Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, known locally as Mass. Eye and Ear, is a specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck.
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.
The Latest Updated Research News:
Harvard Medical School - EurekAlert (press release)
October 24, 2016 - ... Joslin Diabetes Center, Judge Baker Children's Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and VA Boston Healthcare ...
October is National Audiology Awareness Month - Hometown Focus
October 21, 2016 - Together with a lab group at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, VA researchers are seeking biomarkers – including cellular changes – that could warn of impending hearing loss. The work is expected lead to new preventive measures or treatment.
Diagnosing Hidden Hearing Loss In Young Adults - ReliaWire
October 16, 2016 - Symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments has been linked, for the first time, with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy by researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The study of college-age adults who may regularly ...
Head-to-head comparison reveals human physicians vastly outperform virtual ones - EurekAlert (press release)
October 10, 2016 - ... Joslin Diabetes Center, Judge Baker Children's Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and VA Boston Healthcare ...
Social Studies: A sense-ational gala for Mass. Eye and Ear - Boston Herald
October 9, 2016 - Massachusetts Eye and Ear changes lives through the work of its extraordinary physicians, scientists and caregivers who also provide advance research to develop new treatments and cures for diseases and conditions that affect hearing, sight, speech, ...
World Arthritis Day: Dry eyes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Alzheimer's disease, psoriasis, and psoriatic ... - Bel Marra Health
October 8, 2016 - The study conducted by the researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women's hospital shows that topical anakinra, which is an approved treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, significantly reduces dry eye ...
Research targets genes, traits to improve glaucoma screening, prevention, and treatment - Science Daily
October 3, 2016 - NEI awarded its grant to Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE), an affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS). DBT has provided funding to the Vision Research Foundation, part of Sankara Nethralaya, a specialty institution in India for ophthalmic care.
Researchers shed light on repair mechanism for severe corneal injuries - Science Daily
October 2, 2016 - In a study published online today in Stem Cell Reports, researchers from Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have identified hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), secreted by MSCs, as the key factor responsible for promoting wound ...
India, US to fund collaborative grant for glaucoma research - Healio
September 30, 2016 - “A PheWAS turns it around where the association of one genetic variant with a variety of different clinical traits is evaluated,” Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, associate director of the Ocular Genomics Institute at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical ...
Novel Lens Delivers Controlled Doses of Medicine - Photonics.com
September 30, 2016 - The researchers showed that the contact lens with lower doses of latanoprost delivered the same amount of eye pressure reduction as the eye drop version of the medication. The lenses delivering higher doses of latanoprost had better pressure reduction ...
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