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Mohammad Riazi Esfahani, MD


Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous

Clinical Interests

age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular diseases and surgery, retina and vitreous surgery, retinal detachment

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Medical Services
  • Board certification waiver
  • English
  • Farsi
Medical School
Medical School of Tehran University
Medical School of Tehran UniversityOphthalmology
Farabi Eye HospitalRetina
Tulane Medical Center and ClinicsVitreoretinal research
UCI School of MedicineVitreoretinal surgery
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Ophthalmology, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Mohammad Riazi Esfahani is a UCI Health ophthalmologist who specializes in vitreoretinal surgery and the management of vitreoretinal diseases.

His clinical interests include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, management of retinal detachment and macular surgery.

Riazi earned his medical degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in Iran. He completed a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in retinal diseases at TUMS’ Farabi Eye Hospital, where he later served as director of the residency training program and co-founder of the ROP clinic. He also completed fellowships in vitreoretinal research at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and vitreoretinal surgery at the UCI School of Medicine.

His research interests include premature retinopathy and retinal problems in children, an area in which he has conducted clinical trials and published extensively.

Riazi, who also speaks Farsi, sees patients in Irvine and Orange.

UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92617
Fax: 855-376-5057
UCI Health Eye Care Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 2
Building 30A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7183
Fax: 855-376-5057