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Specializes in Ophthalmology
55 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Kaufman completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes. His distinctions include: Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. Dr. Kaufman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Charles Stephen Foster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1440 Main Street; Suite 201
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Charles Foster is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Foster is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and more. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Foster has received include American Ophthalmological Society; Best Doctors In America, 1996- present; and Who's Who In America, 1985-Present. In addition to English, Dr. Foster (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Richter's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richter include: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Richter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases, cataracts

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Brian Raizman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Michael Raizman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Raizman's areas of expertise include anterior segment diseases, cataract surgery, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Raizman attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raizman include: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Raizman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Treatment, Cornea Problems, Vision Problems

Dr. Torsten W Wiegand, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Torsten Wiegand's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave Dr. Wiegand an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Wiegand honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include SNN Teaching Award Elected by Class of '03.; 1989-1990: Steenbock Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Madsion.; and 1986-1987: Wisconsin Alumni Reseach Foundation Student Exchange Fellowship.. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, Vitreous ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Campbell Robinson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
521 Mt. Auburn Street; Suite 203
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Robinson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Cambridge, MA, Boston, MA, and Watertown, MA. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Robinson is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. He honors Aetna, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Robinson has received include Howard Hughes Medical Student Fellowship and PJ Leinfelder Award. Dr. Robinson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Mary Jane McCarron, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Mary Jane McCarron specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. McCarron is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. McCarron has received the following distinction: Diamond Award- harvard Community Health Plan. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Robert Allen Petersen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Robert Petersen is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Petersen graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Petersen trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His clinical interests encompass strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Petersen has received professional recognition including the following: Honor Award From The American Association For; Pediatric Ophthalmology And Strabismus.; and **other Specialty In Pediatric Ophthalmology**. In addition to English, Dr. Petersen (or staff) speaks Urdu, Croatian, and Filipino. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Petersen is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity, Ptosis, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ptosis, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ann Bajart's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Bajart's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bajart graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Bajart completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Medical Director New England Eye & Tissue Bank; President New England Ophtalmologic; and Society 2004-2005. Dr. Bajart's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Chirag P Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a retina specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute and Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award and Ronald Michels Retina Fellowship Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Mami Iwamoto's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Iwamoto's practice, she is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures, thyroid problems, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Other Specialties; Oculoplastic Surgery; and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Iwamoto has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems, eye problems

All Interests: Eyelid Problems, Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 5th Avenue; Suite 510
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Santiago Villazon is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Villazon's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Villazon attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Asst. Professor Of Ophthalmology, Boston; the University School Of Medicine; and Fellow American Academy Of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Villazon is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Villazon has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Lois E H. Smith, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Lois Smith practices pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of genetic disorders, strabismus, and hemangioma. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include MD Cum Laude, Boston Univ School Med, .; Friedenwald Award; and Alfred Bressler Prize in Vision Science. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, Ptosis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Genetic Disorders, Ptosis, Strabismus, Hemangiomas

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 4200
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Charles Barsam's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Barsam is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barsam welcomes new patients. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Barsam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Fine is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fine's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fine include: Phi Beta Kappa; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3; and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. Dr. Rapoza is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rapoza attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rapoza's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, dry eyes

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.