Courtney L. Ondeck, M.D., MPhil


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Board Certification

  • Pending

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Accepting New Patients



Courtney Ondeck, MD a full-time member of the Glaucoma Service who specializes in the evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma plus cataracts. She performs both traditional glaucoma surgeries such as trabeculectomy and glaucoma tube shunts, as well as Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS) and cataract surgery.

Dr. Ondeck’s has an interest of combining her background in engineering and polymer chemistry with her training in glaucoma and ophthalmology to develop drug delivery techniques or devices that could eliminate the need for daily eye drops.

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Clinical Interests

The evaluation and treatment of glaucoma, surgical management of glaucoma (both traditional glaucoma surgeries as well as Minimally Invastive Glaucoma Surgeries), cataract surgery, early detection of glaucoma

Research Interests

Development of novel drug delivery devices and the use of imaging for early detection of glaucoma and for the improvement of treatment outcomes, and the structure and function relationship in glaucoma


View her publications on PubMed.

Kinori M, Gomi CF, Ondeck CL, Schanzlin DJ, Robbins SL, Granet DB. Usefulness of refractive measurement of wavefront autorefraction in patients with difficult retinoscopy. J AAPOS. 2016 Dec;20(6):493-495.e1

Studer RK, Vo N, Sowa G, Ondeck C, Kang J. Human nucleus pulposus cells react to IL-6: independent actions and amplification of response to IL-1 and TNF-α. Spine. 2011 Apr 15;36(8):593-9.

Ondeck CL, Pretorius, D, McCaulley J, Kinori M, Maloney T, Hull, A, Robbins, SL. Ultrasonographic Prenatal Imaging of Fetal Ocular and Orbital Abnormalities. Survey of Ophthalmology. 2018 Apr 26.

Ondeck CL, Habib AH, Ohodnicki P, Miller K, Sawyer CA, Chaudhary P, McHenry ME. Theory of Magnetic Fluid Heating with an Alternating Magnetic Field with Temperature Dependent Materials Properties for Self-regulated Heating. Journal of Applied Physics. 105, 07B324 (2009).

Habib AH, Ondeck CL, Chaudhary P, Bockstaller MR, McHenry ME. Evaluation of Iron Cobalt/Ferrite Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Cancer Thermotherapy. Journal of Applied Physics. 103, 07A307 (2008).

Evans AC, Skey J, Wright M, Qu W, Ondeck CL, Longbottom DA, O'Reilly RK.  Functional and tunable amino acid polymers prepared by RAFT polymerization. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Volume 47, Issue 24, Pages 6814-6826. 2010

Evans AC, Lu A, Ondeck C, Longbottom DA, O’Reily RK. Organocatalytic Tunable Amino Acid Polymers Prepared by Controlled Radical Polymerization. Macromolecules. 2010 43 (15), 6374-6380.



  • Materials Science Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, with University and College honors, Carnegie Mellon University, BS
  • Chemistry, University of Cambridge-Churchill College, MPhil
  • Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego


  • Glaucoma, Duke University