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Ophthalmologist in Worcester

Medical Surgical Eye Institute is a premier eye care center led by some of the county’s best board-certified ophthalmologist — Joseph M. Williams, MD, PhD. Our ophthalmologist in Worcester specializes in the treatment of diseases of the cornea, lenses, cataracts, glaucoma, and infections. We use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to perform wide field imaging, corneal imaging, retina imaging, glaucoma imaging, and other tests to identify the minutest anomalies in your vision or eye structure.

Most eye conditions are progressive in nature, i.e., they gradually worsen your eyesight and cause major complications. But if we catch and treat eye pathologies at an early stage, we can help you maintain optimal eyesight. Our proactive (rather than reactive) approach to eye care ensures safe and reliable results for all patients. If you are experiencing poor eyesight or discomfort please come see our experienced eye doctor in Worcester to receive a comprehensive examination and treatment program.

ophthalmologist in Worcester

Joseph Williams, M.D., Ph.D.

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Glaucoma Treatment


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Medical Surgical Eye Institute is a full-service ophthalmology practice specializing in comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages. Our ophthalmologist in Worcester focus on helping you maintain optimal vision and ocular health for a lifetime through proactive eye examinations and treatments. Instead of addressing your eye conditions when they affect your vision, we proactively identify and treat your pathologies at the earliest stage possible. Our considered and proactive approach to eye care helps you maintain perfect vision for a lifetime.


We Have The latest equipment and technology for Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a cloudy formation in the clear lens of the eye. Cataracts form when the proteins and fibers on the lens break down and clump together, creating a frosty obstruction on the lens. The lens should ideally be completely transparent and clear. When you develop cataracts, your vision starts looking foggy and distorted, sort of like looking through a fogged-up window. Cataracts can gradually worsen over several months and years, so it’s important to act quickly.

If you have severe cataracts that prevent you from performing daily activities, such as reading, driving, and interpreting facial expressions, you may need cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist carefully removes the diseased lens and replaces it with an artificial lens to restore optimal vision. Our eye doctor in Worcester perform refractive cataract surgeries to correct your refractive errors and restore 20/20 vision, so you don’t have to rely on eyeglasses after your cataract surgery.

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Eye Exams

If you want to maintain optimal vision and ocular health for a lifetime, comprehensive eye examinations are essential. The best way to prevent vision problems is to diagnose and treat eye conditions at the earliest stage possible. The need for regular eye exams is even higher amongst patients with a high risk of eye conditions, such as diabetes or a history of eye problems. Our ophthalmologist use cutting-edge diagnostic techniques to identify and treat eye diseases at an early stage.

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Eye exams can diagnose the following conditions:

  • Refractive errors
  • Presbyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eye infections
  • Eye trauma
  • Glaucoma
  • Vision impairments
  • Retinal detachment
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Corneal injuries

Corneal Surgery

A cornea transplantation surgery involves removing the damaged parts of the cornea and replacing them with tissue grafts drawn from a donor. Corneal tissue grafts don’t need to be tissue matched, so it’s fairly easy to perform a corneal transplant. The eye surgeon makes small incisions to remove and replace the diseased parts of the cornea (or the entire cornea). Depending on your unique condition, your cornea surgery may be performed using the DSEK, DMEK, or PKP techniques, our eye doctor in Worcester will determine which procedure is right for you.


Medical Surgical Eye Institute

The Only practice doing corneal cross linking in central Massachusetts

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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, leading to the gradual loss of vision. When the pressure within your eyes (intraocular pressure) is abnormally high, the fibers of the optic nerve and retina can get damaged, leading to eye pain, eye redness, blurry vision, visual disturbances, and blind spots. Glaucoma treatment involves using various techniques to reduce the intraocular pressure to prevent the condition from worsening. Glaucoma can’t be cured, but the symptoms can be managed with early intervention.

Our Doctor

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Joseph M. Williams, MD, PhD

Diane F.

Dr Williams is the very best. Very professional and at the top of his field!

Bruce H.

I was treated like a Rock Star by everybody involved. Thank you, thank you!

Susan W.

I went here for over 30 years and found him nothing but the most wonderful person, fantastic doctor and has a wonderful office staff...

Frank B.

Excellent Doctors. Nothing but praise for all the staff here...

Michael F.

All the staff are so attentive and friendly. They help with all your needs very quickly. I won’t get anywhere else...

Rob D.

Top-notch service and knowledge. One of the few places around that actually go the extra step...

Cataract Overview

YAG Capsulotomy After Cataract Surgery

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Medical Surgical Eye Institute is a premier eye care center specializing in the proactive and comprehensive management of ocular health. Our ophthalmologist in Worcester uses cutting-edge diagnostic solutions and treatments to address the root cause of your eye conditions at the earliest stage possible, ensuring you maintain optimal eyesight and visual health. We encourage you to schedule routine eye exams to keep track of your visual health and contact us if you notice any changes in your eyesight.

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