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Claes H. Dohlman, M.D., Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, Boston Keratoprosthesis Research and Development 
Senior Scientist


Center Affiliations

Research Summary

Long considered a pioneer of modern corneal science, Dr. Dohlman established the Cornea Service and the Cornea Fellowship program at Mass. Eye and Ear in 1960. He is the developer of the Boston Keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro), an artificial cornea that offers hope to many patients for whom a standard corneal transplant is not a viable option. More than 9,000 patients in the United States and in 52 countries worldwide have received a Boston KPro. Dr. Dohlman continues a robust Boston KPro research program with a number of coworkers that addresses simplicity, cost and long-term safety for the device, especially for the developing world.

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Claes H. Dohlman, M.D., Ph.D.


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