Narsing A Rao

Narsing A Rao

Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology;Grace and Emery Beardsley Professor of Ophthalmology
1450 SAN PABLO ST STE 4900 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

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

International Council of Ophthalmology: Bietti medal, 2008

: Award from European Vision and Eye Research Association, 2006

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

: International Ocular Inflammation Society Award, 2005

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

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

OCT interpretationsOphthalmology. 2010 Mar; 117(3):642, 642. e1; author reply 643643. e1. . View in PubMed

Infectious Uveitis: Conversations with the Experts Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2023 Sep; 31(7):1333-1341. . View in PubMed

Periocular irritation in elderly Asian patient JAAD Case Rep. 2023 May; 35:19-21. . View in PubMed

Vitreoretinal surgery in the management of infectious and non-infectious uveitis - a narrative review Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2023 Apr; 261(4):913-923. . View in PubMed

Progress in the diagnosis of ocular sarcoidosis Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Apr; 70(4):1121-1129. . View in PubMed

Two Cases of Cutibacterium acnes (C acnes) Endophthalmitis Manifesting With Unusual Epiretinal Deposits Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2022 03; 53(3):164-167. . View in PubMed

Survival of an HLA-mismatched, bioengineered RPE implant in dry age-related macular degeneration Stem Cell Reports. 2022 03 08; 17(3):448-458. . View in PubMed


Animal Models of Ocular Tuberculosis: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Nov 17; 29(7-8):1513-1519. . View in PubMed

Relationship of Epiretinal Membrane Formation and Macular Edema Development in a Large Cohort of Uveitic Eyes Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Jul 04; 29(5):915-921. . 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

Recommendations for the management of ocular sarcoidosis from the International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 11; 105(11):1515-1519. . View in PubMed

Editorial on Uveitis and Intraocular Inflammations Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2021 Jan-Feb 01; 10(1):3-4. . View in PubMed

One-Year Follow-Up in a Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of an Allogeneic RPE Cell Bioengineered Implant for Advanced Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2021 08 12; 10(10):13. . View in PubMed

Retinal vasculitis: A framework and proposal for a classification system Surv Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan - Feb; 66(1):54-67. . View in PubMed

Ocular erythema nodosum leprosum: An immunohistochemical study Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Sep; 68(9):2028-2030. . View in PubMed

Multimodal imaging reveals pathological edges of disease activity in tuberculosis-associated multifocal serpiginoid chorioiditis Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 19:100766. . View in PubMed

Pathogenesis of ocular tuberculosis: New observations and future directions Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2020 09; 124:101961. . View in PubMed

Evolving diagnostic approaches in infectious uveitides Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 09; 68(9):1731-1733. . View in PubMed

My career in academic medicine Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 09; 68(9):1728-1729. . View in PubMed

Prognostic factors for TB-associated uveitis in the Asia-Pacific Region: results of a modified Delphi survey Eye (Lond). 2020 09; 34(9):1693-1701. . View in PubMed

Incidence, prevalence, and risk factors of infectious uveitis and scleritis in the United States: A claims-based analysis PLoS One. 2020; 15(8):e0237995. . 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

Histopathologic Assessment of Optic Nerves and Retina From a Patient With Chronically Implanted Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019 May; 8(3):31. . View in PubMed

Revised criteria of International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis (IWOS) for the diagnosis of ocular sarcoidosis Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 10; 103(10):1418-1422. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Layer Change in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease With Multicontrast Optical Coherence Tomography Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2019 08 01; 60(10):3352-3362. . View in PubMed

Comparison of surgical outcomes of trabeculectomy, Ahmed shunt, and Baerveldt shunt in uveitic glaucoma J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2018 Jun 18; 8(1):9. . View in PubMed

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Jun; 10:77-80. . View in PubMed

Clinicopathologic Features of Tuberculous Serpiginous-like Choroiditis JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb 01; 136(2):219-221. . View in PubMed

Distinguishing Features of Ocular Sarcoidosis in an International Cohort of Uveitis Patients Ophthalmology. 2018 01; 125(1):119-126. . View in PubMed


Infections and Inflammation Occurring in the Subretinal Space Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018; 26(3):329-332. . View in PubMed

Diagnosis of Ocular Tuberculosis Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018; 26(2):208-216. . View in PubMed

NLRP3 inflammasome activation by mycobacterial ESAT-6 and dsRNA in intraocular tuberculosis Microb Pathog. 2018 Jan; 114:219-224. . View in PubMed

Coexisting Phacoanaphylaxis and Choroidal Melanoma: An Unusual Intraocular Inflammation Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018; 26(8):1278-1282. . View in PubMed

