Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Glaucoma Service
Director, Residency & Glaucoma Training Programs


MBA, Economics & Strategic Management—The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MD—Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
Internship—St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit
Residency—Penn State Hershey Eye Center, Penn State University College of Medicine
Fellowship in Glaucoma—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

See a representative list of Dr. Aref’s journal articles in PubMed.

Current/Recent Publications

Dorairaj SK, Seibold LK, Radcliffe NM, Aref AA, Jimenez-Roman J, Lazcano-Gomez GS, Darlington JK, Mansouri K, Berdahl JP. 12-Month Outcomes of Goniotomy Performed Using the Kahook Dual Blade Combined with Cataract Surgery in Eyes with Medically Treated Glaucoma. Advances in Therapy. [Epub Ahead of Print]. PMID: 30078175.

Salinas L, Chaudhary A, Berdahl JP, Lazcano-Gomez GS, Williamson BK, Dorairaj SK, Seibold LK, Smith S, Aref AA, Darlington JK, Jimenez-Roman J, Mahootchi A, Boucekine M, Mansouri K. Goniotomy Using the Kahook Dual Blade in Severe and Refractory Glaucoma: Six Month Outcomes. Journal of Glaucoma. [Epub Ahead of Print]. PMID: 29979337.

Ali MH, Dikopf MS, Finder AG, Aref AA, Vajaranant TS, Liu J, de la Cruz J, Cortina MS. Assessment of Glaucomatous Damage Following Boston Keratoprosthesis Implantation Based on Digital Planimetric Quantification of Visual Fields and Optic Nerve Head Imaging. Cornea. 2018;37:602-608. PMID: 29474296.

Aref AA, Budenz DL. Detecting Visual Field Progression. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(12S):S51-S56. PMID: 29157362.

Greenwood MD, Abdullah S, Radcliffe NM, Jasek MC, Roman JJ, Seibold LK, Lazcano GS, Darlington JK, Dorairaj SK, Aref AA, Bahjri KA, Berdahl JP. Goniotomy with a Single Use Dual Blade: Short-term Results. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2017;43:1197-1201. PMID: 28991617.

Liu JL, McAnany JJ, Wilensky JT, Aref AA, Vajaranant TS. M&S Smart System Contrast Sensitivity Measurements Compared with Standard Visual Function Measurements in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients. Journal of Glaucoma. 2017;26:528-533. PMID: 28333894.

Zhou Y, Aref AA.  Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty – Recent Findings and Current Perspectives. Ophthalmology and Therapy. 2017;6:19-32. PMID: 28258400.

Dunbar GE, Shen B, Aref AA. Spotlight on the Sensimed Triggerfish Contact Lens Sensor: Efficacy, Safety, and Patient Perspectives. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2017;11:875-882. PMID: 28507427.

Aref AA, Gedde SJ, Budenz DL. Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery. Developments in Ophthalmology. 2017;59:43-52. PMID: 28442686.

Aref AA. Sustained Drug Delivery for Glaucoma: Current Data and Future Trends. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2017;28:169-174. PMID: 27764023.

Vajaranant TS, Liu J, Wilensky J, Cortina MS, Aref AA. Innovative Approaches to Glaucoma Management of Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1. Current Ophthalmology Reports. 2016;4:147-153. PMID: 28529825.

Namavari A, Hyde RA, Wang D, Vajaranant TS, Aref AA. Primary Baerveldt Shunt Implantation: Outcomes and Complications. Ophthalmology and Therapy. 2016;5:253-262. PMID: 27457724.

Vajaranant TS, Liu J, Wilensky J, Cortina MS, Aref AA. Innovative Approaches to Glaucoma Management of Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1. Current Ophthalmology Reports. 2016;4:147-153. PMID: 28529825.

Aref AA. Current Management of Glaucoma and Vascular Occlusive Disease. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. 2016;27:140-145. PMID: 26595845.

Aref AA, Scott IU, Oden NL, Ip MS, Blodi BA, Van Veldhuisen PC. SCORE Study Report 15: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Timing of Elevated Intraocular Pressure after Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injection for Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusion. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2015;133:1022-1029. PMID: 26086920.

Thomas M, Vajaranant TS, Aref AA. Hypotony Maculopathy: Clinical Presenation and Therapeutic Methods. Ophthalmology and Therapy. 2015;4:79-88. PMID: 26253854.

Jain S, Aref AA. Senile Dementia and Glaucoma: Evidence for a Common Link. Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research. 2015;10:178-183. PMID: 26425322.

Aref AA, Sivaraman KR, Djalilian AR. Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery and Ocular Surface Transplant Graft Preservation. Seminars in Ophthalmology. 2015;30(3):210-213. PMID: 24116393.