Peter L. Lou, MD


Dr. Lou has been in private practice, specializing in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery for over 25 years. He is senior surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. A diplomatic of the American Board of Ophthalmology, his post-doctoral training was done at the University of Toronto, with clinical and research fellowships in Ottawa and at the Retina Associates in Boston. He has been on both the teaching staff in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and a preceptor for fellowship trainees since 1979. Dr. Lou is the past Director of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Diabetes Clinic and Ultrasound Clinic and the past Assistant Director of the Mass Eye and Ear Retina Service.

Dr. Lou has lectured nationally and internationally for many years and has a multitude of publications to his credit. He is the principal ophthalmologist at Mass General Hospital for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and for the Epidemiology of Diabetes, Interventions and Complications Trial, which are multicenter, NIH-sponsored 20-year studies. Dr. Lou has served on the Infection Control and Eye Executive committees at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a member of the Mass Medical Society, the AMA, the AAO, the Bay State Professional Standard Review Organization, the Harvard Medical Alumni Association, the International Society for Ophthalmic Ultrasound, the Mass Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the Vitreous Society.




Retinal tear/hole

Macular degeneration

Myopic degeneration

Diabetic retinopathy

Retinal vascular occlusion

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