Angela V. Turalba, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear Bridgewater
Associate Director, Mass. Eye and Ear Glaucoma Service
Assistant Scientist

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliation

Research Summary

Dr. Turalba cares for patients with complex cataracts and glaucoma and focuses her clinical research on the epidemiology of glaucoma, specifically looking at the roles of trauma, environmental factors, and systemic disease. In particular, she is studying the clinical outcomes of traumatic glaucoma and traumatic hyphema. She also has investigated outcomes of various surgical techniques in glaucoma. Currently, she is studying patient attitudes and beliefs regarding glaucoma and its treatment.

Selected Publications

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 AVEye (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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AB Art History, ScB Neuroscience, Brown University

MD/MMS Neuropharmacology, Brown University

Postgraduate Training

2004 - 2005
Internship, Mt. Auburn Hospital

2005 - 2008
Residency (Ophthalmology), Harvard Medical School

2009 - 2010
Fellowship (Glaucoma), Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

2008 -  2015
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2015 - present
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

2005 - present
American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow, 2008-present_

2009 - present
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

2010 - present
American Glaucoma Society

2012 - 2013
Vanguard Ophthalmology Society

2012 - present
Massachusetts Medical Society

2013 - present
New England Ophthalmological Society


Teacher of the Year, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical Schoo