Kristine Tan Lo, MD


Comprehensive Ophthalmology



English, Filipino

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
1601 Trapelo Road
Reservoir Place, Ste. 184
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-890-1023
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Lo is a full-time member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service where she specializes in cataract surgery and treats patients for a variety of routine and complex eye conditions, including cataracts, conjunctivitis, dry eye, blepharitis, glaucoma and pink eye.

Dr. Lo pursued her medical degree, residency and cornea subspecialty training in her native Philippines. She went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear before matriculating into the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program. Dr. Lo's research interests have included infantile hemangioma and human meibomian gland dysfunction and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Lo teaches and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows at HMS. As a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lo directly supervise residents in clinic as well as in the operating room as they learn the intricacies of cataract surgery and other ophthalmic procedures.  She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Medical Society, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Clinical Interests

Cataracts, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Cataract Surgery


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Medical management of Alternaria keratitis with endophthalmitis in a patient with a corneal graft. Papakostas TD, Kohanim S, Skondra D, Lo K, Chodosh J. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;42(5):496-7.

Role of amniotic membrane transplantation in acute chemical injury. Lo K, Kohanim S, Trief D, Chodosh J. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2013 Fall;53(4):33-41.

Changes in gene expression in human meibomian gland dysfunction. Liu S, Richards SM, Lo K, Hatton M, Fay A, Sullivan DA. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr 25;52(5):2727-40.

Customized Jones tube using a surgical drill. Lo K, Nguyen J, Fay A. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011.

Current theories on the pathogenesis of infantile hemangioma. Lo K, Mihm M, Fay A. Semin Ophthalmol. 2009 May-Jun;24(3):172-7.

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  • Biology, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, BS
  • University of the Philippines, College of Medicine, Philippines, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program
  • Ophthalmology, University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines


  • Cornea and External Diseases, University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear