About David Sola-Del Valle, MD

Dr. Solá-Del Valle is a member of the Glaucoma Service at Mass. Eye and Ear who specializes in adult, young adult, and adolescent glaucoma care, as well as the surgical treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Solá-Del Valle graduated magna cum laude with high honors from Harvard College and went on to earn his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society as one of the top medical students in his class. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, followed by a glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian having lived in various parts of the world.

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Mass. Eye and Ear at Longwood
800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-936-6160

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

Medical Education

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***
  • Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Dr. Sola-Del Valle is a clinician scientist who conducts research on glaucoma, cataracts, and resident/fellow training/education. He has conducted research regarding the efficacy and utility of various imaging devices in glaucoma diagnosis, as well as various aspects of cataract and glaucoma surgery. His current research aims to evaluate the efficacy of current glaucoma treatments, with an emphasis on newer surgical treatments, and to develop more effective treatments to ensure preservation of vision in the setting of glaucomatous disease. He also wants to study the most effective ways to educate the new generation of glaucoma and cataract specialists. He has benefited greatly from philanthropic donations from very generous patients to advance his research to save vision in the setting of glaucoma.


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