Dr. Yaghouti’s Curriculum Vitae

San Diego Lasik Center’s Chief Surgeon: 

Founder, Medical Director, and Chief Refractive Surgeon: Global Laser Vision San Diego Lasik Center
Chief Refractive Surgeon: Laser Eye Center, San Diego

Education Achievements:

Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship:

  • Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute and Schepen’s Eye Research Institute

Chief Residency:

  • Ophthalmology Residency: Georgetown University Medical Center

Residency:

  • Ophthalmology Residency Program: Georgetown University Medical Center

Internship:

  • Internal Medicine Internship: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Medical School:

  • M.D. Degree: University of Southern California

Undergraduate:

  • B.A. in Biochemistry: University of California, Berkeley

Academic Honors and Awards:

  • AMA Physician’s Recognition Award
  • Chief Resident
  • Dean’s Scholar for Junior/Senior Continuum
  • Clerkship Honors
  • Scholarships and Fellowships:
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Honor Student Society)
  • Ophthalmology Research Fellowship For Academic Achievement
  • Baxter Scholarship
  • Dean’s List

Refractive Surgery Publications:

  • M Nouri, J Al-Merjan, JC Abad, F Yaghouti, B. Khan, M Doane, M Refojo, J Gipson, CH Dohlman. Development of an animal model for a keratoprosthesis to test parameters for survival: Invest Ophthal & Vis Sci.
  • F Yaghouti, J Al-Merjan, M Nouri, W.C. Fung, W.J. Power, M.G. Doane, C.H. Dohlman. Keratoprosthesis: Preoperative Prognostic Categories: Cornea.
  • M Nouri, J Al-Merjan, F Yaghouti, C.H. Dohlman: Poly Methyl Methacrylate Keratoprosthesis survival in Ne w Zealand white Rabbits via tissue manipulation with biomaterials: Biomaterial Sciences, 1999.
  • SA Melki, A Safar, F Yaghouti, P Scharper, M Scharper, B Zeligs, AL Macdowell, MA Goldberg, J Lustbader. Effect of Povidine-Iodine vs. Ofloxacin on Experimental Staphylococcus Keratitis: Graefe’s Archive.
  • F Yaghouti, M Nouri, M.D. W.C. Fung, W.J. Power, M.G. Doane, C.H. Dohlman. Preoperative Prognostic Categories inKeratoprosthesis: Invest Ophthal & Vis Sci 99, 3359-B217, 1999.
  • F Yaghouti, R Pineda. New LASIK Interface Sander and LASIK Corneal Iron: ASCRS, p71, 1999.
  • F Yaghouti, C.H. Dohlman. Innovations in Keratoprosthesis: Proved and Unproved, International Ophthal Clinics 39: p27-36, 1999.
  • F Yaghouti, M Nouri, G Mannor. Ocular Adnexal Granulocytic Sarcoma as the First Signs of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Relapse. Am J of Ophthal, vol. 127,p361-3, 1999.
  • F Yaghouti, DT Azar. A Case of Intralamellar Keratitis Following an Epithelial Defect Five Months after LASIK: ISRS, p86, 1998.
  • F Yaghouti, JH. Talamo. How Can We Best Measure Quality of Vision after Refractive Surgery? AAO Reshaping the Future, 193-98, 1998.
  • F Yaghouti, M Nouri, M. G. Doane, D. T. Azar. Analysis of Tear Film Dynamics wit Interferometry. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci, 2444-B301, 1998.
  • SA Melki, A Safar, F Yaghouti, P Scharper, M Scharper, B Zeligs, AL Macdowell, MA Goldberg, J Lustbader. Effect of Povidine-Iodine vs. Ofloxacin on Experimental Staphylococcus Keratitis. Invest Ophthal. & Vis Sci PP S424, 1662-B543, 1998.
  • F Yaghouti, N Moinfar, J Lustbader. Clinical Predictors of Corneal Ulcer Outcome. Invest Ophthal. & Vis Sci PP S424, 2000-B793, 1997.
  • N Moinfar, F Yaghouti, J Lustbader. Outcome of Routine Culturing and Emperic Flouroquinolone Treatment of Suspected Infectious Keratitis. Invest Ophthal. & Vis Sci PP S423, 1997-B790, 1997.
  • F Yaghouti, M.P. Dacey, D.A. Frambach. All Leukocytes are Seen as Moving Hyperfluorescent Dots in Video Fluorescein Angiograms Taken with a Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope. Invest Ophthal. & Vis Sci PP 1391, May 1993
