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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi

Ophthalmology
Saratoga, CA, United Arab Emirates
41 years experience male

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I have worked in 3 sub-specialties, A. Neuro-Ophthalmology, B. Cornea & External Diseases, including Refractive Surgery of all kind: Lasik, PRK, ICL & more, & Retina & Vitreous. But my heart & soul is medical ophthalmology. I have trained over 100 residents & fellows dozens in cornea & retina & 3 in Neuro-ophthalmology since 1981 & I have always told them, "don't forget you are first an MD & a clinician, then a surgeon". With practice anybody can become a good surgeon. But to become an excellent clinician is the ultimate goal. & that is only achievable through hardship & care. My main practice right now is neuro-ophthalmology & development of new OCT software to detect neurological diseases before they show signs & symptoms otherwise.

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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

Persian

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Could be serious: It could be secondary to high blood pressure. You should see your internist for blood pressure monitoring. Rarely it could be secondary to an aneu... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Could be GERD.: This could be gastro esophageal reflex disorder. You should see either your internist, gastroenterologist or ENT specialist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Need MRI: Have you had an MRI and did the MRI show migraine spots. Rarely your symptoms could be of multiple sclerosis. An MRI can rule that out.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
You may have: Any complete blackout can be theoretically called a concussion but you may have suffered a shock from the pain. But to be on the safe side you must g... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Acute panic syndrome: Severe panic can cause all those symptoms. A bronchitis will cause all except shaky hands. Please see your internist as soon as you can.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Not yet.: They are working on it. But there is no real substitute for vision if you have good vision in the other eye. For totally blind persons in both eyes ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes.: Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Depends: If your eye was not hit and shows no evidence of redness, double vision and or blurring do not worry. The bones around the eye protected the eye.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Many things.: Many things. These 2 symptoms are common in dozens of diseases. Must see your doctor. First to rule out are: 1. Accidental otc drug overdose; 2. Ps... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
NO: American family physician recommends no steroids. That being said there are times when steroids may be of help. With extremely swollen tonsils steroid... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
See your Doctor.: If you have had migraines this could be another form of migraine. If not and this is new; there is a condition called temporal arteritis that is ver... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Optic nerve OCT: There is a disease called benign intra-cranial hypertension (bih) or previously known as pseudo-tumor cerebri. Oct is an ocular ct scan that many oph... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Sunglasses ok: After any refractive procedure you can go in the sun with sunglasses at anytime depending your comfort level. You must wear 100% uv protected sun gla... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Most to least urgent: 1. Brain aneurysm. 2. Benign intracranial hypertension 3. Migraine and other vascular headaches. 4. Tension headaches. 5. If post trauma, intracra... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Not important: Is your diagnosis of infectious mono correct? Because high monocytes can represent a variety of other diseases also. If you had lab proven infectiou... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes, but....: Guggul is a thyroid stimulant so it may help with hypothyroidism and not so much for hyperthyroidism. The main thing is to see your family physician ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
See a Immunologist: All of the signs you describe are of allergy that we could suggest some sort of even over the counter treatment. But the last sign is “rashes on his ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: As of now no peer review article has associated infectious mononucleosis or ebstein barr disease in the west with miscarriages. The story is a little... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Pediatric EyeMD: It may be just a wide nasal bridge that gives appearance of crossed eyes. But since crossed eyes in an infant is very serious you must see a pediatri... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Depends on duration.: If you have an acute attack of optic neuritis and blurred bison it may subside by treatment. However if your blurred vision is older than a few month... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Vitreous detachment: Floaters are usually secondary to vitreous detachment from the retina. This is a normal aging process and it can start as early as teens in a highly ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes: Blurring for a few minutes with eye drops of any kind is a normal response in many patients and we don't call that a side effect. Systane has preserv... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Many: Many different drops can be used depending on the diagnosis to a 13 wk old baby. But do not self prescribe any drops. Please take the baby to an oph... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
