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2880 Old Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT

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James T Murphy MD

James T. Murphy, MD

Dr. James T. Murphy stands as a beacon of expertise in the field of ophthalmology. Board-certified as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained glaucoma subspecialist, his focus on glaucoma, complex cataracts, and advanced anterior segment surgical techniques has redefined eye... Show More

Dr. James T. Murphy stands as a beacon of expertise in the field of ophthalmology. Board-certified as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained glaucoma subspecialist, his focus on glaucoma, complex cataracts, and advanced anterior segment surgical techniques has redefined eye care standards. With a rich background in laser-assisted cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implantation, and innovative minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), Dr. Murphy is a trailblazer in the surgical arena.

His dedication extends beyond the operating room. During medical school, Dr. Murphy passionately enhanced the medical Spanish education curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His commitment to global health led him to actively participate in and organize numerous medical missions to Central and South America, bringing vision to those in need.

As an appointed instructor in ophthalmology at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Dr. Murphy played a pivotal role in shaping the clinical and surgical education of budding ophthalmologists at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His research, spotlighting advanced imaging in glaucoma and revolutionary surgical techniques, has been showcased at international conferences.

Locations

  • Hamden, CT

Specialties

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Anterior segment surgery
  • Intraocular lens implants

Education

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI

Internship

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Residency

Ophthalmology – State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship

Glaucoma & Complex Anterior Segment Surgery – Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of the Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Medical Center

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Cataract Surgeon
  • Glaucoma Surgeon
  • English
  • Spanish
Andrew Swan MD FACS

Andrew Swan, MD, FACS

Dr. Andrew Swan is a distinguished board-certified ophthalmologist renowned for his cataract and lens implant expertise. As a clinical instructor at the esteemed Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, he not only practices excellence but also imparts his... Show More

Dr. Andrew Swan is a distinguished board-certified ophthalmologist renowned for his cataract and lens implant expertise. As a clinical instructor at the esteemed Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, he not only practices excellence but also imparts his knowledge to future generations of medical professionals.

Dr. Swan's exceptional academic journey is underscored by his membership in prestigious academic honor societies, including Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. His accolades extend beyond his academic achievements, as he has been honored with awards recognizing his unwavering dedication and compassionate patient care.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Swan has a profound love for travel, a passion that led him to experience and live in diverse cultures, including Spain and Venezuela. This global perspective has allowed him to become proficient in Spanish, further enhancing his ability to connect with patients from diverse backgrounds.

Locations

  • Cheshire, CT
  • Hamden, CT

Specialties

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma

Education

Bachelor of Arts – English

Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

Medical School

State University of New York – Buffalo, NY

Internship

Hospital of St. Raphael – New Haven, CT

Residency

Ophthalmology – Yale Eye Center, Yale School of Medicine – New Haven, CT

Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards/Honors

  • 2006 Marvin L. Sears Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Transitional Intern of the Year
  • Maimonides Medical Society Award – Outstanding Academic Performance
  • Stephen J. Paolini Award – Dedication and Compassion in Patient Care
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Cataract Surgeon
  • Glaucoma Surgeon
  • English
  • Spanish
Karen Nipper MD

Karen Nipper, MD

Introducing Dr. Karen Nipper, a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic surgery. She combines comprehensive ophthalmology services with a focus on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding tissues. Beyond her clinical expertise, Dr. Nipper is a respected author, her... Show More

Introducing Dr. Karen Nipper, a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic surgery. She combines comprehensive ophthalmology services with a focus on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding tissues.

Beyond her clinical expertise, Dr. Nipper is a respected author, her research gracing the pages of esteemed journals like Archives of Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Nipper's dedication to global eye care is evident in her volunteer work. From the sun-kissed shores of Pangasinan, Philippines, to the historic landscapes of Arequipa, Peru, she has generously donated her skills to international medical missions, leaving a trail of improved vision and grateful smiles.

In addition to her surgical prowess, Dr. Nipper is embracing aesthetics, offering services like Botox and chemical peels. Her commitment to enhancing not just the vision but also the confidence of her patients defines her as a remarkable oculoplastic lid specialist.

Locations

  • Hamden, CT
  • Waterbury, CT

Specialties

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Dry eye disease
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Lower eyelid malposition (ectropion, entropion)
  • Reconstruction post-periocular skin cancer
  • Eyelid lesions
  • Tearing disorders
  • Blepharospasm
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Botox
  • Chemical peels

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa)
Vassar College – Poughkeepsie, NY

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine – Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Albert Einstein Medical Center – Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Ophthalmology – Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Ophthalmic Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery – Marc S. Cohen, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Oculoplastic Surgeon
  • English
Nehali Nanti, MD

Nehali Nanti, MD

Nehali Nanti, M.D. is a fellowship-trained glaucoma, cataract and anterior segment specialist. She is an expert in glaucoma evaluation and treatment, including medical management, laser, and surgical procedures. She also performs cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Dr. Nanti received... Show More

Nehali Nanti, M.D. is a fellowship-trained glaucoma, cataract and anterior segment specialist.

