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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


NEEC Research Provides New Hope for Avoiding Corneal Transplant Rejection and Ocular Surface Tumors

Lymphatic vessels overgrowing in mouse cornea in response to galectin-8. The lymphatic vessels are in green.

Scientists reveal new target for anti-lymphangiogenesis drugs Emerging field of study yields new hope for organ transplant rejection, cancer metastasis, and lymphedema BOSTON (April 12, 2016) – After an injury to tissues, such as in organ transplantation, the body grows new lymphatic vessels in a process known as lymphangiogenesis. A new study in Nature Communications… Read More


Jay Duker, MD Earns AAO’s Life Achievement Honor Award

Jay S. Duker, MD

BOSTON, MA June 4, 2015 – New England Eye Center Director Jay S. Duker, MD has received the Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He will be featured in the 2015 annual meeting Final Program. He has previously received other honor awards from the AAO. His achievements in ophthalmology are… Read More


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