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Joseph B. Ciolino, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Henry Freeman Allen Cornea Scholar
Associate Surgeon


Center Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Ciolino is a clinician scientist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases. His research aims to develop and test a drug-eluting contact lens for the treatment of eye diseases. Specifically, he plans to carry out proof-of-concept studies to demonstrate the functionality and safety of this drug-eluting contact lens, advancing toward the goal of treating glaucoma, eye infections, and ocular inflammation in patients. He is currently working to bring a dexamethasone-eluting contact lens and a latanoprost-eluting contact lens closer to first tests in human subjects.

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Joseph B. Ciolino, M.D.


Mass. Eye and Ear

243 Charles Street

Boston, MA 02114

T: 617-573-5986

F: 617-573-4324


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