About Stacey Brauner, MD

As a member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service, Dr. Stacey Brauner practices comprehensive ophthalmology, specializing in the treatment of cataracts and medical glaucoma. Patients benefit from her expertise in incisional and laser surgery, which she provides in an outpatient setting, and have the option of being recruited for clinical studies. In the realm of clinical research, Dr. Brauner investigates risk factors related to glaucoma and clinical outcomes of cataract surgery.

While completing her subspecialty training in glaucoma at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Brauner contributed to the development of the Mass. Eye and Ear Cataract Master, a web-based computer simulation tool designed to teach the cognitive aspects of phacoemulsification cataract surgery to ophthalmologists, residents, and fellows.

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Mass Eye and Ear at Stoneham
One Montvale Ave.
Suite 501
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 617-573-3202

Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Brauner practices comprehensive ophthalmology and specializes in the treatment of cataracts and medical glaucoma. The majority of her time is spent caring for patients in the outpatient setting and performing incisional and laser surgery for the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. Her outpatient clinic also serves as her laboratory, where patients are recruited for clinical studies and new observations are made. Her clinical research focuses on various risk factors relatedto glaucoma, glaucoma during pregnancy, and more recently, recognizing new side effects of commonly used glaucoma medications.


  • 1. Nascimento E Silva R, Chiou CA, Wang M, Wang H, Shoji MK, Chou JC, D'Souza EE, Greenstein SH, Brauner SC, Alves MR, Pasquale LR, Shen LQ. Microvasculature of the Optic Nerve Head and Peripapillary Region in Patients With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2019 Apr; 28(4):281-288.

    2. Cousins CC, Chou JC, Greenstein SH, Brauner SC, Shen LQ, Turalba AV, Houlihan P, Ritch R, Wiggs JL, Knepper PA, Pasquale LR. Resting nailfold capillary blood flow in primary open-angle glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 02; 103(2):203-207.

    3. Taniguchi EV, Paschalis EI, Li D, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Brauner SC, Greenstein SH, Turalba AV, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Shen LQ. Thin minimal rim width at Bruch's membrane opening is associated with glaucomatous paracentral visual field loss. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:2157-2167.

    4. Li D, Li T, Paschalis EI, Wang H, Taniguchi EV, Choo ZN, Shoji MK, Greenstein SH, Brauner SC, Turalba AV, Pasquale LR, Shen LQ. Optic Nerve Head Characteristics in Chronic Angle Closure Glaucoma Detected by Swept-Source OCT. Curr Eye Res. 2017 11; 42(11):1450-1457.

    5. Tsikata E, Verticchio Vercellin AC, Falkenstein I, Poon LY, Brauner S, Khoueir Z, Miller JB, Chen TC. Volumetric Measurement of Optic Nerve Head Drusen Using Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography. J Glaucoma. 2017 09; 26(9):798-804.

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