Elham Ghahari, MD

4.7 out of 5

Conditions

Procedures Performed

  • Glaucoma surgeries
  • Cataract surgeries
  • Refractive surgeries (Lasek, PRK)
  • Trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implant surgery for advanced glaucomatous disease
  • Micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries including laser procedures for patients with mild to moderate disease

About

Elham Ghahari, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UK HealthCare Advanced Eye Care. She is fellowship-trained in the medical and surgical care of glaucoma and cataracts, excelling in patient care, research, and teaching. Dr. Ghahari was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She was inspired by the field of medicine from an early age while interacting closely with physicians in her family, especially her late grandfather.

After training in ophthalmology, followed by fellowship training in glaucoma at world-class universities, Dr. Ghahari began practicing at the University of Kentucky as a glaucoma surgeon. Because of her continued training and extensive exposure to a diverse patient population as well as a variety of surgical techniques, she is comfortable providing excellent care to all glaucoma, cataract, and refractive patients. Her skills enable patients to avoid extensive testing and unnecessary invasive procedures.

Dr. Ghahari always takes time to listen and communicate with patients and colleagues to gain valuable information in order to better serve the community. She always seeks to ensure that her patients receive the best possible medical and surgical care. Dr. Ghahari relishes working in an environment with colleagues who share a similar desire to inspire each other and learn in order to continually improve. She chose to join the UK HealthCare system because of its commitment to excellence, and says, “I try my best to serve Kentuckians with the best possible care.” 

 

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Training & Education

Degree

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran

Residency

Ophthalmology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran

Fellowship

Glaucoma, University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, Calif.
Glaucoma, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    She was excellent! Very professional.

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    I liked this dr. and thought she was attentive and engaged.

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    I did not have a bad experience, but I am still not sure why the recommendation for treatment was made.

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    Answered my questions. Gave adequate time to ask about any related issues.

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    Dr. was very helpful in questions I had.
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      Dr Ghahari and Dr Larkin were both phenomenal. I had more answers yesterday than I had from every other eye appt thus far.
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      Excellent, friendly, knowledgeable
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      Dr Ghahari provided excellent information and listened well to my concerns. She is very good at communication skills.
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      EXCELLENT CARE BY ALL DOCTORS AND NURSES
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      *Dr. Ghahari was excellent in providing care/treatment!! Professional, knowledgeable, caring.
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      In my opinion she's not very good. Almost gave me the wrong eye drops.
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      Very good.
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      I think all is good.
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      I had to have a procedure done which I'm sure made staff work later. So this was beneficial to me so I didn't have to make another trip back to clinic.