Dr. Jeffrey N. Kaplan has been honored with a “Top Doctor” award for five consecutive years from the Consumers’ Research Council in the Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Downstate Medical Center in New York City, he was recruited to join world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Seymour Dubroff in the Greater Washington, D.C. area to participate in a fellowship program to study and perform some of the most innovative ophthalmic surgical techniques, including phacoemulsification cataract surgery. He has been invited to teach fellow ophthalmologists these latest techniques of cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation. To date, Dr. Kaplan has performed more than 12,000 cataract surgeries. His surgical expertise includes implanting specialty intraocular lenses such as the Toric lens to correct astigmatism and multifocal intraocular lenses to eliminate or reduce the need for reading glasses after cataract surgery. “Doctors and patients have different choices when it comes to the type of lens that is implanted during cataract surgery,” he notes. “There are definite differences in each. Some are better for reading, some for intermediate and distance.” They still yield good results, but must be tailored to each individual. “You have to know the risks and benefits,” he says. “People with astigmatism, glaucoma or macular degeneration may not be good candidates for multifocal lenses, which cut some light,” he explains. “You don’t want to magnify existing problems and take away the benefits of the specialty lens. I take the time to make sure that I can maximize the outcome and that the patient’s goals and mine coincide with each other.” Dr. Kaplan is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is honored to be partners with Dr. Jeffrey Sandler and Dr. Anthony Masi in the Eye Group of Connecticut. The doctors are aware of the precious nature of sight and are very proud that their staff strives to provide each patient with a warm and welcoming atmosphere whether the patient is there for a routine eye exam or a significant vision problem.
Organizations: American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
Fairfield County Medical Society
Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine