Dr. Marsha Kavanagh, MD

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Dr. Marsha Kavanagh, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Eyesight Ophthalmic Services 155 Borthwick Ave # 200, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Get Directions
(603) 436-1773

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Dr. Kavanagh is a fellowship trained specialist in Oculoplastic Surgery. She enjoys the diversity of her subspecialty which includes cosmetic...Read more

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in Northwood, NH |
I was referred to Dr. Kavanagh for a deeply embedded cyst in my right eyelid. I got the consult very quickly and just as quickly was scheduled for surgery. She is very personable and quickly reduced my anxiety. The surgery was painless and bloodless during and after. I am now 2 weeks out and I couldn't be happier. I would recommend her to anyone. I think she is a very talented woman, very good at what she does.
in Wolfeboro |
I found her kind , caring and pleasant. She performed a bilateral blepheroplasty. Her objective was clearly to improve my vision, not cosmetic. I never had any pain; it's been two weeks. Not only is my vision drastically improved but I have an unexpected bonus of more beautiful eyes. People notice! It makes me feel more sure of myself. To me she is WonderWoman. I can't imagine going anywhere else for eye care.
Overall ok. I didn't feel that she was really listening to me.
in so.berwick, me |
she was rushed on every appt. Not more than 5 minutes of time
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Dr. Kavanagh says...

Dr. Kavanagh is a fellowship trained specialist in Oculoplastic Surgery. She enjoys the diversity of her subspecialty which includes cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, and midface, as well as treatment of tearing problems, thyroid disease, eyelid and orbital tumors and facial trauma.

Since completion of Ophthalmology training in 2005, she was accepted to one of the few fellowships recognized by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. This organization recognizes less than 15 physicians nationwide each year for training in this highly specialized field. She spent an additional two years training as a specialist in Oculoplastic Surgery, and during this time period, she participated in over 3,000 procedures.

She has published numerous articles and contributed to a number of chapters in ophthalmic textbooks. She was previously on faculty at Ohio State University and UCSF where she was nominated for several teaching awards and received the Kimura Award for excellence in resident teaching.

In her leisure time, Dr. Kavanagh enjoys hiking, skiing, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Fulbright Scholarship
  • Internship, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital
  • Residency, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • NH Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in New Hampshire not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Pterygium
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Cambridge Hospital Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    University of California At Davis / School of Medicine

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants Of Ohio
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1996

  • Other Education
    Fullbright Scholar

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery