Dr. Foster is clinical professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and the founding director of the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, where he began the Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship in 1984. More than 100 ophthalmologists have successfully completed this training program, and most have contributed to the more than 500 published books and papers that Dr. Foster has authored.
Through the support of his newly created research foundation, The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, Dr. Foster directs a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI). The laboratory is devoted to the study of eye surgery, inflammation, and infections. Dr. Foster sees and treats patients with cataract, glaucoma, cornea and external ocular diseases, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and uveitis. He teaches cataract, corneal, glaucoma, and vitreo-retinal microsurgery for inflammatory eye disease.