Robert A. Gorn, M.D.

Dr. Robert A. Gorn graduated from Harvard College with honors in Biochemical Sciences. He was a Merit Scholar at New York University Medical School and served as a rotating intern at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Following this, he spent three years doing research in retinal electrophysiology and published work concerning light damage to retinal cells, a work referred to frequently by others.

Following a residency in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, he entered general ophthalmic practice in Brookline in 1971. He has served as president of the eye staff at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and has directed many cataract surgery courses at the Infirmary. He was influential in introducing extracapsular cataract surgery and phacoemulsification to Boston in 1979, and taught many current cataract surgeons the fine art of cataract surgery in their formative years.

He is also active in the teaching program at the Harvard Medical School. He organized and taught for many years the course for operating room nurses to assist in cataract surgery.

He is currently available to perform general eye exams and to provide consultation in general ophthalmic problems. He has retired from performing cataract surgery, but continues to do laser and minor lid procedures.

Specialties

Eye Exams

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.

Contact Lens Fittings

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.