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:

Milica Margeta, MD, PhD

margetamilicaFor Milica Margeta, MD, PhD, a career in ophthalmology offered the ideal mix of patient care and research. “It’s exciting to be able to care for patients, while also studying ways to improve their treatment options.

Dr. Margeta specializes in glaucoma—a lifelong and potentially blinding group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve.

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Richard W. Watson, MD, MS

Watson Richard 2 (2)During medical school, Richard Watson, MD, was looking for a specialty that fit well with his background in mechanical engineering. It didn’t take him long to find ophthalmology.

Today, Dr. Watson is a member of the Retina Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, where he specializes in vitreoretinal surgery—a delicate procedure that is performed in the back of the eye, called the retina.

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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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