Quadruple Neoplasms following Radiation Therapy for Congenital Bilateral Retinoblastoma Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Dec; 4(1):33-37. . View in PubMed

Rabbit model of ocular indirect photodynamic therapy using a retinoblastoma xenograft Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec; 255(12):2363-2373. . 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

A Glistening Lens Ophthalmol Retina. 2017 May - Jun; 1(3):255. . View in PubMed

Choroidal neovascularization secondary to tuberculosis: Presentation and management Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Apr; 5:124-129. . View in PubMed

Malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the orbit: Spectrum of histologic features Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Apr; 5:7-10. . View in PubMed

Imaging in tuberculosis-associated uveitis Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr; 65(4):264-270. . View in PubMed

Multimodal Imaging in Sympathetic Ophthalmia Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Apr; 25(2):152-159. . View in PubMed

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan - Feb; 62(1):1-25. . View in PubMed



Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomographic Documentation of Choroidal Melanin Loss in Chronic Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 09 01; 58(11):4467-4476. . View in PubMed

Post-infectious Uveitis Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Dec; 24(6):603-606. . View in PubMed

Quantifying Retinal Microvascular Changes in Uveitis Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov; 171:101-112. . View in PubMed

Retinopathy in lupus transitioned to Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2016 Oct; 3:43-46. . View in PubMed

Eye examination for early diagnosis of disseminated tuberculosis in patients with AIDS Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Apr; 16(4):493-9. . View in PubMed

Ophthalmomyiasis Interna Ophthalmology. 2016 Feb; 123(2):247. . View in PubMed

Ultra-Wide-Field Fluorescein Angiography in Microscopic Polyangiitis Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2016; 2016:9834684. . View in PubMed

Anterior Segment Ischemia in Viper Bite Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016; 24(1):49-54. . View in PubMed

Comprehensive polymerase chain reaction assay for detection of pathogenic DNA in lymphoproliferative disorders of the ocular adnexa Sci Rep. 2016 11 10; 6:36621. . View in PubMed

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

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

Pathogenesis and Pathology of Intraocular Tuberculosis Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2015 Aug; 23(4):353-357. . View in PubMed


The utility of routine tuberculosis screening in county hospital patients with uveitis Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug; 98(8):1091-5. . View in PubMed

Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges Retina. 2014 Jun; 34(6):1247-52. . View in PubMed

Replication of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in retinal pigment epithelium JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun; 132(6):724-9. . View in PubMed

Rapid progression of uveitis and alopecia syphilitica in AIDS JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 01; 132(4):506-8. . View in PubMed

A 49-year-old man with unilateral, nontender left eyelid swelling Digit J Ophthalmol. 2014; 20(1):15-9. . View in PubMed

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

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

Role of ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography in the management of uveitis Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec; 48(6):489-93. . View in PubMed

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

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

Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in eyes with Coats' disease Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jan 07; 54(1):57-62. . View in PubMed

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

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

Morphometric spectral-domain optical coherence tomography features of epiretinal membrane correlate with visual acuity in patients with uveitisAm J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul; 154(1):78-86. e1. . View in PubMed

Immunopathologic processes in sympathetic ophthalmia as signified by microRNA profiling Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jun 28; 53(7):4197-204. . View in PubMed

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

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

Nontuberculous mycobacterial ocular and adnexal infections Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 May-Jun; 57(3):202-35. . View in PubMed

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

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 Mar; 53(3):1169-76. . View in PubMed

Neuroglobin protection in retinal ischemia Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Feb; 53(2):704-11. . View in PubMed

Expression of a-crystallin in the retina of human sympathetic ophthalmia Mol Med Rep. 2012 02; 5(2):395-9. . View in PubMed

Small heat shock protein aA-crystallin prevents photoreceptor degeneration in experimental autoimmune uveitis PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33582. . View in PubMed

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

Phenotype of transgenic mice overexpressed with inducible nitric oxide synthase in the retina PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43089. . View in PubMed

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

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

Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges Retina. 2011 Sep; 31(8):1732-9. . View in PubMed

Eosinophilic variant of Wegener granulomatosis in the orbit Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep; 129(9):1238-40. . View in PubMed

The role of TLR4 activation in photoreceptor mitochondrial oxidative stress Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jul 29; 52(8):5824-35. . View in PubMed

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

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 28; 52(7):4610-6. . View in PubMed

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

Adult-onset asthma and severe periocular xanthogranuloma: a case report Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 May-Jun; 27(3):e63-4. . View in PubMed

Ocular tuberculosis: a clinicopathologic and molecular study Ophthalmology. 2011 Apr; 118(4):772-7. . View in PubMed

