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Narsing A Rao, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Rupert and Gertrude Stieger Endowed Chair in Vision Research
Ophthalmology
MMR 226 1333 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5551

Overview

Dr. Rao is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine and Director of Uveitis Service. He is involved in the treatment of inflammatory ocular diseases affecting the uveal tract, vitreous, retina and sclera.

He has received numerous honors and awards for his research endeavors on ocular inflammatory diseases from Research to Prevent Blindness and the National Institute of Health.

He delivered several named lectures including visiting professorship at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Yale university, Washington university, University of California, San Francisco, University of Paris, France, Moorefields Eye Institute, London, University of Rome, Italy, Tokyo Medical University, Kyushu University in Fukoka , Japan and University of Sydney.

Dr. Rao has published over 375 peer reviewed articles in the United States and in international journals, four books on ophthalmic diseases.

For his outstanding contributions to Ophthalmology, he was awarded Lorenz E. Zimmerman medal from American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ramon L. Font medal from Pan American Society of Ophthalmology, International Ocular Inflammation Society Award and award from European Vision and Eye Research Association in 2006. Recently he was selected to receive a prestigious international medal, Bietti medal from International Council of Ophthalmology.

Awards

American Academy of Ophthalmology: Lorenz E. Zimmerman medal, 2002

Pan American Society of Ophthalmology: Ramon L. Font medal, 2005

International Ocular Inflammation Society Award

Award from European Vision and Eye Research Association

International Council of Ophthalmology: Bietti medal, 2008

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.: America's Top Doctors, 2011

American Academy of Ophthalmology: Lorenz E. Zimmerman medal , 2002

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. : America's Top Doctors, 2011

Publications

Keane PA, Rao NA, Sadda SR. OCT interpretations. Ophthalmology. 2010 Mar; 117(3):642, 642. e1; author reply 643, 643. e1. View in: PubMed

Usui Y, Rao NA, Takase H, Tsubota K, Umazume K, Diaz-Aguilar D, Kezuka T, Mochizuki M, Goto H, Sugita S. Comprehensive polymerase chain reaction assay for detection of pathogenic DNA in lymphoproliferative disorders of the ocular adnexa. Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 10; 6:36621. View in: PubMed

Ediriwickrema LS, Chhadva P, Rodger DC, Ameri H, Rao NA. INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN IN THE TREATMENT OF JUVENILE RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA-ASSOCIATED CYSTOID MACULAR EDEMA AND UVEITIS. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Nov 08. View in: PubMed

Kim AY, Rodger DC, Shahidzadeh A, Chu Z, Koulisis N, Burkemper B, Jiang X, Pepple KL, Wang RK, Puliafito CA, Rao NA, Kashani AH. Quantifying Retinal Microvascular Changes in Uveitis Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov; 171:101-112. View in: PubMed

Heiden D, Saranchuk P, Keenan JD, Ford N, Lowinger A, Yen M, McCune J, Rao NA. Eye examination for early diagnosis of disseminated tuberculosis in patients with AIDS. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Apr; 16(4):493-9. View in: PubMed

Rodger DC, Kim EL, Rao NA. Ophthalmomyiasis Interna. Ophthalmology. 2016 Feb; 123(2):247. View in: PubMed

Sivakumar RR, Rao NA. Anterior Segment Ischemia in Viper Bite. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Feb; 24(1):49-54. View in: PubMed

Storey PP, Philander SA, Ter-Zakarian A, Rao NA, Rodger DC. Ultra-Wide-Field Fluorescein Angiography in Microscopic Polyangiitis. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2016; 2016:9834684. View in: PubMed

Lee SY, Cheng V, Rodger D, Rao N. Clinical and laboratory characteristics of ocular syphilis: a new face in the era of HIV co-infection. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2015 Dec; 5(1):56. View in: PubMed

Tomkins-Netzer O, Lightman S, Drye L, Kempen J, Holland GN, Rao NA, Stawell RJ, Vitale A, Jabs DA. Outcome of Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial 2-Year Results. Ophthalmology. 2015 Nov; 122(11):2351-9. View in: PubMed

Roybal CN, Sanfilippo CJ, Nazari H, Law JC, Bhaleeya S, Chui Ming GC, Rao NA, Kiss S, Agarwal A, Sadda S, Sarraf D. MULTIMODAL IMAGING OF THE RETINA AND CHOROID IN SYSTEMIC AMYLOIDOSIS. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015; 9(4):339-46. View in: PubMed

Hong BK, Khanamiri HN, Bababeygy SR, Rao NA. The utility of routine tuberculosis screening in county hospital patients with uveitis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug; 98(8):1091-5. View in: PubMed

Pefkianaki M, Westcott M, Liew G, Lee R, Pavesio C, Rao NA, Gupta A, Bansal R, Khairallah M, Kahloun R. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina. 2014 Jun; 34(6):1247-52. View in: PubMed

