About Teresa Chen, MD

Teresa C. Chen, MD,  graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-Albany Medical College's Six-Year Accelerated Medical Program first in her class, and subsequently completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She then completed a glaucoma fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Dr. Chen focuses her research on 3D imaging of the eye using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and swept source imaging. Along with collaborators at MGH, her research group was the first to image the human eye in vivo with video-rate SD-OCT, a widely used imaging modality for the care of glaucoma patients. With SD-OCT, ultra-high resolution 3D video imaging of the optic nerve and the retina is possible. Dr. Chen and her collaborators are also leaders in swept source imaging and did some of the earliest research in this area. Dr. Chen has been both first and last author on major papers published in the top three ophthalmology journals, Archives of Ophthalmology (now JAMA Ophthalmology), American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmology. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and reviews, and case reports.

Actively engaged in teaching and mentoring, Dr. Chen has been the course director for the Glaucoma Conferences at Mass. Eye and Ear for more than a decade. She was the first course director for the biennial Chandler Grant Glaucoma symposium, which is an international Harvard Medical School glaucoma conference held at Mass. Eye and Ear. 

Dr. Chen has served as both past Vice President, as well as past President, of the Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society, the Mass. Eye and Ear glaucoma alumni society. For a decade, she had served as Mass. Eye and Ear’s first Chief Quality Officer for Ophthalmology.  She was also the founding course director for the Mass. Eye and Ear resident quality rotation.

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Locations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
617-573-3670
Fax: 617-573-3707

Medical Education

  • MD, Albany Medical College
  • Residency, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Research

Dr. Chen focuses her research on three-dimensional (3D) imaging of the eye using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) and swept source imaging. Along with collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital, her research group was the first to image the human eye in vivo with video rate SDOCT, a widely used imaging modality for the care of glaucoma patients. With SDOCT, ultra-highresolution 3D video imaging of the optic nerve and the retina is now possible. Her group was the first to prove that the commercially available scanning laser polarimeter (GDx machine) produces incorrect nerve fiber layer measurements and is based on a false principle. Dr. Chen has been both first and last author on major papers published in the top three ophthalmology journals, Archives of Ophthalmology (now JAMA Ophthalmology), American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmology. Dr. Chen also has clinical and research interests in pediatric glaucoma.

Publications

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    1. Lin MM, Rageh A, Turalba AV, Lee H, Falkenstein IA, Hoguet AS, Ojha P, Rao VS, Ratanawongphaibul K, Rhee DJ, Shen LQ, Song BJ, Chen TC. In Reply: Protocol For Titrated Endocycloplasty When Combined With Phacoemulsification in an Exclusive Cohort of Angle Closure Glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2019 Dec; 28(12):e178-e179. 

    2. Khoueir Z, Jassim F, Braaf B, Poon LY, Tsikata E, Chodosh J, Dohlman CH, Vakoc BJ, Bouma BE, de Boer JF, Chen TC. Three-Dimensional Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging For Glaucoma Associated With Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I and II. J Glaucoma. 2019 Aug; 28(8):718-726.

    3. Liu Y, Jassim F, Braaf B, Khoueir Z, Poon LY, Ben-David GS, Papadogeorgou G, Tsikata E, Simavli H, Que C, Lee R, Shieh E, Vakoc BJ, Bouma BE, de Boer JF, Chen TC. Diagnostic Capability of 3D Peripapillary Retinal Volume for Glaucoma Using Optical Coherence Tomography Customized Software. J Glaucoma. 2019 Aug; 28(8):708-717. 

    4. Fayed MA, Chen TC. Pediatric intraocular pressure measurements: Tonometers, central corneal thickness, and anesthesia. Surv Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov - Dec; 64(6):810-825. 

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