Vitreoretinal Surgery

Michael Altaweel

Dr. Altaweel is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology Fundus Photograph Reading Center. His clinical specialties include diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, and fundus interpretation. His research interests include clinical trials of drug efficacy as well as the scientific grading of retinal photographs and fluorescein angiograms.

Ala Moshiri

Dr. Moshiri’s commitment to academic medicine is founded on his scientific interest in retinal genetics and retinal stem cell biology, and he pursues an active laboratory research program. His research background is in the embryonic development of the retina. Under the supervision of Professor Thomas A. Reh at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Moshiri earned a Ph.D. in Neurobiology studying the genetic control of retinal stem cells during eye development. He applied these studies from the embryonic retina to replace retinal cells after injury in adult animals.

Glenn Yiu

Dr. Yiu is a vitreoretinal specialist and clinician-scientist involved in translational research to study the pathogenesis and develop therapies for age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. His focus include advanced ocular imaging technologies, genome editing, gene therapy, and drug delivery through nanotherapeutics.

Ala Moshiri, MD, PhD

We are pleased to annouce the addition of Dr. Ala Moshiri, Assistant Professor of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis at the UC Davis School of Medicine, to the clinical and investigative teams at OSOD.  Dr. Moshiri brings extensive research experience in retinal genetics and retinal stem cell biology as well as clinical expertise involving all diseases of the retina, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He also maintains interests in hereditary retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, and other related genetic conditions.