Nazari H, Karakousis PC, Rao NA. Replication of mycobacterium tuberculosis in retinal pigment epithelium. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun 1; 132(6):724-9. View in: PubMed

Wong BJ, Hong BK, Rao NA. Rapid progression of uveitis and alopecia syphilitica in AIDS. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1; 132(4):506-8. View in: PubMed

Wong BJ, Hong BK, Samrao D, Kim GH, Rao NA. A 49-year-old man with unilateral, nontender left eyelid swelling. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2014; 20(1):15-9. View in: PubMed

Wu DM, Fawzi AA, Recasens MA, Bertoni B, Chopra V, Rao NA, Eliott D. Good visual outcome after repair of a very large macular hole with neurosensory retinal operculum. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014; 8(2):138-40. View in: PubMed

Nazari H, Hariri A, Hu Z, Ouyang Y, Sadda S, Rao NA. Choroidal atrophy and loss of choriocapillaris in convalescent stage of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease: in vivo documentation. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2014; 4:9. View in: PubMed

Hong BK, Nazari Khanamiri H, Rao NA. Role of ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography in the management of uveitis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec; 48(6):489-93. View in: PubMed

Rao NA. Uveitis in developing countries. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun; 61(6):253-4. View in: PubMed

Nazari Khanamiri H, Rao NA. Serpiginous choroiditis and infectious multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis. Surv Ophthalmol. 2013 May-Jun; 58(3):203-32. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Rao NA, Yoshikawa H, Fukuhara J, Noda K, Kanda A, Ishida S. Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in eyes with Coats' disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jan; 54(1):57-62. View in: PubMed

Nazari H, Rao N. Longitudinal morphometric analysis of epiretinal membrane in patients with uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013; 21(1):2-7. View in: PubMed

Nazari H, Rao NA. Resolution of subretinal fluid with systemic corticosteroid treatment in acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov; 96(11):1410-4. View in: PubMed

Nazari H, Dustin L, Heussen FM, Sadda S, Rao NA. Morphometric spectral-domain optical coherence tomography features of epiretinal membrane correlate with visual acuity in patients with uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul; 154(1):78-86. e1. View in: PubMed

Tittler EH, Nguyen P, Rue KS, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Song JC, Irvine JA, Smith RE, Rao NA, Yiu SC. Early surgical debridement in the management of infectious scleritis after pterygium excision. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2012 Jun; 2(2):81-7. View in: PubMed

Kaneko Y, Rao NA. Mitochondrial oxidative stress initiates visual loss in sympathetic ophthalmia. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2012 May; 56(3):191-7. View in: PubMed

Moorthy RS, Valluri S, Rao NA. Nontuberculous mycobacterial ocular and adnexal infections. Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 May; 57(3):202-35. View in: PubMed

Nazari H, Rao NA. Anti-tubercular treatment is not required in latent tuberculosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar; 96(3):463. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Meghpara BB, Ishida S, Rao NA. Expression of a-crystallin in the retina of human sympathetic ophthalmia. Mol Med Report. 2012 Feb; 5(2):395-9. View in: PubMed

Chan AS, Saraswathy S, Rehak M, Ueki M, Rao NA. Neuroglobin protection in retinal ischemia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Feb; 53(2):704-11. View in: PubMed

Kaneko Y, Wu GS, Saraswathy S, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Rao NA. Immunopathologic Processes in Sympathetic Ophthalmia as Signified by MicroRNA Profiling. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012; 53(7):4197-204. View in: PubMed

Frick KD, Drye LT, Kempen JH, Dunn JP, Holland GN, Latkany P, Rao NA, Sen HN, Sugar EA, Thorne JE, Wang RC, Holbrook JT. Associations among visual acuity and vision- and health-related quality of life among patients in the multicenter uveitis steroid treatment trial. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012; 53(3):1169-76. View in: PubMed

Rao NA. First international assembly of ocular inflammation societies hosted by Uveitis Society of India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan; 60(1):3. View in: PubMed

Wu GS, Jiang M, Liu YH, Nagaoka Y, Rao NA. Phenotype of transgenic mice overexpressed with inducible nitric oxide synthase in the retina. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43089. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Saraswathy S, Pararajasegaram G, Bhat SP. Small Heat Shock Protein aA-Crystallin Prevents Photoreceptor Degeneration in Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33582. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Ishida S, Rao NA. Increased expression of aA-crystallin in human diabetic eye. Int J Mol Med. 2011 Oct; 28(4):505-11. View in: PubMed

Sohn EH, Wang R, Read R, Roufas A, Teo L, Moorthy R, Albini T, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Dustin LD, Zamir E, Chee SP, McCluskey P, Smith R, Rao N. Long-term, multicenter evaluation of subconjunctival injection of triamcinolone for non-necrotizing, noninfectious anterior scleritis. Ophthalmology. 2011 Oct; 118(10):1932-7. View in: PubMed

Chan AS, Yu DL, Rao NA. Eosinophilic variant of Wegener granulomatosis in the orbit. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep; 129(9):1238-40. View in: PubMed

Le-Nguyen XT, Lee TK, Do DV, Sepah YJ, Nguyen QD, Rao NA, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Goldstein DA. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina. 2011 Sep; 31(8):1732-9. View in: PubMed

Heussen FM, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Pappuru RR, Walsh AC, Rao NA, Sadda SR. Ultra-wide-field green-light (532-nm) autofluorescence imaging in chronic Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Jul-Aug; 42(4):272-7. View in: PubMed

Ko MK, Saraswathy S, Parikh JG, Rao NA. The role of TLR4 activation in photoreceptor mitochondrial oxidative stress. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jul; 52(8):5824-35. View in: PubMed

Marback EF, de Souza Mendes E, Chagas Oliveira RD, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Isolated uveal tuberculoma masquerading as an intraocular tumor in an immunocompetent patient-a clinical-pathologic study with diagnosis by PCR. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2011 Jun; 1(2):81-4. View in: PubMed

Eng JG, Agrawal RN, Tozer KR, Ross-Cisneros FN, Dagnelie G, Greenberg RJ, Chader GJ, Weiland JD, Rao NA, Sadun AA, Humayun MS. Morphometric analysis of optic nerves and retina from an end-stage retinitis pigmentosa patient with an implanted active epiretinal array. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jun; 52(7):4610-6. View in: PubMed

Tokuhara KG, Agarwal MR, Rao NA. Adult-onset asthma and severe periocular xanthogranuloma: a case report. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 May-Jun; 27(3):e63-4. View in: PubMed

Wroblewski KJ, Hidayat AA, Neafie RC, Rao NA, Zapor M. Ocular tuberculosis: a clinicopathologic and molecular study. Ophthalmology. 2011 Apr; 118(4):772-7. View in: PubMed

Hauch A, Eliott D, Rao NA, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, O'Hearn T, Fawzi AA. Dark hypopyon in Streptococcus bovis endogenous endophthalmitis: clinicopathologic correlations. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2011 Mar; 1(1):39-41. View in: PubMed

Nguyen AM, Rao NA. Oxidative photoreceptor cell damage in autoimmune uveitis. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2011 Mar; 1(1):7-13. View in: PubMed

Rao NA. Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection: why a new journal on ocular inflammation? J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2011 Mar; 1(1):1-2. View in: PubMed

Dastrup BT, Cantor L, Moorthy RS, Vasconcelos-Santos D, Rao N. An unusual manifestation of herpes simplex virus-associated acute iris depigmentation and pigmentary glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Feb; 129(2):253-4. View in: PubMed

Lee GE, Lee BW, Rao NA, Fawzi AA. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence in a case of acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy mimicking Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease: case report and review of literature. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2011 Feb; 19(1):42-7. View in: PubMed

Saraswathy S, Rao NA. Posttranslational modification of differentially expressed mitochondrial proteins in the retina during early experimental autoimmune uveitis. Mol Vis. 2011; 17:1814-21. View in: PubMed

Thayil SM, Albini TA, Nazari H, Moshfeghi AA, Parel JM, Rao NA, Karakousis PC. Local Ischemia and Increased Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Following Ocular Dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28383. View in: PubMed

Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Lim JI, Rao NA. Chronic coccidioidomycosis endophthalmitis without concomitant systemic involvement: a clinicopathological case report. Ophthalmology. 2010 Sep; 117(9):1839-42. View in: PubMed

Barañano AE, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Rao NA. Exfoliating goblet cell hyperplasia mimicking pterygium: a clinicopathological case report. Int Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug; 30(4):421-3. View in: PubMed

Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Rao PK, Davies JB, Sohn EH, Rao NA. Clinical features of tuberculous serpiginouslike choroiditis in contrast to classic serpiginous choroiditis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Jul; 128(7):853-8. View in: PubMed

Saraswathy S, Nguyen AM, Rao NA. The role of TLR4 in photoreceptor {alpha}a crystallin upregulation during early experimental autoimmune uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Jul; 51(7):3680-6. View in: PubMed

Chan AS, Sharma OP, Rao NA. Review for disease of the year: immunopathogenesis of ocular sarcoidosis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Jun; 18(3):143-51. View in: PubMed

Doycheva D, Pfannenberg C, Hetzel J, Deuter CM, Pavesio C, Kempf VA, Schuelen E, Aschoff P, Rao N, Zierhut M. Presumed tuberculosis-induced retinal vasculitis, diagnosed with positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET/CT), aspiration biopsy, and culture. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Jun; 18(3):194-9. View in: PubMed

