Lucy Q. Shen, M.D.




Chinese (Mandarin), German, Spanish

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-936-6082
Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3670
Fax: 617-573-3707
Accepting New Patients



As a clinician scientist, Dr. Shen's work primarily focuses on glaucoma detection and treatment. Of particular interest is how newer technologies, such as imaging, can be used to better monitor glaucoma. She is also studying how imaging may contribute to a clearer understanding of how disease originates and progresses. Additionally, Dr. Shen is also exploring treatment options for glaucoma in patients with Boston Keratoprosthesis (KPro), a type of artificial cornea.

In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Shen teaches and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows. In collaboration with her colleagues, she also played a vital role in redesigning the training curriculum for senior residents. Currently, Dr. Shen is the director of the glaucoma fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

Throughout her career, Dr. Shen has been honored with numerous awards and scholarships. In particular, the American Glaucoma Society has presented her with several accolades, including the Young Clinician Scientist Award, the Best Surgery Video Award, and the Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Award. More recently, she received the Eleanor and Miles Fellowship from Harvard Medical School.

Clinical Interests

Glaucoma, cataract

Research Interests

Early detection of glaucoma using new imaging techniques, glaucoma in patients with keratoprosthesis


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Clinical Correlates of Computationally Derived Visual Field Defect Archetypes in Patients from a Glaucoma Clinic. Cai S, Elze T, Bex PJ, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Shen LQ. Curr Eye Res. 2016 Aug 5:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of swept-source and enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in quantitative characterisation of the optic nerve head. Li D, Taniguchi EV, Cai S, Paschalis EI, Wang H, Miller JB, Turalba AV, Greenstein SH, Brauner S, Pasquale LR, Shen LQ. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 13. pii: bjophthalmol-2016-308586. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-308586. [Epub ahead of print]

Infliximab after Boston Keratoprosthesis in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: An Update. Robert MC, Črnej A, Shen LQ, Papaliodis GN, Dana R, Foster CS, Chodosh J, Dohlman CH. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Mar 25:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Macular imaging for glaucoma using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography: a review. Wong JJ, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Pasquale LR. Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep-Nov;27(5-6):160-6.

Glaucoma progression and role of glaucoma surgery in patients with Boston keratoprosthesis. Crnej A, Paschalis EI, Salvador-Culla B, Tauber A, Drnovsek-Olup B, Shen LQ, Dohlman CH. Cornea. 2014 Apr;33(4):349-54.

Coupled parametric model for estimation of visual field tests based on OCT macular thickness maps, and vice versa, in glaucoma care. Tsai A, Caprioli J, Shen LQ. Med Image Anal. 2012 Jan; 16(1):101-13.

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  • Biology, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS
  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.


  • Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital


  • Ophthalmology, University of California, Los Angeles


  • Glaucoma, University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute