Founded in 1824, MEEI is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School.
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Eye and Ear is a 42-bed independent specialty hospital founded in 1824. The Infirmary has earned an international reputation for its successful treatment of the most difficult diseases and conditions of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck, and for its outstanding contributions to medical research and education. In 2010, MEEI has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 4th best hospital in the United States for Ophthalmology and 2nd best in the nation for Otolaryngology.
The primary teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, Mass. Eye and Ear trains more than 110 residents and fellows each year in its various sub-specialties, including cornea, neuro-ophthalmology, retina, eye pathology, pediatrics, glaucoma, ocular oncology, immunology, head & neck surgery, oncology, pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastics, otology and oto-neurology.
In addition to ophthalmology and otolarynology, the hospital provides patient services and conducts research and clinical training in audiology (diagnostics, hearing aids and cochlear implants), balance (vestibular), facial nerve, thyroid, voice and speech, and vision rehabilitation. The Mass. Eye and Ear is also home to the Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center, which provides 24-hour emergency treatment for smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, and diving injuries such as decompression sickness (“the bends”). Treatment for problem-wound healing is also conducted in the Center.The current buildings was completed in 1973.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Researchers Develop Techniques to Bypass Blood-Brain Barrier, Deliver Drugs to Brain and Nervous System – October 24, 2015
- Researchers Regrow Human Corneas: First Known Tissue Grown from a Human Stem Cell – July 5, 2014
- Researchers Use Smart Phone Photography to Diagnose Eye Disease
- Topical use of arthritis drug provides relief for dry eye disease
- Mass. Eye and Ear Researchers Regenerate Sensory Hair Cells, Restore Hearing to Noise-Damaged Ears
- Medical Devices Powered by the Ear Itself