Dr. James Patten MD

  • Ophthalmology Needham Heights, MA

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Dr. James Patten, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Needham Heights, MA, with other offices in Jamaica Plain, MA and Norwood, MA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Patten is affiliated with Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital, Norwood Hospital and Norwood Hospital. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. James Patten has the following 12 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.

Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.


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Locations & Directions

Eye Care Specialists

100 West St
Needham Heights, MA 02494

Eye Care Specialists

1155 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Associates In Internal Medicine

825 Washington St
Norwood, MA 02062

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