Samir Melki, MD, PhD

Boston Eye Group
1101 Beacon Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
(800) 761-8297

Dr. Samir Melki
Dr. Samir Melki



Serving patients seeking cataract surgery in Boston and the surrounding area


Dr. Melki is a leading authority on vision correction
surgery and has written three books.

Samir Melki, MD, PhD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in cornea and laser vision correction. In recognition of his surgical talents, Dr. Melki has been acknowledged by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and was asked to serve as a senior instructor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Although he has spent the majority of his career practicing in the United States, Dr. Melki was one of the first surgeons in the United Kingdom to implant the sophisticated Crystalens Five O intraocular lens implant. He was also one of the first surgeons in Boston to implant the Tecnis multifocal implant. As a recognized expert in cataract and refractive surgery, Dr. Melki has been featured on various television networks, including WBZ Channel 4 and the BBC. He also appeared on the cover of MD News magazine. Dr. Melki has treated numerous celebrities, including former Boston Red Sox centerfielder Dom DiMaggio and radio personality Stu Taylor.


Dr. Melki Discussing Cataract Surgery

Dr. Melki and the surgical team at Boston Eye Group are dedicated to providing patients with crystal-clear vision using the latest technologies and techniques. This includes the advanced "no-stitch, no-needle" method of cataract surgery, which reduces pain and promotes quick recovery.

Boston Eye Group is the first practice in the Boston metro area to use OptiMedica's Catalys precision laser system to perform cataract surgery. In the past, ophthalmologists have performed cataract surgery using handheld mechanical instruments and ultrasound energy. Now, by utilizing the Catalys laser system, Dr. Melki is able to offer patients a more precise and gentler cataract removal experience. He first uses the Catalys imaging system to create a 3D image of the patientís eye and refractive error, so he can develop a highly customized cataract removal plan prior to surgery. During the cataracts removal procedure, Dr. Melki uses the Catalys femtosecond laser to create a circular opening in the cataract-encasing capsule. Because Dr. Melki employs the innovative laser system in this step of the process, he is able to create an extremely precise opening to match the size and shape of the replacement lens. Through the opening, Dr. Melki fragments and removes the cataractous lens more gently than if he was to use an ultrasound device. This low-energy technique also decreases inflammation and recovery time. Finally, Dr. Melki replaces the cataractous lens with an intraocular lens implant (IOL).

Dr. Melki also uses the Zeiss IOL Master to accurately measure the eye and determine the correct intraocular lens implant for each patient. This device allows Dr. Melki to achieve improved accuracy and produce better results. The Boston Eye Group offers several advanced IOLs to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia, including Crystalens, AcrySof ReSTOR and ReZoom. The Crystalens accommodating IOL and AcrySof ReSTOR and ReZoom multifocal IOLs help patients improve their distance vision, as well as their ability to change focus from near to far objects. As a result, many patients achieve clearer vision than they had in their youth.

In addition to cataract surgery, Dr. Melki offers Verisyse Phakic intraocular lens implants to treat patients with nearsightedness who are not good candidates for LASIK. Dr. Melki and his surgical team at Boston Eye Group strive to set the standard in high-quality, customized eye care that yields outstanding results.

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To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Melki and learn more about your vision correction options, contact the Boston Eye Group at (800) 761-8297 or visit www.BostonLaser.com.

More About Samir Melki, MD, PhD


Dr. Melki was
featured in
M.D. News.

Samir Melki, MD, PhD, completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the American University of Beirut, a doctorate in molecular physiology and biophysics as well as a medical degree at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. Dr. Melki served as an intern at the Chestnut Hill Hospital at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and completed an ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., where he served as Chief Resident his final year. He then performed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he was named Chief Fellow his final year. Currently, Dr. Melki is the Ophthalmology Medical Director at the United Kingdom Specialist Hospitals in London and a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He has written numerous journal articles and textbooks, including the popular 101 Pearls in Refractive Cataract and Corneal Surgery. Dr. Melki is a member of several prestigious medical organizations, including the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has also served on the Vanderbilt Alumni Recruitment Committee, the American Medical Student Association and the International Health Committee of Vanderbilt University.

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