The Medical Unit of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary performs a variety of functions, primarily in performing preoperative physical evaluations of patients prior to surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, including direct appropriate inpatient follow-up care postoperatively.
The scope of service is confined to the specialty areas of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and specialty areas of Internal Medicine. The department physicians are available on-call for emergent care 24 hours, 7 days a week. The Medical Unit also performs a variety of other services, including teaching, research and administrative responsibilities.
The Medical Unit also receives direct support from the Senior Medical Resident on-call from the Medical Services of the Massachusetts General Hospital, who provides emergency medical coverage to all patients at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary 24 hours, 7 days a week.