Dr. Nafiseh Hashemi is an ophthalmologist practicing in Encino, CA. Dr. Hashemi specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Hashemi can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Hashemi can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
Education and Training
MD at Iran University of Medical Sciences
University of Houston Ophthalmology Residency 2016
University of Tennessee at Knoxville Surgery internship 2013
Houston Methodist Hospital Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship 2012
American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Nafiseh Hashemi, MD's Expert Contributions
MigraineMigraine is a neurological condition characterized by headaches that can be severe. It is very common, affecting about 18% of women and 8% of men. Most patients with migraine have throbbing headaches with nausea and vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound. The pain from migraine can last...
If it’s prescription contact lenses, the safety profile is the same with clear contact lenses. READ MORE
Use some artificial tears to help washing out the dirts, if you still have foreign body sensation and tearing, you may see an ophthalmologist to exam your eye for corneal foreign body and ulcer. READ MORE
You might have some residual corneal edema, continue your drops. READ MORE
The treatments are quite varied based on the type of glaucoma and severity of the glaucoma. He may start drops versus laser treatment. If the eye pressure didn’t decrease despite drops and laser, he may need surgery. READ MORE
Unfortunately, the only available treatment for cataract is surgery. The surgery is standard, but there are a variety of options for intro-ocular lens that replaces the cataracted lens. READ MORE
Most probably you have severe dry eye and pinguecula. You need to have treatment of dry eye with high quality drops like Restasis and Xiidra, lubricants for nights and treatment of blepharitis if you have. See an ophthalmologist for help. READ MORE
One of the most common reasons for having light sensitivity is dry eye. Make sure to treat the dry eye. There are the other reasons such as having migraine, having inflammation in the eye, scattering of the light due to cataract. READ MORE
Any surgery carries risk of inflammation and infection. Infection during cataract surgery can cause blindness. It is not wise to do both eyes at the same time. If there is any infection in the operation room, you may lose both eyes at the same time. READ MORE
Congenital cataract needs surgery in the first few months of life, unless it's very small and does not affect the vision. Use of glasses or contacts after surgery is essential to prevent lazy eye. READ MORE
Chlorine may cause irritation and redness in the eye but usually does not cause any long term problems. You may consider using goggles during swimming and some allergy drops after. READ MORE
The best time for the first eye exam for kids is before the age of 2. If everything was good on the exam and she did not need any glasses, then she may need an exam every 2-3 years after. READ MORE
The best treatment is better control of diabetes. Based on what your doctor is seeing in her eye, she may need injection of some medicine into her eyes (to treat macular edema) or laser over her retina (to treat hemorrhage and growth of abnormal blood vessels). READ MORE
Most probably, she has blepharitis (inflammation of the lid margin) and dry eye syndrome. Have her wash her eyelids with baby shampoo, do the gentle massage with warm towel over the eyelids. If she didn't get better she would need some treatment with antibiotics/ steroids ointments. READ MORE
There are risks involved with any kind of surgery, including LASIK surgery. Your doctor will stratify your surgery risk based on your eye exam. Your intra-operative risks include free flap and button hole or wrinkled flap. Post-operative risks include immune reaction, infection, etc. Like any other surgery, you need to be aware of the risks, but you may consider them uncommon or unlikely. READ MORE
Use 20/20/20 rules. Every 20 minutes look at 20F for 20 seconds. Use some tears if you feel dry,... READ MORE
Make sure to use a safe brand, clean them properly, and don't sleep with them. Take it out when taking shower or swimming or when you feel irritated by them. See a doctor immediately with any eye pain, redness, or blurry vision. READ MORE
The recovery of uncomplicated cataract surgery is very quick, after one week the patient should be able to go back to normal activity and vision should have been improved. Sometimes the patient get some blurriness from the drops that she is using or from dry eye after surgery, which should improved within a month. READ MORE
Using eye cosmetics cannot cause blindness. It may cause blepharitis (inflammation or infection of the eyelid), which may cause burning, itching, and irritation, but generally does not have an effect on the vision. READ MORE
Sun is damaging to the eye instructions including: eyelid skin cancers, pterygium, corneal damage from UV exposure, Cataract, retinal damage and macular degeneration. Using sunglasses with 100% UV protection is highly recommended. READ MORE
Severe dry eye may cause redness. There are other reasons for a red eye, including inflammation and infection, pterygium, etc. She should have an eye exam. READ MORE
You may have some seasonal allergy, that may get worse in hot weather. Cold compress and using some allergy drops may help. Thank you READ MORE
If it's both eyes, it may be dry eye syndrome and blepharitis. If it's unilateral and associated with some spasm on the same side of face, you may need neuro-imaging. READ MORE
You cannot use it anymore. It may cause corneal abrasion and infection in your eye. READ MORE
As long as you clean up your make up every night, it should not harm your eye. You may wash your eyelashes and eyelid with baby shampoo once in a while. READ MORE
It might be angular conjunctivitis. Have an eye exam to get proper treatment for it. READ MORE
The most common cause of that is dry eye. Use artificial tears, and if it doesn't improve, see an eye doctor to rule out the other causes. READ MORE
Bacterial infection should get better in a few days, it might be allergy or the other causes of red eye. Make sure to see an eye doctor. READ MORE
The parasitic eye infection can be contagious. You need to avoid sharing pillows. READ MORE
She might have developed cataracts. Make sure to see an ophthalmologist for that. Every diabetic patient should have eye exam every 6-12 months based on their age and severity and type of diabetes. READ MORE
If this is something like lipid abscess, it should get drained by warm compress. If it's some viral vesicle, the treatment is different. Wait a few days and if it persists, then show it to an eye doctor. READ MORE
I have a sharp pain in my eye because I accidentally slept with my contact lenses. What should I do?
You should see a doctor, it might get scratched and infected. READ MORE
Artificial tears can be harmful if it contains preservative (most of the one in bottle), if you use the one in single dose is preservative free. Recently they made preservative free form in bottle like Nanotears PF, Pure tears, etc.. READ MORE
Retina is the sensetive layer to the light on the back of the eye. If the retina get detached from the underlaying layers, one will lose vision. People who are very nearsided are more prone to it, it may happen by itself or after a trauma to the eye. READ MORE
You may have surgery done in only one eye, if the other eye sees fine without the corrective glasses. Sometimes if you have to wear high prescription glasses in the fellow eye, you may notice "anisoconia" (perception of two different size with two eyes) and that might be disturbing to you. READ MORE
Not really, use some chilled artificial tears, it clears up within a few days. READ MORE
You are completely right! when people get older, the same way they get dry skin, they may get dry eye, since the oil glands on the lid margin do not work like a young person, so the tear is lacking proper oil. You need to supplement the eye with some lubricant drops and ointments. Also with washing eyelids with baby shampoo and war compress, you make the glands to work better and make better tears. READ MORE
That might be a conjunctival nevus (pigmentation), if it's the same size or only small growth during the puberty, you should not be worried, Other wise show it to an ophthalmologist. READ MORE
It might be allergy or dry eye, see an eye doctor if you can. Meanwhile use lubricant eye drops and over the counter allergy drops. READ MORE
There is a ishihara color plate you may find online and ask him to read the numbers, if he couldn't that might be sign of being color blind. Any concerns, see an eye doctor. READ MORE
Yes computer may cause dry eye because of lack of blinking. Make sure to follow the 20 rules. Every 20 minutes work computer, take your eyes off the computer and look at 20 feet for 20 seconds. Place an over the counter lubricant eye drops next to your compute rand use it when you feel the burning or dryness. READ MORE
The most common cause is dry eye. Use lubricant eye drops to see if that would help. If it doesn't get better, see an eye doctor for further evaluations. READ MORE
If she needs eye glasses she should use it, otherwise she may get lazy eye and never develop complete vision. There are eye glasses made suitable with young children, make sure she like the frame and be comfortable in it. READ MORE
My dad is suffering from hypertension. Of late he has been complaining of double vision. Are the two related?
Hypertension may cause cranial nerve palsy therefore he may get double vision from eye muscle not moving appropriately. READ MORE
He might have allergies, don't wash the eye with rose water or water, you need to have appropriate drops for the eyes. Try over-the-counter lubricant drops and if it's related with playing outside, try allergy drops. READ MORE
It depends to the type of surgery, Lasik is not painful. PRK might be painful. You should make sure to not rub the eye, use sunglasses at outside and see your doctor for the follow up exam and anytime with any blurred vision or pain. Recovery period depends to the procedure few day to a week. READ MORE
Dry eye is not hereditary, but people with the same diet, age, air conditioning or similar habits might have the same degree of dryness. Dry eye is usually the problem of middle age and elderly. your kids might get it when they are older. If you have an autoimmune disease which runs in the family, you all might get the dry eye associated with that disease. READ MORE
Headaches and double vision can be sign of increased intracranial hypertension, you definitely need to see a neuro-ophthalmologist. READ MORE
If it's only sticky with no redness, pain, or blurry vision, you may simply do warm compress, lid scrubs, and use lubricant eye drops and ointment. If it doesn't get better, see an ophthalmologist. READ MORE
I accidentally got eye makeup remover in my eyes and it is burning in spite of using water on them. What should I do now?
Use some lubricant eye drops or over-the-counter lubricant eye ointment. If it doesn't get better, see an eye doctor; you might have gotten an abrasion while trying to wash your eyes. READ MORE
Unfortunately, there is no eye exercise to help with the vision. READ MORE
Comprehensive ophthalmologist are eye surgeons that are qualified for cataract and simple glaucoma surgery. If you have any retina disease requiring any surgery you need to see retinal specialist. They have done 2 years of fellowship after ophthalmology residency to learn how to operat on the retina. READ MORE
If Leber is running on the mother's side of your family, you better get tested for that. It may start at a young age, but there are reports of expressing the disease at older ages. READ MORE
I am advising you to see an eye doctor immediately, this might be uveitis (inflammation of the uveal tissue inside your eye), or glaucoma (high pressure of the eye) or even a corneal ulcer. See a doctor as soon as possible READ MORE
This might be allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, or dry eye syndrome. See an ophthalmologist to find out what is causing it and get appropriate treatment. READ MORE
First and foremost you need to avoid allergen (in your case dust), second you may wash your eyelids and lashes more often to clear the area out of dust, third you may use cold compress for itching and use antihistamine drops as well. Remember allergy and dry eye come together, use some OTC artificial tears as well. READ MORE
Low vitamin D cannot cause blurry vision. There are so many other reasons that may cause blurred vision like dry eye, refractive errors, cataract and so many other reasons... See a doctor. READ MORE
Optometrists are eye professionals who can prescribe glasses and contact lenses, diagnose glaucoma and even monitor patients with chronic conditions. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who are specialized in the eye. The ophthalmologist can diagnose, treat medically and surgically the eye condition and since they are medical doctors as well, they can draw connections between your eye disease related to your systemic health condition and give you appropriate advice about your general health in relation to your eye disease. Only an ophthalmologist can do surgery on your eyes. READ MORE
This looks like allergy, but it may also be viral conjunctivitis. If you noticed any blurry vision see an ophthalmologist right away, otherwise cold compress and cold artificial tears should help with the symptoms, use over the counter antihistamine pills and drops READ MORE
Most probably, she has a blockage or stenosis in her tear ducts. It's easy to find out with irrigation of tear duct. If that was the case, she would need surgery named DCR (DacryoCystoRhinostomy). READ MORE
You may have Keratoconus, which is too much curve on your cornea. That might get stable with collagen cross linking. Have your cornea checked by a cornea specialist. READ MORE
You will definitely need an eye exam, you might have either dry eye syndrome or some sort of corneal disease causing mild corneal edema which clears up during the day and builds up when the eye is closed at night. READ MORE
If both eyes got involved at the same time, and there is no purulent discharge, most probably its allergy. It should respond to cold compress and allergy medicine. Otherwise you better to see an eye doctor for further evaluation. READ MORE
My mother is highly diabetic and is not able to see very clearly. Could it be the onset of glaucoma?
There are multiple reason for blurred vision in diabetes, including dry eye, macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. Also like any other elderly she might have developed cataract and glaucoma. She definitely needs an eye exam. READ MORE
Warm compress should help. If it doesn't get better, you should see an ophthalmologist. READ MORE
He definitely can, he should get a good training for handling of contact lens. READ MORE
It's not dangerous to stop Restasis. You may stop it as long as you need and restart when you are comfortable to do so. READ MORE
There are some rules about the safe timing for surgery. The minimum age is 18-21, also the prescription should be stable for a year. If she is a responsible girl, you may consider fitting contact lens with supervision for proper use. READ MORE
This is a serious condition that can cause amblyopia if left untreated. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist and follow the doctor's recommendation. READ MORE
If the diabetes goes out of control, she may develop macular edema which is causing farsidedness, which means she cannot see at near. READ MORE
It is a good idea to start wearing glasses at age 3 to 4. Specially girls can handle it nicely and protect their eye from the sun damage. READ MORE
There is no plausible cause for developing cataract after using baby shampoo. No worries, use it on your eyelids! Washing eyelids with baby shampoo cannot by any means cause cataracts, unless you have an eye injury and open globe. READ MORE
