Department of Ophthalmology: Meet our Doctors

Our physicians—conveniently located at the Mass. Eye and Ear main campus at 243 Charles Street in Boston and at our suburban locations—strive to provide you with the best medical and surgical care available anywhere in the world. They use the most advanced tools available to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of eye conditions and diseases. Whether you are having a routine eye exam; undergoing laser vision correction surgery; or receiving treatment for a complex eye-related problem, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy, you are in the hands of caring and compassionate physicians who are dedicated to preserving your vision.

Learn more about our caregivers and what inspired them to enter ophthalmology by selecting one of the physicians from the list.

Featured Specialists:

Veena Rao, MD, MSc

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During medical school, Veena Rao, MD, MSc, saw firsthand just how important eye health is to a person’s quality of life. Being able to help a patient see clearly and prevent vision loss is a rewarding experience that quickly drew her to the field of ophthalmology.

As a member of the Glaucoma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Rao specializes in the medical and surgical care of glaucoma—a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

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Hajirah Saeed, MD

SaeedHajirah Saeed, MD, was on a medical mission in Kenya when she discovered her passion for ophthalmology. As a medical student, she worked in underserved communities in Nairobi, where she performed free eye exams and managed refractive error and diseases on the surface of the eye.

Today, as a member of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Saeed performs vision correction surgery and cares for patients with diseases that affect the cornea—the transparent layer that covers the front of the eye.

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John Miller, MD

John B. Miller, MDDuring medical school, John Miller, MD, quickly gravitated toward ophthalmology. The specialty combines everything he loves about medicine, including the ability to develop long-term relationships with patients, while providing both medical and surgical solutions to their visual limitations. 

Dr. Miller is a member of the Retina Service and Macular Degeneration Unit, where he cares for patients with conditions like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment, retinal vein occlusions, trauma, macular telangiectasia, and other complex medical and surgical retinal problems.

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