Dr. Richard Scartozzi, MD

Dr. Richard Scartozzi, MD

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Prospect, CT and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

166 Waterbury Rd Ste 201

Prospect, CT 06712

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 95% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 95% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Scartozzi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Scartozzi "Doctor Richard Scartozzi, MD, FACS, FICS, FAAO, CPI is a retinal surgeon ophthalmologist, teacher, and researcher with years of experience. He has trained at top institutions such as Johns Hopkins Medical School, Wills Eye Hospital, and Doheny Eye Institute. Doctor Scartozzi is a Connecticut retina and macula specialist with a national reputation, skilled in the treatment of macular degeneration, macular holes and puckers, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and tears, floaters, retinal vein occlusions, complications of cataract surgery, uveitis, sutureless small gauge vitrectomy surgery, eye laser surgery, and the use of Eylea, Lucentis, Avastin, Ozurdex, Jetrea, macular eye vitamins, and other eye therapies."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scartozzi "Experience, compassion, and expertise."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

103  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Angioid Streaks of Choroid
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Atrophy, Progressive Bifocal
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroideremia
  • Choroiditis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Coloboma of Macula
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hollenhorst Plaque
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lens Disorders
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Peripheral Uveitis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retina-Vitreous Disorders
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sorsby's Fundus Dystrophy
  • Stargardt's Disease
  • Stickler Syndrome
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Toxocariasis (Ocular Larva Migrans)
  • Tuberculous Uveitis
  • Uveal Diseases
  • Uveal Melanoma
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Abscess
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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29  Procedures

  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • SUNY At Stony Brook
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Long Island Jewish Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Los Angeles County Usc Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Science Foundation RAIRE Scholarship, 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship, 1997
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2009
  • Carmela Gagliardi Medical Scholarship, 1999
  • Valedictorian, 1998
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 1997
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2008
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), 2010
  • National Eye Institute Travel Grant, 2006
Media & Publications
  • Use of adjuncts in surgery and novel surgical approaches. In: Lim JI, ed. Age-related macular degeneration., 2008
  • Familial drusen of the optic nerve head associated with choroidal neovascular membranes., 2005
  • Intraoperative sclerotomy-related retinal breaks for macular surgery, 20 versus 25 gauge vitrectomy systems., 2007
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Candida parapsilosis: clinical features and treatment outcomes., 2011
  • Bilateral improvement of persistent diffuse diabetic macular oedema after unilateral intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) injection., 2008
  • Chondroid chordoma of the nasal septum., 2003
  • Aging and the Eye, 2010
  • Is it My Eyes or My Age?, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scartozzi's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scartozzi to family and friends
18 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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  • 3
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Dr. Scartozzi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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