About John Miller, MD

Dr. John Miller is interested in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinal vascular occlusions, trauma, macular telangiectasia, and complex medical and surgical retinal problems.  He uses the latest examination and diagnostic imaging techniques in hopes of providing earlier diagnosis and treatment. Surgically, he specializes in retinal detachment repair, including complex retinal detachments related to proliferative vitreoretinopathy or traumatic injuries, macular holes, epiretinal membranes (macular pucker), and dislocated lenses. Dr. Miller is highly regarded by patients and staff for his friendly demeanor, ease of communication, and clinical competency.


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Mass Eye and Ear at Longwood
800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-573-3750

Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3750

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Miller maintains an active research program in addition to his strong clinical retina practice.  As a clinician scientist, his work focuses both on clinical research and the basic mechanisms of retinal disease through study in the laboratory.  In the Mass. Eye and Ear Angiogenesis Laboratory, he has explored the mechanisms of retinal toxicity of systemic medications.  Ongoing work explores the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration, macular telangiectasia, macular hole, and drug retinal toxicities.

His clinical research includes age-related macular degeneration, traumatic macular holes, and macular telangiectasia.  He maintains a particular focus on retinal imaging devices, including Swept Source OCT (investigational).  With additional advances in retinal imaging, he hopes to provide earlier detection of disease or predisposing factors, better prognostic information, and disease maintenance.

Dr. Miller has received multiple investigator awards, including those from top subspecialty societies: the Retina Society and Macula Society.

He maintains a close association with the latest developments in both diagnostics and therapeutics through regular attendance at subspecialty meetings, including the Retina Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the Vit Buckle Society (VBS).  He serves on the education committee of the Vit Buckle Society, striving to improve the surgical techniques of others through collaboration.


  • 1. Cui Y, Zhu Y, Wang JC, Lu Y, Zeng R, Katz R, Wu DM, Vavvas DG, Husain D, Miller JW, Kim LA, Miller JB. Imaging Artifacts and Segmentation Errors With Wide-Field Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Diabetic Retinopathy. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 Nov; 8(6):18.

    2. Arboleda-Velasquez JF, Lopera F, O'Hare M, Delgado-Tirado S, Marino C, Chmielewska N, Saez-Torres KL, Amarnani D, Schultz AP, Sperling RA, Leyton-Cifuentes D, Chen K, Baena A, Aguillon D, Rios-Romenets S, Giraldo M, Guzmán-Vélez E, Norton DJ, Pardilla-Delgado E, Artola A, Sanchez JS, Acosta-Uribe J, Lalli M, Kosik KS, Huentelman MJ, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Reiman RA, Luo J, Chen Y, Thiyyagura P, Su Y, Jun GR, Naymik M, Gai X, Bootwalla M, Ji J, Shen L, Miller JB, Kim LA, Tariot PN, Johnson KA, Reiman EM, Quiroz YT. Resistance to autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease in an APOE3 Christchurch homozygote: a case report. Nat Med. 2019 Nov; 25(11):1680-1683.

    3. Agranat JS, Miller JB, Douglas VP, Douglas KA, Marmalidou A, Cunningham MA, Houston SK. The Scope Of Three-Dimensional Digital Visualization Systems In Vitreoretinal Surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2019; 13:2093-2096.

    4. Marques JP, Pires J, Simão J, Marques M, Gil JQ, Laíns I, Alves D, Nunes S, Cachulo ML, Miller JB, Vavvas DG, Miller JW, Husain D, Silva R. Validation of RetmarkerAMD as a semiautomatic grading software for AMD. Eye (Lond). 2019 Oct 23.

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