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Our philosophy is to offer the best possible patient care in a comfortable and conveniently located state-of-the-art office with top of the line advanced technology in diagnostic and therapeutic medical services.

Mehrdad Malihi , MD.​

Dr. Malihi is board certified in Ophthalmology and a fellow member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology (OAO) and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) . He is the founder of NELSI, INC., an eye care center in Portland, Oregon.

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He completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Casey Eye Institute of Oregon Health & Science University. Previously, he completed a two-year Glaucoma Research Fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Malihi completed his Residency of Ophthalmology at Rutgers State University of New Jersey and received his M.D. from the School of Medicine at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Malihi strives to help his patients reach their goals in life through skilled and compassionate eye care. He understands how critical vision is to each person’s potential and health.

Dr. Malihi is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He provides a broad range of eye care services including ocular surface disease treatment (dry, burning, or irritating eyes), glaucoma care, cataract surgery, injections for retinal swelling and wet macular degeneration, and retina surgery.

Dr. Malihi is an avid supporter of scientific advancement in eye care. He has authored many manuscripts and has presented at meetings teaching about his work.

Dr. Malihi’s life goal is to improve his patients’ quality of life by providing exceptional eye care in a compassionate and understanding way. He is married to a wonderful mother and physician. Together with their son, they enjoy competing at soccer and playing chess.

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Mehrdad Malihi , MD.​

Dr. Malihi is board certified in Ophthalmology and a fellow member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology (OAO) and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) . He is the founder of NELSI, INC., an eye care center in Portland, Oregon.

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He completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Casey Eye Institute of Oregon Health & Science University. Previously, he completed a two-year Glaucoma Research Fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Malihi completed his Residency of Ophthalmology at Rutgers State University of New Jersey and received his M.D. from the School of Medicine at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Malihi strives to help his patients reach their goals in life through skilled and compassionate eye care. He understands how critical vision is to each person’s potential and health.

Dr. Malihi is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He provides a broad range of eye care services including ocular surface disease treatment (dry, burning, or irritating eyes), glaucoma care, cataract surgery, injections for retinal swelling and wet macular degeneration, and retina surgery.

Dr. Malihi is an avid supporter of scientific advancement in eye care. He has authored many manuscripts and has presented at meetings teaching about his work.

Dr. Malihi’s life goal is to improve his patients’ quality of life by providing exceptional eye care in a compassionate and understanding way. He is married to a wonderful mother and physician. Together with their son, they enjoy competing at soccer and playing chess.

Education

Internship

Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital, Affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medicine , Baltimore, MD

Residency

Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School

Fellowship

Glaucoma Research Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Fellowship

Vitreoretinal Surgery, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland , Oregon

Awards

The Milman Award - 2015

  The Milman Award for Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP), Department of Ophthalmology at Rutgers, the State University of NJ, 2015.

The Milman Award - 2014

  The Milman Award for Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP), Department of Ophthalmology at Rutgers, the State University of NJ, 2014.

The Milman Award - 2013

  The Milman Award for Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP), Department of Ophthalmology at Rutgers, the State University of NJ, 2013.

