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Usher Syndrome

Usher syndrome is a genetic disease that causes hearing loss, and over time, vision loss.

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Ophthalmology (New England Eye Center)

Ophthalmology (New England Eye Center) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston specializes in the testing and treatment of all types of eye diseases and visual problems.
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Doctors + Care Team

Geetha Athappilly, MD

Geetha Athappilly, MD

Title(s): Neuro-Ophthalmologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5488
Fax #: 617-636-7029

Neuro-ophthalmology

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Thomas R. Hedges III, MD

Thomas R. Hedges III, MD

Title(s): Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service; Co-Director, Electrophysiology Service; Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5488
Fax #: 617-636-7029

Neuro-ophthalmology

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A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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