Armin Afshar, MD, MBA

Vitreoretinal surgeon and ocular oncologist

Dr. Armin Afshar is an ophthalmologist who specializes in treating eye tumors and disorders of the retina and vitreous (the gel-like substance at the back of the eye). He has special expertise in managing ocular surface tumors of the conjunctiva and cornea, as well as intraocular tumors involving the iris, ciliary body, choroid, retina, vitreous or optic nerve.

Afshar's research focuses on genetic analysis of uveal melanomas and on 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. He also earned a master of business administration degree 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.

Afshar is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists, and International Society of Ocular Oncology.

Clinics

Pediatric Ophthalmology
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2800

Pediatric Retinoblastoma Program
1975 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-6918
Fax: (415) 514-5711

More about Armin Afshar

Education

University of Illinois College of Medicine 2008

Residencies

University of Chicago Hospitals, Ophthalmology 2012

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Vitreoretinal Surgery 2014
UCSF Medical Center, Ocular Oncology 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Afshar AR, 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.
  2. Theophanous C, Pekmezci M, Damato BE, Kao AA, Bloomer MM, Stewart JM, Afshar AR. Choroidal Lymphoma Discovered on Ultrasound in a Patient with Suspected Corneal Tumor. Ocul Oncol Path. Ocul Oncol Path. 2018; 4:318-321.
  3. Afshar AR, 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.
  4. Bever GJ, Kim DJ, Afshar AR, Rubenstein JL, Damato BE. THERAPEUTIC VITRECTOMY AS AN ADJUNCT TREATMENT TO SYSTEMIC CHEMOTHERAPY FOR INTRAOCULAR LYMPHOMA. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Nov 23.
  5. Moussa K, Bloomer MM, Schwartz DM, Pan CK, Toy BC, Crawford JB, Afshar AR. POLYPOIDAL CHOROIDAL VASCULOPATHY: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Winter; 11 Suppl 1:S128-S131.
  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.
  7. Afshar AR, 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Afshar AR, Damato BE. Uveal melanoma: evidence for efficacy of therapy. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015; 55(1):23-43.
  10. 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.
  11. Shukla SY, Afshar AR, Kiernan DF, Hariprasad SM. Outcomes of chronic macular hole surgical repair. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 62(7):795-8.
  12. Afshar AR, Stewart JM. Author reply: To PMID 24246828. Ophthalmology. 2014 Oct; 121(10):e57.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Afshar AR, Oh FS, Birnbaum AD, Namavari A, Riddle JM, Djalilian AR. Assessing ophthalmoscopy skills. Ophthalmology. 2010 Sep; 117(9):1863, 1863.e1-2.
  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.

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