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Harris Ahmed DO, MPH

Harris Ahmed DO, MPH is a resident physician in ophthalmology at the Loma Linda University Eye Institute.  He is a leader in health policy, serving in national leadership positions in multiple organizations including the AMA, AOCOOHNS, and AOA and has authored many publications and given lectures on public health advocacy and health policy, specializing in topics such as scope of practice, physician distribution, and medical education. 

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5 Procedures Every Ophthalmology Resident Must Know
Eyecare July 15th, 2022
5 Procedures Every Ophthalmology Resident Must Know

While there are many ophthalmic surgeries and treatments, here are five critical procedures that every resident should master.

Anti-VEGF Therapy: An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide
Eyecare May 26th, 2022
Anti-VEGF Therapy: An Ophthalmology Resident's Guide

Anti-VEGF drugs are used for ocular diseases to reduce neovascularization, vascular leakage, and scar formation. Gain an overview of the current anti-VEGF medications available to clinicians today.

Suspicious Choroidal Lesions: Identifying Melanoma
Eyecare April 26th, 2022
Suspicious Choroidal Lesions: Identifying Melanoma

To decrease the risk of growth and potential metastasis, diagnosis between benign choroidal nevi and melanoma should be established early. Learn about the risk factors, identification, screening, and treatment.

Diagnosing and Managing Granular Corneal Dystrophy
Eyecare March 31st, 2022
Diagnosing and Managing Granular Corneal Dystrophy

Gain an understanding of the epidemiology, symptoms, testing, treatment, and prognosis for the two subtypes of granular corneal dystrophy.

The Sub400 Protocol and the Future of Corneal Cross-Linking
Eyecare March 14th, 2022
The Sub400 Protocol and the Future of Corneal Cross-Linking

The sub400 protocol is an exciting development for a patient population with high risk for vision-threatening complications. Delve deeper into this promising protocol.

Differential Diagnosis for a Pigmented Fundus Lesion with Downloadable Cheat Sheet
Eyecare January 26th, 2022
Differential Diagnosis for a Pigmented Fundus Lesion with Downloadable Cheat Sheet

Distinguishing and diagnosing lesions represents a diagnostic challenge for eyecare providers. Expand your knowledge on the differential diagnoses and management of some of the more common pigmented lesions encountered on routine clinical examination.

Literature Review: Genetics and Ocular Tumors
Eyecare January 19th, 2022
Literature Review: Genetics and Ocular Tumors

Genetic tests have the potential to examine the individual inherited risk of developing specific cancers. Learn about the recent advances of genetics in regard to some of the most common ocular tumors.

Retinoblastoma: Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Tumors
Eyecare January 10th, 2022
Retinoblastoma: Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Tumors

Gain a working knowledge the diagnostic criteria, screening tools, and treatment options for retinoblastoma—the most common intraocular cancer amongst the pediatric population.

What's the Right OCT for You?
Eyecare December 20th, 2021
What's the Right OCT for You?

Gain an understanding of the general principles to consider when purchasing an OCT device, and take our quiz to see which OCT is the perfect fit for you and your practice.

Policy Solutions to Mitigate Gaps in Retina Care Access
Eyecare December 15th, 2021
Policy Solutions to Mitigate Gaps in Retina Care Access

While there are many policy approaches to address this issue, this article focuses on three potential growth areas. Learn which stakeholders and areas within the healthcare system to target to help mitigate gaps in access to medical and surgical retina care.

5 Top Imaging Devices Your Ophthalmology Practice Could Be Overlooking
Eyecare October 21st, 2021
5 Top Imaging Devices Your Ophthalmology Practice Could Be Overlooking

Imaging options in ophthalmology, particularly in retina, are continually expanding. Find out which less-common imaging devices could best benefit your practice and improve patient outcomes.

OCT in the OR: Using OCT During Retina Surgery
Eyecare October 19th, 2021
OCT in the OR: Using OCT During Retina Surgery

iOCT provides additional information, which often translates to altered decision making by the surgeon. Learn how this emerging technology not only improves cost efficiency through reducing unnecessary surgical steps, but can lead to safer and more precise procedures.