Peter A. Rapoza, M.D.

Peter A. Rapoza, M.D.

Dr. Peter Rapoza is a recognized authority in the field of corneal and cataract surgery, refractive surgery and the medical and surgical treatment of the cornea and ocular surface. He has earned an international reputation as a skilled ophthalmologist who uses advanced technologies to provide his patients with the finest ocular care available.

Dr. Rapoza has over 27 years of post-training ocular surgical experience, having performed over 50,000 cataract & refractive surgical procedures around the world. He was instrumental in developing some of the advanced techniques used today by doctors world-wide and is considered the “go to” doctor for many elite clients, other physicians, health care providers and their families.

A competent and compassionate physician, Dr. Rapoza offers clinical expertise and personable characteristics that provides each patient with an exceptional experience. From meeting his patients during the initial consultations to personal follow-up phone calls after procedures, Dr. Rapoza shows his ease of communication, commitment to compassion and application of clinical skills with every patient interaction.

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More Reasons Why People Choose Dr. Rapoza

Peer Respect

  • Has lectured and personally trained thousands of physicians, optometrists and other health care providers in the areas of refractive surgery, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation and ocular surface disorders
  • Has received the following distinctions:
    • Trusted LASIK Surgeons™: Top 1% of LASIK eye surgeons, cataract surgeons, refractive surgeons and vision correction specialists performing eye surgery in the United States today
    • Leading Physicians of the World
    • Ranked as one of  Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Boston”
    • Among Best Doctors in America®: Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2001 to 2014
  • Highly sought after for consultations involving challenging cases such as repairing previous complications of cataract and corneal surgery or ocular trauma
  • Others doctors frequently consult him for second opinions

Tailored Treatment Plans

  • Provides detailed therapeutic plans tailored to the individual patient
  • Dedicated to giving you the best visual outcome and ocular health
  • Personally sees every patient during initial consultations, where he determines eligibility for procedures and answers patient questions
  • Conservative in his recommendations and will only suggest procedures for candidates that are likely to achieve optimal results

World Class LASIK Technologies

  • State-Of-The-Art Laser Vision Correction suite in the Waltham office
  • Dedicated lasers that are meticulously inspected and maintained in a single permanent location (This is in contrast with many LASIK providers that transport laser equipment from office-to-office on surgical days)
  • All-laser, blade-free LASIK (iLASIK™). With our procedure, the corneal flap is created with a laser, not a blade (a microkeratome), making it safer and more precise
  • Advanced CustomVue® iLASIK™ Technology. We use the VISX S4 IR™ laser and WaveScan™ Wavefront™ technology to deliver personalized LASIK based on the unique refractive signature of your eye

International/Volunteer Work

  • Has taught, provided medical care and conducted research around the world including in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South America
  • Worked in Tanzania with a team performing a pivotal study of the causes of blindness in sub-Saharan Africa, uncovering important clues to the transmission of the blinding disorder trachoma and its prevention
    • Provides pro-bono care for individuals without access to care through the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s program “EyeCare America”
    • Active in his community where he has served on various volunteer boards with special interests in supporting awareness of medical and social needs, historical preservation and animal welfare including dog rescue

Media Appearances

  • “Eye to Eye” with Connie Chung
  • CNN
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Various regional radio and television appearances


  • An investigator in studies on radial and astigmatic keratotomy, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) , LASIK, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery
  • He has participated in numerous clinical trials for ophthalmic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of corneal transplant rejection, ocular inflammation in cataract surgery, dry eye and ocular infections

Current Positions

  • Partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Part-time at Harvard Medical School
  • Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Beverly Hospital
  • Consultant to the Ministry of Health of several nations


  • Graduate with distinction from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Medical degree with Honors from the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, IL
  • Residency at the Wilmer Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

With locations in Boston, Waltham and Danvers, MA  

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