Alice Carlyle Lorch, M.D., MPH


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Spanish (intermediate)

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-936-6156



Dr. Lorch is a part-time member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service, and sees patients at 800 Huntington Avenue at Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood. She provides routine eye care as well as surgical treatment, particularly for patients with cataracts. Additionally, she can provide referrals to other Mass. Eye and Ear subspecialists for patients who require more specialized care.

After graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Yale University, Dr. Lorch obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Prior to completing her ophthalmology residency, she worked in rural Guatemalan medical clinics and conducted research in pediatric health outcomes in Santiago, Chile. She also worked with vitreoretinal specialist Michael Morley, M.D. on two clinical research projects; one of which was at a hospital in rural Thailand supported by the World Health Organization. During residency, she served as Chief Resident for the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency, Training Program, where she educated and advocated for the residents throughout the year, and directed the Mass. Eye and Ear Trauma Service.

Dr. Lorch published two book chapters in the field of uveitis. She also performed original research on corneal anatomy using Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), a 3-D imaging technique used to diagnose and monitor ocular conditions, and on visual rehabilitation outcomes. Dr. Lorch has presented at several conferences, including Women in Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Unite for Sight. She will be pursuing a degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health over the next few years while continuing to work as a clinician.

Clinical Interests

Ocular trauma

Research Interests

Healthcare Quality and Outcomes


Lorch A, Sobrin L. Prophylactic antibiotics in posttraumatic infectious endophthalmitis. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2013; 53(4):167-76.

Sanguansak T, Morley MG, Yospaiboon Y, Lorch A, Hedt B, Morley K. The impact of preprinted prescription forms on medication prescribing errors in an ophthalmology clinic in northeast Thailand: a non-randomised interventional study. BMJ Open. 2012; 2:e000539.

Geuke A, Morley MG, Morley K, Lorch A, Jackson ML Anxiety and Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. March 2012; 106(3).

Lorch, A, Lobo, A. “Iritis” in Schlossberg, D (Ed.), Clinical Infectious Disease, Second Edition.

Lorch A, Sobrin L. “Adamantiades-Behcet’s Disease” in Papaliodis, G (Ed.), Uveitis: A practical guide for the treatment of ocular inflammation (pending publication).

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  • Biology, Yale University, BS
  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School