  • F Yaghouti: Phakic Anterior Chamber IOLs Keep Improving; Ophthalmology Times: May 15, 1999, Vol. 24, No. 10, P 1.
  • F Yaghouti: The Preferred Technique for Correction of Myopia; Ophthalmology Times.
  • F Yaghouti: 5000 LASIK procedures: What are the complications?; Ophthalmology Times.
  • F Yaghouti: No Flap, Just Zap: Intrastromal Tissue Removal Using Ultrafast Infrared Lasers; Ophthalmology Times.
  • F Yaghouti: How do Eye Tracking Lasers Work and Why do we Need Them; Ophthalmology Times.F Yaghouti: State of the Art LASIK in the new Millenium: Ophthalmology Times.
  • F Yaghouti: All Cause Mortality May Add Bias to Survival Studies; Ophthalmology Times: Jan 15, 1998, Vol. 23, No. 2, P12.
  • F Yaghouti: What are You Doing Differently This Year; Ophthalmology Times: Feb 1, 1998, P1.
  • F Yaghouti: Comparison of Two Laser Epithelial Removal Techniques for PRK; Ophthalmology Times: Mar 1, 1998; P1.
  • F Yaghouti: Survival Rates Similar in Melanoma Options; Ophthalmology Times: March 1, 1998, P1.
  • F Yaghouti: Brushing up Now may Help Curb Litigation Issues Later; Ophthalmology Times: March 1, 1998, P36.
  • F Yaghouti: PRK Found More Predictable at Lower Levels of Myopia; Ophthalmology Times: April 1, 1998, P55.
  • F Yaghouti: Retreatment Shows Good Results After PRK for Myopia; Ophthalmology Times: July 1, 1998, P45.
  • F Yaghouti: Laser Epithelial Removal Improves PRK re-treatment; Ophthalmology Times: July 1, 1998, P49.
  • F Yaghouti: Videokeratography Helps Explain LASIK Outcome; Ophthalmology Times: August 15, 1998; Vol. 23, P. 27.
  • F Yaghouti: Laser Epithelial Removal Improves PRK re-treatment; Ophthalmology Times: August 15, 1998, P53.
  • Keratoprostheses: Preoperative Prognostic Categories: Annual Castroviejo Cornea Society, Twenty-Fifth Annual

Presentations:

  • How Can We Best Measure Quality of Vision after Refractive Surgery? AAO Subspecialty Day Meeting, November 1998.Keratoprostheses: Preoperative Prognostic Indications: Annual Fellows Lecture Series, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, February 1998.
  • Keratoprosthesis: What Have We Learned, Alumni Day, Georgetown University Medical Center, June 1997.
  • Factors Associated with Poor Visual Acuity in Patients with Corneal Ulcers, Alumni Day, Georgetown University Medical Center, June 1997.
  • Ophthalmic Emergencies for the Emergency Room Physician, Georgetown University Medical Center, July 1997.
  • Outcome Analysis of PRK and PTK at Georgetown University Medical Center. Alumni Day, Georgetown University Medical Center, June 1996.
  • Ophthalmic Emergencies for the Emergency Room Physician, Cottage Hospital, April 1994.
  • Development of an Animal Model to Study Dohlman-Doan’s Keratoprosthesis (Protocol #96-11-014, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary).
  • The Role of Steroid in Preventing Melts Following Keratoprosthesis Surgery (Protocol #96-11-014, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary).
  • The Role of Medporeä vs. Cyanoacrylate vs. Paraformaldehyde to Delay Melts after Keratoprosthesis Surger (Ongoing, Protocol #96-11-014, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary). Use of Allodermä vs. Porcine Pericardium in Place of Cornea in Keratoprosthesis Surgery(Protocol #96-11-014, Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary).
  • Interferometric Analysis of Tear Film in Patients Suffering From Dry Eyes as Compared to Asymptomatic Individuals.
  • Comparison of Ketoconazole 2% Cream With Erythromycin Ointment in the Treatment of Blepharitis (IRB#273-95, Georgetown University).
  • Retrospective Analysis of Data from Patients with Diagnosis of Corneal Ulcer at Georgetown University Hospital Medical Center.

