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:

David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D

Sola DelValle David 160 x 240When David A. Solá-Del Valle, M.D., saw his first glaucoma laser surgery, he was hooked. The specialty combines everything he loves about medicine—the ability to form long-term relationship with patients, while providing medical and surgical care.

Today, Dr. Solá cares for patients with all forms of glaucoma—a potentially blinding group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve—at Mass. Eye and Ear and the VA Boston Healthcare System. He also sees many patients who have glaucoma plus cataracts, both of which occur more frequently with age.

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Deeba Husain, M.D.

Husain Deeba webRetina specialist Dr. Deeba Husain was in high school when she fell in love with ophthalmology. After spending many summers volunteering at eye clinics in India, she realized how important vision is to quality of life. And she wanted to help make a difference in people’s lives.

Today, she cares for patients with a wide range of retinal disorders that can cause vision loss, such as: AMD, diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions, retinal detachments, and macular holes

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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