Why Choose YNHH
The highly skilled ophthalmologists at Yale-New Haven Hospital deliver comprehensive, quality eye care. Our medical experts are committed to treating the simplest and the most complex eye problems for both adults and children. Yale-New Haven's qualified and compassionate doctors and staff offer patients a specialized level of expertise using state-of-art diagnostic and therapeutic technology.
Yale-New Haven Hospital is dedicated to improving and preserving vision through world-class patient-centered care. Our ophthalmology services include:
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Ophthalmologists provide general ophthalmologic care and routine eye exams, and work closely with the Low Vision rehabilitation program that offers services to individuals whose vision cannot be improved with ordinary glasses, medicine or surgery.
We offer complete medical and surgical eye care with the latest, small-incision sutureless cataract surgery to maximize vision and minimize recovery times in patients with cataracts and complex eye conditions, including corneal disease, glaucoma, and small pupils.
Glaucoma specialists offer the latest advances in diagnosing and treating even the most difficult forms of glaucoma and related diseases.
Gold standard in glaucoma treatment
Ophthalmologists at the Yale Eye Center are the first of a handful at university centers in the United States to use a new "gold shunt" drainage device in clinical trials for the treatment of glaucoma. Learn more in this segment from NBC News.
Contact Lens Services
Our ophthalmologists provide comprehensive contact lens services, offering the newest materials and designs available for a variety of conditions including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia and dry eye.
Corneal and External Disease Treatments
Corneal and External Disease ophthalmologists specialize in the evaluation and management of various conditions including refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), dry eye and tear disorders, cataracts, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, ectasias, dystrophies, ulcers, benign and malignant tumors, traumatic scars, and chemical burns.
Neuro-ophthalmology Disease Treatments
Diseases of the central nervous system that affect the visual system are evaluated by neuro-ophthalmology specialists.
Ocular Inflammatory Diseases Treatments
Ocular inflammatory diseases are a group of ophthalmic conditions that are related to infectious, autoimmune and masquerade diseases. Early diagnosis and proper treatment from our Uveitis and Ocular Immunology specialists often requires a multi-discipline and comprehensive approach to the treatment of these blinding disorders.
Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery physicians provide diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the eyelids, tear drain system and orbit (tissue and bone surrounding the eye). Cosmetic eye services are also available.
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Treatments
As the only pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus group in southern New England located within an academic medical center, our clinical team provides expertise in diagnosing and treating children's simple and complex eye pathology and adult strabismus disorders. Referred cases and second opinions are welcomed.
Refractive surgery specialists offer a comprehensive eye exam to choose the best treatment for contact lens complications, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and to determine candidacy for LASIK surgery. State-of-the-art technology is specifically tailored to meet the needs of each patient.
Vitreoretinal Disease Treatments and Retinal Detachment Repairs
Retina and Vitreous physicians specialize in the evaluation and treatment of vitreoretinal disease and retinal detachment repairs.
Along with delivering unparalleled medical care, Yale-New Haven is committed to making every visit a pleasant experience. Our patient-friendly environment allows us to serve patients efficiently with highly individualized care.
A Clear Vision
Find out more about the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale School of Medicine in a 48-page booklet covering the clinical treatments, research efforts and medical education that have distinguised it for more than 40 years.