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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Corporate Drive; Suite 112
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Steven Thornquist practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thornquist include strabismus. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Thornquist performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Thornquist (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Wendy Klein is an ophthalmologist in Trumbull, CT. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Klein is especially interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Klein attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Edward Pulice's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Pulice (or staff) speaks German and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulice include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Pulice performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Pulice average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. John Simses' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Simses is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Focus, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Simses completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Rafael Chiu is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chiu attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chiu completed his residency training 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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.
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