About Elizabeth Fortin, MD

Dr. Fortin is a member of the Neuro-ophthalmology Service who specializes in disorders affecting the optic pathways, the extraocular muscles, the neuro-muscular junction, and central nervous system conditions affecting vision.

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Mass. Eye and Ear at Malden
578 Main St.
Suite 102
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-321-6544

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

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Sherbrooke Medical School
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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Dr. Fortin is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmologist who conducts research on diseases affecting the optic nerve including optic neuritis, non arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), and giant cell arteritis (GCA). She also has a research interest in diseases affecting the neuro-muscular junction and extraocular muscles, including myasthenia gravis and thyroid eye disease. Dr. Fortin is working to improve the diagnosis and management of these conditions, which can have a significant impact on patient’s visual functioning and quality of life.


  • Caron-Cantin M, Cestari DM, Fortin E. Clinical and radiologic approach to 'typical' versus antibody-related optic neuritis. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2019 Nov; 30(6):412-417.

    Seay M, Fortin E, Digre K. Great Conversations: Dr. Barrett Katz. J Neuroophthalmol. 2019 Sep; 39(3):e13-e14. 

    Fortin E, Heller HM, Lyons J, Prasad S. Bilateral optic neuritis from acute HIV infection. Neurol Clin Pract. 2019 Jun; 9(3):e19-e21.

    Li Z, Cestari DM, Fortin E. Thyroid eye disease: what is new to know? Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov; 29(6):528-534. 

    Fortin E, Cestari DM, Weinberg DH. Ocular myasthenia gravis: an update on diagnosis and treatment. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov; 29(6):477-484. 

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