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Mehdi Roozbahani, M.D.

“I make sure my patients understand their eye conditions and different treatment options available for them. My favorite part of the visit is when I sit face to face with my patients to answer all questions.”

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Mehdi Roozbahani to the team at Minnesota Retina Associates. Dr. Roozbahani is a fellowship-trained, top-of-class, retina specialist committed to providing expert and compassionate medical retina care to his patients. Dr. Roozbahani specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, with a particular interest in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, ocular injections, and retinal laser. His approach is to first understand patients’ concerns and then to discuss latest medical advancements to help them choose an individualized treatment plan for their conditions.

He just recently moved to Minnesota, from Florida, where he was a fellow physician with the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami. Additionally, Dr. Roozbahani completed 3 years of a clinical research fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, and Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles which resulted in multiple peer-reviewed paper publications, book chapters, and presentations. Dr. Roozbahani will be providing medical retina care for patients at our Golden Valley, Bloomington and Hutchinson locations.

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran (2000-2008)

Residency
Ophthalmology Residency, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2008-2012)

Fellowship
Medical Retina Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL (2020-2022)

Clinical Research Fellowship, Roski Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2018-2020)

Clinical Research Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (2017-2018)

  • American Society of Retina Specialists (2021-Present)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (2017-Present)
  • Physician of the year, Rahimi Hospital, Lorestan University of Medical sciences, Iran (2016)
  • Research grant, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran; (2011)
  • Top ophthalmology resident, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (2009 and 2010)
  • Top one percent, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences comprehensive pre-internship board exam (2006)

Papers, peer reviewed

Mirshahi A, Lashay A, Roozbahani M, et al. Pain score of patients undergoing single spot, short pulse laser versus conventional laser for diabetic retinopathy. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013; 251 :1103-7.

Beheshtnejad AH, Bamdad S, Hashemi H, Rahimi F, Roozbahani M. Mid-term outcome of phacoemulsification in congenital iris coloboma. Journal of Current Ophthalmology. 2013; 25:197-203.

Mansouri MR, Tabatabaei SA, Soleimani M, Kiarudi MY, Molaei S, Roozbahani M, Ghasempour M. Ocular trauma treated with pars plana vitrectomy: early outcome report. International journal of ophthalmology. 2016:738-745.

Roozbahani M, Hammersmith KM. Management of Herpes Simplex Virus Epithelial Keratitis. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018; 29:360-364.

Roozbahani M, Hammersmith KM, Rapuano CJ, et al. Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Are Recent Cases More Severe? Cornea. 2018; 37:1381-1387.

Roozbahani M, Hammersmith KM, Rapuano CJ, et al. Therapeutic Penetrating keratoplasty: A Retrospective Review. Eye Contact Lens. 2018; 44: 433-441.

Eldanasoury A, Roozbahani M, Tolees S, Arana C.Effect of anterior chamber depth on long term endothelial cell density in patients with iris fixed phakic intraocular lenses. J Ref Surg. 2019; 35: 493-500.

Roozbahani M, Hammersmith KM, Rapuano CJ, et al. Therapeutic Keratoplasty for Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Review of Cases, Complications and Predictive Factors. Int Ophthal. 2019; 39: 2889-2896.

Zhang H, Roozbahani M, Piccinini AL, Golan O, Scarcelli G, Randleman JB. Depth-dependent reduction of biomechanical efficacy of contact lens-assisted corneal cross-linking analyzed by Brillouin microscopy. J Ref Surg. 2019; 35: 721-728.

Zhang H, Roozbahani M, Piccinini AL, Scarcelli G, Randleman JB. Depth-dependent analysis of corneal cross-linking performed over or under the flap by Brillouin microscopy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2020; 46: 1543-1547.

Voss K, Yim CK, Nguyen A, Roozbahani M, Heur M. Use of Bowman’s Membrane Electrocautery in Blind Eyes with Painful Bullous Keratopathy Not Amenable to Corneal Transplantation: A Retrospective Case Series. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2022 ;260 :191-196.

Book Chapters

Roozbahani M, Randleman JB. Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts in Corneal Imaging. In: Randleman JB, Santhiago MR (eds). Atlas of Corneal Imaging. SLACK Inc. Thorofare, NJ, USA 2022.

Roozbahani M, Randleman JB. Chapter 2: Corneal Imaging Devices. In: Randleman JB, Santhiago MR (eds). Atlas of Corneal Imaging. SLACK Inc. Thorofare, NJ, USA 2022.

Paper presentations

Roozbahani M, Piccinini AL, Scarcelli G, Zhang H, Randleman JB. Comparing Corneal Biomechanical Properties after Standard Corneal Crosslinking and Contact Lens Assisted Corneal Crosslinking Using Brillouin Microscopy. ASCRS annual meeting; 2019, San Diego, CA, USA.

Roozbahani M, Hammersmith KM, Rapuano CJ. Therapeutic Keratoplasty for Acanthamoeba Keratitis, A Review of Cases, Complications and Predictive Factors. 70th Wills Eye Hospital annual meeting; 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Roozbahani M, Hammersmith KM, Rapuano CJ. Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Are New Cases More Severe? Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group Meeting (AAO subspecialty day); 2017, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Poster presentations

Roozbahani M, Eldanasoury A, Tolees S, Arana C. Effect of anterior chamber depth on long term endothelial cell density in patients with iris fixed phakic intraocular lenses.The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Zhang H, Piccinini AL, Roozbahani M, Golan O, Scarcelli G, Randleman JB. Depth-dependent analysis of contact lens-assisted corneal cross-linking by Brillouin microscopy. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Lang J, Roozbahani M, Golan O, Randleman JB. Comparing agreement between optical low-coherence reflectometry and fourier-domain optical coherence tomography during LASIK.The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Randleman JB, Zhang H, Roozbahani M, Piccininni AL, Scarcelli G. Depth-dependent analysis of corneal cross-linking performed over or under the LASIK flap by Brillouin microscopy. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Serving patients in Bloomington and Golden Valley areas.

Golden Valley

Minnesota Retina Associates
8501 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 200
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Bloomington

Minnesota Retina Associates
9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 110
Bloomington, MN 55431

Hutchinson

Minnesota Retina Associates
(At Regional Eye Center)
1455 Montreal St SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350

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