M Bruce Shields, MD

Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Chairman Emeritus

Departments & Organizations

Ophthalmology and Visual Science


Dr. Bruce Shields received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University and his glaucoma fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He headed the Duke School of Medicine Glaucoma Section for 20 years before joining the Yale School of Medicine in 1996 where he served as chair for ten years. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of glaucoma, with ten books, including his Textbook of Glaucoma, which is in its fifth edition and has been translated in five languages. His research has led to over 200 scientific papers and book chapters, with a special focus on the mechanisms and management of glaucoma. In 2006, he obtained a patent for a new glaucoma surgical device, which is currently in clinical trials. Dr. Shields provides consultation in diagnosis and management of difficult glaucoma problems, with special emphasis on medical and laser treatment of glaucoma.

Education & Training

MD Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (1966)
Postdoctoral Fellow Duke University
Resident Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Fellow Harvard University/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Honors & Recognition

  • President's Award American Glaucoma Society (2010)

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Contact Info

M Bruce Shields, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Eye CenterTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 3rd floor

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Temple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Yale School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208061

New Haven, CT 06520-8061