1979- Bachelor of Science in Botany and Plant Pathology, with
a Minor in Chemistry from the University of New
1983- Doctorate of Optometry from New England College
1989- Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Miami School
1990- Completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Albany
1993- Completed his residency in Ophthalmology from Albany Medical College.
1994- Completed a Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease & Uveitis at
The University of California, Davis.
1994- Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Kielty is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and performs surgery at the Southcoast Surgery Center in North Dartmouth.
For the past ten years, Dr. Kielty has been participating in The Cornea Donor Study, the results of which were recently published in the American Academy of Ophthalmology Journal. He has also published articles and research results in several professional journals and textbooks.
For urgent or emergency communications please call the office at (508) 985-6600.
Ophthalmologist- a physician (medical doctor) who specializes in branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Optometrist- the health-care professional concerned especially with examining the eye for defects and faults of refraction, with prescribing correctional lenses or eye exercises, with diagnosing diseases of the eye, and with treating such diseases or referring them for treatment to an ophthalmologist.
Optician- a person who reads prescriptions for visual correction, orders lenses, and dispenses eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Ophthalmic Technician- Tests and measures eye function to assist the ophthalmologist.
Importance of backup glasses:
We never plan for illnesses or accidents to happen; however, each of us can stumble upon an eye injury and/or infection leaving us unable to wear our lenses. Be prepared by always having a current pair of backup glasses on hand.