Dr. Charles Foster, MD

Dr. Charles Foster, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
(25)
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Dr. Charles Foster, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Waltham, MA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.

1440 Main St Ste 201

Waltham, MA 02451

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
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Top Care Areas

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Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chorioretinitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
97

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • 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
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • 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
  • Pars Planitis
  • 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

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • 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
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Wash University Barnes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Mass EE Infirm Harvard
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Foster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
4.2
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Foster's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
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 (5)

in Windham, NH
Wait time is long but worth it. The level of expertise, friendliness and knowledge level of the staff and the fact that all tests are done and reviewed on the same day are incredible. Highly recommend this office, especially if you are afflicted with something rare and want the leading doctors,...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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
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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....more
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