Mass General patients seeking eye care may receive ophthalmology services from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Mass. Eye and Ear is a specialty hospital located adjacent to the Mass General campus. These specialists work closely with physicians at Mass General to provide both routine and complex care, as well as a seamless experience for patients.

Treatments and services include, but are not limited to:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Cancer of the eye
  • Contact Lens
  • Diabetic eye disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Immunology and uveitis
  • Laser vision correction surgery
  • Macular degeneration
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic plastic and orbital surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
  • Routine eye-care tests

As a patient of the Mass. Eye and Ear Department of Ophthalmology, you will see your eye specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear. Your eye specialist will communicate and coordinate your care plan with you, and also directly with your Mass General physician.

Patients who suffer an eye emergency or eye trauma may see a trained eye trauma specialist in Mass. Eye and Ear’s Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mass. Eye and Ear physicians and scientists also have Harvard teaching appointments and lead their field in research to find new methods of prevention, treatments and cures. In addition to their focus on patient care, the Mass. Eye and Ear team has one goal: to cure the diseases that cause blindness.   


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    U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General and Mass. Eye and Ear Department of Ophthalmology among the best in the nation.

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