Andrew J. Fezza, MD, FACS

Andrew J. Fezza, MD, FACS began his practice in 1969. His practice of general ophthalmology includes glaucoma, cataract assessment, and comprehensive eye care. For much of his career he concentrated his practice in cataract surgery, staying abreast of the latest technological developments in advanced cataract surgical techniques. Dr. Fezza was the first ophthalmologist in the area to routinely perform phacoemulsification(small incision cataract surgery), suture-less cataract surgery, and utilization of fold-able implants.

Dr. Fezza drew on his skills and expertise in cataract surgery to develop The Eye Center as a center of excellence and innovation in that field. He has earned national prominence as a lecturer and publisher while being featured in countless articles and videos in the Journal of Ophthalmology and other publications. Today he shares his vast knowledge and experience with The Eye Center surgeons.

He serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine where he teaches medical students as well as ophthalmology residents. Dr. Fezza has also served as section chief of Ophthalmology at Yale New Haven Hospital on the St. Raphael campus. He has supervised Yale University medical residents in the performance of eye surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Fezza is a Board certified ophthalmologist and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He earned his M.D. from New York Medical College in 1965. Upon the completion of his internship at Greenwich (CT) Hospital, he served a residency in ophthalmology at Deaconess Hospital and the Buffalo (NY) Eye and Ear Clinic. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965 to 1971. In addition to his career in ophthalmology, Dr. Fezza is a dedicated family man and an avid golfer and traveler.