Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Kazlas conducts research focused on the risk factors and treatments for retinopathy of prematurity, a condition that can affect babies born preterm. 


An infant eye showing peripheral retinal neovascularization caused by retinopathy of prematurity.


1987: BS, cum laude, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1989: MD, Albany Medical College

Postgraduate Training

1990: Internship, Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center

1993: Residency, Ophthalmology, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital

1994: Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital

Academic Appointments

2014-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2004-2014: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

1999-2003: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine

1997-1999: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

1997-1999: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

1996: Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Selected Publications

For a full list of publications, please see her CV.

Assessing binocular interaction in amblyopia and its clinical feasibility. Kwon M, Lu ZL, Miller A, Kazlas M, Hunter DG, Bex PJ. PLoS One. 2014

Imaging appearance of the lateral rectus-superior rectus band in 100 consecutive patients without strabismus.Patel SH, Cunnane ME, Juliano AF, Vangel MG, Kazlas MA, Moonis G. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1830-5.

Pediatric intraocular lens implantation: historic perspective and current practices. Salcone EM, Kazlas M. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2010 Winter;50(1):71-80.

Toxic epidermal necrolysis in children: medical, surgical, and ophthalmologic considerations. Goyal S, Gupta P, Ryan CM, Kazlas M, Noviski N, Sheridan RL. J Burn Care Res. 2009 May-Jun;30(3):437-49

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