Andrew J. Levada, MD
Dr. Andrew J. Levada is a pediatric ophthalmologist with a special interest in adult eye muscle disorders. He joined The Eye Care Group in 1983 following his residency in Ophthalmology and Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Prior to this, he graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Physics and from the Harvard Medical School with an M.D. degree. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Levada is also a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians. He is past president of the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and of Prevent Blindness Connecticut, and has served as Section Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Mary’s Hospital and Waterbury Hospital Health Center.
He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Yale Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and for many years has trained Ophthalmology Residents in Pediatric Ophthalmology. He has also served as an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.
He was an investigator in the original Botox® study, which led to the approval of Botox to treat eye muscle diseases in 1990, and was the first investigator in New England to use Botox, which is now used in many areas of medicine to relax muscles. He has been a member of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group since its founding and continues to participate as an Investigator in many multicenter trials funded by the National Institutes of Health aimed at advancing the state-of-the-art treatments of strabismus and lazy eye.