Dr. Michelle C. Liang is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Tufts University School of Medicine and a vitreoretinal surgeon at the New England Eye Center in Boston, MA. She graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biology and earned her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She performed her residency in ophthalmology at the New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical Center and went on to complete a highly-regarded 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston.
Dr. Liang has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters and has presented at several regional and national meetings. She is also co-editor of the book “Anti-VEGF Use in Ophthalmology.” She treats all medical and surgical conditions of the retina and vitreous, including macular degeneration, central serous chorioretinopathy, vitreomacular disorders, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal detachment, and cataract complications, and she implanted the first Argus II retinal prosthesis for the surgical management of advanced retinitis pigmentosa in New England. She is also involved with resident and fellow teaching at the New England Eye Center and is currently co-director of the vitreoretinal surgery combined fellowship with Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. Her research interests include retinal imaging and new therapies for macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and other retinal diseases. Dr. Liang is a board-certified member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, Vit-Buckle Society, and Retina Society.
Clinical Specialties: All medical and surgical conditions of the retina and vitreous, including macular degeneration, macular diseases, vitreomacular disorders, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, and cataract complications.
Research Interests: Retinal imaging and new therapies for macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and other retinal diseases. She was the primary investigator for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Post-Approval Study and is currently investigating if gene therapy has the potential to slow the progression of geographic atrophy in dry age-related macular degeneration.
Vitreoretinal Surgery, New England Eye Center/Tufts Medical Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
Ophthalmology, New England Eye Center/Tufts Medical Center
University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Tufts University School of Medicine
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
New England Ophthalmological Society
Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Duker JS, Liang MC. Anti-VEGF Use in Ophthalmology. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc; 2017.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Sridhar JS, Yonekawa Y, Kuriyan AE, Joseph A, Thomas BJ, Liang MC, Rayess N, Relhan N, Wolfe JD, Shah CP, Witkin AJ, Flynn HW, Garg S. Microbiologic spectrum and visual outcomes of acute-onset infectious endophthalmitis undergoing therapeutic pars plana vitrectomy. Retina. 2017;37:1246-1251.
Thomas BJ, Mehta N, Yonekawa Y, Sridhar J, Kuriyan AE, Rehlan N, Liang MC, Woodward MA, Witkin AJ, Shah C, Flynn HW Jr, Garg SJ, Wolfe JD. Pars plana vitrectomy for late vitreoretinal sequelae of infectious endophthalmitis: surgical management and outcomes. Retina. 2017;37(4):651-656.
Fein JG, Liang MC. Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography findings of commotio retinae with associated serous retinal detachment. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017;11:63-66.
Liang MC, de Carlo TE, Baumal CR, Reichel E, Waheed NK, Duker JS, Witkin AJ. Correlation of spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography and clinical activity in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Retina. 2016;36:2265-2273.
Weber ML, Liang MC, Flaherty KT, Heier JS. Subretinal fluid associated with MEK inhibitor use in the treatment of systemic cancer. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(8):855-862.
Droms RJ, Liang MC, Duker JS. Retinoschisis and outer retinal hole formation in a patient with papillorenal syndrome. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015;46:477-480.
Liang MC, Baumal C. Bilateral serous retinal detachment as a presenting sign of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in an adult. J Clin Stud Med Case Rep 2015;2:1.
Bartolini CE, Liang MC, Goldberg RA, Goldman DR, Witkin SR, Duker JS. Progressive outer retinal necrosis secondary to herpes simplex virus type 2. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014;45:326-327.
Adhi M, Lau M, Liang MC, Waheed NK, Duker JS. Analysis of the thickness and vascular layers of the choroid in eyes with geographic atrophy using spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Retina. 2014;34(2):306-312.