Emerson Hospital

Eyes & Vision (Ophthalmology)

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​You and your family can count on the board-certified ophthalmologists (eye doctors) affiliated with Emerson Hospital to deliver expert care for the full range of eye conditions affecting adults and children.

Every day, Emerson’s eye doctors help greater Concord residents achieve and maintain the best-possible vision and eye health, using sophisticated technology for fast, accurate diagnosis, and providing today’s most advanced medical and surgical treatment options.

The conditions Emerson Hospital’s ophthalmologists see

Our ophthalmologists have the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat eye conditions that range from the routine to the complex. In adults, these conditions include:
  • Amblyopia (impaired vision)
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes-related eye conditions
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus (when the cornea is unable to hold its round shape)
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye infections
  • Ocular inflammatory conditions
  • Trauma to the eyes
  • Neurologic conditions affecting the eyes
  • Retinal detachment
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes) and other eye movement disorders
  • Blocked eyelid glands 

Advanced diagnostic capabilities 

Emerson’s eye doctors offer today’s most up-to-date diagnostic technology, including:
  • Visual field testing to check peripheral vision
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) to analyze the optic nerve and macula in the back of the eye
  • Corneal topography to analyze the shape and curvature of the cornea (the front of the eye)
  • Electronic refraction, a highly advanced method of checking vision to determine eyeglass prescription
  • Digital photographic technology that enables doctors to check the back of the eye without the need for dilation eye drops, enabling patients to immediately return to their regular activities after an exam
  • Biopsies of growths involving the eye

The services our eye doctors provide

From comprehensive eye exams to emergency eye care to state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical and laser treatments, Emerson’s eye doctors offer a full range of expert care, including:
  • Cataract surgery, including in patients who have previously undergone laser vision correction
  • Laser vision correction
  • Laser treatments for retinal disorders and glaucoma
  • Retinal surgery for advanced glaucoma
  • Procedures to address eyelid disorders, corneal foreign bodies, misdirected eyelashes, blocked eyelid glands
  • Surgery to correct eye movement disorders
  • Oculoplastic surgery to address functional and cosmetic problems with eyelids and the area around the eyes, eye trauma, diseases of the orbit and diseases of the tear drainage system
  • The latest medications to manage eye conditions
  • Prescribing of eye glasses and contact lenses
  • Adaptive equipment to help patients with low vision, including lighted magnifiers
  • Referral to in-home visual physical/occupational therapy to optimize safety and independent life skills for patients who are visually impaired 

In addition, should you need advanced subspecialty care for a complex eye problem, Emerson’s ophthalmologists can streamline referrals to tertiary care facilities in greater Boston.

Pediatric eye health and vision expertise, too

Emerson Hospital also offers extensive pediatric ophthalmology expertise, giving you local access to expert care for children, adolescents and teens.


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