Mohan N. Iyer, MD
Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula
Dr. Iyer is a board-certified ophthalmologist with specialty training in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery. He founded the Athens Retina Center in 2007. Dr. Iyer and his staff are committed to providing state-of-the-art, compassionate care and believe in treating our patients as we would want to be treated.
Dr. Iyer obtained a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Clarkson University, New York, and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a two-year vitreo-retinal fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Iyer served as the chief of the EENT division at the Athens Regional Medical Center from 2010 to 2017. He is a clinical assistant professor at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. Dr. Iyer has published extensively in professional journals, written text-book chapters on age-related macular degeneration and endophthalmitis, and presented his research at national meetings. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and member of the American Medical Association, ARVO, and American Society of Retina Specialists.
In his spare time, Dr. Iyer enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing tennis.
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
M.S., Chemical Engineering
Thesis: Development of a new experimental technique for the measurement of transient biaxial extensional viscosities of polymer melts.
B. Tech., Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India
Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin, McPherson Retina Center,
Houston, TX 77030
Medical College of Wisconsin
Eye Institute, 925 N 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
The Christ Hospital
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
June 2006-July 2007
Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Le T, Iyer MN. The Case of a second-look surprise. EyeNet Morning Rounds, October 2017.
Rosenblatt R, Poling J, Iyer MN. The Mysterious Wiggle at 10 o’clock. EyeNet Morning Rounds, May 2014.
Albini TA, Abd-El-Barr MM, Carvounis PE, Iyer MN, et al. Long-term retinal toxicity of intravitreal commercially available preserved triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog) in rabbit eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007;48(1):390-5.
Benz MS, Albini TA, Holz ER, Lakhanpal RR, Westfall AC, Iyer MN, Carvounis PE. Short-term course of intraocular pressure after intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide. Ophthalmology, 2006;113(7):1174-8.
Iyer MN, Han DP. An eye model for practicing vitreoretinal membrane peeling. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(1):108-10.
Iyer MN, He F, Wensel TG, Mieler WF, Benz MS, Holz ER. Clearance of intravitreal moxifloxacin. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006;47(1):317-9.
Gao H, Pennesi ME, Qiao X, Iyer MN, Wu SM, Holz ER, Mieler WF. Intravitreal moxifloxacin: retinal safety study with electroretinography and histopathology in animal models. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006;47(4):1606-11.
Iyer MN, Holz ER. Bacterial endophthalmitis. Current Ocular Therapy, 6th Edition; 2005.
Iyer MN, Mieler WF. Differential diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration. Text chapter in Age-Related Macular Degeneration – A Comprehensive Textbook. Editors: D. V Alfaro III, MD, Peter E Liggett MD; William F Mieler MD; Hugo Quiroz-Mercado MD; Rama D Jager MD; Yasuo Tano MD. Lippincott, Williams& Wilkins; October 2005.
Iyer MN, Wirostko WJ, Kim SH, Simons KB. Staphylococcus hominis endophthalmitis associated with a capsular hypopyon. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;139(5):930-2.
Iyer MN, Han DP, Yun HJ, Eastwood D, Kim JE, Connor TB, Wirostko WJ, Dev S. Subconjunctival antibiotic injection for acute post-cataract extraction endophthalmitis – Is it necessary? Am J Ophthalmol 2004;137:1120-1121.
Iyer MN, Kranias G, Daun ME. Post-traumatic endophthalmitis involving Clostridium tetani and Bacillus spp. Am J Ophthalmol 2001;132(1):116-117.
Elenich LA, Nandi D, Kent AE, McCluskey TS, Cruz M, Iyer MN, Woodward EC, Conn CW, Ochoa AL, Ginsburg DB, Monaco JJ. I The complete primary structure of mouse 20S proteasomes. Immunogenetics 1999;49(10):835-842.
Marusina K, Iyer M, Monaco JJ. Allelic variation in the mouse Tap-1 and Tap-2 transporter genes. J Immunol. 1997;158(11):5251-5256.
Nandi D, Iyer MN, Monaco JJ. Molecular and serological analysis of polymorphisms in the murine major histocompatibility complex-encoded proteasome subunits, LMP-2 and LMP-7. Exp Clin Immunogenet. 1996;13(1):20-29.
2009 American Society of Retina Specialists, New York, New York. Iyer MN. Medical retina case conference. Syphilitic chorioretinopathy
2006 November Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, USF/All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. Iyer MN. Advances in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
2005 October Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, USF/All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. Iyer MN. Differential diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration.
2005 American Society of Retina Specialists, Montreal, Canada. Iyer MN, He F, Wensel T, Mieler WF, et al. Clearance of intravitreal moxifloxacin.
2005 ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Iyer MN, He F, Wensel T, Mieler WF, et al. Intravitreal clearance of moxifloxacin.
2005 Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Alumni Association Meeting. Iyer MN, He F, Wensel T, Mieler WF, et al. Intravitreal clearance of moxifloxacin.
2004 Retina Society, Baltimore, MD. Iyer MN, Han DP. An eye model for practicing vitreoretinal membrane peeling.
2004 Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Alumni Association Meeting. Iyer MN, Pennesi M, Gao H, et al. Safety of intravitreal moxifloxacin.
2003 Retina Society, Chicago, IL. Iyer MN, Han DP, Yun HJ, et al. Subconjunctival antibiotic injection for acute post-cataract extraction endophthalmitis – Is it necessary?
2003 Medical College of Wisconsin/University of Wisconsin Residents’ Day, Madison, WI. Iyer MN, Han DP. Practice eye model for vitreoretinal membrane peeling.
2003 ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Iyer MN, Han DP, et al. The role of subconjunctival antibiotics as an adjunct to intravitreal antibiotics in the treatment of postoperative endophthalmitis following cataract extraction.(poster)
2001 ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Iyer MN, Kim JE, O’Neill DP, Perkins SL. Ocular injuries due to gunshot wounds to the head and neck.(poster)