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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New Haven, CT and Norwalk, CT. She has a special interest in strabismus. Dr. Galvin is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Galvin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rafael Chiu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Chiu focuses on cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiu has an open panel. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Chiu speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brad Oren is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Oren attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oren is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Temple Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alberto Distefano works as an ophthalmologist. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Distefano takes.

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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.
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