Instrument Designs and Developments:

  • Yaghouti LASIK Globe Fixation Ring I: To Minimize Eye Movements During Lasik Procedure (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Globe Fixation Ring II: To Minimize Eye Movements During Lasik Procedure (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Flap Dryer: To Rapidly Dry the Flap’s Gutter Gap, Facilitating the Adherence of the Flap (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Sponge I: To Absorb Meibomian Gland Secretions From Entering The Interface While Using a Fixation Ring to Stabilize the Eye (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Sponge II: To Control Bleeding From Pannus During LASIK Procedure (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Cannula: To Reflect and Reposition the Flap During Lasik Procedure (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Superior Hinge Sponge: To Absorb Meibomian Secretions From Entering the Interface When creating Superior Hinged Flaps (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Enhancement Forceps: For Easy Re-Lifting of Flap Prior to Enhancement (Design Submitted to ASICOä for Development)
  • Yaghouti LASIK Interface Polisher: For Removal of Debris and Epithelial Ingrowth Intraop and Postop (made by ASICOä).
  • Pineda LASIK Flap Ironing Device to Smoothen Flap Wrinkles Intraop and Postop (made by ASICOä).
  • Yaghouti temporary Keratoprosthesis to Rapidly Close the “Open Sky” Wound in the Cases of Expulsive Hemorrhage–Can also be used as a Temporary Keratoprosthesis during Pars Plana Vitrectomy (Under Development).
  • Yaghouti capsulotomy Instrument for Precise and Predictable Capsulotomies in Phacoemulsification (Under Development).
  • Software to Use Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope in Visual Field Testing of Young Children and Other Less Than Ideally Motivated Subjects (U.S.C, Department of Ophthalmology, 4/93).
  • Remote Suturing Instrument for Surgical Treatment of Congenital Ptosis, (UCLA, Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, summer 1991).
  • Automated Warming Device to Reproducibly Dilate The Hand’s Capillaries, Used in Diabetes Research, (U.S.C., Department of Endocrinology, 1992).
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber to Preserve Vital Organs for Lengthy Periods (Patented, University of California, Berkeley and Biotime Inc., Division of Cold Temperature Medicine Research, Berkeley, California, 1988?90).

LASIK Eye Surgery Certifications:

  • American Board Of Ophthalmology
  • California Board of Medicine (#G085172)
  • Massachusetts Board of Medicine (#153462)
  • Nidek EC5000 PRK
  • VISX PRK, PRKa, and H-PRK
  • Summit Technology PRK and PRKa
  • Chiron Vision C-LASIK (ASC and Hansatome)
  • Microtech Moria Mikrokeratomes (LSK-1 and CB)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Eye Surgeons
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Online Ophthalmologists
  • Georgetown Alumni Association
  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Alumni
  • Harvard Medical School/Schepens Eye Research Alumni

Professional Refractive Surgery Organizations and Societies Membership:

(past and present)

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Eye Surgeons
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Online Ophthalmologists
  • Georgetown Alumni Association
  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Alumni
  • Harvard Medical School/Schepens Eye Research Alumni
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