Mark Abelson, MD, Ophthalmology, Andover, MA, Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Ophthalmology Andover, MA

Cornea & External Disease

Founder Ora, Inc. Professor, Part-Time, Department of Ophthalmology Harvard Medical School Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgeon Emeritus Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary

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Education & Training

  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Massachusetts Eye & Ear InfirmaryFellowship, Cornea Research, 1974 - 1976
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolPost-Doctoral Fellowship, 1974 - 1976
  • Schepens Eye Research InstituteResearch Fellow, Cornea Research, 1974 - 1976
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryClinical Fellow, Cornea Service, 1974 - 1976
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaFRCSC, 1975
  • Royal Victoria HospitalResident, 1971 - 1974
  • Royal Victoria HospitalIntern, Straight Surgical, 1970 - 1971
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    McGill University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1970
  • McGill University
    McGill UniversityB.S., 1966

Certifications & Licensure

  • WY State Medical License
    WY State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • NH State Medical License
    NH State Medical License 1980 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1974 - 2023
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • AAO Life Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2013
  • ARVO Fellow Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2011
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award Harvard Medical School, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Advances in pharmacotherapy for allergic conjunctivitis.  
    Abelson MB, Shetty S, Korchak M, Butrus SI, Smith LM., Expert Opin. Pharmacother., 6/1/2015
  • Automated Grading System for Evaluation of Superficial Punctate keratitis Associated with Dry Eye.  
    Rodriguez JD, Lane KJ, Ousler III GW, Angjeli E, Smith LM, Abelson MB, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 4/1/2015
  • Automated grading system for evaluation of ocular redness associated with dry eye  
    Rodriguez JD, Johnston PR, Ousler III GW, Smith LM, Abelson MB, Clinical Ophthalmology, 6/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Automated Analysis of Fluorescein Staining Response to Controlled Adverse Environment Exposure (CAE)
    Rodriguez JD, Angjeli E, Lane KJ, Ousler III GW, Abelson MB., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, 5/3/2015
  • Alcaftadine 0.25% Ophthalmic Solution Demonstrates Fast and Long-Lasting Efficacy in the Prevention of Ocular Itch.
    Gomes P, Abelson MB, Welch D, Torkildsen G, Shedden A., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, 5/2011
  • A Pilot Study Evaluating Eyelid Function and Signs Associated with Dry Eye in Subjects Suffering from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Control Subjects Using the OPI 2....
    Welch D, Contractor M, Abelson MB, Lane K, Ousler III GW., Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, 5/2011
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  • Delivering a Rocky Mountain ARVO 
    Abelson MB, Ora Staff.
    Review of Ophthalmology 22(7):56-58 - 7/1/2015
  • The Secrets of Ocular Microbiomes. 
    Abelson MB, Lane K, Slocum C.
    Review of Ophthalmology 2015; 22(6)44-46 - 6/1/2015
  • A Stepwise Approach to Acute Dry Eye. 
    Abelson MB, Smith L.
    Review of Ophthalmology 2015; 22(5):54-58, 97. - 5/1/2015
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Authored Content

  • What I Missed at ARVO 2021, and What I GainedMay 2021

Press Mentions

  • 3 Easy Home Remedies for Itchy Dry Eyes
    3 Easy Home Remedies for Itchy Dry EyesOctober 3rd, 2016
  • What Clinicians Should Know About Ocular Allergies This Season
    What Clinicians Should Know About Ocular Allergies This SeasonMarch 7th, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow
  • Member
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Federation of Medical Specialists of Province of Quebec
  • Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • New England Ophthalmological Society
  • Massachusetts Society of Eye Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations