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Dr. Jeffrey D. Gold, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jeffrey Gold is an ophthalmologist practicing in Hamden, CT. Dr. Gold specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Gold can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Gold can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
51 years Experience
Dr. Jeffrey D. Gold, M.D.
  • Hamden, CT
  • Univ of Tn, Memphis, Coll of Med, Memphis Tn
  • Accepting new patients

Can glaucoma cause blindness?

Glaucoma, IF undetected AND untreated, can cause blindness. If you follow your doctor’s instructions and have annual check-ups, you should stay out of trouble. You should share READ MORE
Glaucoma, IF undetected AND untreated, can cause blindness. If you follow your doctor’s instructions and have annual check-ups, you should stay out of trouble. You should share this information with EVERYONE in your family!!!

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Can crossed eyes be corrected?

Yes. See a pediatric ophthalmologist.

Jeffrey D. Gold, MD

What is the best way to clean makeup off around my eyes?

Use a wet cotton swab with a tiny dab of baby shampoo on the tip. Rub horizontally both the upper and lower eyelid edges, using a new swab until all makeup is removed. Even more READ MORE
Use a wet cotton swab with a tiny dab of baby shampoo on the tip. Rub horizontally both the upper and lower eyelid edges, using a new swab until all makeup is removed. Even more important, do not apply makeup to the lid margin behind eyelashes.

Jeffrey D. Gold, MD

Problems with eyes after Cataract surgery

See another cataract surgeon for a second opinion.

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How often should I replace my contact lenses?

When they become discolored or they start to irritate your eyes. NEVER SLEEP WITH CONTACT LENSES!!!!!

Jeffrey D. Gold, MD

What does it take for an eye transplant to be successful?

There is no such thing as an eye transplant. Only the cornea or the clear window at the front of the eye can be transplanted.

Why am I having a burning sensation in my eyes?

Likeliest possibility is Dry Eye Syndrome. See an Eye MD

Is chlorine exposure bad for the eyes?

Reaction to chlorine is very common. You should ask your Eye MD to prescribe a "mast ell stabilizer"

Why do I have constant twitching in my left eye?

A very common cause of twitching eyelids is an infection in the eyelash oil glands. You should see an Eye MD

My sister's baby has been diagnosed with infant cataract. Is this curable?

No, not curable, but sometimes can be successfully treated. You should take the baby to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Why are my eyes so sensitive to bright light?

Blue eyes are particularly sensitive to bright light. Also eyes that are dry. You should see an Eye MD

Is lasik surgery a good option for those with an astigmatism?

Yes, astigmatism has been successfully treated with Laser Vision Correction for over 10 years

Bilateral cataract surgery

Yes, double the risks for one at a time. Even though infections are incredibly rare, they can occur. If you get an infection in one eye, that’s bad enough, but if in both eyes, READ MORE
Yes, double the risks for one at a time. Even though infections are incredibly rare, they can occur. If you get an infection in one eye, that’s bad enough, but if in both eyes, that can devastate your life. Unless there is some overriding reason to do both eyes simultaneously, I would recommend separating them.

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What is the treatment for night blindness?

Unfortunately there is no treatment

My eyes feel very itchy in the morning. What could be the reason?

Could be Meibomian Gland disease. See an eye MD.

After cataract surgery

Call your doctor immediately!!!!

At what age is surgery recommended for squint eye?

If your “doctor” is not a pediatric ophthalmologist, you need to change immediately and when the ped. Oph says the time is right for surgery, that is the right time

How are crossed eyes treated?

He must be evaluated by a pediatric Ophthalmologist

Do eye cosmetics cause blindness?

I’ve never been aware of a case of blindness caused by cosmetics. The probable reason your eyes are burning is Dry Eye Syndrome caused by placing eyeliner on the edge of your eyelids. READ MORE
I’ve never been aware of a case of blindness caused by cosmetics. The probable reason your eyes are burning is Dry Eye Syndrome caused by placing eyeliner on the edge of your eyelids. If you do that, STOP! It’s harmful because the eyeliner blocks the opening of the oil glands which produce the oil that keeps your tears from evaporating.