Dr. Miin Roh is a retina surgeon and a full-time member of the Beetham Eye Institute at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She specializes in the treatment of adult retinal disorders. These include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, vitreomacular traction, primary and complex retinal detachments. She sees patients at the Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center and Atrius Health (Kenmore). Dr. Roh was a fully licensed retina specialist in Korea receiving her MD and ophthalmology residency and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship training from Yonsei University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea. She then underwent ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Roh is an accomplished clinician scientist and has contributed on several original papers, editorials and textbook chapters to the field of retina. Her main research focuses on neovascular disease of the retina and choroid, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She has been actively involved in various clinical researches looking at the assessing functional outcomes of patients with various stages of age-related macular degeneration and also assessing quality of life of patients with advanced stage of this disease.
Quantifying the regression or progression of retinal visual function in the examined eye may provide useful information regarding the severity and extent of retinal diseases. Moreover, this work will advance our understanding of the usefulness of functional testing in evaluating the effectiveness of new therapeutic agents in patients with various retinal diseases. As a member of the Joslin Diabetes Center, she is interested in looking into various imaging and functional outcomes and quality of life as a part of clinical program for patients with diabetic retinopathy.
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, MA
Mass Eye and Ear
Mass Eye and Ear, surgical vitreoretinal fellowship
Vitreoretinal disease and surgery
American Board of Ophthalmologists
Dr. Roh was recognized by numerous awards, including those from the Macular Degeneration Foundation, Macula Society, Alcon research scholar and the Robert Brookhurst Academic Development Award.