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Dr. Brian DeBroff, M.D.

Yale Medicine Ophthalmology

40 Temple Street
New Haven, CT,

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    About Dr. Brian DeBroff

    Dr. Brian DeBroff specializes in cataract and IOL implantation surgery. He has particular clinical and research interests in Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, Optiwave Refractive Analysis using intraoperative wave front analysis for optimizing refractive results with implant surgery, multifocal and diffractive IOL’s after cataract surgery. He is a preceptor to train other Ophthalmologists in the Catalys Precision Laser Cataract System. He was appointed Director of cataract and IOL implant surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Yale School of Medicine in 1999.
    Dr. DeBroff graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine where he was inducted in the Sir William Osler and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Societies. He is Chief of Ophthalmology at Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport and has served as Vice Chairman, Residency Program Director, and Board of Permanent Officers at Yale University. He was presented with the Yale Resident Teaching Award in 1998 and 2008. Dr. DeBroff has over 100 publications including a book on phacoemulsification, and he has written seven book chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally. He is Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual Science and is on the editorial board/Senior Reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Archives of Ophthalmology, and British Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. DeBroff was inducted in the IIIC (International Intra-Ocular Implant Society) founded by Sir Harold Ridley and has received awards by Best Doctors, Castle Connolly, Connecticut Magazine, and New York Magazine.


    Medical School
    Medical School Date Completed
    Tufts University School of Medicine 1989
    Residency Date Completed
    Eye and Ear Institute at the University of Pittsburgh 1993
    Gimbel Eye Center/U. of Calgary 1994
    Professional Affiliations
    Professional Affiliations
    Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
    American Academy of Ophthalmology
    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    Internation Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC)

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Contact Details

    Primary Office Address
    40 Temple Street
    New Haven, CT,
    Secondary Office Address
    495 Hawley Lane
    Stratford, CT, 06614