Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation

The Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service provides primary eye care and cataract surgery for patients at several convenient locations including downtown Boston, the Longwood Medical Area, Stoneham, Waltham, and Malden.

Cataract Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear: Marjorie, Frank and Carole's Story (2:30) from Mass. Eye and Ear on Vimeo.

Each year, more than 20,000 patients are seen by physicians in the the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service. These eye doctors specialize in:


Precision cataract surgery now available!

  • Routine annual eye and vision exams
  • Prescriptions for eyeglasses and referrals for contact lens fittings
  • Management of a variety of common eye problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, dry eye, blepharitis, diabetic eye, and macular degeneration.

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Physicians in the Service can also provide referrals to specialists within Mass. Eye and Ear. Advanced care is available for the following subspecialities: Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma, Retina, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Vision Rehabilitation, Uveitis, and Contact Lens.

Surgical Staff

Physicians in the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service are eye care specialists certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, or are board-eligible and preparing for certification.

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Learn more about:
Cataract Treatment
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
Dry eyes
Refractive Errors (Glasses)