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Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, MD


Kouros Nourimahdavi, MD

UCLA Physician Kouros Nourimahdavi, MD specializes in Ophthalmology.
Preferred Name
Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
Language Spoken
English, Farsi, French
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 794-9442 Westwood
(310) 829-0160 Santa Monica
Fax Number
(310) 829-0170 Santa Monica
Email Address

UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute
100 Stein Plaza, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Santa Monica
UCLA Jules Stein Eye Center
1807 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 203
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2010
Glaucoma, Hopital St. Joseph, 2003 - 2004
Ophthalmology, UCSD Medical Center, 2006 - 2009
Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, 2005 - 2006
MD, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 1994
Cataract, Glaucoma
Research Interest
Role of imaging and functional tests in glaucoma, outcomes in glaucoma
Additional Information


  • MD: 1983-1989, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
  • First Residency: 1989-1992, Feiz Eye Hospital, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
  • Internship (US): 2005-2006, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego.
  • Residency (US): 2006-2009, University of California San Diego, Shiley Eye Center
  • Fellowships:
    1) August 1992 - February 1993 (Medical Retina). Hôpital Intercommunal de Créteil, Université de Paris XII, Créteil, France (Chief: Prof. Gabriel Coscas).
    2) February 1993 - January 1994 (Glaucoma). Institut de Glaucome, Hôpital St. Joseph (Chief: Prof. Philippe Demailly), Paris, France.
    3) February 1994 - May 1995 (Glaucoma research), Yale Eye Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT (Mentor: Joseph Caprioli, MD).
  • Masters of Science: 2004-2006 (Clinical Research), Department of Biomathematics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles.
Awards & Recognition
  • 2012-2017: NIH K23 award (5K23EY022659-02), “Detection of Glaucoma Progression with Macular OCT Imaging” PI: Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
  • 2012-2013: Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation Center for Prevention of Eye Disease Award. PI: K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Optimizing Macular OCT Imaging for Detection of Glaucoma”. (January-December 2012)
  • 2011-2012: American Glaucoma Society Early Career Clinician Scientist Award, PI: K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Optimizing spectral domain OCT imaging in glaucoma”.
  • 2010-2011: American Glaucoma Society MAPS Grant Award, PI: K. Nouri-Mahdavi, “Patterns of damage in angle-closure glaucoma”.
  1. Glacet-Bernard A, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Coscas G, Zourdani A, Fardeau C. Photocoagulation en grille de l’oedème maculaire persistant au décours de l’occlusion de la veine centrale de la rétine. Bull Soc Opht France 1994;4:339-41.
  2. Glacet-Bernard A, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Zourdani A, Fardeau C, Coscas G. Efficacy of macular grid photocoagulation in the treatment of persistent macular edema due to CRVO. Europ J Ophthalmol 1994;4:166-74.
  3. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Brigatti L, Weitzman M, Caprioli J. Outcomes of trabeculectomy for primary open-angle glaucoma. Ophthalmology 1995;102:1760-9.
  4. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Brigatti L, Weitzman M, Caprioli J. Comparison of methods to detect visual field progression in glaucoma. Ophthalmology 1997;104:1228-36.
  5. Brigatti L, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Weitzman M, Caprioli J. Automatic detection of glaucomatous visual field progression with neural networks. Arch Ophthalmol 1997;115:725-28.
  6. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Nosrat N, Sahebghalam R, Jahanmard M. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome in central Iran: a population-based survey. Acta Ophthalmol Scand 1999;77:581-4.
  7. Nouri-Mahdavi K. Early capsular distension syndrome after sulcus implantation of intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg 2000;26:1833-5.
  8. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Caprioli J. The hypertensive phase after implantation of the Ahmed Glaucoma valve. Am J Ophthalmol 2003;136:1001-8.
  9. Moroi SE, Lark KK, Sieving PA, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Schlötzer-Schrehardt U, Katz GJ, Ritch R: Long anterior zonules and pigment dispersion. Am J Ophthalmol 2003;136:1176-8.
  10. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Caprioli J. Myopia and glaucoma: a review. Proceedings of Annual meeting of Bietti Foundation 2003.
  11. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Hoffman D, Tannenbaum D, Law SK, Caprioli J. Identifying early glaucoma with Optical Coherence Tomography. Am J Ophthalmol 2004;137:128-35.
  12. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Caprioli J, Coleman AL, Hoffman D, Gaasterland D. Pointwise linear regression for evaluation of outcomes in Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study and comparison to AGIS methodology. Arch Ophthalmol 2005;123:193-9.
  13. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Hoffman D, Coleman AL, Liu G, Li G, Gaasterland D, Caprioli J. Predictive factors for glaucomatous visual field progression in the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study. Ophthalmology 2004:111:1627-35.
  14. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Hoffman D, Gaasterland D, Caprioli J. Prediction of Visual Field Progression in Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004;45:4346-51.
  15. Koucheki B, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Hoffman D, Gaasterland D, Caprioli J. Visual field changes after cataract extraction: The AGIS experience. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004;138:1022-8.
  16. Gujral S, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Caprioli J. Outcomes of Small-Incision Cataract Surgery in Eyes with Pre-existing Ahmed Glaucoma Valve. Am J Ophthalmology 2005;140:911-3.
  17. Ralli M, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Caprioli J. Outcomes of Laser Suture Lysis after Initial Trabeculectomy with Adjunctive Mitomycin C. Journal of Gaucoma 2006;15:60-7.
