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, who practices in New Haven, CT and Norwalk, CT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in strabismus. Dr. Galvin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Galvin's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rafael Chiu is an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Chiu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Greenwich Hospital, Dr. Chiu attended Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Chiu is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brad Oren specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Oren has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Oren attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Oren is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Temple Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alberto Distefano's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.
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