Setlur VJ, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Changing causes of enucleation over the past 60 years. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2010 Apr; 248(4):593-7. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Ishijima K, Ishida S, Rao NA. Merkel cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva. Ophthalmology. 2010 Mar; 117(3):637. e1-2. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Gupta A, Dustin L, Chee SP, Okada AA, Khairallah M, Bodaghi B, Lehoang P, Accorinti M, Mochizuki M, Prabriputaloong T, Read RW. Frequency of distinguishing clinical features in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Ophthalmology. 2010 Mar; 117(3):591-9, 599. e1. View in: PubMed

Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Sohn EH, Sadda S, Rao NA. Retinal pigment epithelial changes in chronic Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease: fundus autofluorescence and spectral domain-optical coherence tomography findings. Retina. 2010 Jan; 30(1):33-41. View in: PubMed

Saraswathy S, Rao NA. Mitochondrial proteomics in experimental autoimmune uveitis oxidative stress. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Dec; 50(12):5559-66. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Albini TA, Kumaradas M, Pinn ML, Fraig MM, Karakousis PC. Experimental ocular tuberculosis in guinea pigs. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Sep; 127(9):1162-6. View in: PubMed

Rigas PK, Kase S, Rao NA. Expression of alpha-crystallins in human sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2009 Sep-Oct; 19(5):702-7. View in: PubMed

Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Zierhut M, Rao NA. Strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic tools for tuberculous uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009 Sep-Oct; 17(5):351-5. View in: PubMed

Usui Y, Goto H, Sakai J, Takeuchi M, Usui M, Rao NA. Presumed Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease with unilateral ocular involvement: report of three cases. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug; 247(8):1127-32. View in: PubMed

Kesen MR, Edward DP, Rao NA, Sugar J, Tessler HH, Goldstein DA. Atypical infectious nodular scleritis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug; 127(8):1079-80. View in: PubMed

Herbort CP, Rao NA, Mochizuki M. International criteria for the diagnosis of ocular sarcoidosis: results of the first International Workshop On Ocular Sarcoidosis (IWOS). Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009 May-Jun; 17(3):160-9. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Expression of heat shock protein 27 and alpha-crystallins in human retinoblastoma after chemoreduction. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Apr; 93(4):541-4. View in: PubMed

Stasi K, Ramchandran RS, Rao NA, Feldon SE, DiLoreto DA. Retinal arteriolar spasm during transient monocular visual loss in eosinophilic vasculitis. J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Mar; 29(1):58-61. View in: PubMed

Pan Y, Rao NA. Alopecia areata during etanercept therapy. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009 Mar-Apr; 17(2):127-9. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Expression of alpha-crystallin in retinoblastoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Feb; 127(2):187-92. View in: PubMed

Parikh JG, Saraswathy S, Rao NA. Photoreceptor oxidative damage in sympathetic ophthalmia. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Dec; 146(6):866-75. e2. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Parikh JG, Youssef PN, Murphree AL, Rao NA. Transforming growth factor beta in retinoblastoma-related cataract. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 Nov; 126(11):1539-42. View in: PubMed

Albini TA, Karakousis PC, Rao NA. Interferon-gamma release assays in the diagnosis of tuberculous uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Oct; 146(4):486-8. View in: PubMed

Ameri H, Ratanapakorn T, Rao NA, Chader GJ, Humayun MS. Natural course of experimental retinal vein occlusion in rabbit; arterial occlusion following venous photothrombosis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Oct; 246(10):1429-39. View in: PubMed

Parikh JG, Tawansy KA, Rao NA. Immunohistochemical study of chronic nongranulomatous anterior uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Ophthalmology. 2008 Oct; 115(10):1833-6. View in: PubMed

Parikh JG, Burnstine MA, Kase S, Rao NA. Salivary duct carcinoma metastatic to eyelid and orbit-a case report. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Aug; 246(8):1185-8. View in: PubMed

Khurana RN, Parikh JG, Saraswathy S, Wu GS, Rao NA. Mitochondrial oxidative DNA damage in experimental autoimmune uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Aug; 49(8):3299-304. View in: PubMed

Khurana RN, Javaheri M, Rao N. Ophthalmic manifestations of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome associated with Cryptococcus neoformans. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008 Jul-Aug; 16(4):185-90. View in: PubMed

Wang M, Khurana RN, Parikh JG, Hidayat AA, Rao NA. Myxofibrosarcoma of the orbit: an underrecognized entity? Case report and review of the literature. Ophthalmology. 2008 Jul; 115(7):1237-1240. e2. View in: PubMed

Esmaili DD, Chang EL, O'Hearn TM, Smith RE, Rao NA. Simultaneous presentation of Kimura disease and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 24(4):310-1. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Peripapillary subretinal neovascularization in retinoblastoma. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun; 246(6):931-4. View in: PubMed

Levinson RD, Du Z, Luo L, Holland GN, Rao NA, Reed EF, Rajalingam R. KIR and HLA gene combinations in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Hum Immunol. 2008 Jun; 69(6):349-53. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Saraswathy S, Wu GS, Katselis GS, Wawrousek EF, Bhat S. Elevated retina-specific expression of the small heat shock protein, alphaA-crystallin, is associated with photoreceptor protection in experimental uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Mar; 49(3):1161-71. View in: PubMed

