Dr. Andrew Packer, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Andrew Packer, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Farmington, CT and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Packer to book an appointment.

Dr. Packer

Retina Consultants

5 Two Mile Rd Farmington, CT 06032
Accepting new patients

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I couldn’t ask for better eye care! Dr Packer is great, he is knowledgeable,informative,caring, gentle and even a little funny! He instantly put me at ease. I would highly recommend him and wouldn’t trust my eyes to any one else
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Judy Hungerford – Feb 05, 2021
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In 2014 Dr Packer repaired a hole in the macular of my right eye. The surgery was at Hartford Hospital. Following the surgery I had to position face down for about 2 weeks. His patience, expertise and encouragement got me through this. I was terrified at first and now look back with excellent eyesight and gratitude for having met him. His staff was more than professional, they were right there with me when I called every time.
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Roberta Morehouse – Oct 15, 2020
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from reading Dr Packer's reviews, he is fine when all is well. However, if things do not go well for the patient, he changes to rude, arrogant and does not talk to his patient. The waiting period is 2 to 3 hours. Totally unacceptable. They book to get as many patients as possible - more money. My 87 year old aunt went through this. She is in constant eye pain because of his surgery. She can't get additional treatment with another doctor because of covid-19. After the surgery, he treated by aunt very poorly. This is inexcusable.
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May 15, 2020
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It's not very often one decides to thank a doctor for the work they perform. I would like to thank Dr. Packer, associated with Retina Consultants, Farmington, CT. and his capable assistant for their team experience and professionalism. Sensitive issues, concerning my eyes were dealt with patience, knowledge and understanding. I highly recommend Dr. Andrew Packer and his staff.
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Anthony DiGrazia – Mar 11, 2020
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I have seen yearly Dr. Packer since 1993, when I had a retinal detachment - age of 43. The condition in my case probably would be called degenerative Myopia. My doctor here in New London thought it not detached, but recommended seeing his "guru". That alone calmed me down. 2 days later I saw Dr. Packer. Yep, it was a detached retina and putting a little bit of pressure on the eye convinced him he could fix it. And he strongly suggested, while we do the right eye, we should do the left eye a few days later. Yes, this was scary stuff. But his coolness and levelheadedness calmed me down, realizing I was being cared for by probably the best in the business. After the surgery, which back at that time was a scleral Buckle. I was more nearsighted. That condition remained until cataracts surgery age 62 . After that, and now with minor correction, my sight is 20/25 right, 20/20 left. NEVER was my sight ever that good! Thank you Dr. Parker!! I can fly a plane again!
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bill loweth – Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Packer has been treating my condition for 13 years and he has taken good care of me. Due to the distance, he actually referred me to an ophthalmologist near me. The only fly in the ointment is that his services are highly sought after and he is very busy, resulting in long waits. Nonetheless, he would still spend as much time on me as needed.
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Feb 06, 2020
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I needed retina surgery. The entire experience went as well as possible. Dr. Packer did a great job on my eye and I'd highly recommend him.
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Went for a followup visit yesterday (11/8/2019) marking 30 years since he did a left vitrrectomy. I have type 1 diabes since the age of 12 (I'm 65 now). My local eye doc referred me to Dr Packer for complications from retinopathy. I had multiple laser treatments but had hemorrhaged into the vitreous chamber and had not been able to see out of my left eye for 5-6 months. Doc told me I needed surgery and told me his OR days. He performed the op the next day wwith significant improvement. Thirty years later my vision in the left eye is 20/25 and i was able to pull two letters off the 20/20 line. I am sure I am one of his favorite case presentations. Great job from a thankful patient.
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Andrew K Breault – Nov 10, 2019
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Excellent retinal specialist. I have been under his care for 10 years including detached retina repair and several laser procedures for retinal tears. Precision work of highest quality provided with professional, caring team. Always there in emergency to get timely treatment.
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J. Adams – Aug 04, 2019
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Excellent doctor and staff. Needed emergency surgery due to AMD. Doctor took me right in the next day and saved my eyesight. Explains everything in detail. It’s been almost a year since the operation and all is great. Thanks again. Don’t hesitate if you need an exam or surgery. Well worth it !
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Mr Pelly in Rockfall, CT – Jul 11, 2019
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When I was having vision issues it was determined that my retina was coming detached. My doctor sent me to Dr. Andrew Packer, who did my surgery and my vision is back to 20/20. THANK YOU Dr. Packer!!
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Roland Mason in CT – Feb 07, 2019
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Dr. Packer and his staff were very helpful and professional. I had never had any kind of surgery and was very nervous about my retinal surgery. All of the staff at Hartford Hospital put me at ease and explained ever step of the procedure. The post surgery follow up went very well. My eyesight is doing very well and I'm grateful for the care that Dr. Packer gave me in making my eyesight better. Thank you!
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David K Stone in Windsor, CT – Jan 09, 2019
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My retina became completely detached. Dr. Packer reattached my retina and was responsible for all my care after the surgerical proceedure. Dr. Packer restored my vision to 20/20 with the use of my regular glasses. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Packer, his surgical abilities, and his staff. He spends abundant time with patients during followup appointments. I presently live in Florida, but I continue to travel to Dr. Packer in Connecticut because I trust him with my sight.
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John Kouba in Boynton Beach, FL – Nov 13, 2018
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I am grateful to Dr. Packer for restoring my vision. As a retired nurse, I recognize his diagnostic and surgical skills. He regularly exhibits dedication to both his practice and his patients. Further, he employs a caring and responsive staff.
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Lorraine Hurd in Vernon, CT – Nov 05, 2018
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Dr Packer is the best eye doctor. He is thorough in his exam while being compassionate to the needs of his patient. His care has always been excellent and I trust him completely with my vision needs. A loyal patient !!!
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Nov 02, 2018
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Dr Packer and his staff were excellent to work with. I had a detached retina and my retina specialist eye doctor recommended Dr Packer. Cant say enough about his support staff also from getting paperwork completed to answering questions they are great. I can see why he is one of the top doctors in his field.
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Scott Noble in Hartford – Oct 26, 2018
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Dr. Packer and his staff are excellent. His is tops in his field and has saved my vision on several occasions. I highly recommend and would not trust my eyesight to anyone else.
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William Buller, Jr. in Vernon, CT – Sep 18, 2018
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Dr. Packer performed a vitrectomy on me in December 2017 for a retinal pucker. My vision has continued to improve and I am extremely happy with the results. The procedure was not painful or uncomfortable and my recovery was uneventful. Dr. Packer and all of his staff are very professional and explain everything clearly and completely.
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Mary E. Gaudette in Berlin, CT – Aug 08, 2018
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An initial procedure was done but further analysis indicated a need for further work. Surgery was scheduled 3 days later and the retina was attached via a Vitrectomy, with Endo Laser and Air Fluid Exchange. The detached retina and surgery occurred in March 2012. This surgery occurred now over 6 years ago. There have been no issues since occurring. I return yearly for follow up checks. All is well.
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Terry in CT – Jul 30, 2018
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Dr. Packer performed vitrectomy surgery on 4/24/18 for a macular hole in my right eye. I would highly recommend Dr. Packer & his practice. Dr. Packer & his staff are very professional, friendly & helpful. There was no pain at all after the surgery. The week of face down positioning was the hardest part but the rental of the special chair made it easier. I believe the success of this surgery was Dr. Packer's expertise & my following post-op instructions to the tee. I now have 20/20 in the eye.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Lori D in Willington – Jul 23, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Andrew Packer, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Farmington, CT and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1977
NY Hosp-Cornell Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1976
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School
1972
Princeton University
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Hartford Magazine Best Doctor, 1998-2010
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and Senior Achievement Award,
  • American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award and Senior Honor Award,

