Scott Greenstein, M.D., FACS


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-573-6922



Scott H. Greenstein, M.D., FACS earned his bachelor of arts degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected president of the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical honor society. He received his medical degree with honors from Cornell University Medical College, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship in internal medicine and residency in Ophthalmology at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and was on the Cornell Medical faculty until 1987 when he moved to Connecticut to join a multi-specialty ophthalmology group practice. He served as director of medical education of the Connecticut Eye Research Foundation from 1993 to 2001 and as ophthalmology section chief at Waterbury Hospital and Griffin Hospital prior to joining the full-time staff of Mass. Eye and Ear in 2007.

As a member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service, Dr. Greenstein specializes in complex and routine cataract surgery. He evaluates and treats patients with multi-specialty ophthalmic problems and diagnostic dilemmas.

A clinical innovator, Dr. Greenstein designed a surgical instrument to improve the accuracy of toric intraocular lens implantation. He has written articles related to his surgical innovations, descriptions of unusual clinical entities, and why patients seek second opinions. Among his many professional affiliations, he is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons.

A dedicated educator, Dr. Greenstein teaches cataract surgery techniques to Harvard Medical School ophthalmology residents at Mass. Eye and Ear and to residents from around the country at the annual Harvard Intensive Cataract Surgery Training Course. In addition to lecturing on practice management and anterior segment diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Greenstein provides commentary to the public in both print and broadcast media.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, glaucoma


For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Retinal detachment in the morning glory anomaly. Haik BG, Greenstein SH, Smith ME, Abramson DH, Ellsworth RM. Ophthalmology. Dec 1984; 91(12): 1638-47.

The white caruncle: Sign of a keratinous cyst arising from a sebaceous gland duct. Jakobiec FA, Mehta M, Greenstein SH, Colby K. Cornea. April 2010; 29(4): 453-455.

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.

Retrospective analysis of patients self-referred to comprehensive ophthalmology seeking second opinions. Gologorsky D, Greenstein SH. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013;7:1099-102.

Achieving target refraction after cataract surgery. Simon SS, Chee YE, Haddadin RI, Veldman PB, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Brauner SC, Chang KK, Chen SH, Gardiner MF, Greenstein SH, Kloek CE, Chen TC. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb;121(2):440-4.

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  • Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania, BA
  • Cornell University Medical College, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center