Edward H. Jaccoma, M.D Dr. Jaccoma is available for comprehensive eye examinations. In addition to performing medical eye examinations, Dr. Jaccoma specializes in laser and radiosurgery, dry eye and aesthetic eye care. Dr. Jaccoma obtained his Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude from Fairfield University, Fairfield Connecticut in 1978 and his M. D. degree from the University of Vermont in 1982, where he was awarded admission to the AOA, an honorary medical society. His Medical Internship was taken at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Jaccoma then completed a three year Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Jaccoma is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners (1983) and is Board Certified in Ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Maine Medical Society, the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the New England Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Jaccoma is past president of the Medical Staff of the H. D. Goodall Hospital, past president of the Maine Eye Physicians and Surgeons and is on the active medical staff at both the H. D. Goodall and Southern Maine Medical Centers (now known as the Southern Maine Health Centers of Biddeford and Sanford, Maine). Dr. Jaccoma is also on the teaching staff of the University of New England College of Medicine. He co-founded Associated Skin Care and was the former medical director of the Medi-Spa at Akari, located in Portland, Maine. As of Mid-June, he transferred his hospital staff privileges to York Hospital, where he continues to offer advanced medical and cosmetic eyelid surgeries. Dr. Jaccoma is also a practicing cosmetic and reconstructive Oculoplastic surgeon offering lid and brow lifts and blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Jaccoma also performs restorative treatments such as photofacial laser treatments, Pelleve® skin tightening procedures, facial contouring and wrinkle reduction with Botox Cosmetic® and using fillers such as Radiesse® Sculptra®and Juvederm. Dr. Jaccoma has lectured on aesthetic and dry eye disease extensively and presented his latest research at the annual Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting in Los Angels, California, on May 8, 2017. He has published papers in peer reviewed literature and remains active in educating medical students from UNE. He continues to actively study dry eye and related diseases and please feel free to contact his office to hear about the latest protocols and to see if you may be a candidate.
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Mission Statement: At New England Dry Eye, we strive to deliver the best in comprehensive dry eye therapy, including the advanced Lipiview and Lipiflow technologies from Tear Science. Thanks to Tear Science and the work of one of their founders, Dr. Korb, we have a deeper understanding of some of the major causes of dry eye disease. Using State-of-the-Art technologies, it is now possible to detect these causes before they progress to significant symptoms and obvious pathology. More importantly, we now have a number of safe, comfortable, effective treatments (Lipiflow, IPL and a unique radiofrequency treatment) for a major player - Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and its end-result, evaporative dry eye disease. Caught and treated early, we can help to prevent this otherwise chronic, progressive, frustrating and potentially debilitating problem. With over 30 years of practice, we have a depth of experience and reputation for excellence that we encourage you to come see for yourself.
Dr. Jaccoma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Jaccoma's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ectropion of Eyelid
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Tear Duct Surgery
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Fairfield University, Fairfield Ct
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1982
Wash Hospital Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
University Of Virginia
Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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