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Karim Rasheed, MD MSc, MRCOphth
Comprehensive Ophthalmology | Fellowship trained Cornea and Refractive Surgery Specialist

Dr. Rasheed has been featured by North County Access. The artical can be read here: Templeton Chamber Guide

Dr. Rasheed obtained his Pre. Medical qualification from the University of London. He subsequently received his medical diploma from the University of  Karachi in Pakistan. Internship in Internal Medicine followed at the Loyola University- Edward Hines Jr. Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Rasheed started his ophthalmology training in 1991. For the next six years he continued his training in England. In 1993 he was awarded the  Master of Science degree by the University of Bristol,  UK. In 1995 he was awarded the Membership of the Royal  College  of Ophthalmologists in the UK  . After returning to the USA he repeated his residency training at the Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles and did a Cornea and Refractive surgery Fellowship at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK. and is also a member of the   American  Academy  of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Rasheed has received numerous awards for community service by the administration of the city of Los Angeles for his services in providing free eye exams and spectacles to children in underserved areas. He has also been recognized for teaching excellence by the Drew University-UCLA medical students.

Dissertation for Master of Science
Symptomatic and Functional Benefits of Unilateral Penetrating Keratoplasty When The Fellow Eye Has Good Vision. Submitted to the University of Bristol.

Book Chapters
1. Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K. In: Current Ocular Therapy 1999 Edition. Fraunfelder F, Editor.
2. Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. Rasheed K, Rabinowitz YS,. In: Emedicine (Online textbook of medicine. Hampton-Roy, F, Editor.

Journal Articles
1. Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K, Yang H, Elashoff J, Rotter J. Accuracy of ultrasonic pachymetry and videokeratography in detecting keratoconus. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 1998: 24: 196-201.
2. Rasheed K, Rabinowitz YS, Remba M, Remba D. Inter and Intra-observer reliability of a classification scheme for corneal topographic patterns. Br J Ophthalmol. 1998: 82(12) 1401-16.
3. Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K. Flourescein test to detect stria following Laser-in-situ Keratomeliusis. Am J Ophthalmol. 1999; 127:717-718.
4. Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K. KI-SA% system a new videokeratography system for the early detection of keratoconus. J Cataract Refract Surg 1999; 25:1327-1335.
5. Rasheed K, Rabinowitz YS, Superficial lamellar using the Hansatome for the treatment of corneal haze following photorefractive keratectomy. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery.  J Cataract and Refract Surg 1999; 25:1184-1187.
6. Rasheed K, Rabinowitz YS. Surgical treatment of Advanced Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2000 Oct;107(10):1836-40. 
7. Sarraf D, Ceron O, Rasheed K, Dresner K,  West Nigerian Crystalline Maculopathy, Archives of Ophthalmology, 2003 Mar;121(3):338-42.
8. Li X, Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K, Yang H. Longitudinal Study of the Normal Eyes in Unilateral Keratoconus. Ophthalmology March 2004. 111(3) 440-6.

Papers & Posters Presented and Published Abstracts
1. J. Chou, K Rasheed, S Rajagopala . Designing a Novel Ophthalmology Third-Tear Core Clerkship Rotation based on Practicing Physicians' Postgraduate Trainees' and Medical Students' Input. Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education 2003 Annual Meeting.
2. Ferreira, D.M. Salib, K. Rasheed, R. Casey, D. Pan, and R.S. Baker, Epidemiology of Patients with Endophthalmitis Admitted to California Hospitals between 1990 and 2000, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003 44: E-Abstract 775.
3. Y.S. Rabinowitz, H. Yang, K. Rasheed, and X. Li, Longitudinal Analysis of the Fellow Eyes in Unilateral Keratoconus. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003 44: E-Abstract 1311.
4. Rabinowitz YS. Rasheed K. Bergwerk K. Keratoconus: A classification scheme based on clinical signs and videokeratography (Poster) ARVO 2001, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Investigative Ophthalmol and Vis Sci(Suppl) May 2001.
5. Haze Scale.  Rasheed K, Rabinowitz YS, Salz J, Schlanger J. (Poster) ARVO 2000, Ft. Lauderdale , Florida. Investigative Ophthalmol and Vis Sci(Suppl) 2000.
6. Rabinowitz YS. Rasheed K. Yang H. Keratoconus: Utility of videokeratography indices to demonstrate subtle changes in corneal curvature over time (Paper) ARVO 1998,  Ft. Lauderdale,  Florida. Investigative Ophthalmol and  Vis Sci(Suppl) Mar 1998. Page S635.
7. Rabinowitz YS, Salz JJ, Rasheed K. Initial experience with the Hansatome for performing LASIK for myopia and myopic astigmatism. (Paper) ISRS 1998, Pre-AAO meeting New Orleans.
8. Salz JJ, Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K. Safety and efficacy of Hyperopic PRK for the treatment of overcorrections after radial keratotomy. (Paper) ISRS 1998, Pre-AAO meeting New Orleans.
9. Rabinowitz YS. Rasheed K. Comparison of keratoconus videokeratography detection systems. (Paper) ARVO, 15 May 1997 , Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Investigative Ophthalmol and Vis Sci(Suppl) May 1997 page S920.
10. Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K, Waring GO. Poor visual outcome following refractive surgery in keratoconus 'suspects' AAO Annual Meeting 1997.(Poster), Ophthalmology(Supp) 1997(Oct) page 181.
11. Rasheed K, Rabinowitz YS. Results of combined lamellar and penetrating  keratoplasty for patients with pellucid marginal degeneration. AAO Annual Meeting 1997.(Poster)  Ophthalmology(Supp) 1997(Oct) page 191.
12. Rasheed K, Rabinowitz YS. Standards for comparison of serial corneal topography using quantitative videokeratography derived indices. AAO Annual Meeting 1997.(Poster) Ophthalmology(Supp) 1997(Oct) page 169.
13. Rabinowitz YS, Rasheed K, Videokeratography Keratoconus Detection Systems; How To Identify The "Keratoconus Suspect", (Paper) International Society For Refractive Surgery, 25 October 1996, Chicago.
14. Rasheed K, Khatib HA, Single Injection Peribulbar Using Bupivacaine 0.75% For Cataract Surgery, (Paper) UK And Ireland Society For Cataract And Refractive Surgeon's Annual Conference, September 15, 1996, Chester, England.
15. Rasheed K, Khatib HA, Jamal N, Hale S, The Balloon Intraocular Pressure Reducer - A New Factor In A Dangerous Equation, (Paper) UK And Ireland Society For Cataract And Refractive Surgeon's Annual Conference, September 15, 1996, Chester, England.
16. Rasheed K, Hashmi MS, Photo Essay: An Unusual Case Of Persistently Recurrent, Bilateral, Multiple Cysts Of Moll, 'HOSPITAL UPDATE' Dec, 1995.
17. Laidlaw DAH, Rasheed K, Harrad R, Easty DL, Should Patients With Good Vision In The Fellow Eye Be Offered A Corneal Graft , (Paper) Joint European Research Meeting In Ophthalmology And Vision (JERMOV), October, 1994, Montpellier, France.