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
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.

Laíns I, Park DH, Mukai R, Silverman R, Oellers P, Mach S, Kim IK, Vavvas DG, Miller JW, Miller JB, Husain D. Peripheral Changes Associated With Delayed Dark Adaptation in Age-related Macular Degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jun;190:113-124. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

Laíns I, Kelly RS, Miller JB, Silva R, Vavvas DG, Kim IK, Murta JN, Lasky-Su J, Miller JW, Husain D. Human Plasma Metabolomics Study across all stages of Age-related Macular degeneration identifies Potential Lipid Biomarkers. Ophthalmology. 2017 Aug 31. pii: S0161-6420(17)31093-X. [Epub ahead of print]

Laíns I, Miller JB, Park DH, Tsikata E, Davoudi S, Rahmani S, Pierce J, Silva R, Chen TC, Kim IK, Vavvas D, Miller JW, Husain D. Structural Changes associated with Delayed Dark Adaptation in Age Related Macular DegenerationOphthalmology. 2017 Sep;124(9):1340-1352. Epub 2017 May 10.

Husain D, Kim I, Gauthier D, Lane AM, Ezra E, Connolly EJ, Gragoudas ES, O’Neill CA, Beyer JC, Miller JW. Safety and efficacy of intravitreal injection of ranibizumab in combination with verteporfin PDT on experimental choroidal neovascularization in the monkey. Archives of Ophthalmology 2005, April: 123(4): 509-16

Husain D, Miller JW, Michaud N, Connolly E, Flotte TJ, Gragoudas ES. Intravenous infusion of lipsomal benzoporphyrin derivative for photodynamic therapy of experimental choroidal neovascularization. Arch Ophthalmol. 1996; 114(8): 978-85

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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