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Mass. Eye and Ear and Affiliated Hospitals


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is renowned for patient care, teaching and research. Many notable contributions to medical knowledge have been made at the Infirmary during its history. With a superb physical plant and an extraordinary attending staff, Mass. Eye and Ear is a preeminent institution for the training of future ophthalmologists.

Institutional Accomplishments

  • Diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity
  • Identification of the gene for retinoblastoma
  • Introduction of panretinal photocoagulation
  • Discovery of the first drug to treat herpetic corneal disease
  • Development of proton beam therapy for ocular melanoma
  • Development of first (PDT) and second (anti-VEGF) pharmacological therapies for macular degeneration

Affiliated Facilities