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Armin Afshar, MD, MBA

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOphthalmology
Address10 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-514-6918
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    MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2008
    MBAUniversity of Chicago, 2011
    ResidencyOphthalmology, University of Chicago, 2012
    FellowshipVitreoretinal Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 2014
    FellowshipOcular Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 2015
    MASMaster's in Clinical Research, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF, 2018

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    Dr. Armin Afshar is an ophthalmologist at UCSF's Retina and and Ocular Oncology 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 is funded by the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research to Prevent Blindness, and That Man May See.

    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. Afshar A, Damato BE, Stewart JM, Heimann H, Coupland SE. Re: Reddy et al.: Vitrectomy and vitrector port needle biopsy of choroidal melanoma for gene expression profile testing immediately before brachytherapy. (Ophthalmology. 2017;124:1377-1382). Ophthalmology. 2018 Apr; 125(4):e28-e29. PMID: 29566876.
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    2. Afshar A, Deiner M, Allen G, Damato BE. The Patient's Experience of Ocular Melanoma in the US: A Survey of the Ocular Melanoma Foundation. Ocul Oncol Path. 2018; 4:280-290.
    3. Theophanous C, Pekmezci M, Damato BE, Kao AA, Bloomer MM, Stewart JM, Afshar A . Choroidal Lymphoma Discovered on Ultrasound in a Patient with Suspected Corneal Tumor. Ocul Oncol Path. Ocul Oncol Path. 2018; 4:318-321.
    4. Bever GJ, Kim DJ, Afshar A, Rubenstein JL, Damato BE. THERAPEUTIC VITRECTOMY AS AN ADJUNCT TREATMENT TO SYSTEMIC CHEMOTHERAPY FOR INTRAOCULAR LYMPHOMA. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Nov 23. PMID: 29210961.
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    5. Moussa K, Bloomer MM, Schwartz DM, Pan CK, Toy BC, Crawford JB, Afshar A. POLYPOIDAL CHOROIDAL VASCULOPATHY: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Winter; 11 Suppl 1:S128-S131. PMID: 27930435.
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Afshar A, Damato BE. Uveal melanoma: evidence for efficacy of therapy. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015; 55(1):23-43. PMID: 25436491.
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    9. Kedkovid N, Afshar A, 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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    10. Afshar A, 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.
    11. Shukla SY, Afshar A, Kiernan DF, Hariprasad SM. Outcomes of chronic macular hole surgical repair. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 62(7):795-8. PMID: 25116773; PMCID: PMC4152650.
    12. Afshar A, Stewart JM. Author reply: To PMID 24246828. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 121(10):e57. PMID: 24974814.
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    13. Afshar A, 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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    14. Gorovoy I, Prechanond T, Abia M, Afshar A, 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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    15. Afshar A, 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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    16. Afshar A, 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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    17. Afshar A, 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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    18. 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 Jun 05; 14:1041-9. PMID: 18552977; PMCID: PMC2426716.
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