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Dr. Charles Foster, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 77

Dr. Foster

Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI)

1440 Main St Ste 201 Waltham, MA 02451

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Dr. Charles Foster, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Waltham, MA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.


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Dr. Foster accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Foster's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sarcoidosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Sarcoidosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Sarcoidosis of the Optic Nerve
Eye Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Eye Infections more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Foster's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birdshot Chorioretinitis
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • 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
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Charles Foster, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Waltham, MA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Foster

4.2

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
14.814814814814815%
(4)

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Not willing to listen to patient concerns and spends little to no time with patient.
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Dr Foster and his team, has always left me with direct, clear, concise diagnosis's each and every time, no matter if the results were positive or negative. Awesomely thorough, all of the long hours Dr Foster has dedicated throughout his career, has allowed me to see my young children grow over the last 5 years of their lives. He is truly talented, amazing and compassionate. Couldn’t be anymore grateful for the incredible care I’ve received. Thank you, Dr Foster and Team John Blanchard & Family
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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, tests and treatment methodologies.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI)

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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