About Christian Song, MD

Dr. Christian E. Song is a full-time member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service. He treats patients with a variety of ophthalmic conditions, specializing in routine and complex cataract and anterior segment surgery, and laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK). He also manages common eye problems such as dry eye and pterygium. Dr. Song sees patients at Mass. Eye and Ear's main campus (Wednesdays/Thursdays), as well as in Stoneham (Mondays) and Waltham (Fridays; call 781-890-1023 to schedule an appointment). At Mass. Eye and Ear, Waltham, he is one of two LASIK surgeons.

After graduating magna cum laude with honors in biology from New York University, he completed his medical training and ophthalmology residency at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Song then completed fellowship training in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He subsequently served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Adjunct Clinical Instructor at New York University School of Medicine where he was dedicated to the clinical and surgical teaching of residents prior to joining the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

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Mass Eye and Ear at Lexington
110 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 781-890-1023

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

Medical Education

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency, New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Campus

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


  • 1. Song C, Baharozian CJ, Hatch KM, Grassett GC, Talamo JH. Rate of Unplanned Vitrectomies in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Compared to Conventional Phacoemulsification. J Refract Surg. 2018 Sep 01; 34(9):610-614. 

    2. Song C, Baharozian CJ, Hatch KM, Talamo JH. Assessment of surgeon experience with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018; 12:1373-1377.

    3. Baharozian CJ, Song C, Hatch KM, Talamo JH. A novel nomogram for the treatment of astigmatism with femtosecond-laser arcuate incisions at the time of cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:1841-1848. 

    4. Song C, De Moraes CG, Forchheimer I, Prata TS, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. Risk calculation variability over time in ocular hypertensive subjects. J Glaucoma. 2014 Jan; 23(1):1-4.

    5. de Moraes CG, Song C, Liebmann JM, Simonson JL, Furlanetto RL, Ritch R. Defining 10-2 visual field progression criteria: exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis using pointwise linear regression. Ophthalmology. 2014 Mar; 121(3):741-9. 

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