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Dr Hassan Abdul Aziz

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Bio

Dr Hassan Abdul Aziz is a consultant surgeon at CMC Dubai, and the director of the retina service at the department of the ophthalmology at Clemenceau Medical Center, Dubai.

He received his American Board of Ophthalmology in 2016.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Hassan Abdul Aziz completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.  Bascom Palmer has been ranked the number one eye hospital in the United States of America for over 16 years in a row. Next, he went to Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, to complete a fellowship in ocular oncology.  Afterwards, Dr. Abdul Aziz completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and ocular oncology at the USC Roski Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California. Subsequently, Dr. Abdul Aziz completed a surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr Abdul Aziz’s practice encompasses evaluation and treatment of medical and surgical retinal diseases including retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders and retinopathy of prematurity.

Moreover, Dr Abdul Aziz is an ocular oncologist (eye cancer specialist) and is an expert in the treatment of uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma and tumors of the ocular surface.

In addition to completing his training in prominent institutions in North America, Dr  Abdul Aziz has over 40 peer reviewed medical publications and has written 4 book chapters. He is an active member of multiple international ophthalmic societies including American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialist, Vit-Buckle Society and International Society of Ocular Oncology.

Treatments

Dr. Abdul Aziz’s practice encompasses evaluation and treatment of medical and surgical retinal diseases including retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders and retinopathy of prematurity.

Moreover, Dr. Abdul Aziz is an ocular oncologist (eye cancer specialist) and is an expert in the treatment of uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma and tumors of the ocular surface.

