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Dr. Jeffrey Gold

Ophthalmology
Hamden, CT
54 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hamden, CT

Address

2440 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
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About

Bio

Dr. Jeffrey Gold is a board certified and award winning Ophthalmologist who has been changing the lives of patients for over 30 years. At his office, he performs a variety of custom and standard laser vision correction procedures including LASIK, PRK and Epi-LASIK (Advanced Surface Ablation). He has performed more than 10,000 LASIK procedures and over 1,000 PRK and Epi-LASIK procedures while receiving many awards for his work. Choosing a doctor as experienced and recognized as Dr. Gold is critical to your effort in getting the desired and needed treatments for your eyes. Dr. Gold’s Liberty Vision is the most sought after and premier laser vision correction center in the Hamden area. Patients who visit Liberty Vision are taken care of personally by Dr. Gold, who will conduct the screenings, pre-operative exams and all post-op exams. With his expertise, experience and help, you will no longer be dependent on glasses or contact lenses. As the one time part owner of the country’s second laser eye surgery center and being instrumental in developing the Yale Eye Laser Center, Dr. Gold has over 11,000 laser vision correction procedures under his belt. As a result, he has changed the lives of thousands of patients, including his own family members, other doctors and healthcare professionals. "Your eyes provide your most precious sense. That's why I care so deeply about your particular concerns. You should not be treated like a number! I give each person as much time as necessary to answer all your questions." (Jeffrey D. Gold, MD, FACS) Visit Dr. Gold’s Liberty Vision today to give your eyes what they deserve!

