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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Humana HMO near New Haven, CT.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Temple Street; Suite 1b
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Galvin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Galvin include eye problems. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Galvin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Galvin attended Harvard Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rafael Chiu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chiu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chiu is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brad Oren specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Waterbury, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Oren's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Temple Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alberto Distefano's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Distefano graduated from New York Medical College.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.