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David Kielty, MD

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About David Kielty

Dr. Kielty earned a Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry and a medical degree at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. He completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Albany Medical College in New York and a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis at the University of California at Davis.

He has special expertise in medical and surgical treatment of cornea problems.

Dr. Kielty is the owner of Independence Eye Associates in North Dartmouth. He is a clinical faculty member at Tufts University instructing medical students, Fellows, and Residents on surgical procedures, including cataract surgery and corneal transplants.

Dr. Kielty is a board certified ophthalmologist.

Dr. Kielty is bilingual in English and Spanish

David speaks Spanish


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Independence Eye Associates

    365 Faunce Corner Rd
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-985-6600

    Get Directions 41.661789 -70.98961780000002

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