Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. Drs. Franklin, Ko, Minkovitz, Mirra, Glazer-Hockstein, Fudemberg, Sergott

Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. consists of eye surgeons and eye doctors who are committed to providing the finest eye care in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Our eye care team includes:

  • Dr. Stephen Franklin focuses on general ophthalmology, with an interest in cataracts and glaucoma
  • Dr. Paula Ko focuses on retinal and vitreous surgery and diabetic eye care
  • Dr. Jeffrey Minkovitz focuses on corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery
  • Dr. Carolyn Glazer-Hockstein focuses on retinal and vitreous surgery and diabetic eye care
  • Dr. Scott Fudemberg focuses on glaucoma

TestEach of the eye doctors and surgeons at our Wilmington practice is dedicated to helping you understand the results of your eye examination and your treatment options. We will gladly answer whatever questions you might have both before and after your treatment. Truly, we want to be partners in your vision care, partners that you will be able to count on for a lifetime. To schedule an appointment, contact our office today.

Stephen Franklin, M.D.

IMG_2135_-_Copy-franklin.JPGA physician for over 40 years, Dr. Stephen Franklin practices general ophthalmology at Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. with a special interest in cataracts and glaucoma. After completing his undergraduate education at New York University, he graduated with honors from State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine, then interned at Indiana University Medical Center. After serving in the Captain Medical Corps of the US Army, he returned to SUNY Downstate to complete his residency, earning a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology from the University of Michigan. In 1971, he began treating the residents of Wilmington.

He is currently the senior attending physician at the Medical Center of Delaware, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College, and a Clinical Associate at Wills Eye Hospital.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Franklin holds memberships in the following organizations:

  • New Castle County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of Delaware
  • Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Academic Honor Society

Paula Ko, M.D.

IMG_2124_-_Copy-ko.JPGA board certified physician, Dr. Paula Ko focuses on retinal problems, particularly diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and CMV retinitis. Dr. Ko received her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University College of Engineering, graduating with honors. She returned to Ohio State for her medical degree, graduation with honors from the College of Medicine. Following her medical/surgical internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Ohio, she completed her residency in ophthalmology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where she served at Chief Resident. She served a prestigious fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC in diseases of the retina and vitreous.

Dr. Ko has been a partner at Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. for over 15 years. She is also on the staff of the Temple University Hospital. Considered a leader in her field, she has lectured extensively on retinal diseases and other topics in ophthalmology.

Dr. Ko is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association

Jeffrey Minkovitz, M.D.

IMG_2116_-_Copy-minkovitz.JPGDr. Jeffrey Minkovitz focuses on corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery. After graduating Magna cum Laude from Harvard University, Dr. Minkovitz received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his internship at Harvard affiliated Mt. Auburn Hospital in Massachusetts, and his residency in ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis, before serving a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Minkovitz participated in the early research on Excimer Laser photorefractive surgery (PRK) since 1994. He has offered this procedure to his patients in Wilmington since FDA approval in 1996. In addition, he performs the latest in refractive surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism; cataract surgery without needles, patches, or stitches; corneal transplants, and thoroughly screens for and treats a variety of eye diseases.  

Together with his Center for Advanced Surgical Arts partner and co-founder, Dr. Minkovitz introduced laser cataract surgery to Wilmington, Delaware, bringing the first LensX laser to Delaware in April 2012. This adds to other Delaware firsts for Dr. Minkovitz, including PRK laser vision correction, CK for near vision, and DSAEK and DALK corneal transplants.

A partner at Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. for 15 years, Dr. Minkovitz is also on the staff of Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, and the Center for Advanced Surgical Arts, where he serves on the medical advisory board. As an assistant clinical professor at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Minkovitz received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the residents at Wilmer Eye Institute. He was also named Top Doc in ophthalmology by Delaware Today Magazine for six consecutive years, including 2010, and was an invited instructor at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in 2005 and 2006.

Dr. Minkovitz is board certified in Ophthalmology and has memberships in the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Delaware 
  • New Castle County Medical Society

Carolyn Glazer-Hockstein, M.D.

IMG_2131_-_Copy-glazer.JPGDr. Carolyn Glazer-Hockstein focuses on patients with retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular disease. Dr. Glazer-Hockstein received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where she graduated with honors, was elected to the Hobart Armory Hare Medical Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and earned the Carroll R. Mullen Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology. After completing her internship at Presbyterian Medical Center, she stayed in Philadelphia to complete her residency at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected chief resident. She completed a medical retina fellowship at the Scheie Eye Institute.

Dr. Glazer-Hockstein practices the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment techniques of retinal diseases including laser therapies and injections. Her research has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Retina. She has also presented at national and international conferences including the Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Sydney, Australia, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology National Meeting and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  Dr. Glazer-Hockstein was recognized as a Top Doc in ophthalmology in Delaware Today  magazine 2012.  

Currently on the board of the Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Glazer-Hockstein is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Delaware Academy of Ophthalmology

Scott Fudemberg, M.D.

IMG_2140_-_Copy-fudemberg.JPGWith a focus on glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Scott Fudemberg is one of the newest partners of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. Dr. Fudemberg graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine with Distinction in research, where he was selected as one of two student members of the Curriculum Coordinating Committee for clinical rotations. He completed his internship at the St. Louis University Group of Hospitals and his residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, serving as co-chief resident and earning the Alan W. Riley Award for Resident of the Year. He served a clinical glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia.

Dr. Fudemberg has been at the forefront of research concerning glaucoma and glaucoma laser therapy. He has presented extensively on the topic at the annual meetings of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society, and the Anna and William Goldberg Glaucoma Service and Research Center. His research has been published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging, and Glaucoma Today.

Dr. Fudemberg is board certified and a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

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