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

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 General News J E 4
BOSTON, Aug. 13 Tatsuo Hirose MD has left Schepens RetinaAssociates, Boston and has joined The Boston Eye Group( Dr. Hirose is known for his retinaexpertise, specializing in both adult and pediatric retina. He is most knownfor his exceptional work in treating the following conditions: Retinopathy ofPrematurity (in the advanced stage), Children's retinal diseases, SurgicalFailure of Retinal Detachment, Retinal Detachment in the young, and SticklerSyndrome.

Tatsuo Hirose received his MD degree from Kanazawa University, Japan wherehe continued his studies with an internship and residency in ophthalmology.His postgraduate studies include: a fellowship in electrophysiology in visionat Cornell Medical Center, New York; a vitreoretinal fellowship at theSchepens Eye Research Institute (SERI); a fellowship at Massachusetts Eye andEar Infirmary and at Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Hirose is boardcertified in ophthalmology and currently is Clinical Senior Scientist at SERI;Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and a surgeon inOphthalmology 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 ofAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology; Selected as one of The Best Doctors inAmerica; Selected Boston's Best Doctors, Boston Magazine; The Paul KayserInternational Award of Merit in Retina Research; Schepens Eye ResearchInstitute $1 million Endowment and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryDistinguished Service Award.

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

Dr. Hirose started seeing patients at the Boston Eye Group( in July of 2008 and retains his teachingappointment as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard MedicalSchool.

The Boston Eye Group was founded in 2000 by Samir Melki MD PhD. Thepractice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. BostonLaser ( is a subsidiary of the Boston Eye Group andspecializes in LASIK surgery. The Boston Eye Group is located at 1101 BeaconStreet, 6w, Brookline MA 02446.

SOURCE The Boston Eye Group


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