Elham Ghahari, MD

4.69 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

4.69 out of 5
38 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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    Both assistant and physician were great.

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    Impressed by the Drs assistant and very impressed with the Dr. I like her a lot and trust her.

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    Dr Ghari is an excellent ophthalmologist and is also compassionate and a very good listener.

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    Dr was very thorough and made sure nothing was wrong with my right eye. Reassured me that I could safely make my trip without problems

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    I have already told family members about how good this office took care of me
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      Extraordinary care from *Dr. Ghahari, and staff and nurses.
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      I can't really tell you what the provider says due to the fact I've waited so long. And with me waiting for 2 or 3 hrs my brain has shut down by that time. I do understand that I need to be evaluated every 3 to 4 months. But I will not be doing anymore evals with Dr. Ghahari. I will be looking for an outside Ophthalmologist.
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      Doctor apologetic about the delay. When informed thaT I was going to be late for a meeting an hour away asked if I could postpone or change the meeting. Showed little concern that I was going to be late
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      Not rushed, thorough explanations.
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      I have already recommended *Dr. Ghahari to two friends.
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      Good.
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      Pleasantly surprised, that the provider diagnosed and treated the vision issue on the same day without having to schedule another appointment for correct of vision.
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      Excellent overall experience *****+++++
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      Dr Ghahari was fully engaged iny case. She provided information specific to my case.
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      Very helpful
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      Great conversation
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      Love the doctors
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      My experience was great only positive.
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      A highly good experience.
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      Allayed many fears and offered reassurance and hope
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      Always excellent
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      Very good
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      I have already recommended *Dr. Ghahari to tow friends.
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      Good
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      Very good
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      This was my first time meeting the Dr. The appointment ended with another follow-up which is good. So that they can continue with monitoring my eyes.
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      Okay
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      *Dr. Ghahari is an excellent provider who is kind, positive, and explains and answers all my questions.
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      I thought the Dr Ghahari did a wonderful job. She was very personable, listened attentively, and answered my questions with compassion and competence.
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      This was my first appointment with Dr. Ghahari. She was excellent and explained all the results of tests that I did. She reviewed my chart and notes from Dr. Higgins. I felt she had an excellent assessment of my eye conditions and what to look for in going forward. She was very reassuring.
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      Dr. Ghahari was fantastic! She was very thorough and explained everything to me and she took time to answer questions.
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      My regular dr. is *Daniel Moore. I was very grateful to see *Dr. Ghahari in *Dr. Moore's absence. She is very good.
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      Good.
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      Excellent
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      Excellent
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      Thanks
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      It seemed like my doctor was more interested in talking to my wife instead of me, which sometimes I feel is more woman to woman than doctor to patient!
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      I have seen *Dr. Ghahari one time before - I am very pleased with her care -