• PHONE: (860) 972-4077
  • FAX: (860) 545-8617

  • About the Department
  • Department Leadership
  • Active Medical Staff
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  • LINKS:
  • Eye Surgery Center
  • Ophthalmology Department

    About the Department

    The Department of Ophthalmology is comprised of thirty-eight ophthalmologists, all of whom maintain private practice offices and offer a full range of ophthalmologic services. Surgery is performed at the Ambulatory Surgery Center at Hartford Hospital which has the latest state-of-the-art ophthalmology surgical equipment for all types of general and sub-specialty surgery. The department consists of the following sections: General Ophthalmology, Diseases and Surgery of Retina and Vitreous and Pediatric Ophthalmology (CCMC).

    In addition to being a major center for cataract surgery in the central Connecticut area, the Eye Surgery Center, part of the Ophthalmology Department, is a referral resource for:

    • Advanced cataract surgery
    • Anterior segment surgery
    • Cornea surgery
    • Glaucoma surgery
    • Ocular-plastic surgery
    • Ocular-trauma surgery
    • Retinal and vitreous surgery
    Requests for consultations may be directed to the ophthalmologist on call thru the Emergency Department. Each member of the department covers the on-call service for one week at a time beginning Friday mornings each week.
    Consultations on private patients may be requested through the department’s on-call service or directly with any of the ophthalmologists.

    Department Leadership
    DIRECTOR: Jerry Neuwirth, MD
    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: C. Mitchell Gilbert, MD
    Michael S. Ruddat, MD

    Active Medical Staff