Steven D. Ness, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Steven Ness, MD is an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and serves as the Chief of the Retina Service and Director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina Fellowships at Boston Medical Center. He sees patients both at Boston Medical Center and the Taunton office of Boston University Eye Associates and also serves as an Attending Physician at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System. His clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of chorioretinal vascular disease including diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and age related macular degeneration and the surgical treatment of retinal detachment, epiretinal membranes and macular holes.
After graduating with a degree in neurobiology from Yale University and summa cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Ness completed a 1 year transitional internship at the Frankford Healthcare System. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Boston University, serving as chief resident in his final year. After a 2 year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Boston Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System, he joined the faculty of both institutions in 2008.
Dr. Ness serves as Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Ophthalmology and has several ongoing projects focusing on advanced novel retinal imaging systems, diabetic retinopathy, and the social determinants of healthcare and patient adherence. He is a co-investigator in an RO1 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke entitled “Predictive markers from diabetic retinopathy via quantitative imaging of retinal capillary functions”.
Dr. Ness has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and serves on national committees through the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists and on the editorial boards of Surveys of Ophthalmology and Focal Points.
- VA Boston Healthcare System
- University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
- Yale University, BA
- Published on 3/10/2023
Green MB, Agranat JS, Davoudi S, Sanayei N, Ness S. Penicillin Responsive Presumed Seronegative Ocular Syphilis in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2023 Mar 10; 1-8. PMID: 36897959.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 1/4/2023
Xu J, Davoudi S, Yoon J, Chen X, Siegel NH, Subramanian ML, Ness S. Effect of race and ethnicity on surgical outcomes for rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. Can J Ophthalmol. 2023 Jan 04. PMID: 36610705.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 12/31/2022
Prasad M, Xu J, Agranat JS, Xia W, Daley S, Ness S, Chen X, Siegel NH, Stein TD, Chung J, Subramanian ML. Upregulation of Neuroinflammatory Protein Biomarkers in Acute Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments. Life (Basel). 2022 Dec 31; 13(1). PMID: 36676067.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 11/28/2022
Sangal K, Prasad M, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness S, Subramanian ML. Focal Laser Photocoagulation for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in Under-Represented Populations: A Retrospective Case Series. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2022; 13(3):991-998. PMID: 36605045.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 10/25/2022
Jindachomthong KK, Cabral H, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Chhablani J, Hsu SX, Chen X. Incidence and Risk Factors for Delayed Retinal Tears after an Acute, Symptomatic Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Ophthalmol Retina. 2022 Oct 25. PMID: 36307014.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 8/18/2022
Tam EK, Port A, Martin D, Fridman G, Ness S, Siegel NH. Ocular syphilis resurgence in an urban underserved community in the United States. Int J Ophthalmol. 2022; 15(8):1357-1362. PMID: 36017039.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 8/1/2022
Sanayei N, Albrecht MM, Martin DC, Marin N, Fereshetian S, Baker S, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Chen X. Outcomes of a Hybrid Ophthalmology Telemedicine Model for Outpatient Eye Care During COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 08 01; 5(8):e2226292. PMID: 36006645.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 1/22/2022
Sanjiv N, Osathanugrah P, Harrell M, Siegel NH, Ness S, Chen X, Cabral H, Subramanian ML. Race and ethnic representation among clinical trials for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema within the United States: A review. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Apr; 114(2):123-140. PMID: 35078668.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 12/8/2021
Ness S, Subramanian ML, Chen X, Siegel NH. Diagnosis and management of degenerative retinoschisis and related complications. Surv Ophthalmol. 2022 Jul-Aug; 67(4):892-907. PMID: 34896193.Read at: PubMed
- Published on 5/3/2021
Fereshetian S, Agranat JS, Siegel N, Ness S, Stein TD, Subramanian ML. Protein and Imaging Biomarkers in the Eye for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis Rep. 2021 May 03; 5(1):375-387. PMID: 34189409.Read at: PubMed
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