Eye Research Center

Brief Overview
 

TUMS is the oldest and most well-known medical center in Iran, nationally as well as internationally. TUMS, as one of the country’s top research universities, accepts applications from the most qualified students. It also has the largest schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, rehabilitation, allied medical sciences, public health, advanced technologies in medicine, nutritional sciences and dietetics, and nursing and midwifery in Iran as well as a virtual school.

 

 

The Eye Research Center was established in 2002 in order to organize clinical and professional research, play a genuine role in production and acquisition of knowledge, prevent blindness and develop visual sciences. ERC has established a Ph.D. program which is authorized by the Ministry of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education. The infrastructure is provided by the Epidemiology and Ophthalmology Community.

The Visual Optics has also been established to conduct research in imaging, image analysis, and design of optical models in collaboration with the Department of Medical Physics.

This research center was founded by Dr. Hormoz Shams, Dr. Ali Sadeghi-Tari, Dr. Mohammad-Sadegh Farehvash, Dr. Reza Karkhaneh, and Dr. Alireza Lashay. The board of Trustees consisted of the University Chancellor, University Vice-Chancellor for Research, Dr Hasan Hashemi, Dr Hormoz Shams, & Dr Mohammadreza Mansouri.

The 12 faculty members are fully active in the Center trying to achieve goals in organizing clinical research, embarking on professional research, and playing a genuine role in evidence generation, basic science, knowledge exchange and transfer, and prevention of blindness.

 

 

ERC Honors
 

The ERC has achieved the second rank in the evaluation of Medical Sciences University Dependent Budget (UDB) Research Centers university with more than three years of formal activities in 2006, third rank in the evaluation of Medical Sciences UDB Research Center in 2007, second rank in the evaluation of Medical Sciences UDB Research Center in 2008, first rank in the evaluation of Medical Sciences UDB Research Center in 2009, second rank in the evaluation of Medical Sciences UDB Research Center in 2010.

Some innovations and capacity building indicators of the ERC are as follow: Interaction and collaboration with Student Scientific Research Center in developing research processes and arranging scientific tours. Our residents perform surgery on the artificial or animal eyes before having operation on patients’ eyes.

 

 

Educational Programs Offered by the ERC
 

Department

Major

Ph.D. 

Specialty

Fellowship

Post-Doc

Short-Term Courses

Ophthalmology Department & Eye Research Center

Ophthalmology

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Varied Subjects

3-month ICO Fellowships

Ophthalmology (Cornea & Anterior Segment) - - - -
Ophthalmology (Glaucoma)  - - - -
Ophthalmology (Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus) - - - -
Ophthalmology (Vitreoretina - - - -

Ophthalmic Epidemiology

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Varied Subjects

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Major

Post-Doc

Training Program

ICO Fellowship (three months) -

Various subjects

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Research council member
 
  • Mahmoud Jabbarvand-Behrouz, Fellowship in Cornea, Professor & the Chief Ophthalmologist
  • Ali Sadeghi-Tari, Fellowship in Orbit, Professor
  • Alireza LashayFellowship in Retina, Professor
  • Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Fellowship in Cornea, Assistant professor
  • Fariba GhasemiFellowship in Retina, Assistant Professor
  • Seyed-Mohammad-Naser Hashemian, Fellowship in Cornea, Professor & Research Coordinator
  • Sasan MoghimiFellowship in Glaucoma, Assistant Professor
  • Mohammad-Taher Rajabi, Fellowship in Orbit, Assistant Professor

 

 

ERC Faculty Members and their Research Interests
 

Mohammad-Reza Mansori, Professor

Dr_mr_mansouri@yahoo.com

Eye Emergency

 

Seyed-Hasan Hashemi-Ghazizadeh, Professor   

hhashemi@noorvision.com

Cornea

 

Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Professor

mjabbarvand@yahoo.com

Cornea

 

Fariba Ghasemi, Assistant Professor       

faribaghassemi@yahoo.com

Retina

 

Hormoz Shams, professor

hormozshams@yahoo.com

Vitreoretina

 

Mohammad-Taher Rajabi, Assistant Professor  

mt_rajabi@yahoo.com

Orbit

Alireza Lashay, professor 

lashay@tums.ac.ir

Retina

 

Ali Sadeghi-Tari, professor           

tuerc@sina.tums.ac.ir

Orbit

 

 

 

Mohammad-Naser Hashemian, professor          

hashemian_md706@yahoo.com

Cornea

 

Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Assistant Professor

sfmohamm@razi.tums.ac.ir

Cornea

 

Sasan Moghimi, Assistant Professor        

sasanimii@yahoo.com

Glaucoma

 

 

Dean of the Center  

Research Center Program Coordinator

   

Dr Ali Sadeghi-Tari

Email: tuerc@tums.ac.ir

Tel:  (+98 21) 55 42 10 01-6

Fax: (+98 21) 55 42 10 02

Siros Alinia

eye@tums.ac.ir

Tel: (+98) 93 93 92 90 70

 

 

All interested applicants are welcome to apply to TUMS by completing and submitting TUMS online application form in which they need to specify their program of interest and the center offering the program.

 

Last Update At : 09 July 2019
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