Keck School Faculty

Hossein Ameri

Hossein Ameri

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Director of USC Retinal Degeneration Center
HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch: Academic Achievement Award in Recognition of Exceptional Academic Performance, 2012

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch: Leadership Award in Recognition of Exemplary Performance as a Resident Leader, 2012

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch: Senior Resident Teaching Award: Outstanding Commitment to Educating Junior Colleagues with Clinical , 2012

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch: Senior Resident Teaching Award: Outstanding Commitment to Educating Junior Colleagues with Clinical, 2012

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch: Academic Achievement Award, 2011

Heed Ophthalmic Foundation: Heed Residents Retreat, 2011

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch: Residency Academic Achievement Award, 2010

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California: Basic Science Award, 2007

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology: International Travel Grant Award, 2007

Optical coherence tomography in healthy human subjects in the setting of prolonged dark adaptation Sci Rep. 2023 03 06; 13(1):3725. . View in PubMed

Hypertension: A Cause of Bilateral Proliferative Retinopathy J Curr Ophthalmol. 2022 Oct-Dec; 34(4):478-482. . View in PubMed

Visual Outcomes in Eyes With Neovascular Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Neovascularization Without Glaucoma Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 04; 236:1-11. . View in PubMed

Ischemic index and distribution of retinal capillary non-perfusion in neovascular glaucoma Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2022 01 17; 27(1):24. . View in PubMed

Sight restoration reverses blindness-induced cross-modal functional connectivity changes between the visual and somatosensory cortex at rest Front Neurosci. 2022; 16:902866. . View in PubMed

Capillary density and caliber as assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography may be significant predictors of diabetic retinopathy severity PLoS One. 2022; 17(1):e0262996. . View in PubMed

Insights into Metabolic Activity and Structure of the Retina through Multiphoton Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy in Mice Cells. 2022 07 22; 11(15). . View in PubMed

Acquired Vitelliform Macular Degeneration: Characteristics and Challenges of Managing Subretinal Fluid J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2021 Oct-Dec; 16(4):582-591. . View in PubMed

Fundus Autofluorescence and Clinical Applications J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2021 Jul-Sep; 16(3):432-461. . View in PubMed

Electroretinogram and Visual Field Correlation in Birdshot Chorioretinopathy Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2021 Feb 03; 10(2):208-211. . View in PubMed

Patterns of Autofluorescence in Common Genotypes of Retinitis Pigmentosa Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2021 08; 52(8):426-431. . View in PubMed

Association of the Pattern of Retinal Capillary Non-Perfusion and Vascular Leakage with Retinal Neovascularization in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy J Curr Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan-Mar; 33(1):56-61. . View in PubMed

Relating Retinal Vascular Oxygen Saturation and Microvasculature Morphology at Progressive Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2021 05 03; 10(6):4. . View in PubMed

Classification of advanced and early stages of diabetic retinopathy from non-diabetic subjects by an ordinary least squares modeling method applied to OCTA images Biomed Opt Express. 2020 Aug 01; 11(8):4666-4678. . View in PubMed

Reduced Expression of VEGF-A in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells and Human Muller Cells Following CRISPR-Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein-Mediated Gene Disruption Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2020 07; 9(8):23. . View in PubMed

Autofluorescence of choroidal vessels in Bietti's crystalline dystrophy BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2020; 5(1):e000592. . View in PubMed

Optical coherence tomography imaging of presumed Cryptococcus neoformans infection localized to the retina J Curr Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep; 31(3):353-356. . View in PubMed

Retinal Gene Distribution and Functionality Implicated in Inherited Retinal Degenerations Can Reveal Disease-Relevant Pathways for Pharmacologic Intervention Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2019 May 17; 12(2). . View in PubMed

Gene Therapy for Inherited Retinal Degeneration J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2019 03; 35(2):79-97. . View in PubMed

Enhanced Depth Navigation Through Augmented Reality Depth Mapping in Patients with Low Vision Sci Rep. 2019 08 02; 9(1):11230. . View in PubMed

Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Implantation in a Patient With a History Of Strabismus Surgery:A Surgical Technique Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2019 02 01; 50(2):116-119. . View in PubMed


Eplerenone as a novel treatment for persistent subretinal fluid following retinal detachment surgery Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Jun; 10:261-263. . View in PubMed

