World-Renowned Retina Specialist Tatsuo Hirose MD, Joins The Boston Eye Group

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Tatsuo Hirose MD has left Schepens Retina Associates, Boston and has joined The Boston Eye Group.

( Dr. Hirose is known for his retina expertise, specializing in both adult and pediatric retina. He is most known for his exceptional work in treating the following conditions: Retinopathy of Prematurity (in the advanced stage), Children's retinal diseases, Surgical Failure of Retinal Detachment, Retinal Detachment in the young, and Stickler Syndrome.

Tatsuo Hirose received his MD degree from Kanazawa University, Japan where he continued his studies with an internship and residency in ophthalmology. His postgraduate studies include: a fellowship in electrophysiology in vision at Cornell Medical Center, New York; a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute (SERI); a fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and at Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Hirose is board certified in ophthalmology and currently is Clinical Senior Scientist at SERI; Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and a surgeon in Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Hirose has received many awards for his exceptional work in the field. To mention a few: Fulbright Fellowship; Honor Award and Senior Honor Award of American Academy of Ophthalmology; Selected as one of The Best Doctors in America; Selected Boston's Best Doctors, Boston Magazine; The Paul Kayser International Award of Merit in Retina Research; Schepens Eye Research Institute $1 million Endowment and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Hirose's main research interests include: development of surgical techniques for severe retinal detachment such as open-sky virectomy, retinopathy of prematurity, giant retinal tear and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Also the development of clinically useful objective retinal function tests: local macular ERG-VER, electrically evoked responses (EER), assessment of visual prognosis in severe retinal detachment or opaque media and infant vision testing. He is currently studying the development of low-vision devices and electronic reading instruments.

Dr. Hirose started seeing patients at the Boston Eye Group ( ) in July of 2008 and retains his teaching appointment as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

The Boston Eye Group was founded in 2000 by Samir Melki MD PhD. The practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. Boston Laser ( is a subsidiary of the Boston Eye Group and specializes in LASIK surgery. Other providers in the group include: Mahnaz Nouri MD, Elliot Finkelstein MD, Macie Finkelstein MD, Michael Ruby OD, Julia Chang OD PhD, Kameran Lashkari MD, Tatsuo Hirose MD and Daniel Townsend MD. The Boston Eye Group is located at 1101 Beacon Street, 6w, Brookline MA 02446, USA


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