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

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

Posttranslational modification of differentially expressed mitochondrial proteins in the retina during early experimental autoimmune uveitis Mol Vis. 2011; 17:1814-21. . 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

Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection: why a new journal on ocular inflammation? J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2010 Nov 10; 1(1):1-2.. View in PubMed

Dark hypopyon in Streptococcus bovis endogenous endophthalmitis: clinicopathologic correlations J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2010 Oct 30; 1(1):39-41. . View in PubMed

Oxidative photoreceptor cell damage in autoimmune uveitis J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2010 Oct 30; 1(1):7-13. . View in PubMed

Chronic coccidioidomycosis endophthalmitis without concomitant systemic involvement: a clinicopathological case report Ophthalmology. 2010 Sep; 117(9):1839-42. . View in PubMed

Exfoliating goblet cell hyperplasia mimicking pterygium: a clinicopathological case report Int Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug; 30(4):421-3. . View in PubMed

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

Clinical features of tuberculous serpiginouslike choroiditis in contrast to classic serpiginous choroiditis Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Jul; 128(7):853-8. . View in PubMed

Review for disease of the year: immunopathogenesis of ocular sarcoidosis Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Jun; 18(3):143-51. . View in PubMed

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

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

Frequency of distinguishing clinical features in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada diseaseOphthalmology. 2010 Mar; 117(3):591-9599. e1. . View in PubMed

Merkel cell carcinoma of the conjunctivaOphthalmology. 2010 Mar; 117(3):637. e1-2. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Experimental ocular tuberculosis in guinea pigs Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Sep; 127(9):1162-6. . View in PubMed

Strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic tools for tuberculous uveitis Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009 Sep-Oct; 17(5):351-5. . View in PubMed

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

Atypical infectious nodular scleritis Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug; 127(8):1079-80. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Retinal arteriolar spasm during transient monocular visual loss in eosinophilic vasculitis J Neuroophthalmol. 2009 Mar; 29(1):58-61. . View in PubMed

Expression of alpha-crystallin in retinoblastoma Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Feb; 127(2):187-92. . View in PubMed

Photoreceptor oxidative damage in sympathetic ophthalmiaAm J Ophthalmol. 2008 Dec; 146(6):866-75. e2. . View in PubMed

Transforming growth factor beta in retinoblastoma-related cataract Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 Nov; 126(11):1539-42. . View in PubMed

Immunohistochemical study of chronic nongranulomatous anterior uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis Ophthalmology. 2008 Oct; 115(10):1833-6. . 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

Interferon-gamma release assays in the diagnosis of tuberculous uveitis Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Oct; 146(4):486-8. . View in PubMed

Mitochondrial oxidative DNA damage in experimental autoimmune uveitis Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Aug; 49(8):3299-304. . View in PubMed

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

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

Ophthalmology. 2008 Jul; 115(7):1237-1240. e2. . View in PubMed

Simultaneous presentation of Kimura disease and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 24(4):310-1. . View in PubMed

KIR and HLA gene combinations in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease Hum Immunol. 2008 Jun; 69(6):349-53. . View in PubMed

Peripapillary subretinal neovascularization in retinoblastoma Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun; 246(6):931-4. . View in PubMed

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

Immunopathology of necrotising scleritis Br J Ophthalmol. 2008 Mar; 92(3):417-9. . View in PubMed

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

Editorial Ophthalmic Res. 2008; 40(3-4):113-4. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Sarcoid choroiditis simulating birdshot chorioretinopathy Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2008; 2(4):301-3. . View in PubMed

Granuloma annulare anterior uveitis Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008 Jan-Feb; 16(1):55-7. . View in PubMed

International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG): clinical classification of uveitis Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2008 Jan-Feb; 16(1):1-2. . 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

Intraocular tuberculosis--an update Surv Ophthalmol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 52(6):561-87. . View in PubMed

Keloid of the conjunctiva simulating a conjunctival malignancy Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep; 91(9):1251-2. . View in PubMed

Metastatic cutaneous melanoma involving the retina and vitreous Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep; 125(9):1296-7. . View in PubMed

Periorbital xanthogranuloma after blepharoplasty Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug; 91(8):1088-9. . View in PubMed

Deposition of exon-skipping splice isoform of human retinal G protein-coupled receptor from retinal pigment epithelium into Bruch's membrane Mol Vis. 2007 Jul 19; 13:1203-14. . View in PubMed

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

Lemon juice and Candida endophthalmitis in crack-cocaine misuse Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 May; 91(5):702-3. . View in PubMed

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

Photoreceptor mitochondrial oxidative stress in early experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr; 91(4):531-7. . View in PubMed

