Daniel M. Laby, MD


    Dr. Daniel M. Laby graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Union College in Schenectady, NY in the Departments of Chemistry and Computer Science in 1983. Dr. Laby attended George Washington University School of Medicine, earning his medical degree in 1987 and completing his residency in 1992. While in Washington, he had the opportunity to study at the Children's National Medical Center as well as at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Following his Residency, Dr. Laby completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA Medical Center.

    In addition to his patients, Dr. Laby is very interested in clinical research and teaching. He is a member of the clinical faculty (Assistant Clinical Professor) of the Harvard Medical School, he also instructs students from the Boston University School of Medicine and the New England College of Optometry. Dr Laby has published a Dictionary of Ophthalmology, which he co-authored with Prof. Michel Millodot. In addition, he is the author of several book chapters as well as over 20 peer-reviewed publications in the area of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus/binocular vision. Also, he is a reviewer for the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Archives of ophthalmology as well as the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Laby is also associated with the St Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox baseball teams and evaluates the teams annually at their spring training camps in Florida. In addition to performing a routine eye examination on each player, he evaluates several visual functions that are specifically important to baseball performance. His responsibilities continue throughout the season with interventions as needed on players. Dr Laby also spent 18 years as the team Ophthalmologist for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Recently Dr Laby participated in the care of several parts of the 2008 US Olympic team, testing and working with the athletes at their training sites. Dr Laby also as attended the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

    Dr. Laby opened his own private office in 2001 after a two year affiliation with a multispecialty Ophthalmology group on the south shore. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Dr. Laby completed  a six-year tour of duty in Israel. While in Israel, he both attended a busy clinic and volunteered his services to the less fortunate. One of his most memorable experiences was a recent trip to Moldova where he had the opportunity to care for some of the underserved children of the former Soviet Union.

    Joining him in Boston are his wife and their three children. Outside of his professional commitments, he devotes as much time as possible to his family. In addition, he enjoys archaeology, genealogy, computer programming, running and exercise.

    Dr. Laby is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a full member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as being a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

About Dr. Laby


An abstract from Dr. Laby's Curriculum Vitae


            Fellowship:       Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

                                    Drs. Rosenbaum & Isenberg

                                    Jules Stein Eye Institute

                                    UCLA Medical Center, LA, California

                                    July 1992 - July 1993

            Residency:        Department of Ophthalmology

                                    Mansour F. Armaly, M.D., Chairman

                                    The George Washington University

                                    Washington, DC   1989-1992

            Internship:         Department of Internal Medicine

                                    George Washington University

                                    Washington, DC   1987-1988

            Medical School:            M.D., The George Washington University School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.

                                                     August 1983 to May 1987

            Undergraduate:            B.S.,

                                       Chemistry and Computer Science

                                       Union College, Schenectady, NY

                                       August 1979 to June 1983


            Full Member, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and    Strabismus, 1996

            Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1996

            Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006

            Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, 1995              

            Jules Stein Eye Institute Fellow Research Award, 1993

            Adelaide Stein Miller Fellow, UCLA 1992

            National Board of Medical Examiners, Fellow 1988

            William Beaumont Medical Society, elected 1984

            Phi Beta Kappa, elected 1983

            Magna Cum Laude, 1983

            Sigma Xi, elected 1983

            Departmental Honors, Chemistry, Union College, 1983

            Departmental Honors, Computer Science, Union College 


            Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

            Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

            2003 - Present

            Private Practice, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

            Self employed, Canton, Massachusetts

            2001- Present

            Clinical Faculty, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

            Attending Ophthalmologist

            2000 – Present

            Staff Ophthalmologist

            Los Angeles Dodgers Professional Baseball Organization

            1992 – Present

            Staff Ophthalmologist

            Boston Red Sox Professional Baseball Organization

            2004 – Present

            Staff Ophthalmologist

            New York Mets Professional Baseball Organization

            2003 – 2004

            Staff Ophthalmologist

            Los Angeles Kings, Professional Hockey Organization


            Private Practice, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

            Eye Health Services, Inc, Weymouth, Massachusetts

            1999- 2001

            Private Practice, Pediatric Ophthalmology

            Herzliya Medical Center, Herzliya, Israel

            1994 - 1999

            Lecturer, Binocular Vision and Strabismus,

            Hadassah School of Optometry

            Jerusalem, Israel

            1997 – 1999

            Staff Physician - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

            Department of Ophthalmology,

            Children's Medical Center Israel

            Petah Tikva, Israel, 1993-1994

            Surgical House Officer, Holy Cross Hospital

            Silver Spring, Maryland


            House Physician, Fair Oaks Hospital,

            Fairfax, VA


            Laboratory Technician, Department of Neoplastic Diseases,

            Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

            Summer 1980, 1981

            Electron Microscopist, Department of Biology

            Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1980-1982.


            Member, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group

            (NIH sponsored clinical trials)

            2004 - Present


            Archives of Ophthalmology

            Journal of the AAPOS



            Israel Ministry of Health – active

            Massachusetts Board of Medicine – active

            California Board of Medicine

            New York Board of Medicine

            Virginia Board of Medicine

            District of Columbia Board of Medicine

            Maryland Board of Medicine


  1. 1.Millodot M and Laby DM: Dictionary of Ophthalmology, Butterworth Heinemann, London, 2002


1. Laby DM: Ocular Motility and Strabismus, in Lowenstein, JI: Ophthalmology Just the Facts, chapter 4, New York, NY, McGraw Hill, 2004

2. Laby DM: Moebius Syndrome, in Rosenbaum AL and Santiago AP, editors: Clinical Strabismus Management, Chapter 26, Orlando, FL, W.B. Saunders Co., 1999

3. Laby DM, Rosenbaum AL, Isenberg SJ, Fleck BW: Strabismus Surgery in Patients with Moebius Syndrome, in Lennerstrand G, editor: Update on Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology, pages 419-22, Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press Inc., 1995

4. Laby DM: Chromosome Abnormalities, in Isenberg SJ, editor: The Eye in Infancy, Chicago, vol. 2:180-193, Mosby Year Book, 1993


More than 25+ peer reviewed journal publications (and counting)