About Emma Davies, MD

Dr. Davies has a broad-base of clinical interests to effectively manage patients with corneal and lenticular pathology. She is specialized in complex cataract surgery, partial thickness corneal transplantation including Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) and Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), and refractive surgery. As a full-time member of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, she offers exceptional, personalized, and detailed care both in the clinical and surgical settings. She has practices at the Mass. Eye and Ear Main Campus, Mass. Eye and Ear Longwood Campus, and Mass. Eye and Ear Waltham sites.

Dr. Davies earned her bachelor of science in biology with a concentration in marine biology at Duke University. She fulfilled an honors thesis with research in the chemical and visual orientation of estuarine crustaceans. She completed her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Davies was granted a Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant to complete research in ganglion cell loss after optic neuritis in multiple sclerosis patients. She was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Ophthalmology Excellence Award at medical school graduation for her work. Dr. Davies went on to join the Harvard Ophthalmology residency program at Mass. Eye and Ear. She was awarded the Best Resident Research Award in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear for her work in changing trends in herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) presentation. She continued at Mass. Eye and Ear for her fellowship in Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and External Diseases. She completed work in surgical outcomes for a variety of complex cataract surgery procedures, including scleral-fixated lens placement and cataract surgery in retinitis pigmentosa patients, and investigated predictive factors for corneal clearance after Descemet’s membrane stripping only for patients with Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy.

Dr. Davies brings cutting-edge diagnostic procedures and surgical techniques to her practice at Mass Eye and Ear. She trained with Dr. Pineda for complex cataract surgery techniques (including intra-scleral fixation of a lens after trauma or vitreoretinal surgery) and Dr. Veldman for DMEK techniques (including pre-loaded DMEK grafts) and is eager to continue to expand our advances in corneal and refractive surgery. 

 

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Locations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-573-4300

Mass Eye and Ear Longwood
800 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-936-6186

Mass Eye and Ear Waltham
1601 Trapelo Rd.
Suite 184
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 781-890-2507

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Research

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Dr. Davies’ work has resulted in the publication of 11 original articles, all published since 2016. Dr. Davies performs research in three main clinical areas: corneal infections, complex cataract surgery, and the innovative treatment of corneal edema. She is currently investigating whether topical rho kinase inhibitors can be used to promote endothelial cell proliferation and migration after Descemet’s membrane stripping for hastened corneal clearance after DWEK. As she has previously published in Cornea, DWEK can be successfully used to treat Fuchs corneal dystrophy but corneal clearance takes on average about 3 months after the procedure. She hopes that her continued work may speed recovery and expand potential patient candidates for this innovative procedure to recovery vision and improve visual functioning.  

Publications

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    1. Ung L, Wang Y, Vangel M, Davies EC, Gardiner M, Bispo PJM, Gilmore MS, Chodosh J. Validation of a Comprehensive Clinical Algorithm for the Assessment and Treatment of Microbial Keratitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Dec 30. 

    2. Davies EC, Pineda R. Complications of Scleral-Fixated Intraocular Lenses. Semin Ophthalmol. 2018; 33(1):23-28. 

    3. Davies EC, Pineda R. Cataract surgery outcomes and complications in retinal dystrophy patients. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec; 52(6):543-547.

    4. Davies EC, Daly MK, Siracuse-Lee D. A rare case of Phialemonium obovatum keratitis. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Apr; 5:81-84.

    5. Davies EC, Jakobiec FA, Stagner AM, Iwamoto MA. A Rapidly Enlarging Recurrent Eyebrow Pilomatrixoma in a Nonagenarian. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov/Dec; 32(6):e157-e160.

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