Dr. Dagi has contributed substantially to the development and refinement of two new surgical techniques for managing strabismus from sixth nerve palsy, Duane syndrome, and third nerve palsy. She has employed high resolution orbital magnetic resonance imaging to demonstrate the anatomical relationships resulting from these procedures.
She is the Principal Investigator for a series of studies designed to compare the ophthalmic impact on patients with unicoronal synostosis treated by endoscopic strip craniectomy and helmeting (ESCH) rather than by fronto-orbital advancement (FOA). She demonstrated that those treated with ESCH had reduced astigmatism, amblyopia and strabismus, and a more favorable craniofacial outcome.
She also studies complex strabismus in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis or other craniofacial disorders. Through the use of high resolution orbital imaging and 3D modeling, she has demonstrated that exaggerated V-pattern strabismus has it’s origins at the orbital apex. She has studied surveillance of impending optic neuropathy in this population with OCT and prVEP.
As Director of Quality Assurance, she supervised the development of a goal-determined paradigm to evaluate outcomes of surgery for esotropia and exotropia. This methodology requires surgeons to prospective rank four possible goals of surgery on the day of each procedure.
1978: B.S., magna cum laude, Biochemistry, Harvard College
1983: M.D., Harvard Medical School
1984: Internship, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital
1985: Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology, National Eye Institute
1988: Residency, Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Hospital
1988: Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Hospital
1989: Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital
1990-1996: Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine
1996-2002: Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine
2004-2008: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
2009-2014: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
2014-present: Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
1983-2006: Member, American Medical Women's Association
1983-present: Member, American Medical Association
1989-present: Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
1991-1994: Member, American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
1991-present: Member, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
1994-2001: Member, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology
2004-present: Member, New England Ophthalmological Society
2014-present: Member, International Strabismological Association
2014-present: Member, World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
2017-present: Member, Association for Research in Strabismus
1988-1989: Von L. Meyer Traveling Award, Boston Children's Hospital
2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013: Robert A. Petersen MD Resident Teaching Award, Boston Children's Hospital Department of Ophthalmology
2011: Children's Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation Chair, Boston Children's Hospital Department of Ophthalmology
2013: Honor Award, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus