Matthew Gardiner, M.D.

Director, Ophthalmology Emergency Department and Medical Director, Ophthalmology, Stoneham office


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Emergency Eye Service

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-573-6922
Stoneham - Eye Center
1 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-279-4418
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Matthew Gardiner serves as Director of the Emergency Eye Service and is a member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, where he provides a wide range of eye care from routine exams to management of complex ophthalmic diseases. His primary interests are anterior segment surgery and emergency ophthalmology.

Dr. Gardiner obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed two residencies-one in internal medicine and another in ophthalmology-before completing a fellowship in anterior segment disease at Mass. Eye and Ear.

As a clinician educator, Dr. Gardiner teaches and trains residents and medical students, both in outpatient clinics and in the operating room. Notably, he has been selected twice as Teacher of the Year-an honor bestowed to him by ophthalmology residents, reflecting his outstanding efforts in medical education. He also speaks locally and to the lay press about the importance of laser safety, night driving safety, and eye strain and computer use, and has published several book chapters, including one entitled "Corneal and Scleral Lacerations."

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, emergency ophthalmology, glaucoma

Research Interests

Comprehensive ophthalmology, emergency ophthalmology


For a full publication list, please see his CV.

The incidence of intraocular foreign bodies and other intraocular findings in patients with corneal metal foreign bodies. Luo Z, Gardiner M. Ophthalmology. 2010 Nov;117(11):2218-21.

Corneal and Scleral Lacerations. Gardiner MF. In: Clinical Atlas of Procedures in Ophthalmic Surgery. Lucarelli MJ, Albert DM (Eds.), 2010. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bacterial conjunctivitis in children: a current review of pathogens and treatment. Golde KT, Gardiner MF. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Fall;51(4):85-92.

High-resolution optical coherence tomography findings in solar maculopathy and the differential diagnosis of outer retinal holes. Comander J, Gardiner M, Loewenstein J. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep;152(3):413-419.e6.

Effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion pressure, and ocular pulse amplitude: a randomized controlled trial. Jiwani AZ, Rhee DJ, Brauner SC, Gardiner MF, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Chen SH, Grosskreutz CL, Chang KK, Kloek CE, Greenstein SH, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Pasquale DL, Chaudhry S, Loomis S, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Turalba AV. Eye (Lond). 2012 Aug;26(8):1122-30.

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  • Biology, Haverford College, BA
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


  • Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute


  • Anterior Segment Disease, Mass. Eye and Ear