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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Philip Silverstone works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Silverstone's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silverstone include thyroid problems, blepharoplasty, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Silverstone welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Blepharoplasty, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Darron Bacal, who practices in Milford, CT, Orange, CT, and Shelton, CT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bacal takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bacal's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, eye trauma, cataracts

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Eye Muscle Surgery, Eye Trauma, Cataracts, Eye Exam, Amblyopia, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Martin Shapiro is an ophthalmologist in Milford, CT, Orange, CT, and Shelton, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Shapiro is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapiro's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shapiro attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Cataract ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
158 Main Street; Suite 303
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Kim Robbins is an ophthalmologist in Bridgeport, CT, Ansonia, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Robbins has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Robbins focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Robbins's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Robbins's residency was performed at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , dry eye syndrome, cataracts

All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Huntington, CT
 

Dr. Seth Meskin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Meskin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , eye trauma, external eye diseases, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 268
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao, who practices in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.