Prospect of retinal gene therapy following commercialization of voretigene neparvovec-rzyl for retinal dystrophy mediated by RPE65 mutation J Curr Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 30(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

Implantation of multiple suprachoroidal electrode arrays in rabbits J Curr Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar; 30(1):68-73. . View in PubMed

Retinal Anatomy and Electrode Array Position in Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients After Argus II Implantation: An International Study Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 09; 193:87-99. . View in PubMed

Rapid Diagnostic for Point-of-Care Malaria Screening ACS Sens. 2018 07 27; 3(7):1264-1270. . View in PubMed



Acute hypotony maculopathy following the initiation of a topical aqueous suppressant in a patient with a history of panuveitis without prior filtering surgery Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Sep; 7:95-98. . View in PubMed

Atypical chronic central serous chorioretinopathy with cystoid macular edema: Therapeutic response to medical and laser therapy J Curr Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun; 29(2):133-135. . 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

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

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Diabetic Retinopathy in Human Subjects Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Sep; 46(8):796-805. . View in PubMed

Type 3 neovascularization: evolution, association with pigment epithelial detachment, and treatment response as revealed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography Retina. 2015 Apr; 35(4):638-47. . View in PubMed

MULTIMODAL IMAGING OF GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF RETINAL DARKENING Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015; 9(4):347-51. . View in PubMed

Retinal prosthesis, potential future approaches Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 42(7):599-600. . View in PubMed

TWEAK/Fn14 pathway is a novel mediator of retinal neovascularization Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Feb 10; 55(2):801-13. . View in PubMed

Leuprolide monotherapy for choroidal metastasis from prostate adenocarcinoma Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep; 130(9):1225-6. . View in PubMed

Neuroretinitis with retrobulbar involvement J Neuroophthalmol. 2011 Mar; 31(1):12-5. . View in PubMed

Vitreal oxygenation in retinal ischemia reperfusion Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Feb; 52(2):1035-42. . View in PubMed

Ultrasonic Doppler measurements of blood flow velocity of rabbit retinal vessels using a 45-MHz needle transducer Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2010 May; 248(5):675-80. . View in PubMed

Toward a wide-field retinal prosthesis J Neural Eng. 2009 Jun; 6(3):035002. . View in PubMed

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

Intravitreal and subretinal injection of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in the treatment of experimentally created retinal vein occlusion in rabbits Retina. 2008 Feb; 28(2):350-5. . View in PubMed

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

Determining the acoustic properties of the lens using a high-frequency ultrasonic needle transducer Ultrasound Med Biol. 2007 Dec; 33(12):1971-7. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of lens hardness in cataract surgery using high-frequency ultrasonic parameters in vitro Ultrasound Med Biol. 2007 Oct; 33(10):1609-16. . View in PubMed

PMN-PT single crystal, high-frequency ultrasonic needle transducers for pulsed-wave Doppler application IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2007 Mar; 54(3):668-75. . View in PubMed

Enucleated eye model for intraocular retinal prosthesis implantation Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2006 Jul-Aug; 37(4):341-3. . View in PubMed

Comparison of unilateral and simultaneous bilateral measurement of the globe position, using the Hertel exophthalmometer Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Nov; 20(6):448-51. . View in PubMed

Permanent visual loss following traumatic cortical contusion Eye (Lond). 2004 Oct; 18(10):1015-6. . View in PubMed

Dr. Hossein Ameri graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then served as a physician and managing director of Nahavand Health Network in Iran. He received his ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgery training in Ireland, where he was also an official lecturer at University College Cork and was a founding member of the Irish Retinal Prosthesis Group. Dr. Ameri then moved to Los Angeles for a research fellowship and became an Assistant Professor of Research Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California. He was involved in preclinical studies of Argus II and the development of wide-field retinal prostheses. In addition, he produced quality research on retinal vascular disease, retinal angiogenesis, and ocular ultrasound.

Dr. Ameri completed his internship in general surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and moved to Texas for his ophthalmology residency, during which he simultaneously earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Ameri obtained additional fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at USC Roski Eye Institute. An accomplished researcher and scholar, he has numerous peer-reviewed publications, holds a number of U.S. patents, and serves on the editorial board of journals. Currently, his lab is focused on developing gene therapy for acquired and inherited retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, and retinitis pigmentosa.
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