Keck School Faculty

Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology;Director of Clinical Trials
Ophthalmology
HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street Off Campus Los Angeles
Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD, MBA, earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1999. Following completion of his residency in ophthalmology, Dr. Moshfeghi attended the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for his fellowship training in medial retina and vitreoretinal surgery and diseases. He also graduated from the University of Miami Graduate School of Business Administration with an MBA specializing in Health Sector Policy and Management.

Dr. Andrew A. Moshfeghi serves as an associate professor of clinical ophthalmology, director of Clinical Trials, and director of the Medical Retina and Surgical Retina Fellowship Programs at USC. He is a recognized expert in diseases of the vitreous, retina, and macula. He formerly served as associate professor of Ophthalmology and medical director at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. Dr. Moshfeghi is a noted vitreoretinal surgeon.

Dr. Moshfeghi’s research concentrates on evaluation of intraocular pharmacotherapeutics, application of novel ophthalmic imaging techniques, and assessing health care utilization trends.

American Society of Retina Specialists: ASRS Honor Award, 2015-2015

American Academy of Ophthalmology: AAO Achievement Award, 2013-2013

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: Top Doctors Award, 2012-2015

The Best Doctors in America: Best Doctors Award, 2009-2015

University of Miami Graduate School of Business Administration, Executive MBA Program in Health Sect: Award of Academic Merit, 2009

University of Miami School of Business Administration Program in Health Sector Policy & Management: Full-Tuition Competitive Scholarship for Executive MBA, 2007-2009

Ronald G Michels Fellowship Foundation: Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation Award, 2005-2006

Tulane University School of Medicine: James H. Allen Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology, 1998-1999

: The University of Chicago Small School Talent Search Scholar, 1991-1995

FAILED LASER RETINOPEXY IN A PATIENT UNDERGOING PAZOPANIB THERAPY Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2019 Jun 12. . View in PubMed

Thomas ASwift's Electric Rifle Injuries to the Eye and Ocular Adnexa: The Management of Complex Trauma. Ophthalmol Retina. 2019 Mar; 3(3):258-269. . View in PubMed

A novel classification of high myopia into anterior and posterior pathologic subtypes Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct; 256(10):1847-1856. . View in PubMed

Outer Retinal Defects Represent a Normal Recovery Pathway Following Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling in Macular Hole Surgery Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 Sep 01; 49(9):e1-e8. . View in PubMed

LONG-TERM VISUAL OUTCOMES AND CLINICAL FEATURES AFTER ANTI-VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR INJECTION-RELATED ENDOPHTHALMITIS Retina. 2018 Aug 28. . View in PubMed

A novel classification of high myopia into anterior and posterior pathologic subtypes Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Jul 20. . View in PubMed

Ocular Tolerance of Contemporary Electronic Display Devices Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 May 01; 49(5):346-354. . View in PubMed

Impact of Cataract Surgery during Treatment with Ranibizumab in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema Ophthalmol Retina. 2018 Feb; 2(2):86-90. . View in PubMed

Outer Retinal Defects Represent a Normal Recovery Pathway Following Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling in Macular Hole Surgery Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 09 01; 49(9):e1-e8. . View in PubMed

Ocular Tolerance of Contemporary Electronic Display Devices Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 05 01; 49(5):346-354. . View in PubMed

Trends in Hospitalization and Incidence Rate for Syphilitic Uveitis in the United States From 1998 to 2009 Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug; 180:133-141. . View in PubMed

The Epidemiology of Retinopathy of Prematurity in the United States Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 Jul 01; 48(7):553-562. . View in PubMed

Quantitative microvascular analysis of retinal venous occlusions by spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0176404. . View in PubMed

The Epidemiology of Retinopathy of Prematurity in the United States Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 07 01; 48(7):553-562. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Visunex Medical's PanoCam(TM) LT and PanoCam(TM) Pro wide-field imaging systems for the screening of ROP in newborn infants Expert Rev Med Devices. 2016 Aug; 13(8):705-12. . View in PubMed

Eye-related Emergency Department Visits in the United States, 2010 Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr; 123(4):917-9. . View in PubMed

Mining Retrospective Data for Virtual Prospective Drug Repurposing: L-DOPA and Age-related Macular Degeneration Am J Med. 2016 Mar; 129(3):292-8. . View in PubMed

Impaired Retinal Perfusion Resulting From Vitreoretinal Traction: A Mechanism of Retinal Vascular Insufficiency Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Mar; 47(3):1-11. . View in PubMed

