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Angela Turalba, MD

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Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater Ophthalmology
Specialty: Glaucoma
Location: Glaucoma Service
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Please call 617-573-3670 to inquire.
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater
400 North Bedford Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Office Hours: Please call 508-378-2058 to inquire.
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Medical School Brown Medical School
Residency Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear (Ophthalmology)
Fellowship Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary (Glaucoma)
Teaching Affiliation Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Turalba completed her undergradute studies (Neuroscience and History of Art and Architecture), graduate studies (Medical Sciences) and medical training at Brown University  before matriculating into Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program. She then served at Mass. Eye and Ear as the Director of the Ocular Trauma Service and as Chief Resident and continued her training through a gluacoma fellowship. Subsequently, she was appointed to the full-time medical staff of the Department of Ophthalmology and now practices at 243 Charles Street, Boston; Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater; and the Veterans' Administration Boston Healthcare System.

Clinical Interests

Glaucoma, cataracts

Research Interests

Genetics of juvenile open angle glaucoma, the histopathology and risk factors for corneal wound burns during phacoemulsification, the incidence of glaucoma following open globe repair, the effects of caffeine on intraocular pressure


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

Geltzer A, Turalba A, Vedula SS. Surgical implantation of steroids with antiangiogenic characteristics for treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Oct 17;(4):CD005022.

Turalba AV, Chen TC. Clinical and genetic characteristics of primary juvenile-onset open-angle glaucoma (JOAG). Semin Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 23(1): 19-25.

Salehi-Had H, Turalba A. Management of traumatic crystalline lens subluxation and dislocation. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2010 Winter; 50(1): 167-79.

Shah AS, Turalba AV. Intraocular lens implantation in penetrating ocular trauma. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2010 Winter; 50(1): 43-59.

Kanoff JM, Turalba AV, Andreoli MT, Andreoli CM. Characteristics and outcomes of workrelated open globe injuries. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug; 150 (2): 265-269.e2.

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Page updated: February 5, 2014