Kareem Moussa, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

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Vitreoretinal Surgery

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

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

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Phone: 916-734-6602

Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I believe in partnering with my patients to provide them with the highest quality care possible rooted in evidence-based medicine in a non-judgmental and welcoming environment.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Moussa's clinical interests include the management of diseases affecting the retina including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, retinal tear, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane or macular pucker, as well as ocular inflammatory diseases.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Moussa is interested in medical education and research focused on improving clinical outcomes in our complex patients.


Vitreo-Retinal Disease and Oncology

Undergraduate School

B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2008

Medical School

M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC 2013


Internal Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA 2013-2014


Ophthalmology, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2014-2017


Vitreoretinal Surgery, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston MA 2017-2019


Uveitis, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2019-2020

Heed Award, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, 2019

Fellow of the Year Award, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, 2019

Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Housestaff, UC San Francisco, 2016

Sundararajan M, Nguyen AH, Lopez SE, Moussa K, Redd TK, Seitzman GD. Adapting to Coronavirus Disease 2019 With Point-of-Care Outdoor Intraocular Pressure Monitoring. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021 Mar 1;139(3):361-362. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6073. PMID:33410865.

Moussa K, Jeng-Miller KW, Kim L, Eliott D. West Nile Virus Chorioretinitis in the Presence of Negative Cerebrospinal Fluid Polymerase Chain Reaction Results. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2020.

Moussa K, Feinstein M, Pekmezci M, Lee JH, Bloomer M, Oldenburg C, Sun Z, Lee RK, Ying GS, Han Y. Histologic Changes Following Continuous Wave and Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation: A Randomized Comparative Study. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2020 Apr 28;9(5):22. doi 10.1167/tvst.9.5.22. PMID:32821494.

Tieger MG, Moussa K, Kim LA, Eliott D. The History of Visualization in Vitrectomy Surgery. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2020 Winter;60(1):1-15. doi:10.1097/IIO.0000000000000296. PMID:31855891.

Yu A, Ferenczi E, Moussa K, Eliott D, Matiello M. Clinical Spectrum of West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease. Neurohospitalist. 2020 Jan;10(1):43-47. doi:10.1177/1941874419868636. Epub 2019 Aug 13. PMID:31839864.

Agranat JS, Moussa K, Aronow ME. An Amelanotic Choroidal Mass in a Middle-aged Woman. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Dec 1;137(12):1452-1453. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4134. PMID:31670777.

Moussa K, Kim J, Miller JB. Retinal Exudates and Hemorrhages in a Survivor of Breast Cancer. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb 1;137(2):218-219. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.3794. PMID:30489605.

Moussa K, Bradbury M, Wu DM. Middle-aged Man With Bilateral Subretinal Fluid. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan 1;137(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.2759. PMID:30418470.

Moussa K, Shantha J, Schallhorn JM. Blurry Vision and Eye Pain After Pterygium Surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 Jul 1;136(7):827-828. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.6054. PMID:29710246.

Stanwyck LK, Moussa K, Chan W, Aitken PA, Sobrin L. Lack of Correlation between Number of Antiretinal Antibodies and Clinical Outcome Measures in Autoimmune Retinopathy Patients. Ophthalmol Retina. 2019 Nov;3(11):1007-1009. doi:10.1016/j.oret.2019.06.007. Epub 2019 Jun 18. PMID:31420299.