Parisa Emami-Naeini, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology (Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis)

Director of Uveitis Service

To see if Parisa Emami-Naeini is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Vitreoretinal Surgery


Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Ophthalmology Clinic-Eye Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Get Directions

Phone: 916-734-6602

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Emami is a vitreoretinal surgeon and uveitis specialist at UC Davis Eye Center. She specializes in both medical and surgical management of various retinal diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, retinal degeneration, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and uveitis.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Emami's research interests include retinal imaging, pathogenesis and management of ocular inflammation/uveitis .



Medical School

M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2009

Other School

M.P.H., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 2009


Metro West Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Framingham MA 2012-2013


Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit MI 2013-2016


Uveitis, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH 2018-2019


Vitreoretinal Surgery, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2016-2018

American Society of Retina Specialists ASRS Honors Award, 2023

Knight Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Award, 2023

American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO Special Recognition Award, 2022

Emerging Vision Scientists at the National Alliance for Vision Research, 2022

Academic Federation Travel Grant, 2021

Vu AF, Kodati S, Lin P, Bodaghi B, Emami-Naeini P; COVID-19 Practice Patterns Study Group. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on uveitis patient care. Br J Ophthalmol. 2023 Jun;107(6):790-794. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2021-320368. Epub 2022 Jan 24. PMID:35074784.

Lee SC, Alber S, Lieng MK, Emami-Naeini P, Yiu G. Teleophthalmology Using Remote Retinal Imaging During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Jan;29(1):81-86. doi:10.1089/tmj.2022.0048. Epub 2022 May 24. PMID:35612464.

Larsson JR, Emami-Naeini P. Retinitis after Long-Term Corticosteroid Use. Ophthalmology. 2022 Nov 4:S0161-6420(22)00761-8. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2022.09.022. Epub ahead of print. PMID:36344313.

Atkuru A, Lieng MK, Emami-Naeini P. Trends in Racial Diversity among United States Ophthalmology Residents. Ophthalmology. 2022 Aug;129(8):957-959. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2022.03.020. Epub 2022 Mar 26. PMID:35351473.

Emami-Naeini P, Lieng MK, Chen J. Sex Differences in Salaries of Academic Ophthalmologists in the United States. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2022 May 1;140(5):519-522. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2022.0376. PMID:35323861.

S Mehta N, Emami-Naeini P. A Review of Systemic Biologics and Local Immunosuppressive Medications in Uveitis. J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2022 Apr 29;17(2):276-289. doi:10.18502/jovr.v17i2.10804. PMID:35765634.

Lee SC, Lieng MK, Alber S, Mehta N, Emami-Naeini P, Yiu G. Trends in Remote Retinal Imaging Utilization and Payments in the United States. Ophthalmology. 2022 Mar;129(3):354-357. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.10.010. Epub 2021 Oct 12. PMID:34653417.

Hay MW, Emami-Naeini P. A Middle-aged Man With Bilateral Eye Redness and Pain. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021 Dec 1;139(12):1319-1320. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.1451. PMID:34648007.

Iqbal KM, Hay MW, Emami-Naeini P. Medication-induced Uveitis: An Update. J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2021 Jan 20;16(1):84-92. doi:10.18502/jovr.v16i1.8254. PMID:33520131.