Kara C LaMattina, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Kara LaMattina
617.414.2020

Biography

Dr. KC LaMattina is a dually appointed Assistant Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Uveitis Service for the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. LaMattina received her BS from Brown University and her MD from New York Medical College. She completed her internship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and her residency in Ophthalmology at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Dr. LaMattina conducted fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. She also completed fellowship training in Uveitis at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. LaMattina is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, on which she is a member of the Pediatric Uveitis Task Force, as well as the American Uveitis Society and the New England Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. LaMattina’s major areas of interest and expertise include adult and pediatric uveitis, adult and pediatric strabismus, adult and pediatric cataracts, amblyopia, retinopathy of prematurity, and sarcoidosis. Dr. LaMattina is also passionate about global health; in addition to leading resident education on global health, she is an active participant in international work in Lesotho as well as in Central and South America.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • New York Medical College, MD
  • Brown University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 7/3/2020

    LaMattina KC, Schwedhelm M, Lloyd M, Kushnir A, Wasserman BN. Utility of Neonatal Ophthalmologic Examination for Detection of Infectious Etiologies for Symmetric Intrauterine Growth Restriction. J Pediatr. 2020 Jul 03. PMID: 32629012.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2019

    LaMattina KC, Vagge A, Nelson LB. Can the Red Reflex Test Detect Unequal Refractive Error? J Pediatr. 2019 11; 214:175-177. PMID: 31378518.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2019

    LaMattina KC, Feder RS, Koreishi AF, Goldstein DA. Partial Scleral Rupture Presenting 4 Years After Laser in Situ Keratomileusis. Cornea. 2019 Apr; 38(4):498-501. PMID: 30601290.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2019

    LaMattina KC, Goldstein DA. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology Wills Eye Institute Uveitis (Garg S, Ed.). Drug-induced uveitis. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2019.

  • Published on 1/1/2019

    LaMattina KC, Goldstein DA. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology Wills Eye Institute Pediatric Ophthalmology (Nelson LB, Ed.). Pediatric uveitis. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2019.

  • Published on 9/1/2018

    LaMattina KC, Koreishi AF. What is new in paediatric uveitis? Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep; 29(5):412-418. PMID: 29965849.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/13/2018

    LaMattina KC, Escott SM, Malalis JF, Mai D, Harada Y, Goldstein DA. The Influence of Race and Sex on the Side Effect Profile of Methotrexate in the Treatment of Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019; 27(7):1160-1164. PMID: 30102096.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    LaMattina, KC. Merck Manual Online. Uveitis and Related Disorders. Merck Publishing Group. Kenilworth. 2018.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    LaMattina KC, Goldstein DA. Adalimumab for the treatment of uveitis. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2017 Mar; 13(3):181-188. PMID: 28140700.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2016

    LaMattina KC, DeBenedictis CN. Refractive changes after strabismus surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep; 27(5):393-7. PMID: 27228419.

    Read at: PubMed

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