Kavita K. Rao

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology
School of Medicine

M.D., Chicago Medical School, 2008

M.S., Chicago Medical School, 2004, Applied Physiology

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2003, Molecular & Cell Biology - Cell and Development Biology

Phone: Appointments: (949) 824-2020, Academic Office: (949) 824-3134
Fax: (949) 824-4015
Email: kkrao@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of Ophthalmology
Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
850 Health Sciences Road
Mail Code: 4375
Irvine, CA 92697

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Ultrasound biomicroscopy as a tool in glaucoma evaluation, and intravitreal treatment for diabetic proliferative retinopathy
Publications Bell, N.P., Nagi, K.S., Cumba, R.J., Chuang, A.Z., Lee, D.A., Prager, T.C., Rao, K., Feldman R.M. Age and positional effect on the anterior chamber angle assessment by ultrasound biomicroscopy. ISRN Ophthalmol. 706201, 2013.
  Rao, K., Syed, M.F., Feldman, R.M., Chuang, A.Z. Risk factors for progression to end stange glacuoma. Presented at the world glaucoma congress, Boston, MA. July 2009.
  Rao, K., Ahmed, I. Black, D. Ayyala, R. New Devices in Glaucoma Surgery. Expert Review of Ophthalmology. 4 (5), Oct 2009.
  Pathak, N.J, Tsai, P.I., Kamat, K.K., Riaz, K.M. Effect of Intravitreous injection of bevacizumab on systemic blood pressure. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis Sci. 49: E5589, 2008.
  Eide, M.K., Tsai, P.I., Pathak, N.J, Kamat, K.K. Intravitreal Bevacizumab in patients with neovascular glaucoma. Invest. Ophthal. Vis. Sci. 49: E5590, 2008
  Tsai, PI., Kamat, K.K, Pathak, N., Danek K., Abuja R.M. Efficacy of intravitreal Bevacizumab in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis Sci. 49:E2736, 2008.
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
Orange County Society of Ophthalmology (OCSO)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Other Experience Clinical Specialist - General Ophthalmology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 2013—2016

Residency, Ophthalmology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 2010—2013

Internship, Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston 2009—2010

Research Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 2008—2009

Research Center Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
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Last updated 10/12/2017