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Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Ocular Oncology

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The Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School is offering a post-residency clinical and surgical Ocular Oncology Fellowship within the Retina Service at Mass Eye and Ear. The fellowship provides a broad and extensive exposure to the management of ocular tumors as a basis for pursuing a subsequent career in ocular oncology practice. Our mission is to provide state of the art clinical, surgical, and research training in ocular oncology to the next generation of leaders in the field.

The Retina Service at Mass Eye and Ear was founded in 1947 and is one of the largest subspecialty groups of its kind in the country. The Retina Service is comprised of 16 faculty who are all nationally and internationally recognized experts in medical retina, vitreoretinal surgery, pediatric retina, uveitis, and inherited retinal degenerations. Some of the contributions of the Retina Service faculty to advances in treatment include:

  • Development of proton beam therapy for eye tumors
  • Co-discovery of optical coherence tomography (OCT), the most widely used non-invasive imaging tool in retina
  • Discovery of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of wet AMD
  • Development of the first anti-VEGF therapy for wet AMD (Macugen™)
  • Pre-clinical work behind the ranibizumab (Lucentis™)

The ocular oncology faculty are also members of the Retina Service and the ocular oncology fellow will also be an integral part of the Retina Service.