Clinical Research

The Boston Eye Group is Committed to Education and Clinical Research

MeetingThe Boston Eye Group is committed to the highest level of total eye care. Our commitment to Education and research falls within our dedication to be at the fore front of ophthalmology. Here are some of Boston Eye Group achievements in that regard:

  • Establishment of a fellowship training program. Amit Todani MD was the first fellow to be trained at the Boston Eye Group in conjunction with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
  • Teaching conferences at the Harvard Dept. of Ophthalmology as well as surgical training of Harvard fellows.
  • Course in Cataract, Corneal and refractive surgery at the Annual meeting American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. This course is attended by many physicians from around the world.
  • Publication of textbooks and research articles in several areas of Ophthalmology.
  • Studying and improving the LASEK procedure.
  • Tracking Cataract and Lasik surgical outcomes to continuously refine our results.

Currently Boston Laser team is working on a ground-breaking research project aiming at implanting a sensor chip to measure intraocular pressure on a continuous basis. Our team was the first in the world to implant such a device.


Fellowship Program Description Anterior Segment Fellowship

Program Description: This fellowship is designed for advanced training in anterior segment surgery including cornea and refractive procedures. This is a hands-on fellowship designed to prepare for a career in either the academic or private practice setting. The fellowship emphasizes training in anterior segment surgery with a focus on refractive procedures. There is also training in the important clinical aspects of refractive surgery such as pre-surgical screening/counseling, discussing cash procedures and calculating post-refractive IOLs. In addition to a variety of office-based procedures, the fellow will perform and participate in the following surgical procedures:

  • LASIK Femtosecond-assisted (large volume)
  • PRK
  • PTK
  • Intacs
  • Phakic IOLs
  • Femto-assisted and Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Secondary/sutured/glued IOLs
  • Penetrating Keratoplasty
  • DSEK/DMEK
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • EDTA Chelation
  • Collagen Cross-Linking
  • Pterygium Excision/ Conjunctival transplant
  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • Amniotic membrane transplants Sutured

Refractive Equipment:

  • Allegretto EX 500
  • Visx Star S4
  • Intralase FS60 and IFS150
  • Catalys
  • LensX
  • ORA

The fellow will be exposed to and perform corneal transplants but the transplant volume may be less than some academic cornea fellowships.

Research: The fellow is encouraged to participate in either ongoing clinical research projects or be involved in writing reviews or case-reports. Fellow duties include participation in literature peer-review.

Didactic teaching: The fellow will attend teaching sessions at the Massachusetts Eye and Infirmary including case presentations, lectures series and visiting professor series.

**Please note that due to visa regulations, individuals who require a Visa (i.e non-US citizens or Non-Green card holders) cannot be accepted at this time for a clinical fellowship. However, we do accept these applicants as observers which can last for a period of 1-3 months**

Attending physicians:
Samir Melki MD PhD (Director, Boston Eye Group)
Jason Brenner MD, Cornea specialist who joined the BEG in 2016 after completing a fellowship with Dr. Melki.

All applicants interested in the fellowship should apply through the common application service of the SFMatch. Questions can be directed to Joanna Smoller at joannas@bostonlaser.com. **Please note that due to visa regulations, individuals who require a Visa (i.e non-US citizens or Non-Green card holders) cannot be considered at this time for a clinical fellowship. Canadian citizens are welcome to apply.

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