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

201 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: If the entire white of your eye is yellow it may indicate jaundice which can be symptomatic of liver disease. The eye socket has numerous projections... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See an Eye MD: Any pain in or around the eye requires a visit to an eye md to determine diagnosis and treatment.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
STOP!: There has never been any scientific evidence that it is ok to put honey in your eyes! if you have a problem, see an eye md.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Varying skills: Refraction skills vary among eye doctors. Correct measurement of astigmatism can sometimes be very difficult. Most optical shops will provide reduce... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See an Eye MD first: The science behind inversion tables is questionable at best. If you have floaters you should check with an Eye MD before beginning hanging upside dow... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Like rubberband snap: Laser hair removal should not hurt beyond sensation like rubberband snap. If you are having pain you are most likely being treated with wrong type of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
It depends.: Depending on the extent of the trauma it can take a few days or up to a couple of weeks. If any bones were broken around the eye socket it can take l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See Eye MD now.: Swollen eyelids might represent any one of a myriad of problems. Your eye md needs to diagnose the problem in order to treat it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: Floaters represent the natural aging process of the vitreous gel. Dehydration will have no impact on floaters. The sudden onset of new floaters or fl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Floaters: There is no good answer to this question. As we age, so does the vitreous gel in the eye. As it deteriorates, little pieces of the vitreous cast a s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Translucent floaters: Large floaters that appear as a small circle or some other geometric shape usually represent the pulling away from the back of the eye of the posterio... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No.: The only benefit to eyeshades is darkness. I suppose there could be a psychologic or suggestive benefit but not a hypnotic one.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See your Eye MD: Assuming that the hallucination was unrelated to illicit drugs, it may represent migraine or something much more sinister. See your eye md soon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Chronic inflammation: Chronic inflammation of ocular surface can cause brown discoloration. Other possible causes: simply accumulation of pigment cells in people of color;... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See an Eye MD: This might represent serious disease in the eye socket or the brain. You should see your eye md at once.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Gas perms: Irregular astigmatism can be caused by topographic irregularities of the cornea and rigid gas permeable lenses can help. These can be worn while awak... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Proptosis: Proptosis or exophthalmos are the proper terms and may represent simply that person's appearance, but could be indicative of thyroid disease. If this... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No! See Eye MD now.: The possibilities are too numerous to recount. See your eye md asap?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: Penetrating trauma of the eye can cause major problems, but cancer is not among them.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately ocular melanoma can strike anyone. If you experience any vision changes see your eye md at once, because ocular melanoma can metastasiz... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Tired eyes: Since no harm can come from too much playing of video games, if your eyes become tired, listen to your body and stop.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Control, but no cure: Blepharitis is a chronic condition affecting probably half the world's population! it has not cure but is relatively easy to control by a warm compre... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See Eye MD now.: Could represent a retinal detachment or other retinal disorder. Best to see eye md now.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: Tv viewing cannot harm the eyes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
One: If you are talking about bags under your eyes, ophthalmic plastic surgeons can take care of that with one procedure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Yes: People with blue or light colored eyes are usually more sensitive to light than people with dark colored irises.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Retinitis Pigmentosa: The only one i can think of right off is retinitis pigmentosa, and inherited degenerative disorder of the retina. There are probably other retinal di... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See Eye MD now.: Contacts do not cause blepharitis but can increase the irritation of blepharitis and if not dealt with can lead to ulceration of the cornea which if n... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Increase Self Esteem: Laser vision correction has many perceived benefits from just getting rid of glasses and contacts for occupational reasons, sports reasons, functional... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Glare coating: All computer manufacturers can recommend a glare reducing screen for your computer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Can't answer: You didn't give enough information for this question to be answered properly. Need to know the cause of the decreased vision.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
You Can't: Topical steroids are by prescription only in us.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Wrong Question: Topical steroids do exist in ointment form but can only be prescribed by an eye md for appropriate indications and if steroids are indicated for ocula... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: Your eyes can feel tired if you don't get enough sleep. If you bury your face in the pillow and put pressure on one eye it can cause distortion of th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Trauma: Trauma, burns, foreign body, extreme dryness, poorly adherent surface cells.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No: Please don't fall for the bogus claims of some eye care professionals that eye exercises can cure impaired vision such as nearsightedness and farsight... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Brown and less brown: One eye remains brown and the other will be a lighter shade of brown or grey, blue or green.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Don't!: If you created a corneal abrasion by contact lens abuse do not expose your eyes to tap water. It contains bacteria and possibly an ameba that can cau... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No exercises for Amb: I do not believe there are any exercises that will impact amblyopia. If it is diagnosed before age 5 patching or eyedrops to blur the "good" eye alon... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Redness and Discharg: Conjunctivitis can be due to many causes: bacterial, viral, allergic, chemical, etc. The most common in probably bacterial and causes redness, mucus d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Cleopatra makeup: Blepharitis probably affects half of the earth's population. It is a blockage of the oil in the oil glands of the eyelashes. Poor oil flow contribute... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Probably yes: Depending on the amount of inflammation, just about any eyedrop can burn. If the diagnosis was made by someone other than an eye md, however, there m... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See an Eye MD: Could be conjunctivitis, blepharitis, angular blepharitis. Use warm compress twice a day and if no relief in a day or two see your eye md.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
If they're too tight: If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result. If your eyes are partially open behind ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Ridiculous attitude!: Any eye disease can affect any age individual. Everyone should have regular eye exams, the interval depending on your age.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No!: Horner's syndrome affects pupil size, eyelid droop and reduced forehead sweating on the affected side. Altho the condition itself is basically benign... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
See an Eye MD: Iritis can cause permanent pupil dilation if it was severe enough to begin with. You should be under the care of an ophthalmologist to be sure that e... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Many possible causes: Frequent blinking and squinting most like represents an imflammatory condition of the eyelid edges called blepharitis. You should see an eye md.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Solves itself: A subconjuntival hemorrhage or broken capillary in the normally clear conjunctival membrane will clear up spontaneously anywhere from a few days to a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Possible: Could be the very beginnings of a stye. Usually when caught early when it just inflammation, a chronic stye requiring surgery can be prevented. See ... Read More

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Dr. Jeff Gold is an outstanding ophthalmologist, and I would recommend him to my patients.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I stopped pred forte 2 days ago and have noticed the pupil has gone down a little bit. Could the steriods of caused this
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Thank you for your input... My son finished his drops awhile ago and he is all better now, but thanks for responding still so I know for the future
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Sir on prescription of a doctor near my place I am using Clearine eye drops - Naphazoline Hydrochloride 0.01% Boric acid 1.10% Glycerol 1%

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1968MD

Awards

AMA Physicians Recognition Award for Continuing Education 1969-2011
Certificate of Award presented by International Eye Foundation
American Society of Contemporary Ophthalmology Award for Competence in Ophthalmic Practice

Affiliations

Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians
Connecticut State Medical Society
New Haven County Medical Society

Publications

"Ocular Abnormalities in the Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome"
"Contact lens induced corneal changee -How long does it last?"
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