Steven Ness, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Ophthalmology

MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine




Steven Ness, MD is an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine and serves as the Chief of the Retina Service and Director of the Vitreoretinal Surgery and Medical Retina Fellowships at Boston Medical Center. He sees patients both at Boston Medical Center and the Taunton office of Boston University Eye Associates and also serves as an Attending Physician at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System. His clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of chorioretinal vascular disease including diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions, and age related macular degeneration and the surgical treatment of retinal detachment, epiretinal membranes and macular holes.

After graduating with a degree in neurobiology from Yale University and summa cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Ness completed a 1 year transitional internship at the Frankford Healthcare System. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Boston University, serving as chief resident in his final year. After a 2 year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Boston Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System, he joined the faculty of both institutions in 2008.

Dr. Ness serves as Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Ophthalmology and has several ongoing projects focusing on advanced novel retinal imaging systems, diabetic retinopathy, and the social determinants of healthcare and patient adherence. He is a co-investigator in an RO1 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke entitled "Predictive markers from diabetic retinopathy via quantitative imaging of retinal capillary functions".

Dr. Ness has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and serves on national committees through the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists and on the editorial boards of Surveys of Ophthalmology and Focal Points.

VA Boston Healthcare System



2018 Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology : Ophthalmology Resident Graduation Invited Speaker
2017 Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology: Outstanding Clinical Instructor
2005-2006 Boston University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology: Chief Resident
2002 University of Maryland School of Medicine: Summa Cum Laude Honors
2001 University of Maryland School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

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  1. Subramanian ML, Vig V, Chung J, Fiorello MG, Xia W, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Zetterberg M, Shareef F, Siegel NH, Ness S, Jun GR, Stein TD. Neurofilament light chain in the vitreous humor of the eye. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 Sep 17; 12(1):111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32943089
     
  2. Port AD, Nolan JG, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness SD, Subramanian ML. Combined phaco-vitrectomy provides lower costs and greater area under the curve vision gains than sequential vitrectomy and phacoemulsification. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2020 Aug 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32813107
     
  3. Green M, Tien T, Ness S. Predictors of Lost to Follow-Up in Patients Being Treated for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 08; 216:18-27. PMID: 32243878; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajo.2020.03.023;
     
  4. Subramanian ML, Stein TD, Siegel N, Ness S, Fiorello MG, Kim D, Roy S. Upregulation of Lysyl Oxidase Expression in Vitreous of Diabetic Subjects: Implications for Diabetic Retinopathy. Cells. 2019 09 21; 8(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31546618
     
  5. Song W, Fu S, Song S, Zhang S, Zhang L, Ness S, Desai M, Yi J. Longitudinal detection of retinal alterations by visible and near-infrared optical coherence tomography in a dexamethasone-induced ocular hypertension mouse model. Neurophotonics. 2019 Oct; 6(4):041103.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31312670
     
  6. Peeler CE, Villani CM, Fiorello MG, Lee HJ, Subramanian ML. Patient Satisfaction with Oral versus Intravenous Sedation for Cataract Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Ophthalmology. 2019 09; 126(9):1212-1218.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31002834
     
  7. Oke I, Siegel N, Peeler C, Ness S, Ramsey J. Completing the Basic and Clinical Science Course as a First-Year Ophthalmology Resident. Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. 2019; 2( 11):e54-e58.
  8. Wright LM, Stein TD, Jun G, Chung J, McConnell K, Fiorello M, Siegel N, Ness S, Xia W, Turner KL, Subramanian ML. Association of Cognitive Function with Amyloid-ß and Tau Proteins in the Vitreous Humor. J Alzheimers Dis. 2019; 68(4):1429-1438.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30856114
     
  9. Ness SD, Butler NJ, Poulaki V. Bilateral Macular Choroidal Infarction as a Manifestation of Giant Cell Arteritis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 07 01; 49(7):540-543. PMID: 30021043
     
  10. Song W, Zhou L, Zhang S, Ness S, Desai M, Yi J. Fiber-based visible and near infrared optical coherence tomography (vnOCT) enables quantitative elastic light scattering spectroscopy in human retina. Biomed Opt Express. 2018 Jul 01; 9(7):3464-3480.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29984110
     
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