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

Dr. Steven Thornquist is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Thornquist attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Scheie Eye Institute and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include strabismus. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Thornquist is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Thornquist (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thornquist welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Wendy Ann Klein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Wendy Klein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Klein honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Klein trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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

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

Dr. Edward Pulice works as an ophthalmologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Pulice accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pulice (or staff) is conversant in German and Italian. Dr. Pulice is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pulice's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Simses is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Simses include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Simses is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Focus. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Simses attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Simses is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma

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

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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.