About Aisha Traish, MD

Dr. Aisha Traish joined Mass. Eye and Ear as an Ophthalmology Hospitalist in 2018. In this role, she provides consultations for patients admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital as well as on-call coverage for Brigham’s Faulkner Hospital. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she teaches and supervises clinical fellows and ophthalmology residents in the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department.

Dr. Traish is a member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cornea and Refractive Surgery services. She specializes in cataracts and corneal disease. She provides comprehensive eye care for adults at Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood (800 Huntington Avenue) and the Stoneham Eye Care center. In addition, she diagnoses, treats and manages corneal disorders in children at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include resident cataract surgery education and pediatric ocular surface disease.

After completing her Ophthalmology residency in 2009 and Cornea fellowship in 2010 at Mass. Eye and Ear, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as an Assistant Professor. She received the Golden Apple Teaching Award the first two consecutive years as faculty and then served as the Associate Residency Director until 2015. Since then she spent two years in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she practiced as part of a multi-specialty group, Charlotte Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Associates. She also taught and cared for patients for a year at the Cook County Hospitals in Chicago.

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

Mass Eye and Ear at Stoneham
One Montvale Ave.
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-279-4418

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

Medical Education

  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Traish’s research interests reflect her two passions: resident education and pediatric cornea. She has been committed to resident cataract surgery education since 2010. At the University of Illinois, she was instrumental in starting a surgical video lecture series for residents. She was appointed to a small group within the residency education committee charged with organizing a new surgical curriculum and designing a state-of-the-art ophthalmic surgery wet lab, which was unveiled in the summer of 2015. At Mass. Eye and Ear, she plans to collaborate with the residency education leadership on projects relating to surgical education. 

Her interest in pediatric cornea comes from the need to improve clinical outcomes and provide more effective treatments, especially for the population of infants born with congenital corneal disease. These diseases are often visually debilitating and lifelong. The ability to intervene with effective therapies, or sometimes simply an appropriate diagnosis and referrals for supportive services, can have a significant impact on their quality of life and future opportunities. At Mass. Eye and Ear and Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Traish will collaborate with colleagues to evaluate this population via clinical research projects.


  • Ali MH, Traish AS. Elevated Intraocular Pressure and Endothelial Cell Loss Following Iris Color Change. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 08 01; 134(8):939-40. 

    Zhou M, Farooq AV, Andreoli MT, Ali M, Traish AS. Bilateral Rhizopus keratitis in a cocaine user. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb; 51(1):e21-3.

    Feinstein E, Traish AS, Aakalu V, Kassem IS. A Case Report of Ablepharon-Macrostomia Syndrome with Amniotic Membrane Grafting. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep-Dec; 6(3):366-72.

    Feinstein E, Farooq AV, Lin AY, Traish AS. Bilateral conjunctival tuberculosis presenting as mass lesions. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb; 50(1):e11-3. 

    Farooq AV, Tu EY, D'jalilian AR, Traish AS, Hou JH. Persistent staining of lattice lines after intraoperative trypan blue use in patients with lattice corneal dystrophy. Cornea. 2014 Nov; 33(11):1235-7.

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