  18. Manassakorn A, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Caprioli J. Comparison of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness and Optic Disc Algorithms with Optical Coherence Tomography to Detect Glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmology 2006 141:105-115.
  19. Manassakorn A, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Koucheki B, Law SK, Caprioli J. Pointwise linear regression analysis for detection of visual field progression with absolute versus corrected threshold sensitivities. Inv Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2006;47:2896-903.
  20. Fontana H, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Caprioli J. Trabeculectomy with mitomycin C in pseudophakic patients with open-angle glaucoma: outcomes and risk factors for failure. Am J Ophthalmol 2006 Apr;141(4):652-9.
  21. Fontana H, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Lumba J, Ralli M, Caprioli J. Trabeculectomy with mitomycin C: outcomes and risk factors for failure in phakic open-angle glaucoma. Ophthalmology 2006 Jun;113(6):930-6.
  22. Caprioli J, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Law SK, Badalà F. Optic Disc Imaging In Perimetrically Normal Eyes Of Glaucoma Patients With Unilateral Field Loss. Trans. Am. Ophthalmol. Soc. 2006; 104:202-211.
  23. Badalà F, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Raoof DA, Leeprechanon N, Law SK, and Caprioli J. Optic disc and nerve fiber layer imaging to detect early to moderate glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol 2007;144(5):724-32.
  24. Amini H, Javadi MA, Yazdani S, Pakravan M, Karimian F, Rezaei A, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Zarei R, Miraftabi A, Baradaran Rafiee AR, Eslami Y, Jabarvand M, Valaie N. The Prevalence of Glaucoma in Tehran, Iran. Iran J Ophthalmic Res 2007; 2 (2): 93-100.
  25. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Hoffman D, Ralli M, Caprioli J. Comparison of Methods to Predict Visual Field Progression in Glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol 2007;125(9):1176-81.
  26. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Nikkhou K, Hoffman D, Law SK, Caprioli J. Detection of Early Glaucoma with Optical Coherence Tomography (StratusOCT). J Glaucoma 2008;17:183-8.
  27. Nouri-Mahdavi K. Book Review: Ophthalmology Monographs 13: Glaucoma Medical Therapy: Principles and Management. J Glaucoma. 2008:17(5):397.
  28. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Supawavej C, Bitrian E, Giaconi JA, Caprioli J. Comparison of Patterns of Glaucomatous Disc Damage in Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul;152(1):74-80.e2. PMID:21470591
  29. Caprioli J, Mock D, Bitrian E, Afifi AA, Yu F, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Coleman AL. A Method to Measure and Predict Rates of Regional Visual Field Decay in Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jul 1;52(7):4765-73. Print 2011 Jun. PMID: 21467178
  30. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Zarei R, Caprioli J. More Frequent Visual Field Testing Leads to Earlier Detection of Glaucoma Progression with Trend Analyses. Archives of Ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Dec;129(12):1521-7. Epub 2011 Aug 8. PMID: 21825177.
  31. Supawavej C, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Law SK, Caprioli J. Comparison of Results of Initial Trabeculectomy with Mitomycin C after Prior Clear-Corneal Phacoemulsification to Outcomes in Phakic Eyes. J Glaucoma. 2011 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  32. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Javadi ML, Jafarinasab MR. Immunologic Corneal Graft Rejection after Administration of Topical Latanoprost: A Report of Two Patients. J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2011;6(2):127-130.
  33. Hosseini H, Lotfi M, Esfahani MH, Nassiri N, Khalili MR, Razeghinejad MR, Nouri-Mahdavi K. Effect of Intravitreal Bevacizumab on Retrobulbar Blood Flow in Injected and Uninjected Fellow Eyes of Patients with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Retina. 2012 May;32(5):967-71. PMID: 22146127.
  34. Caprioli J, Mock D, Bitrian E, Afifi A, Yu F, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Coleman A. Author response: On alternative methods for measuring visual field decay: Tobit linear regression. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jan 10;53(1):118. PubMed PMID: 22233637.
  35. Caprioli J, Mock D, Bitrian E, Afifi A, Yu F, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Coleman A. Author response: On alternative methods for measuring visual field decay: Tobit linear regression. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jan 10;53(1):118. PubMed PMID: 22233637.
  36. Nouri-Mahdavi K, Mock D, Hosseini H, Bitrian E, Yu F, Afifi A, Coleman A, Caprioli J. Pointwise Rates of Visual Field Progression Cluster according to Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Bundles. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Apr 30;53(4):2390-4. doi: 10.1167/iovs.11-9021. PubMed PMID: 22427560.
  37. Nilforushan N, Nassiri N, Moghimi S, Law SK, Giaconi J, Coleman AL, Caprioli J, Nouri-Mahdavi K. Structure-Function Relationships between Spectral-Domain OCT and Standard Achromatic Perimetry. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 May 9;53(6):2740-8. PubMed PMID: 22447869.
  38. Nilforushan N, Naghibi A, Shokrollahi S, Soltan Sanjari M, Nouri-Mahdavi K. Intraocular Pressure-Lowering Effect of 0.005% Latanoprost with 2 Different Dosing Regimens. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2012 May 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22559867.
  39. Moghimi S, Hosseini H, Riddle J, Lee GY, Bitrian E, Giaconi J, Caprioli J, Nouri-Mahdavi K. Measurement of Optic Disc Size and Rim Area with Spectral-Domain OCT and Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jul 9;53(8):4519-30. PMID: 22577077.
  40. Nassiri N, Nilforushan N, Coleman AL, Law SK, Caprioli J, Nouri-Mahdavi K. Longitudinal structure-function relationships with scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and standard achromatic perimetry. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul 1;130(7):826-32. PubMed PMID: 22776919.
  41. Azarbod P, Mock D, Bitrian E, Afifi AA, Yu F, Nouri-Mahdavi K, Coleman AL, Caprioli J. Validation of point-wise exponential regression to measure the decay rates of glaucomatous visual fields. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Aug 9;53(9):5403-9. PubMed PMID: 22743320.
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