Aisha S. Traish, M.D.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Cornea and External Diseases

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-573-3202
Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Stoneham - Eye Center
1 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 617-573-3202



Dr. Aisha Traish joined the Mass. Eye and Ear as an Ophthalmology Hospitalist in 2018. In this role, she provides consultations for patients admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital as well as on-call coverage for Brigham’s Faulkner Hospital. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she teaches and supervises clinical fellows and ophthalmology residents in the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department.

Dr. Traish is a member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cornea and Refractive Surgery services. She specializes in cataracts and corneal disease. She provides comprehensive eye care for adults at Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood (800 Huntington Avenue) and the Stoneham Eye Care center. In addition, she diagnoses, treats and manages corneal disorders in children at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include resident cataract surgery education and pediatric ocular surface disease.

After completing her Ophthalmology residency in 2009 and Cornea fellowship in 2010 at Mass. Eye and Ear, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as an Assistant Professor. She received the Golden Apple Teaching Award the first two consecutive years as faculty and then served as the Associate Residency Director until 2015. Since then she spent two years in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she practiced as part of a multi-specialty group, Charlotte Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Associates. She also taught and cared for patients for a year at the Cook County Hospitals in Chicago.

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Clinical Interests

Cataracts, ocular surface lesions, pediatric cornea

Research Interests

Resident education, pediatric congenital corneal and ocular surface diseases, patient education 


View her publications on PubMed.

Chen J, Leiderman Y, Traish A. Traumatic Cataract and Heterochromia Iridis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov 1;134(11):1323-1324.

Pittner A, Nolan M, Traish A, Farooq A, Feder R, Hill G, Dwarakanathan S, McGaghie W, Bouchard C.    Standardized approach to training for cataract surgery skill evaluation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Jun;42(6):855-63.

Ali MH, Traish AS. Elevated Intraocular Pressure and Endothelial Cell Loss Following Iris Color Change. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug 1;134(8):939-40.

Zhou M, Farooq AV, Andreoli MT, Ali M, Traish AS. Bilateral Rhizopus keratitis in a cocaine user. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;51(1):e21-3.

Feinstein E, Farooq AV, Lin AY, Traish AS. Bilateral conjunctival tuberculosis presenting as mass lesions. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;50(1):e11-3.



  • Accelerated B.A./M.D. Program Boston University, BA
  • Boston University School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


  • Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Service, Chief Cornea Fellow, Massachusetts Eye and Ear