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John I. Loewenstein, M.D.

Photo of John I. Loewenstein, M.D.
Associate Clinical Chief, Associate Chief for Graduate Medical Education
Specialties: Retina
Macular Degeneration Unit
Phone Number: 617-573-4274
Fax: 617-573-3698
Location: Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Wed. afternoons
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood
800 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Office Hours: Fri. mornings
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Medical School State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency Ophthalmology, Boston University
Fellowship Vitreoretinal Disease, Boston University, Affiliated Hospitals
Teaching Affiliation Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Loewenstein is professionally affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Retina Society
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • The New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS)
  • Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology 

Clinical Interests

Diseases of the retina and vitreous, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other macular diseases, retinal degenerations, medical retina

Research Interests

Retina and vitreous disorders, surgical education


For a full publication list, please see his CV. A representative list (2006 - 2012) is available through 

Krzystolik MG, Filippopoulos T, Ducharme JF, Loewenstein JI. Pegaptanib as an adjunctive treatment for complicated neovascular diabetic retinopathy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun; 124(6): 920-1.

de Bruin DM, Burnes DL, Loewenstein J, Chen Y, Chang S, Chen TC, Esmaili DD, de Boer JF. In vivo three-dimensional imaging of neovascular age-related macular degeneration using optical frequency domain imaging at 1050 nm. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Oct; 49(10): 4545-52.

Chen J, Shah HA, Herbert C, Loewenstein JI, Rizzo JF 3rd. Extraction of a chronically implanted, microfabricated, subretinal electrode array. Ophthalmic Res. 2009; 42(3): 128-37.

Henderson BA, Kim JY, Golnik KC, Oetting TA, Lee AG, Volpe NJ, Aaron M, Uhler TA, Arnold A, Dunn JP, Prajna NV, Lane AM, Loewenstein JI. Evaluation of the virtual mentor cataract training program. Ophthalmology. 2010 Feb; 117 (2): 253-8.

Comander J, Gardiner M, Loewenstein J. High-resolution optical coherence tomography findings in solar maculopathy and the differential diagnosis of outer retinal holes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep; 152(3): 413-419.e6.

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