Self-Reported Characteristics of Retina Specialists in the United States Ophthalmology. 2016 Feb; 123(2):438-40. . View in PubMed

Widefield OCT Findings of a Patient With Stellate Nonhereditary Idiopathic Foveomacular Retinoschisis Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 08 01; 47(8):774-7. . View in PubMed

Rates of Reoperation and Retinal Detachment after Macular Hole Surgery Ophthalmology. 2016 Jan; 123(1):26-31. . View in PubMed

OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY OF RETINAL VENOUS OCCLUSION Retina. 2015 Nov; 35(11):2323-31. . View in PubMed

Reply: To PMID 25486541 Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug; 160(2):392. . View in PubMed

Postoperative Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis: Expanding the Clinical Spectrum and Possible Association with Vancomycin Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul; 122(7):1438-51. . View in PubMed

Association Between Growth of Geographic Atrophy and the Complement Factor I Locus Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jul-Aug; 46(7):772-4. . View in PubMed

Current Infectious Endophthalmitis Rates After Intravitreal Injections of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents and Outcomes of Treatment Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jun; 46(6):643-8. . View in PubMed

Comparison of Geographic Atrophy Growth Rates Using Different Imaging Modalities in the COMPLETE Study Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Apr; 46(4):413-22. . View in PubMed

Risk factors predictive of endogenous endophthalmitis among hospitalized patients with hematogenous infections in the United States Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 159(3):498-504. . View in PubMed

Ambulatory surgery center utilization by vitreoretinal surgeons: 1999-2011 Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Mar; 46(3):355-61. . View in PubMed

Feasibility of telemedicine in detecting diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration Semin Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 30(2):81-95. . View in PubMed

Incidence of bleb-associated endophthalmitis in the United States Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:317-22. . View in PubMed

Incidence of postoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage after glaucoma filtration surgeries in the United States Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:579-84. . View in PubMed

Severe bilateral ischemic retinal vasculitis following cataract surgery Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Jul-Aug; 45(4):338-42. . View in PubMed

Systemic complement inhibition with eculizumab for geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration: the COMPLETE study Ophthalmology. 2014 Mar; 121(3):693-701. . View in PubMed

Change in drusen volume as a novel clinical trial endpoint for the study of complement inhibition in age-related macular degeneration Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Jan-Feb; 45(1):18-31. . View in PubMed

Differential flow rate of commercially available triamcinolone with and without preservative through small-gauge needles Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2014 Jan-Feb; 45(1):54-7. . View in PubMed

Ocriplasmin: a medical or surgical therapy? Retina. 2013 Nov-Dec; 33(10):2001-2.. View in PubMed

Initial outcomes following intravitreal ocriplasmin for treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug; 44(4):334-43. . View in PubMed

Academic productivity and its relationship to physician salaries in the University of California Healthcare System South Med J. 2013 Jul; 106(7):415-21. . View in PubMed

Fundus findings in chronic granulomatous disease Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug; 44(4):390-2. . View in PubMed

Predicting the progression of geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration with SD-OCT en face imaging of the outer retina Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jul-Aug; 44(4):344-59. . View in PubMed

16 and 24 Gy low-voltage X-ray irradiation with ranibizumab therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: 12-month outcomesAm J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun; 155(6):1000-1008. e2. . View in PubMed

Eight questions with DrPuliafito. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Jan-Feb; 44(1):103-4. . View in PubMed

16 Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation followed by as needed ranibizumab therapy for age-related macular degeneration: 12 month outcomes of a 'radiation-first' strategy Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 96(10):1320-4. . View in PubMed

Uveitis, the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT), and intravitreal biologics for ocular inflammationAm J Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep; 154(3):429-435. e2. . View in PubMed

24-Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation with ranibizumab therapy for neovascular AMD: 6-month safety and functional outcomes Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2012 Jan-Feb; 43(1):20-4. . View in PubMed

16-Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation with ranibizumab therapy for AMD: 6-month safety and functional outcomes Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Nov-Dec; 42(6):468-73. . View in PubMed

16-Gy low-voltage x-ray irradiation followed by as-needed ranibizumab therapy for AMD: 6-month outcomes of a "radiation-first" strategy Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Nov-Dec; 42(6):460-7. . View in PubMed

Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among neurosurgery faculty in the United StatesClinical article. J Neurosurg. 2011 Aug; 115(2):380-6. . View in PubMed

Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among US neurology faculty Arch Neurol. 2011 Aug; 68(8):999-1004. . View in PubMed

Radiation treatment for age-related macular degeneration Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 26(3):121-30. . View in PubMed

Endophthalmitis following intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections for neovascular age-related macular degeneration Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 26(3):139-48. . View in PubMed

Endophthalmitis after intravitreal vascular [corrected] endothelial growth factor antagonists: a six-year experience at a university referral center Retina. 2011 Apr; 31(4):662-8. . View in PubMed

The vitreous trap: a simple, surgeon-controlled technique for obtaining undiluted vitreous and subretinal specimens during pars plana vitrectomy Retina. 2011 Feb; 31(2):426-7; author reply 427. . View in PubMed

Declining incidence of neonatal endophthalmitis in the United StatesAm J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan; 151(1):59-65. e1. . View in PubMed

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

Management of ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm with intravitreal bevacizumab Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Aug 30; 41 Online:e1-5. . View in PubMed

Management of ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm with intravitreal bevacizumab Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Jul-Aug; 41(4):1-5. . View in PubMed

Intravitreal injection analysis at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: evaluation of clinical indications for the treatment and incidence rates of endophthalmitis Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 May 25; 4:519-24. . View in PubMed

The comparison of clinical outcomes of endophthalmitis from fluoroquinolone-resistant and susceptible bacteria Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 Apr 26; 4:211-4. . View in PubMed

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis isolation from the vitrectomy specimen four hours after initial treatment with vancomycin and ceftazidime Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 Mar 04; 4:101-4. . View in PubMed

Pathology of macular foveoschisis associated with degenerative myopia J Ophthalmol. 2010; 2010. . View in PubMed

Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography appearance of preretinal aggregation of intravitreal antibiotics Retina. 2010 Jan; 30(1):184-5. . View in PubMed

Triamcinolone acetonide preparations: impact of crystal size on in vitro behavior Retina. 2009 May; 29(5):689-98. . View in PubMed

Posterior juxtascleral injection of anecortave acetate: magnetic resonance and echographic imaging and localization in rabbit eyes Retina. 2007 Feb; 27(2):247-52. . View in PubMed

Valsalva-like retinopathy following hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2006 Nov-Dec; 37(6):486-8. . View in PubMed

Systemic bevacizumab (Avastin) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: twenty-four-week results of an uncontrolled open-label clinical studyOphthalmology. 2006 Nov; 113(11):2002. e1-12. . View in PubMed

Surgical management of macular retinoschisis associated with high myopia Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Aug; 124(8):1197-9. . View in PubMed

Micro- and nanoparticulates Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2005 Dec 13; 57(14):2047-52. . View in PubMed

Optical coherence tomography findings after an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (avastin) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005 Jul-Aug; 36(4):331-5. . View in PubMed

Surgical management of non-metallic and non-magnetic metallic intraocular foreign bodies Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005 May-Jun; 36(3):189-96. . View in PubMed

Pegaptanib sodium for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2005 May; 14(5):671-82. . View in PubMed

Indocyanine green angiography findings in sympathetic ophthalmia Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005 Mar-Apr; 36(2):163-6. . View in PubMed

Idiopathic macular hole with extensive subretinal fluid: clinical and optical coherence tomography features before and after surgery Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb; 139(2):383-6. . View in PubMed

Persistent outer retinal defect after successful macular hole repair Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jan; 139(1):183-4. . View in PubMed

Lens-sparing vitrectomy for progressive tractional retinal detachments associated with stage 4A retinopathy of prematurity Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Dec; 122(12):1816-8. . View in PubMed

Pseudohypopyon after intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection for cystoid macular edema Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Sep; 138(3):489-92. . View in PubMed

Management of magnetic intravitreal foreign bodies in 71 eyes Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2004 Sep-Oct; 35(5):372-8. . View in PubMed

Excellent visual outcome and reversal of dragging after lens sparing vitrectomy for progressive tractional stage 4a retinopathy of prematurity retinal detachment Retina. 2004 Aug; 24(4):615-6. . View in PubMed

The effects of scleral buckling on young rabbit eyes Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Apr; 122(4):473-6. . View in PubMed

Management of macular holes that develop after retinal detachment repair Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Nov; 136(5):895-9. . View in PubMed

Transpupillary thermotherapy threshold parameters: effect of indocyanine green pretreatment Retina. 2003 Jun; 23(3):378-86. . View in PubMed

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