Members of the Department of Ophthalmology provide care for the full range of vision disorders at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, and Lahey Arlington.

Staff rotate between the three sites for regular outpatient services, with surgical and other complex procedures performed at the state-of-the-art Eye Institute quarters in Peabody. On-site optical shops in both Burlington and Peabody support the department’s large vision examination and contact lens practice.


  • Phacoemulsification surgery
  • Limbal relaxing incisions for correction of astigmatism
  • Morcher® capsular tension rings
  • New intraocular lens technologies
    • Multifocal lenses
    • Blue-blocker lenses

Cornea and Anterior Segment

  • Medical and surgical management of corneal disorders
  • Sjogren’s syndrome and severe dry eye symptoms
  • Ocular implants
  • Surgical correction of astigmatism
  • Corneal transplants
    • Traditional and sutureless
  • Reconstruction of anterior segment
  • Repair after eye trauma or complex cataract surgery
  • Diagnostic procedures
    • Corneal topography
    • ORB scan
    • Specular microscopy
    • Wavefront analysis


  • Diagnosis and medical management
  • Laser treatment
  • Surgical treatments
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Tube-shunt procedures
    • Combined cataract and glaucoma procedures

Laser Vision Correction


Ocular Immunology

  • Medical and surgical management of ocular inflammation
  •  Uveitis
  • Retinal vasculitis, choroiditis, pars plantis
  • Scleritis and episcleritis
  • Herpes Zoster and Herpes Simplex ocular infections
  • Keratitis
  • Cicatrizing conjunctivitis

Ocular Plastics  

  • Cosmetic eyelid and eyebrow procedures
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Repair of eyelid malpositioning
  • Surgery for tear drainage problems
  • Thyroid orbitoplasty (bulging eyes)
  • Orbital blow-out fractures
  • Orbital tumors

Retina and Vitreous 

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal vascular disease
  • Macular holes and pucker
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

Routine Eye Care

  • Routine vision examination
  • Pediatric eye screening
  • Contact lens service
  • Lens fitting
  • Bifocal contact lenses
  • Soft and RGP lenses
  • Optical services
  • Low vision rehabilitation