Usui Y, Parikh J, Goto H, Rao NA. Immunopathology of necrotising scleritis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2008 Mar; 92(3):417-9. View in: PubMed

Kase S, Rao NA. Comment on the recent publication "Conjunctival nodules associated with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease". Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Feb; 246(2):323; author reply 325-6. View in: PubMed

Kim LA, Khurana RN, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Melanin-laden macrophages in the CSF to diagnose Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada simulating ocular syphilis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008 Jan-Feb; 16(1):59-61. View in: PubMed

Saraswathy S, Rao NA. Photoreceptor mitochondrial oxidative stress in experimental autoimmune uveitis. Ophthalmic Res. 2008; 40(3-4):160-4. View in: PubMed

Khurana RN, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Sarcoid choroiditis simulating birdshot chorioretinopathy. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2008; 2(4):301-3. View in: PubMed

Reddy HS, Khurana RN, Rao NA, Chopra V. Granuloma annulare anterior uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008 Jan-Feb; 16(1):55-7. View in: PubMed

Bodaghi B, de Kozak Y, Lehoang P, Rao NA. Editorial. Ophthalmic Res. 2008; 40(3-4):113-4. View in: PubMed

Bodaghi B, Rao N. Relevance of animal models to human uveitis. Ophthalmic Res. 2008; 40(3-4):200-2. View in: PubMed

Deschenes J, Murray PI, Rao NA, Nussenblatt RB. International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG): clinical classification of uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008 Jan-Feb; 16(1):1-2. View in: PubMed

Ameri H, Chader GJ, Kim JG, Sadda SR, Rao NA, Humayun MS. The effects of intravitreous bevacizumab on retinal neovascular membrane and normal capillaries in rabbits. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Dec; 48(12):5708-15. View in: PubMed

Gupta V, Gupta A, Rao NA. Intraocular tuberculosis--an update. Surv Ophthalmol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 52(6):561-87. View in: PubMed

Khurana RN, Tran VT, Rao NA. Metastatic cutaneous melanoma involving the retina and vitreous. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep; 125(9):1296-7. View in: PubMed

Parikh JG, Khurana RN, Lai MM, Rodriguez A, Rao NA. Keloid of the conjunctiva simulating a conjunctival malignancy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep; 91(9):1251-2. View in: PubMed

Zoumalan CI, Erb MH, Rao NA, See R, Bernstine MA, Shah SB, McCulley TJ. Periorbital xanthogranuloma after blepharoplasty. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug; 91(8):1088-9. View in: PubMed

O'Hearn TM, Fawzi A, Esmaili D, Javaheri M, Rao NA, Lim JI. Presumed ocular tuberculosis presenting as a branch retinal vein occlusion in the absence of retinal vasculitis or uveitis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul; 91(7):981-2. View in: PubMed

Rajendram R, Rao NA. Neuroglobin in normal retina and retina from eyes with advanced glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 May; 91(5):663-6. View in: PubMed

Albini TA, Sun RL, Holz ER, Khurana RN, Rao NA. Lemon juice and Candida endophthalmitis in crack-cocaine misuse. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 May; 91(5):702-3. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Sukavatcharin S, Tsai JH. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease diagnostic criteria. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):195-9. View in: PubMed

Rajendram R, Saraswathy S, Rao NA. Photoreceptor mitochondrial oxidative stress in early experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr; 91(4):531-7. View in: PubMed

Tsai JH, Sukavatcharin S, Rao NA. Utility of lumbar puncture in diagnosis of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):189-94. View in: PubMed

Sukavatcharin S, Tsai JH, Rao NA. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in Hispanic patients. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):143-8. View in: PubMed

Rajendram R, Evans M, Khurana RN, Tsai JH, Rao NA. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease presenting as optic neuritis. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):217-20. View in: PubMed

Rao NA. Pathology of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):81-5. View in: PubMed

Mantovani A, Resta A, Herbort CP, Abu El Asrar A, Kawaguchi T, Mochizuki M, Okada AA, Rao NA. Work-up, diagnosis and management of acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease: a case of acute myopization with granulomatous uveitis. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):105-15. View in: PubMed

Sukavatcharin S, Cursino S, Li G, Green RL, Lim JI, Rao NA. Xanthogranuloma of the iris simulating melanoma in an adult. Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 143(3):529-31. View in: PubMed

Bae SR, Wu GS, Sevanian A, Schultz BE, Zamir E, Rao NA. Direct detection of reactive nitrogen species in experimental autoimmune uveitis. Korean J Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 21(1):21-7. View in: PubMed

Evans M, Sharma O, LaBree L, Smith RE, Rao NA. Differences in clinical findings between Caucasians and African Americans with biopsy-proven sarcoidosis. Ophthalmology. 2007 Feb; 114(2):325-33. View in: PubMed

Albini TA, Evans M, Lakhanpal RR, Javaheri M, Rao NA, Chong LP. Conjunctival epithelium in pars plana vitrectomy specimens. Retina. 2007 Jan; 27(1):55-8. View in: PubMed

Lin MY, Kochounian H, Moore RE, Lee TD, Rao N, Fong HK. Deposition of exon-skipping splice isoform of human retinal G protein-coupled receptor from retinal pigment epithelium into Bruch's membrane. Mol Vis. 2007; 13:1203-14. View in: PubMed

Lim JI, Rao NA. Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin for serpiginous choroiditis with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2007; 1(1):3-4. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Saraswathy S, Smith RE. Tuberculous uveitis: distribution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the retinal pigment epithelium. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec; 124(12):1777-9. View in: PubMed

Chao JR, Khurana RN, Fawzi AA, Reddy HS, Rao NA. Syphilis: reemergence of an old adversary. Ophthalmology. 2006 Nov; 113(11):2074-9. View in: PubMed

Rao N, John M, Thomas N, Rajaratnam S, Seshadri MS. Aetiological, clinical and metabolic profile of hypokalaemic periodic paralysis in adults: a single-centre experience. Natl Med J India. 2006 Sep-Oct; 19(5):246-9. View in: PubMed

Khairallah M, Rao NA, Ben Yahia S, Zaouali S, Attia S. Pseudotumoral retinal pigment epithelium proliferation in a patient with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Sep; 124(9):1366-7. View in: PubMed

Saraswathy S, Wu G, Rao NA. Retinal microglial activation and chemotaxis by docosahexaenoic acid hydroperoxide. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Aug; 47(8):3656-63. View in: PubMed

Read RW, Yu F, Accorinti M, Bodaghi B, Chee SP, Fardeau C, Goto H, Holland GN, Kawashima H, Kojima E, Lehoang P, Lemaitre C, Okada AA, Pivetti-Pezzi P, Secchi A, See RF, Tabbara KF, Usui M, Rao NA. Evaluation of the effect on outcomes of the route of administration of corticosteroids in acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jul; 142(1):119-24. View in: PubMed

Rao NA. Treatment of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease by corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2006 Apr; 14(2):71-2. View in: PubMed

Tsai JH, Evans M, Rao NA. Comparative study of two sets of criteria for the diagnosis of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr; 141(4):778-9; author reply 779. View in: PubMed

Rathinam SR, Rao NA. Sympathetic ophthalmia following postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis: a clinicopathologic study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar; 141(3):498-507. View in: PubMed

Francis BA, See RF, Rao NA, Minckler DS, Baerveldt G. Ab interno trabeculectomy: development of a novel device (Trabectome) and surgery for open-angle glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2006 Feb; 15(1):68-73. View in: PubMed

de Smet MD, Rao NA. Retinal cystoid spaces in acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov; 140(5):962; author reply 962-3. View in: PubMed

Touitou V, Bodaghi B, Cassoux N, Tran TH, Rao NA, Cacoub P, LeHoang P. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov; 140(5):949-52. View in: PubMed

Albini TA, Zamir E, Read RW, Smith RE, See RF, Rao NA. Evaluation of subconjunctival triamcinolone for nonnecrotizing anterior scleritis. Ophthalmology. 2005 Oct; 112(10):1814-20. View in: PubMed

Read RW, Zhang J, Albini T, Evans M, Rao NA. Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon in the conjunctiva: immunohistochemical analysis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug; 140(2):262-6. View in: PubMed

Wu GS, Lee TD, Moore RE, Rao NA. Photoreceptor mitochondrial tyrosine nitration in experimental uveitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Jul; 46(7):2271-81. View in: PubMed

Nussenblatt RB, Peterson JS, Foster CS, Rao NA, See RF, Letko E, Buggage RR. Initial evaluation of subcutaneous daclizumab treatments for noninfectious uveitis: a multicenter noncomparative interventional case series. Ophthalmology. 2005 May; 112(5):764-70. View in: PubMed

Khurana RN, Albini T, Dea MK, Rao NA, Lim JI. Atypical presentation of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome involving granular lesions of varying size. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 May; 139(5):935-7. View in: PubMed

Cassoux N, Charlotte F, Rao NA, Bodaghi B, Merle-Beral H, Lehoang P. Endoretinal biopsy in establishing the diagnosis of uveitis: a clinicopathologic report of three cases. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2005 Feb; 13(1):79-83. View in: PubMed

Francis BA, Du LT, Najafi K, Murthy R, Kurumety U, Rao N, Minckler DS. Histopathologic features of conjunctival filtering blebs. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb; 123(2):166-70. View in: PubMed

Rajendram R, Evans M, Rao NA. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2005; 45(2):115-34. View in: PubMed