Education
  • Kaunas Medical University: Medical Degree
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: Jackson Memorial Hospital – University of Miami
  • Residency in Ophthalmology: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – University of Miami
    Fellowship in Ocular Pathology: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – University of Miami
  • Fellowship in Ocular Oncology: Cole Eye Institute – Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Fellowship in Vitreoretinal surgery & Ocular Oncology: USC Roski Eye Institute – Keck School of Medicine
  • Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery: Department of Ophthalmology – University of British Columbia
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
Publications
  1. Aziz HA, Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Murray TG.  Retinopathy of Prematurity and Shaken Baby Syndrome.  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2009 Nov 2.
  2. Aziz HA, Boutrid H, Murray TG, Berrocal AM, Quientero-Wolfe SC, Pina Y, Dorfman M, Moftakhar R, Fernandes CE, Reichbach J, Sultan MA.  Supraselective Injection of Intra-arterial Melphalan as Primary Treatment for Late Presentation Unilateral Multifocal Stage Vb Retinoblastoma. Retina. 2010 Apr;30(4 Suppl):S63-5.
  3. Aziz HA, Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Murray TG. Optic nerve aplasia in Aicardi syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2010 May 21;47
  4. Boutrid H, Quientero-Wolfe SC, Murray TG, Schefler AC, Pina Y, Moftakhar R, Fernandes CE, Reichbach J, Aziz HA, Markoe AM, Sultan MA.  Ophthalmic Vasculature Alterations Following Systemic Chemotherapy and Periocular  Treatment of Advanced Retinoblastoma.  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2010 Sep 22;47 Online:e1-5.
  5. Aziz HA, Berrocal AM, Sisk RA, Murray TG. Idiopathic infantile chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Jul 14;42 Online:e63-4.
  6. Aziz HA, Ruggeri M, Berrocal AM. Intraoperative OCT of Bilateral Macular Coloboma in a Child With Down Syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2011 Jul 19;48
  7. Aziz HA, Fantes F, Dubovy S. Histopathology of the Ex-PRESS Shunt. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Sep 29;42 Online:e94-6.
  8. Aziz HA, Berrocal AM, Sisk RA, Hartley K, Diaz-Barbosa M, Johnson RA, Hess D, Dubovy SR, Murray TG, Flynn HW.  Intraocular Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:733-7. Epub 2012 May 14.
  9. Aziz HA, Lasenna CE, Vigoda M, Fernandes C, Feuer W, Aziz-Sultan MA, Murray TG. Retinoblastoma treatment burden and economic cost: impact of age at diagnosis and selection of primary therapy. Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:1601-6. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S33094. Epub 2012 Oct 4.
  10. Aziz HA, Cardone S, Diaz-Barbosa M, Berrocal AM. Laser photocoagulation in patients with retinopathy of prematurity undergoing chest physiotherapy. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Feb 19;50.
  11. Epstein IJ, Aziz HA, Young RC, Berrocal AM. Macular Hard Exudates and Scar Formation post Laser Photocoagulation in Retinopathy of Prematurity. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Jul 2;50
  12. Moysidis SN, Aziz HA, Rachitskaya AV, Berrocal AM. Prophylactic Scleral Buckle Implantation in Knobloch Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. JPOS. 2014 Jun 10;(51):E40-43.
  13. Shalabi N, Karp CL, Aziz HA, Jeng BH, Galor A. Superficial epithelial keratectomy, cautery, amniotic membrane transplant for the treatment of painful bullous keratopathy in eyes with poor visual potential. Cornea. 2014 Jul;33(7):755-9.
  14. Montalvo LA, Venincasa VD, Aziz HA, Hess D, Berrocal AM. FEVR-like Presentation of Homocystinuria. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine, vol. 2014, Article ID 646351
  15. Aziz HA, Kheir WJ, Young RC, Isom RF, Dubovy SR. Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (2002-2012). Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Jan;46(1):114-24
  16. Aziz HA, Martel JN, Biscotti CV, Singh AD, Shields CL. This, that, or something different? Surv Ophthalmol. 2015 May 21 pii: S0039-6257(15)00097-1
  17. Aziz HA, Gastman BR, Singh AD. Management of Conjunctival Melanoma: Critical Assessment of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Ocul Oncol Pathol 2015;1:266-273
  18. Venincasa VD, Modi YS, Aziz HA, Ayres B, Zehetner C, Shi W, Murray TG, Flynn HW Jr, Berrocal AM. Clinical and Echographic Features of Retinochoroidal and Optic Nerve Colobomas.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jun;56(6):3615-20
  19. Kaakour AH, Hansen ED, Aziz HA, Young RC, Berrocal AM. Experience and Treatment Patterns of Retinopathy Of Prematurity at a Tertiary Medical Center between 2002-2012. OSLI retina. 2015 Jul 1;46(7):752-4.
  20. Aziz HA, Flynn HW, Young RC, Davis JL, Dubovy SR. Sympathetic Ophthalmia: Clinicopathologic Correlation in a Consecutive Case Series. Retina. 2015 Aug;35(8):1696-703
  21. Singh AD, Schoenfield LA, Bastian BC, Aziz HA, Marino MJ, Biscotti CV. Congenital Uveal Melanoma? Surv Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug 12.
  22. Sridhar J, Chang JS, Aziz HA, Erickson BP. Delayed sclerotomy wound dehiscence after lensectomy and vitrectomy in Marfan syndrome. Oman J Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep-Dec;
  23. Aziz HA, Martel JN, Biscotti CV, Singh AD, Shields CL. This, that, or something different? Surv Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep-Oct;60(5):495-9.
  24. Alzahrani YA, Aziz HA, Shrestha NK, Biscotti CV, Singh AD. Cryptococcal Iridociliary Granuloma. Surv Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec 27
  25. Patel R, Sise A, Al-Mohtaseb Z, Garcia N, Aziz HA, Amescua G, Pantanelli SM. Nocardia asteroides Keratitis Resistant to . 2015 Dec
  26. Aziz HA, Modi YS, Plesec TP, Singh AD. Amelanotic Irido-Ciliary Ring Melanoma: A Clinicopathological Correlation. Ocul Oncol Pathol. Ocul Oncol Pathol 2016;2:153-155
  27. Alzahrani YA, Kumar S, Aziz HA, Plesec T, Singh AD. Primary Acquired Melanosis: Clinical, Histopathologic and Optical Coherence Tomographic Correlation. Ocul Oncol Pathol 2016;2:123-127
  28. Aziz HA, Villa-Forte A, Plesec TP, Singh AD. Isolated Conjunctival Inflammation Suggestive of IgG4 Related Disease. Ocul Oncol Pathol 2016;2:51-53
  29. Aziz HA, Singh S, Bena J, Wilkinson A, Singh AD. Vision loss following episcleral brachytherapy for uveal melanoma: an online risk calculator. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr 21
  30. Aziz HA, Zahrani YA, Bena J, Lorek B, Wilkinson A, Suh J, Singh AD. Episcleral brachytherapy of uveal melanoma: Role of intraoperative echographic confirmation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug 29
  31. Aziz HA, Kim JW, Munier FL, Berry JL. Acute Hemorrhagic Retinopathy following Intravitreal  Injection for Retinoblastoma: A Report of Two Cases and Technical Modifications to Enhance the Prevention of Retinal Toxicity. Ocul Oncol Pathol 2017;3:34-40
  32. Aziz HA, Plesec TP, Sabella C, Udayasankar UK, Singh AD. Cat Scratch Disease: Expanded Spectrum. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2016 Oct
  33. Singh AD, Aziz HA, Pelayes D, Biscotti CV. Twenty-five-gauge cannula-assisted fine-needle aspiration biopsy of choroidal melanoma: Cytopathological Analysis. Retina. 2016 Dec 21
  34. Berry JL, Kogachi K, Aziz HA, McGovern K, Zolfaghari E, Murphree AL, Jubran R, Kim JW. Risk of metastasis and orbital recurrence in advanced retinoblastoma eyes treated with systemic chemoreduction versus primary enucleation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Apr
  35. Bellerive C, Aziz HA, Bena J, Wilkinson A, Suh JH, Plesec T, Singh AD. Local Failure After Episcleral Brachytherapy for Posterior Uveal Melanoma: Patterns, Risk Factors, and Management. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 May
  36. Salvi SM, Aziz HA, Dar S, Singh N, Hayden-Loreck B, Singh AD. Uveal Melanoma Regression after Brachytherapy: Relationship with Chromosome 3 Monosomy Status. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Jul 3.
  37. Rubinstein TJ, Aziz HA, Bellerive C, Sires BS, Hing AW, Habermehl G, Hsi E, Singh AD. Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug 21. Ocular/adnexal Lymphoma: Dissimilar to Systemic Lymphoma.
  38. Read SP, Aziz HA, Kuriyan A, Kothari N, Davis JL, Smiddy WE, Flynn HW Jr, Murray TG, Berrocal A. RETINAL DETACHMENT SURGERY IN A PEDIATRIC POPULATION: Visual and Anatomic Outcomes. 2018 Jul
  39. Storey PP, Aziz HA, O’Keefe GAD, Borchert M, Lam LA, Puliafito CA, Olmos de Koo LC. Decreased severity of age-related macular degeneration in amblyopic eyes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb 6

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