Kara C LaMattina, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Kara LaMattina


Dr. KC LaMattina is a dually appointed Assistant Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian 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, Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


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


  • Published on 11/1/2023

    Bains A, Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Chiu C, Fiorello MG, Siegel NH, Peeler CE, Distefano AG, Lee HJ, Ness S, Desai MA, Titelbaum JR, Pira T, LaMattina KC, Christiansen SP, Cabral HJ, Subramanian ML. Diverse Research Teams and Underrepresented Groups in Clinical Studies. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2023 Nov 01; 141(11):1037-1044. PMID: 37856135.

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  • Published on 10/26/2023

    LaMattina KC, Frick M, López M, Tártara A, Hurtado E, Schlaen A, Couto C. Epidemiology of Pediatric Uveitis in Argentina. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2024; 61(3):183-187. PMID: 37882185.

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  • Published on 10/3/2023

    Zeng R, LaMattina KC. Follow-Up Adherence After Community Health Vision Screening Programs: A Review of the Literature. J Acad Ophthalmol (2017). 2023 Jul; 15(2):e223-e231. PMID: 37795383.

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  • Published on 12/22/2022

    Garg N, Cohen E, Tsui E, LaMattina KC. The Effect of Leflunomide as Adjunctive Therapy With a TNF Inhibitor in Pediatric Patients With Uveitis. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2023; 60(6):417-420. PMID: 36546781.

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  • Published on 5/10/2022

    Bello NR, LaMattina KC, Minor JM, Utz VM, Dong K, Levin AV. The risk of uveitis due to prostaglandin analogs in pediatric glaucoma. J AAPOS. 2022 Jun; 26(3):126.e1-126.e5. PMID: 35550862.

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  • Published on 11/24/2021

    Ponsetto MK, Siegel NH, Desai MA, LaMattina KC. Global Health Curricula in Ophthalmology Residency Programs in the United States. J Acad Ophthalmol (2017). 2021 Jul; 13(2):e183-e191. PMID: 37388839.

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  • Published on 8/11/2021

    Oke I, Loporchio DF, Siegel NH, Subramanian ML, LaMattina KC. Chorioretinal paracoccidioidomycosis treated with intravitreal voriconazole and therapeutic vitrectomy. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021 Sep; 23:101187. PMID: 34430756.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Park EA, LaMattina KC. Economic and Environmental Impact of Single-use Plastics at a Large Ophthalmology Outpatient Service. J Glaucoma. 2020 12; 29(12):1179-1183. PMID: 32910012.

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  • Published on 11/1/2020

    Arnold RW, LaMattina KC, Taylormoore J, Nelson LB. Experiences in Telemedicine for Pediatric Ophthalmology. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2020 Nov 01; 57(6):344-347. PMID: 33211889.

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  • 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 11; 226:240-242. PMID: 32629012.

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