Silver medalist

  Silver medalist in the 28th International Chemistry Olympiad, Moscow, Russia, 1996.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Kiang L, Pirouz A, Grant S, Adrean SD, Malihi M, Lin P. Aspergillus Endophthalmitis Resulting in Development of Retinal Aspergilloma. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 Aug 1;48(8):680-683.
  • Malihi M, Jia Y, Gao SS, Flaxel CJ, Lauer AK, Hwang T, Wilson DJ, Huang D, Bailey ST. Optical coherence tomographic angiography of choroidal neovascularization ill-defined with fluorescein angiography. Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan; 101 (1):45-50.
  • Malihi M, Li X, Patel S, Eck T, Chu DS, Zarbin MA, Bhagat N. Infectious Keratitis Associated Endophthalmitis: A 14-Year Study. Retina. Retina. 2017 Apr;37(4):662-666.
  • Malihi M, Turbin RE, Frohman LP. Is Saturday Night Retinopathy Being Reported More Frequently? JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb 1; 134(2):238.
  • Malihi M, Turbin RE, Frohman LP. Saturday Night Retinopathy with Ophthalmoplegia: A Case Series. Neuro-Ophthalmology. Neuro-Ophthalmology 2015 3(2): 77-82.
  • Malihi M, Turbin RE, Mirani N, Langer PD. Giant Orbital Hydrocystoma in Children: Case Series and Review of the Literature. Orbit. 2015 Oct; 34(5):292-6.
  • Malihi M, McLaren JW, Sit AJ. Effect of Topical Anesthesia on Episcleral Venous Pressure in NormalHuman Subjects. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 May; 56 (5):2968-70.
  • Malihi M, Moura Filho ER, Hodge DO, Sit AJ. Long- Term Trends in Glaucoma-Related Blindness in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Ophthalmology. 2014 January; 121(1): 134-141.
  • Ahuja Y, Ma Khin Pyi S, Malihi M, Hodge DO, Sit AJ. Clinical Results of Ab Interno Trabeculotomy Using the Trabectome for Open-Angle Glaucoma: the Mayo clinic Series in Rochester, Minnesota. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov;156(5):927-35.
  • Nau CB, Malihi M, McLaren JW, Sit AJ. Circadian Variation of Aqueous Humor Dynamics in Older Healthy Adults. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Nov 15;54(12):7623-9.
  • Ahuja Y, Malihi M, Sit AJ. Delayed-onset Symptomatic Hyphema after Ab Interno Trabeculotomy Surgery. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep;154(3):476-480.
  • Malihi M, Sit AJ. Effect of Head and Body Position on Intraocular Pressure. Ophthalmology. 2012 May;119(5): 987-91.
  • Sit AJ, Ekdawi NS, Malihi M, McLaren JW.A Novel Method for Computerized Measurement Episcleral Venous Pressure in Humans. Exp Eye Res. 2011 Jun; 92(6):537-44.
  • Malihi M, Sit AJ. Aqueous Humor Dynamics and Implications for Clinical Practice. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Summer; 51(3):119-39.
  • Malihi M, Sit AJ. Homonymous Hemianopia Detected by Short Wavelength Automated Perimetry in a Patient with Normal Standard Perimetry and MRI. J Glaucoma. 2010 Sep; 19(7):427-31.
  • Fard MA, Yazdanei Abyane A, Malihi M. Prophylactic Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema (thickening) after Cataract Surgery: Prospective Randomized Study. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2011 May-Jun; 21(3):276-81.
  • Tari AS, Malihi M, Kasaee A, Tabatabaie SZ, Hamzedust K, Musavi MF, Rajabi MT. Enucleation with Hydroxyapatite Implantation versus Evisceration plus Scleral Quadrisection and Alloplastic Implantation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr; 25(2): 130-3.
  • Siatiri H, Moghimi S, Malihi M, Khodabande A. Use of Sealant (HFG) in Corneal Perforations. Cornea. 2008 October; 27(9):988-91.
  • Tabatabaie SZ, Rajabi MT, Khakbaz M, Malihi M. Traumatic Avulsion of the Globe: Report of a Rare Case and Brief Review of Literature. Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology. 20(2):46-49, 2008.
Presentations
  • M.Malihi, A. Thomas, J. Wilkinson, S.T. Bailey, D.Choi, C.J.Flaxel. Long term follow-up of persistent outer retinal defects following macular hole surgery. Poster presentation at Retina Society Meeting, September 2016, San Diego, CA.
  • M. Malihi, S. Patel, T. Eck, M.A. Zarbin, N. Bhagat. Corneal Ulcer Associated Endophthalmitis: A 14- Year Review. Poster presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2015, Denver, Colorado.
  • M. Malihi, R. Turbin, N. Mirani, P.D. Langer. Giant Orbital Hydrocystoma in Children: Report of Three Cases. Poster presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2014, Orlando, Florida.
  • A.J. Sit; N. Arora; J.W. McLaren; M. Malihi; L.Voskanyan. Episcleral Venous Pressure Elevation in Untreated Open Angle Glaucoma. Poster presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2013, Seatle, Washington.
  • N. Arora, M. Malihi, J.W. McLaren, L. Voskanyan, A. J. Sit. Episcleral Venous Pressure in Untreated Open Angle Glaucoma. Free paper presentation for the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Annual Meeting, March 2013, San Francisco, California.
  • A.J. Sit. Y. Ahuja, M.K. Son, M. Malihi, D.O. Hodge, A.J. Sit. Clinical Results of Ab Interno Trabeculotomy Using the Trabectome: The Mayo Clinic Series. Free paper presentation for the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Annual Meeting, March 2012, New York City, New York.
  • M. Malihi, J.W. McLaren. A.J. Sit. Effects of Topical Anesthesia on Episcleral Venous Pressure Measurement. Poster presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • A.J. Sit, M. Malihi. Circadian Variation of Aqueous Humor Dynamics: Effects on Episcleral Venous Pressure and Uveoscleral Outflow. Free paper presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • M. Malihi, A.J. Sit. Effect of Head and Body Position on Intraocular Pressure. Ophthalmology. Oral presentation at the American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, March 2011, Dana Point, California.
  • A.J. Sit, M. Malihi. Circadian Variation of Aqueous Humor Dynamics: Effects on Episcleral Venous Pressure and Uveoscleral Outflow. Free paper presentation at the American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, March 2011, Dana Point, California.
  • Y. Ahuja, M. Malihi, A.J. Sit. Delayed-onsetSymptomatic Hyphema Following Trabectome Surgery: A Single Center Case Series. Poster presentation at the American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, March 2011, Dana Point, California.
  • M. Malihi, A.J. Sit . Changing Incidence of Open-angle Glaucoma in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Poster presentation at the American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting, March 2010, Naples, Florida.
  • A.J. Sit, M. Malihi. Changing Incidence of Blindness from Open Angle Glaucoma in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Free paper presentation at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting, March 2010, Naples, Florida.
  • M. Malihi, J.W. McLaren. A.J. Sit. Episcleral Venous Pressure Measurement by Computerized Venomanometry, with and without Topical Anesthesia. Poster presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2010, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • A.J. Sit, M. Malihi, J.W. McLaren. Image Analysis Techniques for Episcleral Venous Pressure Measurement Using a Computerized Episcleral Venomanometer. Free paper presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2010, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • C.B. Nau, M. Malihi, J.W. McLaren, A.J. Sit. Circadian Variation of Aqueous Humor Dynamics in Older Healthy Subjects. Free paper presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2010, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  • A.J. Sit, M. Malihi. Comparison of combined trabectome and cataract surgery vs trabectome surgery alone. Free paper presentation at XXVII Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, September 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
     
     

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Micaela received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon and has been working in ophthalmology ever since. She is passionate about advocating for her patients and ensuring that they get the best possible care. As a Portland native, she has a fondness for nature—she loves learning how to identify trees! In her free time, you can find her reading non-fiction, playing classical piano and experimenting in the kitchen.

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