Massachusetts General Hospital consistently ranks in the top 1 percent of the nation’s medical institutions and is second in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent, “America’s Best Hospitals Survey.” Working collaboratively within Harvard’s broad network, the clinicians and researchers in this world-class institution are bringing scientific breakthroughs to ophthalmic practice.
In close collaboration with multiple HMS affiliate and partner institutions, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) offers comprehensive and expert care for a broad range of eye conditions. In 2009, the hospital teamed with Mass. Eye and Ear to establish the Mass. Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, an innovative alliance that formalized the centuries-old clinical and academic partnership between the two world-class institutions. The department is staffed by Mass. Eye and Ear physicians under the direction of Harvard Ophthalmology Chief and Chair, Joan W. Miller, MD. Deeper collaboration and joint programmatic planning is enhancing the quality of care, research, and teaching at both institutions. Patients, in particular, will benefit from this closer connection with seamless access to the most innovative care available anywhere in the world. The proximity to Mass. Eye and Ear also allows access to advanced diagnostic tests, such as optical coherence tomography, optic nerve imaging, and fundus tomography. The Mass General Hospital for Children provides pediatric services in collaboration with ophthalmologists from Boston Children’s Hospital—both primary pediatric teaching sites for HMS. These valuable alliances allow the ophthalmology specialists at MGH to determine the best possible course of treatment for each patient.