Dr. Dean Eliott, MD

Dr. Dean Eliott, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Dean Eliott, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.

243 Charles St

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 95% of peers
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
very high
more than 92% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Eliott "Dr. Dean Eliott is fellowship-trained retina specialist at Mass. Eye and Ear, offering eye care for diseases like macular degeneration & diabetic retinopathy."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Meml Sloan Kettering/Ny Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Duke Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Eliott has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Eliott's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Eliott to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Eliott's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

with every medical treatment that Dr Eliot has performed, I received the highest care and professionalism. I owe Dr Eliott for restoring my vision with his high standard of care and close medical attention for every procedure he conducted. I would trust Dr Eliott with my life! His team and staff...more
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Emanuel Argiros, thanks for your praise and kind comments about Dr. Eliott and his team!

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This was a post surgical appointment (Dr Eliott was not the surgeon). We waited over 3 hours to see him and he spent less than 2 minutes with us. He looked at the eye and said the infection had cleared up but there was zero discussion beyond that. No discussion regarding antibiotic medications and...more
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Hello - We are sorry to learn you were not happy with the wait time for your post surgical appointment. We strive to provide excellent service to our patients and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further to ensure your concerns are fully addressed. Would you please call Patient Relations at 617-573-3008 or send an email to Susan_Corbett@meei.harvard.edu. Thank you.

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Dr Eliot is an excellent retinal specialist. The support staff are efficient and kind. I have been seeing Dr. Eliot since 2014. He and his residents have saved my eyesight. Mass Eye and Ear is a teaching hospital so time needs to be spent with a resident checking you before you see Dr Eliot. Please...more
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Very experienced & knowledgeable in treatment of serious eye injuries. Dedicated to the wellness of patient first & foremost. Excellent personality & manner, including a great sense of humor, which I truly appreciate. Patiently answers all questions honestly & in understandable language....more
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Looking for the best retinal specialist? He is the finest! Wonderful personality, talented surgeon, tells you the truth about your condition. He does his very best for you. Sometimes I have waited over 2 hours to see him, but isn't your vision worth that time? I would wait 4 hours to see him.
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