Department of Ophthalmology: Meet our Doctors

Our doctors—conveniently located at the Mass. Eye and Ear main campus at 243 Charles Street in Boston and at our suburban locations—strive to provide you with the best medical and surgical care available anywhere in the world. They use the most advanced tools available to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of eye conditions and diseases. Whether you are having a routine eye exam; undergoing laser vision correction surgery; or receiving treatment for a complex eye-related problem, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy, you are in the hands of caring and compassionate doctors who are dedicated to preserving your vision.

Learn more about our caregivers and what inspired them to enter ophthalmology by selecting one of the doctors from the list.

Featured Specialists:

Demetrios G. Vavvas, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Vavvas Demetrios headshotDr. Demetrios G. Vavvas has always wanted to help as many people as possible. That’s why he chose to specialize in retinal disorders—a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Learn more.

At Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Vavvas treats all types of retinal conditions, but he is especially interested in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), inherited degenerations, and diabetic retinopathy.

Read more about Dr. Vavvas

Yoshihiro Yonekawa, M.D.

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When Dr. Yoshihiro Yonekawa was deciding on a career path, his grandfather had some advice: “Do what you love. And make sure you help people.” Dr. Yonekawa took those words to heart, and quickly fell in love with ophthalmology.

Today, he’s a retina surgeon at Mass. Eye and Ear and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Read more about Dr. Yonekawa

Louis Pasquale, M.D.

PasqualeSince his ophthalmology residency training, Dr. Louis Pasquale has been passionate about advancing care for glaucoma—a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Today, he actively pursues research and cares for patients with all forms of glaucoma at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Read more about Dr. Pasquale