Dr. Hamid Sajjadi

Ophthalmology
Saratoga, CA, United Arab Emirates
42 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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360 Answers
34 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Except the first couple of months of life in an newborn the eyes should track together. If the eyes deviate sometimes it is an "intermittent" deviati... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
No, but related: From what you describe you have a hypercoagulative state which is called vte or venous thrombosis episodes. Assuming your eye was a venous occlusion. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Very advanced: If your eye is yellow the bilirubin is not that high and liver disease may be mild. It even is seen in hereditary anemias without liver disease. But... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Depends.....: Levosulpiride is an anti-psychotic anti-depressive but it also used for irritable bwo syndrome (ibs). Dicyclomine and mebeverine are different class ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
You Must: You have hypogonadism. It could be primary like klinefelter's syndrome;testicular lack of testosterone and more. Or secondary like due to kallman syn... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: You can even go the same day but it may be a little uncomfortable but it will not harm your eyes. The only thing you cannot do after lasik is rub you... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Canthus: The nasal side is called medial canthus and the temporal side is called lateral canthus. There are firm ligaments there that keep the eyelid function... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Infection response: With upper respiratory infection, the conjunctival blood vessel dilate to bring in more blood and thus defend the eye. So even if you have no infecti... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Ophthalmology Visit: An Ophthalmologist can do a complete eye exam to determine the cause of blurry vision, if complete exam not enough, visual fields and OCTs of macula a... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Immune & coagulation system function with Vitamin D. Vitamin D levels below 30 (30-100 normal), may be lethal in COVID. Levels over 40 rarely di... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Dry eyes/Blepharitis: There are 2 major reasons for itchy & teary eyes. Most common is Meibomian gland dysfunction resulting in excessive oil in tear & Blepharitis... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
These are broad spectrum antibiotics and change the normal flora of the mouth that may result in what is called “black hairy tongue”. Usually after s... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Wearing a mask: This is a repiratory virus transmitted by coughing & sneezing for an infectious virus load. Wearing a mask in demonstrations should be adequate f... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
See an Eye MD: 10 months of one-sided red eye can be serious. Must see an Ophthalmologist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 42 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
NO: If correctly mixed it is not harmful. 1 drop of honey to 5 drops of water a 20% honey mix has been shown in some studies to help dry eyes. Multiple n... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
See an ENT: If you are under age 18. This could be serious. You must have a throat culture to rule out strep. Strep infections can attack the heart, kidney and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Stress: Eye twitching and blurry vision are 2 different symptoms that are usually unrelated. Most common cause of twitchy eyes are stress. If you also get c... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
More workup: With 3 ineffective amoxicyllin courses and a wet cough with normal blood work two important diagnoses have to be ruled out 1. Idiopathic bronchiectas... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Aneurysm or MS: Your signs and symptoms, specially the partial right sided blurry vision, are very serious. Top two diagnosis are ms and a brain aneurysm. Must see a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: 1/4 of RA patients have negative rf. Rheumatoid factor is just one indicator. Ra is a clinical diagnosis made by a rheumatologist. Although you may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not common: As far as I have known and seen this is not as common as you are mentioning. But wait till other doctors respond too. Discuss it with your pediatrici... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Seconds to hours: By blue you probably mean the skin around the eye gets black and blue. That is from ruptured blood vessels under the skin. It can happen instantly o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
MD or OD: Ophthalmologists are mds. Optometrists are optometry doctors. Usually the fees for mds are higher, although insurances reimburse the same. An ophtha... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Gastroparesis: Nausea and vomiting are common in lupus. It probably occurs in up to 15-20% of lupus patients. It is because of gastroparesis or severe incomplete e... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not necessary: The lcd displays have little or no radiation that can in anyway damage the eye. So there is no need to wear sunglasses. There is a diagnosis as cvs, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes and No: There will be more pain, you can strap the area with some tape to minimize it. But it won't have any healing effects. This is with non-displaced frac... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Trichotillomania is the medical term for your condition. There are some tips we can give you but you need to see your family md & see if a referral t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not proven: Rebounding trampolines have been advocated from making your vision better, glaucoma better, aligning the eyes to reducing migraines by movement of cer... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Many do: I suppose you mean you were told by an ophthalmologist that you a freckle behind your left eye. The doctor probably saw a mole in the choroidal tissu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Find the cause: First see an eye md to see if you have a treatable cause of redness. For occasional redness you can you over the counter vasoconstrictors with or wit... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Sinusitis: Since the nerves of socket of the eye and sinuses are common, acute or chronic sinusitis often has deep pulsating eye pain. See your primary care for... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: This is not an average normal finding if it just appeared. There is a disease called temporal arteritis, or inflammation of arteries that can cause t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 42 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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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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