Rao NA. Preface. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2005; 45(2):xiii-xiv. View in: PubMed

Albini TA, Rao NA, Smith RE. The diagnosis and management of anterior scleritis. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2005; 45(2):191-204. View in: PubMed

Levinson RD, See RF, Rajalingam R, Reed EF, Park MS, Rao NA, Holland GN. HLA-DRB1 and -DQB1 alleles in mestizo patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada's disease in Southern California. Hum Immunol. 2004 Dec; 65(12):1477-82. View in: PubMed

Khurana RN, Albini T, Green RL, Rao NA, Lim JI. Bartonella henselae infection presenting as a unilateral panuveitis simulating Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Dec; 138(6):1063-5. View in: PubMed

Aldave AJ, Gutmark JG, Yellore VS, Affeldt JA, Meallet MA, Udar N, Rao NA, Small KW, Klintworth GK. Lattice corneal dystrophy associated with the Ala546Asp and Pro551Gln missense changes in the TGFBI gene. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov; 138(5):772-81. View in: PubMed

Gopal L, Babu EK, Gupta S, Krishnakumar S, Biswas J, Rao NA. Pigmented malignant medulloepithelioma of the ciliary body. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2004 Nov-Dec; 41(6):364-6. View in: PubMed

Levinson RD, Rajalingam R, Park MS, Reed EF, Gjertson DW, Kappel PJ, See RF, Rao NA, Holland GN. Human leukocyte antigen A29 subtypes associated with birdshot retinochoroidopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Oct; 138(4):631-4. View in: PubMed

Albini TA, Rao NA, Li A, Craft CM, Fujii GY, De Juan E. Limited macular translocation: a clinicopathologic case report. Ophthalmology. 2004 Jun; 111(6):1209-14. View in: PubMed

Usui Y, Rao NA. Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid: report of a case with immunohistochemical study. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2004 May-Jun; 48(3):306-8. View in: PubMed

Meallet MA, Affeldt JA, McFarland TJ, Appukuttan B, Read R, Stout JT, Rao NA. An unusual clinical phenotype of Avellino corneal dystrophy associated with an Arg124His beta iG-H3 mutation in an African-American woman. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Apr; 137(4):765-7. View in: PubMed

Ito S, Wu GS, Kimoto T, Hisatomi T, Ishibashi T, Rao NA. Peroxynitrite-induced apoptosis in photoreceptor cells. Curr Eye Res. 2004 Jan; 28(1):17-24. View in: PubMed

Kodama M, Numaga J, Yoshida A, Kaburaki T, Oshika T, Fujino Y, Wu GS, Rao NA, Kawashima H. Effects of a new dexamethasone-delivery system (Surodex) on experimental intraocular inflammation models. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2003 Nov; 241(11):927-33. View in: PubMed

Spencer WH, Chan CC, Shen DF, Rao NA. Detection of histoplasma capsulatum DNA in lesions of chronic ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. Arch Ophthalmol. 2003 Nov; 121(11):1551-5. View in: PubMed

Inomata H, Yoshikawa H, Rao NA. Phacoanaphylaxis in Behçet's disease: a clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical study. Ophthalmology. 2003 Oct; 110(10):1942-5. View in: PubMed

Jo N, Wu GS, Rao NA. Upregulation of chemokine expression in the retinal vasculature in ischemia-reperfusion injury. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Sep; 44(9):4054-60. View in: PubMed

Krishnakumar S, Subramanian N, Mohan ER, Mahesh L, Biswas J, Rao NA. Solitary fibrous tumor of the orbit: a clinicopathologic study of six cases with review of the literature. Surv Ophthalmol. 2003 Sep-Oct; 48(5):544-54. View in: PubMed

See RF, Humayun M, Rao NA. Bilateral neuroretinopathy with multiple retinal arterial aneurysms. Arch Ophthalmol. 2003 Aug; 121(8):1206-7. View in: PubMed

Folberg R, Salomao D, Grossniklaus HE, Proia AD, Rao NA, Cameron JD. Recommendations for the reporting of tissues removed as part of the surgical treatment of common malignancies of the eye and its adnexa. Am J Surg Pathol. 2003 Jul; 27(7):999-1004. View in: PubMed

Folberg R, Salomao D, Grossniklaus HE, Proia AD, Rao NA, Cameron JD. Recommendations for the reporting of tissues removed as part of the surgical treatment of common malignancies of the eye and its adnexa. Mod Pathol. 2003 Jul; 16(7):725-30. View in: PubMed

Zamir E, Bodaghi B, Tugal-Tutkun I, See RF, Charlotte F, Wang RC, Wechsler B, LeHoang P, Anteby I, Rao NA. Conjunctival ulcers in Behçet's disease. Ophthalmology. 2003 Jun; 110(6):1137-41. View in: PubMed

