About Lucy Young, MD, PhD

Dr. Lucy H. Y. Young is a multilingual retina specialist. She is a Surgeon in the Retina Service at Mass. Eye and Ear. A foremost expert in the diagnosis and management of infectious retinitis, Dr. Young receives referrals from retina specialists throughout New England and delivers lectures both nationally and internationally. She has a particular interest in treating patients with diabetic retinopathy, AIDS-related retinal infections, ocular toxoplasmosis, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and uveitis.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-3710
Fax: 617-573-3698

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Stoneham
One Montvale Avenue
Suite 501
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-662-5520
Fax: 617-573-5607

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Residency, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Fellowship, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Young's research interests focus on intravitreal drug toxicities, retinal infections, retinal complications associated with KPro implantation, and host-pathogenrelations in Toxoplasma gondii infection.


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    1. Arranz-Solís D, Cordeiro C, Young LH, Dardé ML, Commodaro AG, Grigg ME, Saeij JPJ. Serotyping of Toxoplasma gondii Infection Using Peptide Membrane Arrays. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019; 9:408.

    2. Zantut PRA, Veras MM, Yariwake VY, Takahashi WY, Saldiva PH, Young LH, Damico FM, Fajersztajn L. Effects of cannabis and its components on the retina: a systematic review. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2019 Nov 06; 1-9.

    3. Sangaré LO, Yang N, Konstantinou EK, Lu D, Mukhopadhyay D, Young LH, Saeij JPJ. Toxoplasma GRA15 Activates the NF-?B Pathway through Interactions with TNF Receptor-Associated Factors. mBio. 2019 07 16; 10(4). 

    4. Lee Kim E, Weiner AJ, Ung C, Roh M, Wang J, Lee IJ, Huang NT, Stem M, Dahrouj M, Eliott D, Vavvas DG, Young LHY, Williams GA, Garretson BR, Kim IK, Hassan TS, Mukai S, Ruby AJ, Faia LJ, Capone A, Comander J, Kim LA, Wu DM, Drenser KA, Woodward MA, Wolfe JD, Yonekawa Y. Characterization of Epiretinal Proliferation in Full-Thickness Macular Holes and Effects on Surgical Outcomes. Ophthalmol Retina. 2019 Aug; 3(8):694-702. 

    5. Jorge A, Ung C, Young LH, Melles RB, Choi HK. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy - implications of research advances for rheumatology care. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2018 12; 14(12):693-703. 

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