Peter S. McKay, MD, an Ophthalmologist with Norwich Ophthalmology Group

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Peter S. McKay, who serves patients in Norwich and Niantic, Connecticut.

Dr. McKay is a board certified ophthalmologist who is currently serving patients at Norwich Ophthalmology Group in Norwich and Niantic, Connecticut. For all patients, present and future, Norwich Ophthalmology Group is pleased to offer comprehensive eye care for the whole family including, but not limited to, periodic eye & vision exams using state-of-the-art technology, as well as screening and treatment of common eye diseases and disorders, cataract extractions, emergency services, and laser vision correction.

Dr. McKay is affiliated with the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, as well as Constitution Surgery Center East in Waterford, Connecticut. Dr. McKay is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, nonprofit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists (eye physicians and surgeons) in the United States. Founded in 1916, the ABO was the first American Board established to certify medical specialists and is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Medical Association.

Dr. McKay earned his medical degree from Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, his residency at Brown University in Providence, and his residency in ophthalmology at Interfaith Medical Center in New York City. He also completed a surgical training program in ophthalmology introduced by Britain’s National Health Service.

Dr. McKay is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the New England Ophthalmological Society, the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the New London County Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery. 

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