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Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes and damage to the retina and vitreous, the gel inside the eyeball, can lead to impaired vision and blindness. Yale Medicine Ophthalmology devotes a section to these serious conditions. Patients with diabetes are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that damages the blood vessels in the retina, the back layer of the eye that is sensitive to light. The disorder causes most cases of blindness in Americans aged 25 to 70. Most people with diabetes -- 80 to 85 percent -- will experience some degree of vision loss because of their disease. Ophthalmologists in our section are...
Comprehensive (General) Eye Care
Our Comprehensive Eye Care physicians offer patients a unique combination: world-class clinical care and cutting edge research. Our Ophthalmology Section provides comprehensive eye care, from routine exams to diagnosis and treatment of the most complex and challenging eye conditions and diseases. Our patients have access to world renowned subspecialty expertise both within ophthalmology and other areas of medicine. In addition to providing general eye care, our doctors provide executive physicals, work in Yale New Haven Hospital’s emergency department and perform consultations at the hospital.
Because inflammatory eye diseases sometimes have more than one cause, treating them often requires a team approach. Our doctors understand this and work closely with pediatricians, internists, rheumatologists and other physicians to identify the best treatment for your condition.
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Disorders of the cornea, the front layer of the eye responsible for focusing, range from nearsightedness to damage so severe it requires transplants. Our doctors are skilled in surgeries ranging from outpatient procedures to correct nearsightedness to corneal transplants. We also perform operations to repair dry eye and tear disorders, remove benign and malignant tumors, treat scarring and address many other conditions and injuries. Our physicians employ cutting-edge diagnostic tools and surgical procedures. We are dedicated to using our training and expertise to repair and improve your...
Our highly skilled and compassionate ophthalmologists and staff are dedicated to assuring that you have and keep the best possible vision. We provide state-of-the-art treatment for major and minor eye diseases and conditions, ranging from pink eye and nearsightedness to glaucoma and macular degeneration. Our practice includes not only highly esteemed physicians, but also world-renowned researchers. Our patients have access to the latest treatments and advances.
Aging almost always means cataracts -- a clouding of the lens of the eye that results in impaired vision. Luckily, surgeons can remove most cataracts in a relatively simple outpatient operation. Yale Medicine’s ophthalmologists excel at all forms of cataract surgery. Our doctors use the latest techniques, including small-incision procedures that require no suturing, resulting in faster recovery and better vision. We specialize in cataract removal for patients with complex eye conditions, including corneal disease, glaucoma, and small pupils. Experts in a wide range of eye surgeries, our...
Retina & Vitreous
Disorders of the retina and vitreous, the gel-like substance that helps maintain the shape of your eye, comprise the leading causes of blindness in infancy, young adulthood, and older age. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of vitreoretinal disease and retinal detachment. Conditions we treat include: Cystoid macular edema Diabetic retinopathy Macular degeneration Pars planitis Retinal degeneration and disease Retinopathy of prematurity Sickle cell retinopathy Inflammatory conditions, such as uveitis Intraocular infections and tumors Ocular trauma Retinitis pigmentosa and other...
Macular degeneration is a leading cause of visual impairment in those over 65 and can lead to blindness. One in three people will eventually suffer some degree of macular degeneration, which is caused by abnormal blood vessels under the retina, the light- sensitive part of the eye. Yale Medicine ophthalmologists treat both the more common “dry” as well as the more dangerous “wet” form of the macular degeneration. While there is currently no cure for this disease, we offer the latest treatments to reduce the risk of vision loss and blindness. These include anti-VEGF drugs to attack proteins...
An estimated three million Americans have glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness nationally and worldwide. The disease can strike anyone at any age and often has no symptoms. As a result, many people with glaucoma don’t realize they have it. Yale Medicine’s Glaucoma Section provides world class, comprehensive care for this disease, including the most severe and difficult-to-treat cases. Our top priority is to preserve your sight. Our internationally renowned physicians are expert in all aspects of glaucoma, from diagnosis and treatment to surgery. We are also among the best glaucoma...