Ophthalmology Resources

Mass. Eye and Ear is the primary teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. Harvard Ophthalmology's mission is to provide premier clinical care and attention to the patient experience, conduct transformational research that eliminates blinding diseases, and provide world-class training of future leaders.


Our department has a proud history of teaching, training, and mentoring generations of students who go on to become leaders in their fields. Medical education is integral to our mission, and we continue to evolve our educational program to challenge and inspire students at every level of their medical education.

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We invite you to learn more about our programs.

  • Residency Training Program: Directed by Carolyn Kloek, M.D., and co-directed by Peter Veldman, M.D., the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program is among the top five programs in the country. The program is structured to give trainees broad patient exposure, ample surgical training, and increasing responsibility during their three years of training. In 2016, residents graduated having performed 550 primary surgical procedures and 175 cataract surgeries during training.
  • Fellowship Programs: We provide subspecialty training in nine clinical subspecialties. These programs not only prepare fellows to evaluate and manage the most difficult clinical cases, but also provide an atmosphere that fosters professional development through teaching and research.
  • Harvard Medical Student Education: Educating medical students about ophthalmology is one of our department's priorities. During the third-year course in Core Medicine, students receive introductory training on vision and disorders of the eye, taught by Harvard Ophthalmology faculty and administered by Ankoor Shah, M.D., Ph.D. Additionally, students have an opportunity to both observe and evaluate patients with eye emergencies in the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department.

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