Steven D. Ness, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Steven Ness
617.414.2020
85 E. Concord St

Biography

Steven Ness, MD is an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at Boston University 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.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
  • Yale University, BA

Publications

  • 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
  • Published on 4/30/2021

    Loporchio DF, Tam EK, Cho J, Chung J, Jun GR, Xia W, Fiorello MG, Siegel NH, Ness S, Stein TD, Subramanian ML. Cytokine Levels in Human Vitreous in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Cells. 2021 Apr 30; 10(5). PMID: 33946446.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/18/2021

    Tam EK, Ness S, Peeler CE. Exudative hemorrhagic retinopathy related to all-trans retinoic acid differentiation syndrome in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Int J Ophthalmol. 2021; 14(2):323-325. PMID: 33614465.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/10/2021

    Ness S, Green M, Loporchio D, Port AD, Chen X, Siegel NH, Poulaki V, Subramanian ML. Risk factors for fellow eye treatment in protocol T. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb 10. PMID: 33566149.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Cho J, Siegel N, Subramanian ML, Ying H, Ness S. RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE NEOVASCULAR GLAUCOMA FROM CYTOMEGALOVIRUS RETINITIS IN A NON-HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS PATIENT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2021 Jan 01; 15(1):62-64. PMID: 29533389.

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  • Published on 10/10/2020

    Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Siegel NH, Ness S, Chen X, Subramanian ML. The Impact of Race on Short-term Treatment Response to Bevacizumab in Diabetic Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 02; 222:310-317. PMID: 33045219.

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  • Published on 9/17/2020

    Subramanian ML, Vig V, Chung J, Fiorello MG, Xia W, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Zetterberg M, Shareef F, Siegel NH, Ness S, Jun GR, Stein TD. Neurofilament light chain in the vitreous humor of the eye. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 09 17; 12(1):111. PMID: 32943089.

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  • Published on 8/19/2020

    Port AD, Nolan JG, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness SD, Subramanian ML. Combined phaco-vitrectomy provides lower costs and greater area under the curve vision gains than sequential vitrectomy and phacoemulsification. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan; 259(1):45-52. PMID: 32813107.

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  • Published on 6/30/2020

    Song W, Shao W, Yi W, Liu R, Desai M, Ness S, Yi J. Visible light optical coherence tomography angiography (vis-OCTA) facilitates local microvascular oximetry in the human retina. Biomed Opt Express. 2020 Jul 01; 11(7):4037-4051. PMID: 33014584.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/31/2020

    Green M, Tien T, Ness S. Predictors of Lost to Follow-Up in Patients Being Treated for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 08; 216:18-27. PMID: 32243878.

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