Francis BA, DiLoreto DA, Chong LP, Rao N. Late-onset bacterial endophthalmitis following glaucoma drainage implantation. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2003 Mar 1; 34(2):128-30. View in: PubMed

Francis BA, DiLoreto DA, Chong LP, Rao N. Late-onset bacteria endophthalmitis following glaucoma drainage implantation. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2003 Mar-Apr; 34(2):128-30. View in: PubMed

Hsu JK, Johnston WT, Read RW, McDonnell PJ, Pangalinan R, Rao N, Smith RE. Histopathology of corneal melting associated with diclofenac use after refractive surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Feb; 29(2):250-6. View in: PubMed

Folberg R, Salomao D, Grossniklaus HE, Proia AD, Rao NA, Cameron JD. Recommendations for the reporting of tissues removed as part of the surgical treatment of common malignancies of the eye and its adnexa. The Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology. Hum Pathol. 2003 Feb; 34(2):114-8. View in: PubMed

Charlotte F, Ito S, Wu G, Kimoto T, Rao N. Highly selective inhibitor of inducible nitric oxide synthase enhances S-antigen-induced uveitis. Curr Eye Res. 2003 Jan; 26(1):1-7. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Kimoto T, Zamir E, Giri R, Wang R, Ito S, Pararajasegaram G, Read RW, Wu GS. Pathogenic role of retinal microglia in experimental uveoretinitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2003 Jan; 44(1):22-31. View in: PubMed

See RF, Rao NA. Cytomegalovirus retinitis in the era of combined highly active antiretroviral therapy. Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2002 Dec; 15(4):529-36, viii. View in: PubMed

Rao NA, Kaiser E, Quiros PA, Sadun AA, See RF. Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the lacrimal gland. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Dec; 120(12):1745-8. View in: PubMed

Priya K, Madhavan HN, Reiser BJ, Biswas J, Saptagirish R, Narayana KM, Rao NA. Association of herpesviruses in the aqueous humor of patients with serpiginous choroiditis: a polymerase chain reaction-based study. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2002 Dec; 10(4):253-61. View in: PubMed

Zamir E, Hudson H, Ober RR, Kumar SK, Wang RC, Read RW, Rao NA. Massive mycobacterial choroiditis during highly active antiretroviral therapy: another immune-recovery uveitis? Ophthalmology. 2002 Nov; 109(11):2144-8. View in: PubMed

Usui Y, Kaiser ED, See RF, Rao NA, Sharma OP. Update of ocular manifestations in sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2002 Oct; 19(3):167-75. View in: PubMed

Wang RC, Zamir E, Dugel PU, Sipperley JO, Thirkill CE, Shabatian B, Rao NA. Progressive subretinal fibrosis and blindness associated with multifocal granulomatous chorioretinitis: A variant of sympathetic ophthalmia. Ophthalmology. 2002 Aug; 109(8):1527-31. View in: PubMed

Fardeau C, Romand S, Rao NA, Cassoux N, Bettembourg O, Thulliez P, Lehoang P. Diagnosis of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis with atypical clinical features. Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Aug; 134(2):196-203. View in: PubMed

Zamir E, Smith RE, See RF, Yiu SC, Burnstine M, Rao NA. Squamous cell carcinoma of the limbus extending into the anterior segment. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Aug; 120(8):1106-7. View in: PubMed

Goldenberg DT, Holland GN, Cumberland WG, Fisher TC, Folz IC, Wang RC, Terry BG, Moe AA, Kramer F, Lim JI, Rao NA, Meiselman HJ. An assessment of polymorphonuclear leukocyte rigidity in HIV-infected individuals after immune recovery. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2002 Jun; 43(6):1857-61. View in: PubMed

Marback EF, Stout TJ, Rao NA. Osseous choristoma of the conjunctiva simulating extraocular extension of retinoblastoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Jun; 133(6):825-7. View in: PubMed

Rathinam SR, Usha KR, Rao NA. Presumed trematode-induced granulomatous anterior uveitis: a newly recognized cause of intraocular inflammation in children from south India. Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Jun; 133(6):773-9. View in: PubMed

Snyder AA, Rao NA. Clinicopathological report of cerebroocular myopathy syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Apr; 133(4):559-61. View in: PubMed

Zamir E, Read RW, Smith RE, Wang RC, Rao NA. A prospective evaluation of subconjunctival injection of triamcinolone acetonide for resistant anterior scleritis. Ophthalmology. 2002 Apr; 109(4):798-805; discussion 805-7. View in: PubMed

Ryan SJ, Hinton DR, Ogden TE, Rao N. Translational research in ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Mar; 120(3):389-90. View in: PubMed

Read RW, Zamir E, Rao NA. Neoplastic masquerade syndromes. Surv Ophthalmol. 2002 Mar-Apr; 47(2):81-124. View in: PubMed

Wu GS, Rao NA. Detection of docosahexaenoic acid hydroperoxides in retina by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Methods Mol Biol. 2002; 186:29-35. View in: PubMed

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