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ABDUL RASHEED KHAN, M.D.

Dr. Abdul Rasheed Khan is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon. Born and raised in New Orleans, he spent most of his medical career assisting patients in his home state of Louisiana. As the youngest graduate of his medical school class, Dr. Khan was part of the prestigious Advanced (Accelerated) Medical Scholars Program at Louisiana State University of Shreveport and LSU School of Medicine. Through this program, Dr. Khan was able to obtain his Bachelors of Science (B.S.) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees in six years at the age of just 23. Along the way, he earned numerous distinctions and honors, which includes maintaining the Dean’s List throughout his undergraduate studies, being the recipient of multiple various scholarships, and receiving distinguished honors during medical school examinations.

Remaining at his alma mater for clinical training, Dr. Khan successfully completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center. At the completion of this training, he stayed at the institution to act as a Clinic Professor at its Primary Care Clinic, overseeing the work of other resident physicians. Dr. Khan then entered into a specialized surgical training program, pursuing an Ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and a Surgical Retina fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.

Following his vitreo-retinal surgery fellowship, Dr. Abdul Rasheed Khan, continued as a Staff Physician in the Department of Ophthalmology’s Section of Retina at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Concurrently, he worked at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana, treating patients with advanced retinal diseases and overseeing the training of ophthalmology residents until August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

During this time, Dr. Khan found himself displaced for several months before joining Baton Rouge’s premiere retina practice, the Vitreo-Retinal Institute of Louisiana. For more than four years, Dr. Khan functioned as a principal at the Baton Rouge institution. During his tenure, he treated patients with retinal, vitreous, and macular diseases throughout Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. His work at the Baton Rouge facility earned Dr. Khan many honors, including a role as an Ophthalmological Associate with Research to Prevent Blindness; a listing in the 2009-2010 Edition of Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs as a lifetime member; and a ranking in the Vitreo-Retinal Surgery category of Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Top Physicians.

Dr. Khan has special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and vitreo-retinal interface abnormalities, such as epiretinal membranes and macular holes. Dr. Khan is a pioneer in the treatment of advanced diabetic macular edema and complex macular degeneration. He has worked extensively at developing novel algorithms for layering laser photocoagulation into treatment paradigms of intra-vitreal Avastin injections for patients with recalcitrant diabetic edema. He is one of a select group of North Texas surgeons who are fellowship-trained in vitreous and retina surgery.

Dr. Khan is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He also maintains membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, Louisiana State Medical Society, and East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society.  Dr. Khan is proficient in English, Urdu and Hindi. He is also conversant in Spanish and Arabic.

Latest From the Blog

  • Retinal Detachment, by Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D.
    In the world of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery, retinal detachment refers to a medical condition where the retina pulls away from the blood vessel layer that supplies it with nutrients and oxygen. Considered an urgent situation that requires immediate medical attention, retinal detachment deprives the retinal cells of oxygen and places the afflicted individual at extreme risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye. For this reason, anyone experiencing symptoms or warning signs of the disease should seek emergency care as soon as possible. In many cases, retinal detachment occurs without any underlying cause. However, certain injuries and illnesses…
    Written on Monday, 04 March 2013 08:15
  • Retinal Detachment, by Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D.
    In the world of ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery, retinal detachment refers to a medical condition where the retina pulls away from the blood vessel layer that supplies it with nutrients and oxygen. Considered an urgent situation that requires immediate medical attention, retinal detachment deprives the retinal cells of oxygen and places the afflicted individual at extreme risk of permanent vision loss in the affected eye. For this reason, anyone experiencing symptoms or warning signs of the disease should seek emergency care as soon as possible. In many cases, retinal detachment occurs without any underlying cause. However, certain injuries and illnesses…
    Written on Monday, 04 March 2013 08:15

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