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  • Houri Esmaeilkhanian

    Houri Esmaeilkhanian

    Visiting Instructor, Ophthalmology Research/Clinical Trials

    BioStudy area: Post-op nasolacrimal duct obstruction; corneal injuries and associated management; diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration; deep learning and AI

    Dr. Esmaeilkhanian is a medical doctor graduated in 2018 from the Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS). When she was a medical student, she developed a strong passion for ophthalmology, and her research started off in this field. After completing medical school, she worked in an underprivileged area for a few years while she continued her research at the Eye and Ear Research Institute of IUMS. In 2021, she joined Doheny Eye Institute, UCLA where she had the opportunity to do research on diabetic retinopathy and AMD and to get clinical experience as well. She joined Byers Eye Institute on March 2023 and is looking forward to learning a lot from great mentors at Byers Eye Institute, making lots of friends, and gaining invaluable professional and personal skills.