Specializing in surgery and medical diseases of the retina
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Dr. Philip M. Falcone received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He graduated with honors and was named to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. He then completed his ophthalmology residency training at the St Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center of Columbia University, and retina fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Wayne I. Larrison received his undergraduate degree and a Masters of Science degree from the Columbia University School of Engineering where he was named to the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. He then received his medical degree from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine, where he was named to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. Next, he completed his ophthalmology residency training and his retina fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Larrison then came to Connecticut where he founded the Connecticut Retina Consultants.

Dr. James M. Weisz received his undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude from Harvard College where he was also named a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and a Harvard National Scholar. He then attended the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons graduating as a member of the prestigious medical honors society Alpha Omega Alpha and receiving both the Sandoz award and the Edith and Denton McKane memorial award for outstanding scholarship and research.

He then continued his medical training in Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles. This was followed by fellowship training in uveitis also at the Jules Stein Eye Institute for which Dr. Weisz was supported by a Heed Foundation Fellowship. Then Dr. Weisz completed specialty training in medical and surgical retinal diseases at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Medical School; this time supported by a Heed/Knapp foundation fellowship.

Drs. Falcone, Larrison and Weisz are Assistant Clinical Professors at the Yale School of Medicine where they participate in the Department of Ophthalmology teaching program. They each are active attendings of the surgical staff at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Hospital of St. Raphael, and the West Haven VA medical center. They are actively involved as principal investigators in several national studies looking into new treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal venous occlusive disease, and uveitis. They are all board certified and are members of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Uveitis Society, the American Medical Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society, The Fairfield County Medical Association, The New Haven County Medical Association, and numerous honor societies. They strive to provide the highest quality medical treatment with caring, compassion and an ongoing commitment to medical excellence.

Connecticut Retina Consultants participates with all major insurance companies including Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Connecticut and New York, Healthnet, Aetna/US HealthCare, ConnectiCare, Oxford, United Health Care, Cigna care and others.

 

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