Maxwell D. Elia, MD






The Medical Eye Center


Yale University School of Medicine


Mount Auburn Hospital


Yale University School of Medicine/ Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship Credentials

Eye Disease Consultants


Dr. Maxwell Elia is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in retinal diseases and uveitis. His clinical practice involves the treatment of patients with a wide range of retinal disorders, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusion, cystoid macular edema, and hereditary retinal degenerations. In addition, Dr. Elia utilizes an extensive range of state-of-the-art therapies for the management of noninfectious and infectious uveitis patients. Dr. Elia also performs cataract surgery.

Dr. Elia is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine. He continued at Yale-New Haven Hospital as an ophthalmology resident where he served as the Chief Resident. Following his residency, he completed fellowship training in retinal disease and uveitis with members of the Yale clinical faculty.

Dr. Elia is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Uveitis Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He served as a clinical investigator for the use of Abicipar® in the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Dr. Elia is affiliated with and an active staff member at Elliot Hospital, the Veterans Hospital in Manchester.

Outside of work, Dr. Elia enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and skiing.

Dr. Elia has also been chosen by his peers as one of New Hampshire Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for 2022 and 2023 in the field Ophthalmology.