6-48 hrs: Depending on the drops used. The most common drop tropicamide has a dilating effect of 4-8 hrs. Next is cyclogyl (cyclopentolate) 24-48 hrs. Rare... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Diet, water: I am not sure you can do it 20-25 days but you can try to minimize it. Fatty liver type 1 fortunately is fairly benign if treated early. The treatmen... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Depends...: If the cause is dry eyes you should see some immediate improvement when using the drops. If it is after refractive surgery it may be due to the surger... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Possible STD: This is a difficult question with a variety of symptoms. Symptoms can be of a strep infection also. But gonococal conjunctivitis, pharyngitis can al... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes and No: No: special contact lenses can mimick a purple eye. Now without contact lenses, yes, albino's lack iris pigment. If it is severe it looks more red t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
BPPV: That stands for benign paraxismal positional vertigo & is accompanied by nystagmus. In 30 years of practice every adult onset nystagmus i saw, on ref... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Allergies: First of all are you sure that the eyes are itching. Babies rub there eyes and noses as routine and fall sleep. But if you are sure it is itching th... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Hard to tell: If you have fever and chills it is more likely to be bacterial. But a productive cough should be cultured. See your family physician. It could also ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes: Pinquecula is very common. If considering tiny pinqueculi then almost everyone over age 25 has some. It usually does not interfere with lasik result... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Steroid cream: Use hot moist packs and you can rub 1% over the counter hydro-cortisone cream 2 times daily on the bit area until swelling is gone. Do not use the st... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: Sometimes melanin pigment deposits can give appearance of graying. This is normal. In older age grey plaque in sclera are normal. If your sclera is p... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Throat Culture: I did not understand if you had a culture in the clinic. You must. Strep throat still is a very dangerous condition in children if not treated prope... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: Scrubbing bubbles does not use ammonia or other things that are directly toxic to the eye. The arousal form from pressure can make the eye very red. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Usually not related: If you have moderate to severe amblyopia it usually does not contribute to headaches. However if you are one the few that has mild amblyopia and some... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Vicks or vick (s): If you mean Vicks brand medications and vaporizers they do not harm the eyes. If you mean vick as in "7 grams of cocaine" then they can be dangerous ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: Eyelid twitch or a tick medically called myokimia, without other ocular signs is almost always stress related that is why they are commonly called "ne... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Usually nothing: Sub conjunctival hemorrhage is a common condition. It may be due to blood pressure ore eye pressure. But usually a cause is not found. Any valsalva ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
See an Eye MD: In your age group dry eyes are less common than blepharitis, a condition were the oil producing glands become inspissated their orifice closes possibl... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Mismatched info: They way you mentioned it, seems like they are ischemic lesions from poor blood flow that may cause all the symptoms except tourette syndrome starts i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Sometimes: Dr. Witlin's answer is correct. If the surgeon has done the original flap & is aware of its integrity it can be lifted up. If the lasik was done by ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Possible Staph: Staphylococcus skin infections in babies can cause fluid filled blisters on legs, face and on the eyelids. Best to see your pediatrician for correct ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
May be: Exophthalmous or one or both eyes sticking out and or down or up is part of graves disease. If it is minimal and over long time no treatment is neces... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
OCT of Optic nerves: If one of the pupils is dilated then it may be an emergency aneurysm. See an ophthalmologist or a neurologist urgently. If not, you need to have an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: This medication is for acne and as long as you don't get it in the eye it does not eye irritation. But nothing should be overused. The steroid in tha... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: Popped blood vessels in the white part of the eye "sub-conjunctival hemorrhage" is common and needs no treatment. Causes may be hi blood pressure. A... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
See an ENT DOC: Cleaning the inside of ear canal with a q-tip is a definite no no. Tearing the drum, bleeding may be repaired, but I have seen patients that have dis... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
No: These symptoms most probably in your age is ophthalmic migraine with or without ensuing headache. See your neurologist or eye-md for work up.
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Apr 29, 2013
Great answers! nice Job!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sajjadi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sajjadi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very helpful. It also hurts when I blink...right on my eyebrow and below it on the corner of my eye? Is that bad?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have had one migraine years ago so thank you so much I will take your advice.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thx. I had Mri everything ok . And eco for heart nothing wrong .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri

Awards

Honorary Member of the Iranian Academy of Sciences
Top Doctor, Third Place, San Jose Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Ophthalmologist , Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Publications

Over 50 Publications please see CV at www.sajjadi.eyemd.org
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