Ophthalmic Surgery

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Our Approach

The board-certified ophthalmologists at Stamford Health share a singular mission: to protect and preserve our patients’ eyesight. Our ophthalmic surgery team is committed to providing the safest and most successful outcome and treatment for your eye condition. We believe in open communication and will work with you from establishing your diagnosis to implementing a treatment.

Stamford Health’s board-certified ophthalmic surgeons are skilled and experienced in treating a variety of conditions, including glaucoma, cataract, corneal, retinal diseases, tear duct dilation, eye muscle corrections, eye trauma, and more.

We utilize state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide efficient, accurate, and safe procedures.

Our ophthalmic surgery team will help you understand all of your treatment options and find the best one for your condition and lifestyle.

What Sets Us Apart

Stamford Health offers expert-level care for all eye conditions at each of our convenient locations. Our surgeons have sub-specialized training to handle the most complex conditions.

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Our ophthalmic surgeons utilize state-of-the-art surgical lasers and minimally invasive approaches for conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, and retinal diseases.
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Our team will discuss the variety of options available at the time of cataract surgery, including choosing a lens that best fits your lifestyle and visual needs.
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Our ophthalmologists perform most surgical procedures on an outpatient basis at the Tully Health Center. Most of our ophthalmologists also see patients for diagnosis and treatment at their private practices throughout Fairfield County.

Ophthalmic Surgeries Offered


Expert surgeons remove the lens that has become cloudy and replace it with an artificial one. This artificial lens never needs to be replaced again and will restore sight lost from a cataract.


Our retina surgeons are equipped to treat diseases of the vitreous and retina, including retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.


Our team of specialists will diagnose and treat glaucoma with a variety of solutions, from eye drops to laser procedures to surgery.


Our team of eye experts is skilled at treating common conditions such as eye pain, tearing, double vision, and droopy eyelids. They can also help in cases of eye trauma when a team of specialists may be required.

Meet Our Doctors

Robert J. Fucigna

(203) 348-7575

Gregory M. Gallousis

(203) 359-2020

Jacqueline J. Littzi

(203) 340-2310

Glenn E. Ostriker

(203) 348-6300

Philip A. Piro

(203) 325-4481

Eric L. Wasserman

(203) 978-0800

Andrew B. Wolf
Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

(203) 327-5808

Ophthalmic Surgery FAQs

  • How do you know if you’re a candidate for eye surgery at Stamford Health?
    To determine candidacy for eye surgery, factors such as age, overall eye health, and specific conditions are considered. Ideal candidates generally have stable vision, good overall health, and realistic expectations. Our experienced ophthalmic surgeons conduct thorough evaluations to determine the most suitable procedure for your individual needs.
  • What diagnostic tests are conducted before eye surgery at Stamford Health?
    Before eye surgery, a series of diagnostic tests are performed to ensure a comprehensive understanding of your eye health. These may include detailed eye exams, imaging studies, and precise measurements. These tests help our surgeons tailor a personalized treatment plan, ensuring the success and safety of the surgical procedure.
  • What should you expect during the eye surgery procedure?
    During the eye surgery procedure, you can expect a carefully orchestrated process conducted by skilled surgeons. The procedure, often performed with anesthesia, involves precise steps tailored to the specific surgery chosen. Our goal is to provide a clear understanding of the process, alleviating any concerns you may have about the surgical experience.
  • Is cataract surgery performed as an outpatient procedure at Stamford Health?
    Yes, cataract surgery at Stamford Health is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. This means you can return home on the same day as your surgery. The procedure is efficient and minimally invasive, allowing for a smoother recovery process. Our team will guide you through the postoperative care plan to ensure optimal healing.
  • How long is the recovery period after eye surgery, and what post-operative care is provided?
    Recovery periods vary based on the type of eye surgery performed. Generally, patients can expect a gradual improvement in vision over a few days to weeks. Postoperative care instructions will be provided, including details on medications, activity restrictions, and any necessary follow-up appointments. Our team is dedicated to supporting you throughout the recovery journey.
  • Is it possible to get a second opinion from an ophthalmic eye surgeon at Stamford Health?
    Absolutely. Stamford Health encourages patients to seek second opinions to make informed decisions about their eye care. Our ophthalmic surgeons understand the importance of exploring all options, and we are here to provide additional insights and support as you navigate your eye care journey.

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