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Posts by Nazlee Zebardast, MD, MSc


Dr. Zebardast is a clinician scientist and full-time member of the Glaucoma Service at Mass Eye and Ear. She specializes in the treatment of adult glaucoma and combined glaucoma and cataracts, with a particular interest in minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS).

She has received numerous awards and honors for her academic and research accomplishments and has published in top ophthalmology journals. With a focus on global health and epidemiology research, she has worked with researchers at Aravind Eye Institute in India to study angle-closure glaucoma, a blinding eye disease. Among other findings, this study determined that siblings of individuals with known angle closure have a greater than 1 in 3 risk of developing the condition. Additionally, she has worked with a many large datasets to understand the prevalence of eye disease and its impact. She plans to use imaging to better understand glaucoma progression in angle-closure eyes and to use big data and machine learning methodologies to detect glaucoma and characterize its progression.

Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Ophthalmology

An international center for ophthalmology treatment and research, Mass Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology, and is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals for eye care. Led by Chief and Chair Joan W. Miller, MD, the department provides seamless access to the most innovative care available anywhere in the world.