Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Eye Physician & Surgeon

Macular & Retinal Disease

Medical & Surgical Treatment of the Retina & Vitreous

Dr. Akbar Shakoor, MD


As a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Shakoor's specialties include medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, along with diagnosing and treating uveitis and other infectious and inflammatory eye diseases. His primary clinical and surgical interests include diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular and retinal degeneration, macular holes, and epiretinal membranes, plus medical and surgical treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases. Dr. Skakoor also practices at the John A. Moran Eye Center.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Board Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor (Clinical) of Ophthalmology / Visual Sciences


Fellowships: University of Utah School of Medicine - Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
University of California, F.I. Proctor Foundation Fellowship in Uveitis, Cornea and External Disease
University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary

Residency: University of Virginia, Ophthalmology
Indiana University School of Medicine, transitional year

Medical School: The Aga Khan University College of Medicine

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