Angela Turalba, M.D.

Associate Director, Mass. Eye and Ear Glaucoma Service Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater Ophthalmology



Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

East Bridgewater
400 N. Bedford Street
E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
Phone: 508-378-2058
Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3670



A glaucoma specialist, Dr. Angela Turalba cares for patients at Mass. Eye and Ear's main campus as well as Mass. Eye and Ear's satellite office in East Bridgewater, where she also serves as Site Director. She also sees patients at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, where she specializes in both complex cataracts and glaucoma.

Dr. Turalba attended Brown University, earning an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and History of Art and Architecture, a graduate degree in Medical Studies, and a medical degree. She completed her residency training in Harvard Ophthalmology and served as Chief Resident and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear. Subsequently, she continued at Mass. Eye and Ear, completing subspecialty training in glaucoma.

An avid researcher, Dr. Turalba studies the epidemiology of glaucoma. She is especially interested in how trauma, environmental factors, and systematic disease contribute to the condition. Of note, she received a postdoctoral fellowship to evaluate the effects of caffeine on eye pressure and glaucoma, and she has authored a chapter on "Traumatic Glaucoma" for the Wills Eye Atlas.

Actively involved in medical education, Dr. Turalba supervises medical students, residents, and fellows on the glaucoma service. She has also contributed to the development of the Mass. Eye and Ear Cataract Master™, an innovative, cataract surgery simulation teaching tool, which is now available to ophthalmology residents around the world.

Clinical Interests

Glaucoma, cataracts

Research Interests

Genetics of juvenile open angle glaucoma, the incidence of glaucoma following open globe repair, the effects of caffeine on intraocular pressure, patient attitudes and beliefs regarding glaucoma and its treatment


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

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

Effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion pressure, and ocular pulse amplitude: a randomized control trial. Jiwani AZ, Rhee DJ, Brauner SC, Gardiner MF, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Chen SH, Grosskreutz CL, Chang KK, Kloek CE, Greenstein SH, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Pasquale DL, Chaudhry S, Loonis S, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Turalba AV. Eye (Lond). 2012 Aug;26(8):1122-30.

Predictors and outcomes of ocular hypertension after open-globe injury. Turalba AV, Shah AS, Andreoli MT, Andreoli CM, Rhee DJ. J Glaucoma. 2014 Jan;23(1):5-10.

Traumatic macular hole from intentional basketball overinflation. Yonekawa Y, Miller JB, Turalba AV, Eliott D. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 May-Jun;44(3):303-5.

A cross-sectional survey of the association between bilateral topical prostaglandin analogue use and ocular adnexal features. Shah M, Lee G, Lefebvre DR, Kronberg B, Loomis S, Brauner SC, Turalba A, Rhee DJ, Freitag SK, Pasquale LR. PLoS One. 2013 May 1;8(5).

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  • Art History/Neuroscience, Brown University, AB, ScB
  • Neuropharmacology, Brown University, M.S.
  • Brown Medical School, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


  • Glaucoma, Mass. Eye and Ear