedures (e.g., Stent, ABiC) for all types of glaucoma.
  1. 2000
    Fellowship - Clinical and SurgicalWills Eye Hospital
  2. 1999
    Residency - Department of OphthalmologyMayo Clinic
  3. 1999
    ResidentOphthalmology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1996
    Internship - Transitional year programMayo Clinic
  5. 1995
    MDMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  6. 1991
    BS - Biology and PhilosophyNebraska Wesleyan University


  1. 2001
    OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Third Place, Poster PresentationAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  2. 2019
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) CertifiedAmerican Heart Association
  3. 2019
    American Heart Association
  4. 2019
    Basic Life Support (BLS) CertifiedAmerican Heart Association
  5. 1987
    Cum LaudeNebraska Wesleyan University

Professional memberships

  1. 2023
    Symposium Organizer and Session ChairAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, 2023 Glaucoma Subspecialty Day Planning Committee
  2. 2023
    Board MemberFlorida Society of Ophthalmology
  3. 2023
    MentorCRISP program
  4. 2023
    Oral ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  5. 2023
    Scientific Program Committee MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, 2023 Glaucoma Subspecialty Day Planning Committee
  6. 2023 - present
    Exam Item Writer, American Board of Ophthalmology Examination Development Committee
  7. 2022
    Oral ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  8. 2022 - present
    Assistant Program DirectorMayo Clinic in Florida
  9. 2022
    MentorClinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP)
  10. 2021 - present
    Alternate RepresentativeAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  11. 2021 - present
    ParticipantFlorida Society of Ophthalmology
  12. 2021 - 2023
    Academic MentorMCASOM Career Advisory Program
  13. 2021 - 2022
    Research Mentor and Clinical DiscussantMayo Clinic
  14. 2021 - present
    Board of Directors MemberFlorida Society of Ophthalmology
  15. 2021
    Evaluation Committee MemberNext Generation Viewer Project (NGV)
  16. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Glaucoma Society (AGS)
  17. 2020 - 2024
    Member, Board of DirectorsFlorida Society Ophthalmology
  18. 2020 - present
    MemberAssociation of Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  19. 2019 - present
    Super UserMayo Clinic in Florida
  20. 2009 - present
    MemberFlorida Society Ophthalmology
  21. 2009 - present
    Active MemberDuval County Ophthalmology Society
  22. 2000 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  23. 1996 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  24. 1995 - 2008
    MemberAmerican Medical Association