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

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in Hispanic patients Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):143-8. . View in PubMed

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

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease diagnostic criteria Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):195-9. . View in PubMed

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

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease presenting as optic neuritis Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr-Jun; 27(2-3):217-20. . View in PubMed

Direct detection of reactive nitrogen species in experimental autoimmune uveitis Korean J Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 21(1):21-7. . View in PubMed

Xanthogranuloma of the iris simulating melanoma in an adult Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 143(3):529-31. . View in PubMed

Differences in clinical findings between Caucasians and African Americans with biopsy-proven sarcoidosis Ophthalmology. 2007 Feb; 114(2):325-33. . View in PubMed

Conjunctival epithelium in pars plana vitrectomy specimens Retina. 2007 Jan; 27(1):55-8. . View in PubMed

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

Tuberculous uveitis: distribution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the retinal pigment epithelium Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec; 124(12):1777-9. . View in PubMed

Syphilis: reemergence of an old adversary Ophthalmology. 2006 Nov; 113(11):2074-9. . View in PubMed

Pseudotumoral retinal pigment epithelium proliferation in a patient with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Sep; 124(9):1366-7. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease in patients with chronic hepatitis C Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov; 140(5):949-52. . View in PubMed

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

Evaluation of subconjunctival triamcinolone for nonnecrotizing anterior scleritis Ophthalmology. 2005 Oct; 112(10):1814-20. . View in PubMed

Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon in the conjunctiva: immunohistochemical analysis Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug; 140(2):262-6. . View in PubMed

Photoreceptor mitochondrial tyrosine nitration in experimental uveitis Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Jul; 46(7):2271-81. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Histopathologic features of conjunctival filtering blebs Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb; 123(2):166-70. . View in PubMed

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

The diagnosis and management of anterior scleritis Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2005; 45(2):191-204. . View in PubMed

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2005; 45(2):115-34. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Pigmented malignant medulloepithelioma of the ciliary body J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2004 Nov-Dec; 41(6):364-6. . View in PubMed

Human leukocyte antigen A29 subtypes associated with birdshot retinochoroidopathy Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Oct; 138(4):631-4. . View in PubMed

Limited macular translocation: a clinicopathologic case report Ophthalmology. 2004 Jun; 111(6):1209-14. . View in PubMed

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

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

Peroxynitrite-induced apoptosis in photoreceptor cells Curr Eye Res. 2004 Jan; 28(1):17-24. . View in PubMed

Detection of histoplasma capsulatum DNA in lesions of chronic ocular histoplasmosis syndrome Arch Ophthalmol. 2003 Nov; 121(11):1551-5. . View in PubMed

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Narsing A. Rao, MD, was named Interim Dean of the Keck School, effective Sept. 16, 2020. He also is the Grace and Emery Beardsley Professor of Ophthalmology. Before accepting the position of Interim Dean, Dr. Rao was Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Co-Director of the USC Roski Eye Institute.

Dr. Rao has established himself as a researcher, clinician and educator who has gained international recognition as a leading expert in inflammatory and malignant disorders of the eye. He has made numerous important scientific contributions to the field and has published more than 500 peer-reviewed publications, 49 book chapters and seven books. His work has attracted highly competitive funding from the National Eye Institute of the NIH for more than 25 years.

In June 2020 Dr. Rao received the International Gold Award of Chinese Ophthalmological Society, and in September 2020 he was featured in the Living Legend Series of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Other honors include the Lorenz E. Zimmerman medal from the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the Ramon L. Font medal from the Pan American Society of Ophthalmology; the International Ocular Inflammation Society Award; and the Bietti medal from the International Council of Ophthalmology.

Under Dr. Rao’s leadership, in FY2019, the USC Department of Ophthalmology ranked No. 1 among all ophthalmology departments nationally in NIH funding, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Five faculty members in the department ranked among the top 55 NIH-funded researchers. The Department has been nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” for 26 consecutive years (ranking 12th in 2020).
During his tenure as chair, Rao oversaw a significant increase in clinical productivity, opened the first Dry Eye Center in Southern California, and integrated research and clinical care.

Dr. Rao received USC’s award for excellence in resident training 15 times and has mentored 25 postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty.

Rao received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He completed residencies in pathology and ophthalmology at Georgetown University and a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.., and was appointed to his first faculty position at Georgetown. Rao was recruited to the Keck School of Medicine in 1983 as an associate professor of ophthalmology and pathology. He was promoted to professor of ophthalmology and pathology in 1986, and from 2006-2013 held an endowed chair as the Rupert and Gertrude I. Stieger Vision Research Professor within the Doheny Eye Institute.
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