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How To Choose An IOL For Cataract Surgery

If you’re having cataract surgery, you know that you need to decide what kind of IOL to get. When you have cataract surgery, the surgeon will remove your natural lens to get rid of your cataract. Your natural lens needs a replacement, and that’s where the IOL— or intraocular lens— comes into play. An IOL… Read More


Top 6 Harmful Effects Of Contact Lenses

Wearing glasses can be a real pain, and they don’t work for everyone. A lot of people choose contacts over glasses, with good reason. But contacts are not a perfected method of visual correction either. They’ve been around for years and come in many varieties, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t harmful! In fact, there… Read More


First ‘Bionic Eye’ Surgery Helps Patient See the Light

Chart of an eye

BOSTON (August 11, 2017) – New England Eye Center retina doctors Michelle Liang and Andre Witkin performed the first “bionic eye” implant at Tufts Medical Center in June. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system, created by Second Sight, is an implant for the eye that can partially restore vision for patients who are blind from… Read More


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

New treatments offer more hope for people with diabetic retinopathy callout

BOSTON (November 01, 2017) – New England Eye Center wishes to remind all patients with diabetes to have an annual diabetic eye exam to prevent vision loss. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working–age Americans. Many people do not notice the early symptoms of diabetic eye disease until their vision has been permanently… Read More


NEEC’s Eli Peli, OD Wins AAO Award

Eli Peli, MSc, OD

BOSTON (July 31, 2017) – Eli Peli, MSc, OD, FAAO, Co-Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service at New England Eye Center, has been selected by the American Academy of Optometry as the Charles F. Prentice Medal Award Winner for this year. This is the most prestigious award given in the field of Optometry for a… Read More


NEEC surgeons perform first “bionic eye” implant in New England

Doctors Performing Eye Surgery

BOSTON (June 28, 2017) – New England Eye Center doctors Michelle Liang and Andre Witkin recently performed the first “bionic eye” implant in New England here at Tufts Medical Center. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis system is an implant for the eye that can partially restore vision for patients who are blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa…. Read More


NEEC’s Dr. Witkin Publishes Article on New Syndrome

Andre J. Witkin, MD

HORV Can Have Devastating Vision Loss BOSTON (May 22, 2017) – Andre Witkin, MD of New England Eye Center, was the lead author of an article on Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis, or HORV, published in the May 2017 issue of Ophthalmology. Andre J. Witkin, MD New England Eye Center A group of ophthalmologists from the… Read More


New treatment for Glaucoma available at NEEC

Cynthia Mattox, MD

BOSTON, MA January 30, 2017 – New England Eye Center Glaucoma specialists are now offering a new minimally invasive surgical treatment for mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma. The CyPass Micro-Stent device was recently approved by the FDA for use in conjunction with cataract surgery. Research studies demonstrated a significant and lasting reduction in intraocular… Read More


Cynthia Mattox, MD Elected President of American Glaucoma Society

Cynthia Mattox, MD

New England Eye Center Vice Chair of Clinical Services BOSTON, MA January 05, 2017 – New England Eye Center is proud to announce that Dr. Cynthia Mattox, Director of the Glaucoma and Cataract Service and Vice Chair of Clinical Services for New England Eye Center, has been elected as the President of the American Glaucoma… Read More


Six New England Eye Center Ophthalmologists Named To Boston Magazine’s Top Doctor List for 2016

Eye Care Specialists Receive Top Recognition From Their Peers BOSTON, MA December 07, 2016 – Six New England Eye Center Ophthalmologists are among the Top Ophthalmologists named in Boston magazine’s Top Docs issue released this week (December 2016). Jay S. Duker, MD, Thomas R. Hedges III, MD, Michael Raizman, MD, Cynthia Mattox, MD FACS, Christopher… Read More


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