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Dr. Matthew Dombrow

Dr. Matthew Dombrow received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University. He then attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as a Golding Scholar. His ophthalmology residency training was completed at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he was named Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Dombrow finally went on to complete a medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship here in Connecticut at Yale University.

Dr. Matthew Dombrow currently retains hospital privileges at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. He currently operates as an attending surgeon at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He also volunteers as a retina attending at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center working with the Yale ophthalmology residents.




Dr. Philip M. Falcone

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. He has been in practice in Connecticut for over fifteen years. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and volunteers at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven. 

Dr. Falcone has numerous major publications to his credit and has been at the research forefront participating as the Principal Investigator in many national trials including current therapies for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He treats all aspects of retinal disease but surgery is his primary area of concentration. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and 4 children.





Dr. Wayne I. Larrison

Dr. Wayne I. Larrison received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the Columbia University School of Engineering where he was named to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He then obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine where he was named to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He next completed both his Ophthalmology residency and Retina fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School before coming to Connecticut in 1990 where he founded Connecticut Retina Consultants. Dr. Larrison has continued to engage in clinical research and has served as the Principal Investigator on national trials evaluating treatments for Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and retinal vascular diseases. He also serves as an adviser on the Medical Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Larrison is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, and American Academy of Ophthalmology. He maintains an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine. He performs Minimally Invasive Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at ambulatory facilities in New Haven and Guilford, CT in addition to many in -office procedures. He has particular interests in Macular Diseases and Diabetic Retinopathy.




Dr. Nancy E. Miller Rivero

Dr. Nancy Miller-Rivero attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College and completed a one-year research fellowship at the National Eye Institute in ocular inflammatory disease. Her ophthalmology residency was completed at the Jonas Friedenwald Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland; and her two-year vitreoretinal fellowship was completed at Yale University in Connecticut. Dr. Miller-Rivero is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is on the medical staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie.








Dr. James M. Weisz

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.

Dr. Weisz is active in clinical research of retinal and uveitic disease. In his free time he enjoys tennis, skiing, and chess.