• Affiliated With

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Meet Our Eye Care Providers

Ophthalmologists (Eye Surgeons)

Barott, Madeline, MD

Ophthalmology
Surgery

Education: Cornell University
Dr. Madeline Barott is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care including cataract surgery and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases, and macular degeneration. She sees patients at the CHA Eye Center in Somerville.

Muakkassa, Nora, MD

Retina specialist
Ophthalmology
Surgery

Education: Cornell University
Dr. Nora Muakkassa is a Medical Retina Specialist, with fellowship training and experience in treating a wide variety of retinal problems including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular problems. Her expertise includes laser treatment of the retinal problems, and intraocular injections of special antiVEGF (Lucentis, Eylea) which can halt the progression of diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. She is an assistant professor at Tufts Medical School.

Patalano II, Vincent J., MD

Chief of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Surgery

Education: Harvard University
(Cambridge Health Alliance Chief of Ophthalmology) Dr. Vincent Patalano is a board-certified Ophthalmologist with extensive experience in Cataract Surgery and Laser Vision Correction including LASIK. He specializes in Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery and Premium Lens Implants at the time of Cataract Surgery, treatment of diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Patalano, Steven M., MD

Ophthalmology
Surgery

Education: Harvard University
Dr. Steven Patalano is a board-certified, cornea and refractive surgery fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, with extensive experience in Cataract Surgery and Laser Vision Correction including LASIK. He specializes in Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery and Premium Lens Implants during Cataract Surgery as well as LASIK surgery. He is an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Optometrists (Vision Doctors)

Blanchard, Ashley, OD

Optometry (Eye Care)

Dr. Ashley Blanchard is an optometrist who provides comprehensive eye care for people of all ages, including eye exams for children and contact lens fittings.

Green, Diana, OD

Optometry (Eye Care)

Dr. Diana Green is an optometrist who specializes in comprehensive eye exams of people of all ages, including children and performing contact lens fittings. She speaks fluent Spanish. She is an instructor at the New England College of Optometry.

Zheng, Lixin, OD, PhD

Optometry (Eye Care)

Dr. Zheng is an optometrist who specializes in comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fittings of people of all ages, including children. He also performs low vision rehabilitation care. Dr. Zheng speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

    Contact Us

  • CHA Eye Center, Malden

    CHA Malden Care Center 195 Canal Street | 2nd Floor Malden, MA 02148
    P: (781) 338-8989 F: (781) 338-8999

    Hours

    M - F: 8 am - 5 pm

  • CHA Eye Center, Somerville

    Somerville Hospital | Highland Building 236 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02143
    P: (617) 591-4949 F: (617) 591-4990

    Hours

    M - F: 8 am - 5 pm
    Sa - Su.: 9 am - 5 pm

  • Eye Care Emergencies

    Somerville (617) 591-4949
    Malden  (781) 338-8989