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Kathryn A. Colby, M.D., Ph.D.

Photo of Kathryn A. Colby, M.D., Ph.D.
Specialties: Cornea and External Diseases
Ophthalmic Oncology
Phone Number: 617-573-3938
Fax: 617-573-4300
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. - noon, Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Medical School University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear
Fellowship Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery, Mass Eye and Ear
Teaching Affiliation Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Clinical Interests

Diseases of the cornea and external eye (especially Fuch's dystrophy), ocular surface tumors, corneal transplantation, keratoprosthesis, corneal infections, conjunctival melanoma

Research Interests

Fuch's dystrophy, clinical trials, ocular surface tumors


For a full publication list, please see her CV or biosketch. A representative list is available through

Hudson HL, Lane SS, Heier JS, Stulting RD, Singerman L, Lichter PR, Sternberg P, Chang DF, IMT-002 Study Group. Implantable miniature telescope for the treatment of visual acuity loss resulting from end-stage age-related macular degeneration: 1-year results. Ophthalmology. 2006 Nov; 113(11): 1987-2001.

Colby KA, Chang DF, Stulting RD, Lane SS. Surgical placement of an optical prosthetic device for end-stage macular degeneration: the implantable miniature telescope. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug; 125(8): 1118-21.

Jurkunas UV, Bitar MS, Rawe I, Harris DL, Colby K, Joyce NC. Increased clusterin expression in Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Jul; 49 (7) :2946-55.

Stacy RC, Jakobiec FA, Michaud NA, Dohlman CH, Colby KACharacterization of retrokeratoprosthetic membranes in the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar; 129(3): 310-6.

Veldman P, Colby K. Current evidence for topical azithromycin 1% ophthalmic solution in the treatment of blepharitis and blepharitis-associated ocular dryness. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Fall; 51(4): 43-52.

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