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Armin Afshar, MD, MBA

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOphthalmology
Address10 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-514-6918
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    MD:University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2008
    MBA:University of Chicago, 2011
    Residency:Ophthalmology, University of Chicago, 2012
    Fellowship:Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 2014
    Fellowship:Ocular Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 2015

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    Dr. Armin Afshar is an ophthalmologist at UCSF's Ocular Oncology and Retina and Vitreous Clinics. He specializes in the treatment of eye tumors and disorders of the retina and vitreous. In addition to retinal diseases and surgery, he has special expertise in the management of ocular surface tumors of the conjunctiva and cornea, as well as intra-ocular tumors involving the iris, ciliary body, choroid, retina, vitreous and optic nerves. His research program, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on genetic analysis of uveal melanomas and improving treatments for retinoblastoma.

    Afshar earned his bachelor of science and medical degree in the accelerated honors medical program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and a master's degree in business administration at the University of Chicago. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Chicago and fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery and ocular oncology at UCSF. He is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists and International Society of Ocular Oncology.


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    1. Moussa K, Bloomer MM, Schwartz DM, Pan CK, Toy BC, Crawford JB, Afshar AR. POLYPOIDAL CHOROIDAL VASCULOPATHY: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Dec 07. PMID: 27930435.
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    2. Kao A, Afshar A, Bloomer M, Damato B. Management of Primary Acquired Melanosis, Nevus, and Conjunctival Melanoma. Cancer Control. 2016 Apr; 23(2):117-25. PMID: 27218788.
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    3. Afshar A, Hemarat K, Liu W, Wang S, Stewart JM. OUTER RETINAL ATROPHY ON SPECTRAL DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY AFTER RESOLUTION OF GLAUCOMA SURGERY-ASSOCIATED HYPOTONY MACULOPATHY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016; 10(1):96-9. PMID: 26110521.
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    4. Kedkovid N, Afshar AR, Damato BE, Stewart JM. DOME-SHAPED MACULA WITH THICKENED CHOROID IN AN EMMETROPIC PATIENT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015; 9(4):307-10. PMID: 26296053.
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    5. Afshar AR, Damato BE. Uveal melanoma: evidence for efficacy of therapy. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015; 55(1):23-43. PMID: 25436491.
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    6. Afshar AR, Pongsachareonnont P, Siegner SW, Stewart JM. Trendelenburg positioning with temporal approach for vitreoretinal surgery in a patient with severe kyphosis. Eye (Lond). 2014 Oct; 28(10):1261-3. PMID: 25033898; PMCID: PMC4194339.
    7. Shukla SY, Afshar AR, Kiernan DF, Hariprasad SM. Outcomes of chronic macular hole surgical repair. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 62(7):795-8. PMID: 25116773; PMCID: PMC4152650.
    8. Afshar AR, Stewart JM. Author reply: To PMID 24246828. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 121(10):e57. PMID: 24974814.
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    9. Afshar AR, Loh AR, Pongsachareonnont P, Schwartz DM, Stewart JM. Dexamethasone intravitreal implant trapped at the macula in a silicone oil-filled eye. Ophthalmology. 2013 Dec; 120(12):2748-2749.e1. PMID: 24246828.
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    10. Gorovoy I, Prechanond T, Abia M, Afshar AR, Stewart JM. Toxic corneal epitheliopathy after intravitreal methotrexate and its treatment with oral folic acid. Cornea. 2013 Aug; 32(8):1171-3. PMID: 23676783.
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    11. Afshar AR, Fernandes JK, Patel RD, Ksiazek SM, Sheth VS, Reder AT, Hariprasad SM. Cystoid macular edema associated with fingolimod use for multiple sclerosis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan; 131(1):103-7. PMID: 23307220.
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    12. Afshar AR, Hariprasad SM, Jampol LM, Sheth VS. Use of intravitreous bevacizumab to treat macular edema in West Nile virus chorioretinitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar; 130(3):396-8. PMID: 22411674.
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    13. Afshar AR, Oh FS, Birnbaum AD, Namavari A, Riddle JM, Djalilian AR. Assessing ophthalmoscopy skills. Ophthalmology. 2010 Sep; 117(9):1863, 1863.e1-2. PMID: 20816257.
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    14. Djalilian AR, Namavari A, Ito A, Balali S, Afshar A, Lavker RM, Yue BY. Down-regulation of Notch signaling during corneal epithelial proliferation. Mol Vis. 2008; 14:1041-9. PMID: 18552977; PMCID: PMC2426716.
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