Mass. Eye and Ear and Affiliated Hospitals

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Founded in 1824, Massachusetts Eye and Ear is renowned for patient care, teaching and research. Many notable contributions to medical knowledge have been made at Mass. Eye and Ear during its history. With a superb physical plant and an extraordinary attending staff, Mass. Eye and Ear is a preeminent institution for the training of future ophthalmologists.

Institutional Accomplishments

  • Diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity
  • Identification of the gene for retinoblastoma
  • Introduction of panretinal photocoagulation
  • Discovery of the first drug to treat herpetic corneal disease
  • Development of proton beam therapy for ocular melanoma
  • Development of first (PDT) and second (anti-VEGF) pharmacological therapies for macular degeneration