Kevin Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kevin J. Kaufman graduated from Harvard College Magna Cum Laude, after his formative years in Ohio. A Rotary Scholarship took him to Université de Paris for one year "License" physiology studies; his French research involved patients with vision defects. Medical school at University of Pennsylvania yielded MD and PhD degrees from the National Institutes of Health medical scientist research program. This research track involved physiology study of eye-to-brain neural connections in animals. He then did post-doctoral research in Universita Degli Studia in Parma, Italy, further investigating vision pathways.
His Ophthalmology Residency was at the Harvard's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. At Harvard, he then won and undertook a Heed Fellowship in glaucoma. This disease is the most common to interfere with eye-to-brain connections. The following year a Heed-Knapp fellowship permitted further glaucoma study in Harvard Medical School and at Charles University in Prague. While in Prague, he was a National Academy of Sciences Grantee, a Fulbright Professor, and a Grantee of the American Philosophical Society. His overseas experience allows him near fluency in French, Italian, and Czech. He was named Visiting Professor at Charles University in 1995 for his service to their academic community.
Dr. Kaufman's practice is a balance of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He specializes in diseases and surgery of the anterior segment of the eye with an emphasis on small incision cataract and glaucoma surgery with intraocular lens implantation, including Crystalens™. He offers comprehensive glaucoma care with all levels of medical and surgical management, including Filtering operations, Tube shunt devices, and endo-ciliary treatments.
Dr. Kaufman was named Surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for service there, and he is a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. He also is a consulting Ophthalmologist for the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Caritas Christi St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Dr. Kaufman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons; and The New England Ophthalmological Society.
Crystalens is an accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person's cataracts and presbyopia-loss of near and intermediate vision. Crystalens not only treats your cataracts (a clouding or hardening of your lens), but can also reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. It does so by recreating accommodation similar to your eye's natural lens. The unique Crystalens can reduce or eliminate glasses for most activities, including: reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.
Routine thorough eye exams are a valuable aspect of maintaining good eye health. The ophthalmologists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons utilize some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to test for potential vision problems, as well as enhance patients' vision.
As people age, they may experience a clouding of the human lens, called a cataract. While some cataracts patients can correct their vision loss with eye glasses or contact lenses, only cataracts surgery can help patients fully recover their vision.
Contact lenses are small plastic discs shaped to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. These are called refractive errors. They may also be used by people who have had surgery for cataracts. Contacts are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the cornea. Correct design and fitting of the lenses are essential for comfort, safety, and accurate correction.
The ophthalmologists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons are highly skilled at diagnosing and preventing glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness. They use sophisticated imaging programs and tonometers to detect high levels of intraocular pressure (IOP), the main symptom of glaucoma. If glaucoma is detected,our highly skilled glaucoma specialists can slow the progression of the disease by relieving intraocular pressure with surgery or medications.