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Brian M. DeBroff, MD, FACS

BrianDeBroffDr. DeBroff specializes in cataract and IOL implant surgery. He has particular clinical and research interest in congenital, pediatric developmental, and traumatic cataracts, and multifocal IOL implants. He served as director of cataract and IOL implant surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Yale University School of Medicine from 1999 – 2006 and is now an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale University. He is now chief of cataract surgery at the West Haven Veterans Hospital. He practices with Eye Surgery Associates in Stratford and New Haven, Connecticut. He received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from Tufts University where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Sandoz Award for academic excellence. He completed his residency at the Eye and Ear Institute of the University of Pittsburgh and an anterior segment fellowship at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Canada. In 2000, Dr. DeBroff completed a Yale Executive Management Program. Dr. DeBroff has played an active role in the Yale Ophthalmology residency program since 1994 and was presented with the teaching award by the residents in 1998, and served as Residency Program Director and Vice Chairman. He has over 50 publications including a book on phacoemulsification and seven book chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally. He serves on the Committee of Applicants for the American College of Surgeons and is on the Cataract Advisory Council for Alcon, Inc and is a consultant for Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. Dr DeBroff is married, his wife Karen is a nurse specializing in risk management for a local hospital, and they have four children in high school and college.

Vicente A. Diaz, MD, MBA

drdDr. Diaz specializes in ocular inflammatory and infectious diseases. His research interests include novel immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of non-infectious inflammatory disease, management of Stevens Johnson’s Syndrome, and innovative therapies in glaucoma. Dr. Diaz was voted among the top eye doctors in Fairfield County in the Fairfield Advocate’s  2012 and 2013 reader’s polls.  After graduating from Ophthalmology residency at Yale University, he completed a fellowship in Ocular Immunology & Infectious Disease at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary where he is currently on the clinical and research faculty. He is currently a co-investigator on several FDA clinical trials looking at novel immunomodulatory therapies for inflammatory diseases, sponsored by companies such as Abott, Novartis, and Lux Biosciences.

Dr Diaz is also Director of Ophthalmology for the Bridgeport Hospital Burn Unit, where he oversees the care of all patients with Stevens Johnsons Syndrome in the state of Connecticut, a potentially lethal disease. He is also active in the surrounding community, and was appointed keynote speaker at the 2011 Puerto Rican Festival in Bridgeport. Additionally, Dr. Diaz founded the La Unidad Latina Medical Guild, and was the architect of their annual medical mission to the Dominican Republic where he performs surgery, teaches residents, and sees patients free of charge; the team created by Dr. Diaz sees over 1,000 patients abroad annually. Dr. Diaz received his BA from Brown University, his MD from Yale School of Medicine, and his MBA at Yale School of Management.

Anthony Musto, MD, FACS, FAAO

Dr Musto specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology; his areas of interest include cataract and IOL implant surgery, upper and lower eyelid surgery, and BOTOX treatments for blepharospasm and cosmetic purposes. Dr Musto has been named “Top Doctor” in the annual Castle Connolly survey nearly every year since 1999. He is currently the Chief of Ophthalmology at Bridgeport Hospital, where he has previously served as Chief of Staff and President of the Medical Staff. In addition, he is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the American College of Surgeons. Dr Musto has also held an academic appointment as Instructor of Ophthalmology at Cornell University. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital in New York. Dr Musto completed his Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science degrees at Georgetown University. He is married, with two sons: a restaurateur in Fairfield; and an attorney in Fairfield and State Senator in Trumbull.

Tara Seymour, OD
Dr Seymour, OD - Eye Surgery Associates

Dr. Tara Seymour is a primary care optometrist. She completed her Bachelors Degree at the University of California Santa Barbara in biological sciences and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Southern California College of Optometry. She completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at VA Sepulveda in Los Angeles. She currently sees patients at for comprehensive eye exams and full scope contact lens fittings.


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