Hajirah N. Saeed, M.D.

Associate Director, Ocular Surface Imaging Center


Cornea and External Diseases

Refractive Surgery



Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Stoneham Eye Center
1 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-279-4418



Dr. Saeed is a full-time member of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, who specializes in ocular surface disease and refractive surgery, with specialized expertise in burns, keratoprosthesis, ocular surface tumors, and pediatric cornea. She sees patients at Mass. Eye and Ear's main Boston campus and at the hospital's East Bridgewater location.

Dr. Saeed graduated from Benedictine University summa cum laude, and then received her MD from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, with honors. Following this, she completed her Ophthalmology Residency at Loyola University Medical Center, and her Clinical Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear. She served as chief fellow in her second year and has received many awards in recognition of her patient care and research, including an American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation Resident Excellence Award, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society’s Beem Fisher Award, and two Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness Awards.

Her research focuses on developing a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)/toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) registry and bio-repository in order to investigate the immunopathogenesis and genetics of the disease. SJS/TEN is a rare, immune-mediated mucocutaneous disease. Survivors of the disease often have significant chronic ocular surface disease.  She has collaborated with and continues to work with institutions abroad, including in India and Japan, to further our knowledge of the disease.

Her most recent work has been on the use of the prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem (PROSE) device in patients with SJS/TEN.

Clinical Interests

Corneal transplantation, keratoprosthesis, ocular burns, pediatric cornea, pediatric refractive surgery, ocular surface tumors, Stevens Johnson syndrome

Research Interests

Stevens Johnson syndrome, pediatric refractive surgery, ocular surface tumors


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Saeed HN, Kohanim S, Le HG, Chodosh J, Jacobs DS. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and corneal ectasia: management and a case for association. Accepted for publication in American Journal of Ophthalmology.

Le HG, Saeed HN, Mantagos I, Goverman J, Mitchell C, Chodosh J. Burn Unit Care of Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A Survey. Accepted for publication in Burns. In proof.

Kohanim S, Palioura S, Saeed HN, Chodosh J, et al. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis – A Comprehensive Review and Guide to Therapy. Part Two: Ophthalmic Disease. Ocular Surface. 2016 Feb 12 [Epub ahead of print]. Co-first author.

Saeed HN
, Chodosh J. Immunologic mediators in Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Seminars in Ophthalmology. 31(1-2):85-90.

Kohanim S, Palioura S, Saeed HN, Chodosh J, et al. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis – A Comprehensive Review and Guide to Therapy. Part One: Systemic Disease. Ocular Surface. 2015 Nov 5 [Epub ahead of print]. Co-first author.

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  • Molecular Biology, Benedictine University, BS
  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Loyola University Medical Center


  • Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear