Dr. Charles Foster, MD

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Dr. Charles Foster, MD
Dr. Charles Foster, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Waltham, MA. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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    Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution1440 Main St Ste 201
    Waltham, MA 02451
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    (781) 891-6377Get Directions

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    4.2
    based on 24 total reviews (4 with comments)
    Dr. Foster's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (4)
    in Plaistow NH |
    After almost two frustrating years of treatment with local Dr.s, I was referred to Dr. Foster. He started me on immune suppressing treatment that has been incredibly successful in keeping my Uveitis in remission. I had cataract surgery performed by Dr. Foster in June of 2016 that also was successful. I have complete confidence in him and the Fellows I see at every visit. In addition, I did see Dr. Anesi once when Dr. Foster was unavailable, and I was extremely impressed by him, as well.
    in Clarkston, MI |
    My daughter developed chronic uveitis in the right eye. It was diagnosed as idiopathic. After one year of treatment at the Kellogg eye center not only did it get worse but they encouraged me to keep my child on steroids drops for over 1.5 yrs. After flying into to Boston and meeting Dr Foster her whole life has changed for the better. He is the only person that can cure uveitis. My regret is wasting 1.5 yrs of my daughters life at the Univeristy of Michigan. Thank GOD for him.
    in Westwood, MA |
    Simply the best Professional Caring and always, always with me in mind first I've been a very fortunate patient if Dr. Foster for well over ten years. I wish all my doctors were like this great man
    in Milton, GA 30004 |
    My ATL GA eye docs said there is nothing wrong. Just keep using these RX eye drops. My dentist said there's nothing wrong with soft tissues in your mouth. I flew to BOS to see Dr. Stephen Foster, who diagnosed a rare, one in a million autoimmune condition that affects all mucous membrane tissues. It can lead to blindness, SEVERE discomfort and death. It is incurable. However, I am now in remission for three years without drug. I cannot say enough positive about this remarkable doctor.
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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Anisocoria
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Birdshot Chorioretinitis
    • Blepharitis
    • Blindness
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Conjunctival Disorders
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Esotropia
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Disease
    • Eye Infections
    • Eye Melanoma
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Herpetic Keratitis
    • Hyphema
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Migraine
    • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Orbital Cellulitis
    • Pinguecula
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Posterior Scleritis
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleritis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Still's Disease
    • Sympathetic Uveitis
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Ulcer
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      Duke University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1969

    • Internship Hospital
      Duke University Med Center

      Completed in 1970

    • Residency Hospital
      Wash University Barnes Hospital

      Completed in 1975

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Mass EE Infirm Harvard

      Completed in 1977

    • Undergraduate School
      Duke University

      Graduated in 1965

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Blepharorrhaphy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Contact Lens Treatment
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
    • Ocular Prosthetics
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy