Dr. Lois M. Townshend, MD

Dr. Lois M. Townshend, MD

Ophthalmology | Female | 55 years old

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Dr. Townshend specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Plymouth, MA. She practices at 2 locations.

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Treats patients like cattle. Doesn't properly explain risks or options. Staff is great. Stay away from this doc. unless you have no other option.
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Dr. Townshend's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Western Ontario / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Womens Coll Hosp

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    U Toronto

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke Eye Ctr

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis