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Rahul Pandit, MD, Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, Houston Methodist Hospital

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Ophthalmology Houston, TX

Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

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Summary

  • Dr. Pandit is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology within the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston, Texas. He serves as medical director of the Houston Methodist Hospital Ophthalmology Operating Room (www.rahulpanditmd.com).

    Dr. Pandit grew up in suburban Chicago and received his undergraduate degree at Yale University. After completing medical school at Rush University, he attended one of the top ophthalmology programs in the country, the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. In 2002, he pursued an extra year of fellowship training in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, obtaining advanced training in many types of surgery, including complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and LASIK and other forms of refractive surgery. He has been in practice in Houston since 2003.

    Dr. Pandit actively participates in teaching at all levels. He is an instructor for courses at national meetings as well as internationally. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.) Refractive Subcommittee. In this role, he helps provide updates and insight into the latest ophthalmology medical and surgical research to the AAO membership. Dr. Pandit has acted as principal investigator for clinical research trials, authored several papers, and lectures locally and nationally. He has been recognized as one of the top cataract surgeons in the country by Ocular Surgery News and Premier Surgeon magazine. He has published techniques for cataract surgery in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has been featured on Houston's ABC, CBS, and Fox News channels.

    In his spare time, Dr. Pandit enjoys nothing more than being with his wife and children, and engages in a wide range of hobbies and activities. He holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, performs music locally and nationally, coaches youth soccer and volunteers for community service.

Education & Training

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsFellowship, Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery, 2002 - 2003
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsResidency, Ophthalmology, 1999 - 2002
  • West Suburban Medical Center
    West Suburban Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1998 - 1999
  • Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
    Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical CenterClass of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2003 - 2023
  • IA State Medical License
    IA State Medical License 1999 - 2004
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1998 - 1999
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Secretariat Award American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2019
  • Premier Surgeon 300 Ocular Surgery News, Premier Surgeon
  • Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2012
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Authored Content

  • Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Continues to Attract Interest at ASCRSAugust 2021
  • Corneal Minimized-Volume Ablation with Accelerated CXL Appears Promising for KeratoconusJanuary 2021
  • The eyes offer conjunctival clue to COVID-19July 2020
  • Dry Eye More Likely to Develop After LASIK Than PRKJanuary 2020
  • Surgical Removal of Post-LASIK Epithelial Ingrowth: Does Technique Matter?December 2018
  • Surgical Removal of Post-LASIK Epithelial Ingrowth: Does Technique Matter?December 2018
  • CXL Halts Keratoconus Progression When Detectable Haze Is PresentDecember 2018
  • CXL Halts Keratoconus Progression When Detectable Haze Is PresentDecember 2018
  • Standard, Epi-off CXL Yield Comparable Vision OutcomesAugust 2018
  • Standard, Epi-off CXL Yield Comparable Vision OutcomesAugust 2018
  • Standard Dresden Protocol Enhances Outcomes for People with KeratoconusJuly 2018
  • SMILE Induces Long-Term Reduction in Posterior AstigmatismJuly 2018
  • Epithelial Erosions Less Common in Myopic Eyes Treated with Transepithelial vs. Alcohol-Assisted PRKJanuary 2018
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Press Mentions

  • Why Those Tiny Sunglasses Celebs Love Aren't Actually Good for Your Eyes
    Why Those Tiny Sunglasses Celebs Love Aren't Actually Good for Your EyesJune 13th, 2018
  • Top ONE Network Videos of 2018
    Top ONE Network Videos of 2018December 21st, 2018
  • Telescopic Treatment for Wet, Dry Macular Degeneration
    Telescopic Treatment for Wet, Dry Macular DegenerationFebruary 3rd, 2018
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Committees

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, ONE Refractive Subcommittee

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Hospital Affiliations