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Posts by Anna M. Stagner, MD

  • A 13-year review of cases at Mass Eye and Ear found secondary involvement of the lacrimal sac by low-grade lymphoma was more common than primary disease, usually presenting as dacryocystitis in patients over 60 years old with a known diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.


Anna Stagner, MD is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and is one of few physicians in the country who is formally trained and board certified in both ophthalmology and anatomic pathology. With combined subspecialty training in ophthalmic and dermatopathology, she provides expertise in the diagnosis of neoplasms and inflammatory conditions of the skin, eye and ocular adnexa. She has studied the pathogenic mechanisms, molecular underpinnings and histopathologic subclassification of intra- and periocular neoplasms including medulloepithelioma, sebaceous carcinoma, giant cell rich tumors of head and neck, and orbital metastatic disease, among others.

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.