Milford -Franklin Eye Center Decades of Service to the Community And a New Provider
By: Roger M. Kaldawy, M.D.
Milford Franklin Eye Center
Milford-Franklin Eye Center has been providing excellent eye care to the community for decades. With much excitement, we are happy to announce that Dr. Jorge Arroyo will join our team as our practicing vitreoretinal specialist and Chief of our Retina Service. Dr. Arroyo will see patients every Monday in our Franklin office.
With offices located in Milford, Franklin and our new office in Millis, our own award-winning surgery center in Milford and a support staff of 50, we are proud to be the leading medical and surgical eye care center in the area and one of the major eye care centers in the State. We are also one of the rare ophthalmology practices to own and operate our own surgical center, the Cataract Surgery Center of Milford. No longer need to travel miles and hours to have cataract surgery! Experienced eye physicians/ surgeons and 5 optometrists are here to provide comprehensive and excellent eye care for the entire family. If your eyecare provider is still asking you to travel for eyecare to far away practices and surgery centers, we are here to help.
Dr. Roger Kaldawy is an experienced eye physician and surgeon and the area’s only full-time specialist in corneal diseases. Having completed his training in Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester and his fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the prestigious Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Iowa, Dr. Kaldawy served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Boston University where he was Director of the Cornea and External Disease program and trained fellows and residents in Ophthalmology. Some of the physicians he trained are now in academic and private practices in Massachusetts and around the world. Dr. Kaldawy published research articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and has been invited as a guest speaker to many prestigious academic programs in the US and around the world. Dr. Kaldawy is proud to be the first surgeon in central Massachusetts and among a handful of surgeons in the State to have performed DSAEK corneal transplantation. With special interest in cataract surgery, Dr Kaldawy has performed over 30,000 procedures and surgeries and was the first surgeon in the area to offer the highly advanced accommodating implants. Dr Kaldawy was the first surgeon in the area to offer bladeless laser assisted Femto cataract surgery. This laser procedure is offered locally at the Cataract and Laser Surgery Center of Milford. Dr. Kaldawy also serves as the Medical Director of the Cataract Surgery Center of Milford.
Dr. Jorge Arroyo is our practicing vitreoretinal specialist and Chief of Retina Service. He received his undergraduate degree at Amherst College, medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine, and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Duke University Eye Center. Dr. Arroyo has over 20 years of experience training doctors and fellows at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Arroyo is a member of the Retina Society, Macula Society, American Society of Retina Specialists, the international Club Jules Gonin, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Arroyo is the immediate past president of the New England Ophthalmological Society and continues to serve as a board member. Dr. Arroyo has published over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, vitreomacular traction syndrome, and retinal detachment.
Dr. Shalin Zia, O.D. received her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2014 and her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in 2018. She moved to Massachusetts from the Midwest after getting married. Dr. Zia has many years of experience, spending several years in private practice. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is proficient in routine eye care, contact lens fitting, and diagnosing and treating various eye diseases. In her free time, she enjoys working out, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family.
Dr. Adams, graduated from John Carroll University, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in 1995. He completed his Masters in Biochemistry from Ohio State University in 1997. In 2003 he received his Doctorate from the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Adams has advanced training in corneal pathology, specialty contact lenses, ocular disease, and laser refractive surgery.
Dr. Mai-Khuyen Nguyen joined Milford-Franklin Eye Center from the New England Carpenters Benefit Fund – Vision Center, where she served as Head of Optometry. She has over 10 years of experience in comprehensive eye exams for adult, geriatric, pediatric, and special needs populations. Her experience includes performing contact lens fitting and managing contact lens complications. Dr Nguyen is also experienced in glasses fitting and lens edging. Her charitable activities include participating in Boston Cares program and the Boston Special Olympics.
Dr. Donald L. Conn, OD will join our team in our state-of-the art medical offices in Franklin, Milford and Millis starting August 2022. Dr Conn is a comprehensive optometrist offering the latest in comprehensive eye care for the entire family. Dr Conn earned his Bachelor of Science from College of the Holy Cross in 2016. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in 2021. He completed a residency in ocular Disease and Primary care at the Bedford VA in June 2022. His clinical experience also includes clinical rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and South Boston Community Health Center. Dr Conn will join our team in August of 2022. He is experienced in providing care to patients of all ages including adults, geriatrics, and pediatric populations. Outside of work Dr Conn enjoys long distance running and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Purvi Patel, OD originally from the tri-state area, received her bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey in 1996 and her Doctor of Optometry from the State University of NY College of Optometry in 2000 through a joint accelerated B.S.-O.D. program. She then completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Special Testing. In 2003, Dr. Patel joined the New England College of Optometry as Clinical Assistant Professor. Through her role as Director of Eye Care Services at Whittier Street Health Center and then The Dimock Center, one of the largest community health centers in Boston, Dr. Patel brings with her teaching and leadership experience. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, with a history of publishing, presenting, and lecturing. During the last 10 years, Dr. Patel has transitioned to direct care and worked in collaboration with ophthalmology. Most recently, Dr. Patel completed a postdoctoral certificate for the treatment & management of glaucoma. Dr. Patel has clinical interests in diabetes, glaucoma, community-based eye and vision care, public health & epidemiology. Dr. Patel currently lives in Dover, MA with her husband and 3 daughters. She enjoys traveling abroad, reading and tennis.
Milford-Franklin Eye Center realizes you have choices when it comes to eye care. We are different. We focus on excellent and advanced eye care and treat our patients as if each one is family. We have surgical results that rival those of major centers in Boston- we can prove it. We are from the community, most of us live in the community and our focus is to serve the community. You will see us in the office, at the local supermarket and in the ER at 1 AM if there is a need for our care. Our focus is on you, your vision, and excellent results. We are available in your backyard and proud to offer world class cataract surgery closer to home: Here in Milford! Our optical shop has its own dedicated lab and can cut and finish your glasses while you wait. All new patients receive a free pair of select glasses. We offer after-hours, same day emergency appointments and Saturday appointments. We have great management focused on quality customer care. Four decades serving our communities and going strong. We remain dedicated to the best in eye medicine and surgery closer to home.
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