Other Services

Our physicians provide a wide range of eye care services including:

Comprehensive Eye Examinations including checking for glasses and contact lenses

Diabetic Eye Exams

Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment

Oculoplastic Surgery

Corneal and External Disease Treatment

Botox Injections (Therapeutic and Cosmetic)




Comprehensive Eye Examination

A comprehensive eye exam will help evaluation not only how well you see, but also any potential eye diseases. Some eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration can result in serious vision loss if not detected and treated early. Many patients with early stages of these diseases do not experience any visual symptoms.

People over the age of 35 should have a comprehensive eye examination every 2 years. Patients over 65 or those people with a family history of glaucoma, diabetes, or diabetic eye changes should have a yearly exam.

What to expect at your eye examination:
The doctor will most likely dilate your pupils in order to see the retina at the back of your eye. You may want to consider making transportation arrangements, as your vision may be blurry for a few hours after dilation.

Your Exam May Include:
Visual acuity or refraction test will be performed to determine the degree to which you may be nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. You may also have a testing of muscle function, binocular vision skills, visual field testing, eye pressure, slit lamp examination of the eye, and ophthalmoscopic examination to evaluate your optic nerves, blood vessels, and retina.

Treatment options will be presented at the conclusion of your exam.

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Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetes is a disorder of sugar metabolism, in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (Type I) and/or the insulin is not working properly due to abnormal substances in the bloodstream (Type II). Both types carry a high risk of complications, including damage to the retina, glaucoma and early cataracts; diabetic retinopathy can lead to severe vision loss. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Internal Medicine, and the American Diabetic Association recommend that persons with Type I diabetes have annual dilated (using drops to open the pupils wide) eye exams by well-trained doctors, beginning five years after diagnosis; and that persons with Type II have an exam as soon as feasible after diagnosis, and then annually — if no problems are found at each examination. If there are problems found, the frequency of exams increases.

The doctors at ESA are very experienced in the examination techniques used to detect diabetic eye disease in its early stages, so that it can be treated to minimize loss of vision.

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Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by a gradual & progressive damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to loss of vision. It is a leading cause of irreversible blindness. The major risk factor for glaucoma is an elevated pressure in the eye (intra-ocular pressure, or IOP); ethnicity, heredity, gender and age are other significant risk factors. The most common type is primary open angle glaucoma (nicknamed “the sneak-thief of sight” because it is so insidious); there are also several other types.

The sooner glaucoma is detected and treated, the less risk there is of serious vision loss. Glaucoma is usually treated with eye-drop medications with good success, but occasionally requires laser treatment or other surgery. By far the most common reason for serious vision loss from glaucoma is self-neglect: failure to be diagnosed, or failure to adhere to examination and treatment regimens. So it is important to have regular periodic eye exams by a competent and conscientious physician.

At ESA we have many patients whom we follow carefully and treat for glaucoma and suspicion of it, and employ eye-examinations plus modern technology [all in our offices] to monitor the status of the optic nerves and the IOP — including computer-controlled visual field testing and computed laser tomography of the nerves. Many have been patients of ours for over twenty years, and most retain good vision if they cooperate with their follow-up visits and treatment.

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Oculo-plastic Surgery

There is a wide variety of problems that can affect the eyelids and related structures, and consequently damage the eyes and vision. Among those are tumors, injury, tear-drain blockage, infections and drooping or sagging of the lids. Some of these are merely cosmetic, while others can also become serious problems. Sometimes skin and eyelid conditions that appear to be of no significance are actually quite serious.

The doctors of ESA are trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of eyelid disorders. Many can be treated with simple medical treatment, and others require surgery. We perform cosmetic eyelid surgery, removal of tumors, and repair of other eyelid problems.

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External Diseases

This term refers to disorders of the cornea and conjunctiva of the eyes. In addition to simple “pink-eye” (a virus infection), there are bacterial infections, ulcerations, dry eyes and the like. Most of these are not serious, but some are. The distinction can only be made by a competent eye doctor.

At ESA we have treated literally thousands of patients with a wide variety of Cornea and External Disease issues.

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Botox® for Therapeutic & Cosmetic Use

BOTOX® is an injectible form of a protein (purified botulinum toxin type A), which is used to relax specific muscles for up to six months at a time. Its first clinical use was in ophthalmology, for certain eye-muscle disorders; it then expanded to other purposes.

At ESA we use BOTOX® to treat eyelid and facial spasms. Under certain limited conditions it is useful in treating certain types of headache. Under these circumstances the treatments are covered by most insurance policies.

We also offer and perform BOTOX Cosmetic® injections, to reduce facial and forehead wrinkles, especially in the glabellar area (between the brows) and for crow’s-feet.

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Since its founding in 1973, Eye Surgery Associates has offered patients outstanding ophthalmic care. Dr. Anthony Musto, Dr. Brian DeBroff and Dr. Vicente Diaz offer compassionate and friendly care and focus on the individual needs of each patient.

We personally listen to the concerns of our patients, answer individual questions, and never rush a patient. Our staff, which includes a number of certified ophthalmic assistants (COA) with a combined 30+ years of experience, is courteous, polite, and respectful.

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Stratford Location

Eye Surgery Associates, LLC
495 Hawley Lane
Stratford, CT 06614
Phone: 203-375-5819
Fax: 203-377-4337


New Haven Location
Eye Surgery Associates, LLC
46 Prince Street
New Haven, CT 06519
Phone: 203-785-1755
Fax: 203-772-3259


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Eye Surgery Associates, LLC