Welcome to Northwestern Ophthalmology
In an effort to improve access to specialized eye care in our community, we established Northwestern Ophthalmology under the direction of board-certified ophthalmologist, Gregory Brophey, MD.
Dr. Brophey has over ten years of experience with a comprehensive range of medical and surgical eye care services. He performs surgeries exclusively at NMC, using the latest eye care technology and equipment recently purchased on his behalf. This includes lasers for the treatment of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, as well as diagnostic equipment for individuals with glaucoma, certain corneal diseases and certain retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes.
If you have experienced an eye injury or eye irritation, contact Dr. Brophey and Northwestern Ophthalmology.
To learn more about Dr. Brophey, click on his image to the left, or watch Dr. Brophey as he discusses his role at Northwestern Ophthalmology in our short introductory video.
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Key Ophthalmology Services
Northwestern Ophthalmology offers a broad range of eye care services, all of which are performed by our board-certified provider, Dr. Brophey. These services include but are not limited to:
Topical Anesthesia for Eye Surgery
Northwestern Ophthalmology recognizes the anxieties eye surgery patients may have regarding anesthetic needle injections near the eye. Dr. Brophey is one of only a few ophthalmologists in the state of Vermont to offer topical anesthesia for eye surgery patients. Unlike injections, topical anesthesia is non-invasive and avoids unsightly, post-operative physical effects.
Guide to Healthy Eyes
Maintaining healthy eyes and eyesight is an important factor in maintaining a high quality of life as you age. Every year, countless individuals experience complications with their vision. Many of these issues can be corrected or even avoided if treated in a timely manner. However, leaving them untreated or undiagnosed can lead to partial vision loss or even permanent blindness.
Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, are hereditary, so it's important to know your medical history. Be aware of potential issues you face by knowing if your family has a history of eye health complications. Other eye conditions, such as macular degeneration have no warning signs, so it is important to have routine eye exams. Have your eyesight reviewed by an eye care specialist, such as a local optometrist, to address issues before they become serious. In most cases, an eye exam will simply result in prescription glasses or contact lenses for vision correction. The following tips help support healthy vision and can protect you against vision loss and disease:
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