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What are Dr. Andrew Packer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Packer frequently treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Macular Hole. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Packer treats.

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Dr. Packer's office is located at 5 Two Mile Rd, Farmington, CT 06032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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Acquired Coloboma
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Acute Endophthalmitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Acute Endophthalmitis more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Dr. Packer treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 39% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
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Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
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Astigmatism
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Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
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Dr. Packer treats Benign Neoplasm of Choroid more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Benign Neoplasm of Eye
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Dr. Packer treats Benign Neoplasm of Eye more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Blindness
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Cataract
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Cataract more than 26% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 26% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Central Serous Chorioretinopathy more than 30% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 30% of his peers

Chalazion
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Chorioretinal Scars
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Dr. Packer treats Chorioretinal Scars more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Chorioretinitis
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Dr. Packer treats Chorioretinitis more than 12% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 12% of his peers

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
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Choroideremia
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Chronic Endophthalmitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Chronic Endophthalmitis more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Conjunctival Hemorrhage
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Contusion of the Eyeball
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Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
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Corneal Diseases
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Dr. Packer treats Corneal Diseases more than 15% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 15% of his peers

Corneal Ulcer
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Degenerative Disorders of Globe
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Degenerative Disorders of Globe more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
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Dr. Packer performs Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Packer performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Diabetic Retinopathy
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Diplopia
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Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
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Drusen
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Drusen more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Dry Eyes
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Dry Eyes more than 9% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 9% of his peers

Endophthalmitis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Endophthalmitis more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 39% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Eye Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer
Eye Infections
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Eye Infections more than 26% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 26% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Floaters
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Floaters more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
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Foreign Body Removal from Eye
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Glaucoma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Glaucoma more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 18% of his peers

Headache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Headache more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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Hyphema
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Iridocyclitis
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Juvenile Macular Degeneration
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Keratitis
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Keratoconus
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Lazy Eye
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Macular Edema
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Macular Edema more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Macular Hole
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Macular Hole more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
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Migraine
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Nearsightedness
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Nearsightedness more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Ocular Hypertension
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Ocular Prosthetics
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Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
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Paralytic Strabismus
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Parasitic Endophthalmitis
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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Progressive High Myopia
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Progressive High Myopia more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Pterygium
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Purulent Endophthalmitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Purulent Endophthalmitis more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
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Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer performs Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Packer performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Retinal Cysts
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinal Cysts more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Retinal Dystrophy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinal Dystrophy more than 17% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 17% of his peers

Retinal Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinal Hemorrhage more than 29% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 29% of his peers

Retinal Ischemia
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Retinal Neovascularization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinal Neovascularization more than 24% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 24% of his peers

Retinal Telangiectasia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinal Telangiectasia more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinal Vein Occlusion more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
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Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
may treat

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Retinoschisis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Retinoschisis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Senile Cataracts
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Senile Cataracts more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 27% of his peers

Strabismus
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Stye
may treat

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Tear Duct Disorders
may treat

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Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
may treat

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Visual Field Defects
may treat

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Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer performs Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair) more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Packer performs this procedure more than 37% of his peers

Vitreoretinal Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Packer performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Vitreous Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Vitreous Hemorrhage more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Packer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroideremia
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Packer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
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BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Retina Consultants

Retina Consultants5 Two Mile Rd Farmington, CT 06032
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Packer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Saint Francis Hospital

Hartford, CT

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received