Deeba Husain, M.D.

Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear Retina Consultants, Stoneham



Diabetic Retinopathy

Macular Degeneration


English, Hindi/Urdu

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-4371 (243 Charles Street)
Stoneham-Retina Consultants
1 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-662-5520



Deeba Husain, M.D. is a full-time member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Retina Service and the site director of Mass. Eye and Ear Retina Consultants located at 1 Montvale Ave. in Stoneham. She is a vitreoretinal specialist and certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Husain attended medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India. In 1995, she joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear to conduct post-doctoral research in photodynamic therapy and age-related macular degeneration with Evangelos Gragoudas, M.D. and Joan W. Miller, M.D., FARVO. She subsequently completed ophthalmology residency training at Harvard Medical School, followed by subspecialty training as a vitreoretinal fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear. Before joining Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Husain was at Boston University School of Medicine, where she served as Director of the Retina Service and Director of the retina fellowship training program.

Actively involved in retina research, Dr. Husain has contributed numerous book chapters, review articles, and original papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Clinical Interests

Diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, vein occlusions, and medical and surgical management of all vitreoretinal conditions including retinal detachment, macular holes, and epiretinal membranes

Research Interests

Photodynamic therapy, ocular angiogenesis, crystalline maculopathy, choroidal neovascularization, telemedicine


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Angiography with a multifunctional line scanning ophthalmoscope. Hammer DX, Ferguson RD, Patel AH, Vasquez V, Husain D. J Biomed Opt. 2012 Feb; 17(2): 026008.

c-Cbl inhibits angiogenesis and tumor growth by suppressing activation of PLCγ1. Meyer RD, Husain D, Rahimi N. Oncogene. 2011 May 12; 30(19):2198-206.

High-definition spectral domain OCT of a subretinal nematode. Ahmed A, Houston MJ, Husain D. Eye (Lond). 2010 Feb; 24(2):393-4.

Role of c-Cbl-dependent regulation of phospholipase Cgamma1 activation in experimental choroidal neovascularization. Husain D, Meyer R, Mehta M, Pfeifer WM, Chou E, Navruzbekov G, Ahmed E, Rahimi N. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Dec;51(12):6803-9.

Investigating the effect of photodynamic therapy in a glaucoma mouse model. Matsubara A. Nakazawa T, Husain D, Iliaki E, Connolly EJ, Michaud NA, Gragoudas ES, Miller JW. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006;47:2498-2507.

Effect of intravitreal injection of rhuFab VEGF in combination with verteporfin PDT on normal primate retina and choroid. Kim IK, Husain D, Michaud N, Connolly E, Durrani K, Gragoudas ES, O'Neill CA, Miller JW. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006;47(1):357-363.

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  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh University, Aligarh, India, M.D.
  • Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology Aligarh University, Aligarh, India, M.S.


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


  • Clinical Research, Mass. Eye and Ear Retina Service
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear