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James Kempton, MD

Ophthalmology
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Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Ophthalmology

Biography

James Kempton, MD, is an ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal diseases and retina surgery. Vitreoretinal conditions affect the retina and the vitreous (clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina). 

He treats patients with a wide range of retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and trauma-associated retinal disorders. 

Dr. Kempton is the associate director of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Ophthalmology program and the associate director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program. 

Dr. Kempton is an associate professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual science at Yale School of Medicine. He is one of a few physicians nationwide who are double board-certified in internal medicine and ophthalmology. 

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  • Associate Director of Yale-New Haven Hospital Ophthalmology Program, Ophthalmology
  • Associate Director of Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program
  • Director, Eye Care Services, VA CT
  • Vice Chair of Veteran Affairs, Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Education & Training

  • MD
    Ohio State University (1997)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine

Additional Information

Biography

James Kempton, MD, is an ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal diseases and retina surgery. Vitreoretinal conditions affect the retina and the vitreous (clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina). 

He treats patients with a wide range of retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and trauma-associated retinal disorders. 

Dr. Kempton is the associate director of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Ophthalmology program and the associate director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program. 

Dr. Kempton is an associate professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual science at Yale School of Medicine. He is one of a few physicians nationwide who are double board-certified in internal medicine and ophthalmology. 

Titles

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  • Associate Director of Yale-New Haven Hospital Ophthalmology Program, Ophthalmology
  • Associate Director of Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program
  • Director, Eye Care Services, VA CT
  • Vice Chair of Veteran Affairs, Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Education & Training

  • MD
    Ohio State University (1997)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine

Additional Information

Yale Eye Center
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510