She is an expert in glaucoma evaluation and treatment, including medical management, laser, and surgical procedures. She also performs cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Dr. Nanti received her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed her internal medicine internship at the prestigious UPenn Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital. She went on to complete her ophthalmology residency at Stony Brook University and served as chief resident at the Northport VA followed by a clinical and surgical glaucoma fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

She serves as a sessional attending for Northwell ophthalmology residents at NYC Health + Hospitals and plays an active role in surgical education.

She has published and co-authored scientific papers and posters, presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and was a recipient of the ARVO Women in Research Award.

Dr. Nanti is committed to providing personalized comprehensive, cataract and glaucoma care while providing the utmost compassion to all of her patients.

Locations:

  • Hamden, CT
  • Branford, CT

Specialties

  • Refractive and comprehensive eye exams
  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye

Education:

  • Medical School
    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - Newark, NJ
  • Internship
    University of Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY
  • Glaucoma Fellowship
    Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital - New York, NY

Professional Societies:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Women In Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Cataract Surgeon
  • Refractive Surgeon
  • English
Paul Masi MD FACS

Paul Masi, MD, FACS

Dr. Paul Masi is a distinguished board-certified ophthalmologist dedicated to comprehensive eye care. As a clinical instructor at the prestigious Yale School of Medicine, he exemplifies medical and surgical ophthalmology excellence. Dr. Masi is a respected medical staff member at... Show More

Dr. Paul Masi is a distinguished board-certified ophthalmologist dedicated to comprehensive eye care. As a clinical instructor at the prestigious Yale School of Medicine, he exemplifies medical and surgical ophthalmology excellence. Dr. Masi is a respected medical staff member at Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut Eye Surgery Center-South in Milford, and holds surgical privileges at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT.

Dr. Masi's expertise shines in his specialization in cataract surgery, where he has skillfully performed over 10,000 procedures, consistently adopting the latest surgical techniques and cutting-edge intraocular lenses. His commitment extends to the precise diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, the meticulous detection of macular degeneration, and the expert management of glaucoma through medical and laser surgical interventions.

Locations

  • Branford, CT
  • Cheshire, CT
  • Hamden, CT

Specialties

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma

Education

Medical School

New York Medical College – Valhalla, NY

Residency

Ophthalmology – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC

Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies

  • American Medical Association
  • Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Cataract Surgeon
  • English
Margaret E Moore OD FAAO

Margaret E. Moore, OD, FAAO

Dr. Margaret E. Moore is a residency-trained, board-certified optometrist specializing in comprehensive ocular health care. She has a special interest in glaucoma, dry eye disease, post-surgical care, and diseases of the retina including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. She is... Show More

Dr. Margaret E. Moore is a residency-trained, board-certified optometrist specializing in comprehensive ocular health care. She has a special interest in glaucoma, dry eye disease, post-surgical care, and diseases of the retina including diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. She is also well-versed in low vision care, aiding individuals with visual impairments and addressing binocular vision disorders (i.e., double vision).

Dr. Moore currently serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Association of Ophthalmologists, the Notre Dame Alumni Club of New Haven, and as an ambassador for YoungOD Connect. She enjoys serving on advisory boards and writing articles for multiple publications, including Eyes on Eyecare and Modern Optometry.

While in optometry school, Dr. Moore served as President of the National Optometric Student Association, leading initiatives to perform essential glaucoma screenings in underserved communities. She also played an active role on the Students Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) board, contributing to collecting and sorting donated eyeglasses from Lions Clubs. Dr. Moore's commitment to global eye health led her to Toliman, Guatemala, where she conducted eye exams to positively impact the lives of those in need. Her most recent eye care mission trip was to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, with VOSH-Connecticut.

Throughout her residency, Dr. Moore gained invaluable experience in various subspecialties, including the retina, glaucoma, cornea, uveitis, and neuro-ophthalmology clinics at Yale Ophthalmology. She provided critical low vision care to inpatients at the Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center and offered optometric services to veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Moore is also recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a prestigious designation achieved after rigorous qualification assessments and an oral examination. This distinction places her among the elite, as fewer than 10% of optometrists in the United States hold this honor. She is board-certified in advanced medical optometry from the American College of Medical Optometry and was named Modern Optometry’s “One to Watch” in October of 2023.

Locations

  • Branford, CT
  • Cheshire, CT
  • Hamden, CT

Specialties

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Low vision
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-surgical care
  • Dry eye
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration

Education

Bachelor of Science (Biological Science)

University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, IN

Doctor of Optometry

Ohio State University College of Optometry – Columbus, OH

Residency

Ocular Disease, Low Vision and Acquired Brain Injury Optometry – West Haven Veterans Affairs Hospital – West Haven, CT

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Connecticut Association of Ophthalmologists
  • National Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
  • English

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