About Nicholas Butler, MD

Dr. Butler is a member of the Uveitis Service. He specializes in systemic inflammatory diseases that affect the eyes, as well as infectious causes of uveitis. He has particular expertise in treating inflammatory macular edema with systemic therapies when local corticosteroids are either ineffective or not recommended.

During his residency training, Dr. Butler received a Sanford D. Hecht Research Award from the New England Ophthalmological Society. He was subsequently selected to serve as Chief Resident. 

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

Medical Education

  • MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency, Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan
  • Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Butler conducts clinical research in the field of ocular immunology and uveitis, primarily focusing on the effectiveness of various therapies for ocular inflammatory disease and its complications. Additional areas of study include long-term outcomes of specific uveitides, infectious causes of uveitis, and inflammatory macular edema.

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