If you are nearsided, as you and your eye is growing with age the nearsidedness gets worse. It usually stop after age 21-23. It won't reverse but you will enjoy late presbyopia instead. (It means you won't need near glasses when you turn 40 like most of pepole). READ MORE
Lumigan may cause some periocular changes like darkening of iris and eyelid skin, growing of eyelashes, inflammation of lid margin (blepharitis) and sometimes chronic red eye. Most of the time you get used to it in couple of weeks and not everybody gets side effects. READ MORE
If he gets double with both eye open and the double goes away when he closes either eye, the problem should be in one of the nerves moving the eye and that happens with a closed head injury. See an ophthalmologist for eye exam. READ MORE
May be the fit is not right?! You should see an ophthalmologist or optometrist to have a proper fitting and try different brand that is thinner and softer. READ MORE
Sensitivity to light may be caused by a variety of reasons including dry eye, allergy, inflammation of the eye, using some medications and even neurological diseases like post stroke. You may start with using over-the-counter artificial tears and allergy drops (if it's itchy and red) and if no improvement, see an ophthalmologist. READ MORE
If you are young and myopic, as long as you are growing your eye will grow and become more nearside. If you are in older age, some changes in your natural lens can happen due to diabetes or cataract. READ MORE
Floaters might be related to senile changes in your vitreous (jelly that filling the back of the eye). some times is because of blood cells or inflammatory cells floating in the eye. It's good to have a dilated eye exam. In general everyone should have a complete eye exam every year, in 10 years a lots of diseases might happen (like glaucoma). Please see an eye doctor! READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Cataract surgery, Glaucoma treatment, optic nerve disease
- Houston Methodist Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Articles and Publications
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
1. Malaria retinopathy and cerebellitis in a 9 year-old boy in the United States. Hashemi N, Callon LM, Kumar KS. J AAPOS. 2015 Feb; 19(1):87-91.
2.Transarterial Onyx embolization of an orbital solitary tumor. Nafiseh Hashemi, Jeanie Di Ling, Mirwat S. Sami, Andrew G. Lee, Patricia Chevez-barios. J ocul oncol pathol. 2015;1:98-102
Visual Hallucination (Charles Bonnet Syndrome) associated with Neurosarcoidosis. Zhang J, Waisberen E, Hashemi N, Lee AG. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct-Dec; 20(4):369-71
4. Neuroimaging in ophthalmology. Kim JD, Hashemi N, Gelman R, Lee AG. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 26(4):401-7. doi: 10.1016/j.sjopt. 2012.07.001.
5. Late-onset Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.
Pfeiffer ML, Hashemi N, Foroozan R, Lee AG.
Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 41(7): 690-3. doi: 10.1111/ ceo.12091.
6. Radiographic evidence for denervation atrophy of extraocular muscles due to chronic intracavernous compressive third nerve palsy.Hashemi N, Pfeiffer ML, Foroozan R, Lee AG.
Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb; 48(1):4-6.
7. Bilateral Progressive Vision Loss in Noninfectious HIV Retinopathy without Infectious Retinitis.
Zhang J, Hashemi N, Lee AG.
J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2012 Jul;7(3):268-70.
8. Spontaneous Resolution of Optic Perineuritis.Tung C, Hashemi N, Lee AG.
J Neuro-Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar; 33(1):93-95.
9. Complications of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.Yang L, Hashemi N, Lee AG.
Can J Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 47(6):53-5.
10. Visual hallucinations: a review for ophthalmologistsHashemi N, Scranton RA, Hashemi M, Lee AG. Expert Review of
Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct; 7(5):471-479.
11. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Acute Unilateral Optic Neuropathies in Adults. Ali S, Hashemi N, Pau D, Haykal H, Lee AG. Neuro- Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct; 36:180-185
12. A Pox upon Your House.
Hashemi N, Zhang J, Volpi J, Lee AG, Gordon LK.
Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov 8. doi:pii: S0039-6257(12)00105-1. 10.1016/ j.survophthal.2012.05.005.
13. Throat pain as a presenting symptom of giant cell arteritis.Ling JD, Hashemi N, Lee AG.
J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 32(4):384.
14. Visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet syndrome) as the presenting sign of pituitary adenoma.
Hashemi N, Zhang J, Gelman R, Lee AG.
Can J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jun; 47(3):5-6.
15. Leber hereditary optic neuropathy mimicking thyroid-related optic neuropathy.
Hashemi N, Yalamanchili SS, Zhang J, Lee AG.
J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Mar; 32(1):95-6.
16. Double vision and ptosis.
Hashemi N, Lee AG.
ATPO Viewpoints Magazine/spring 2012; 17-18
17. Bitemporal hemianopia.
Gelman R, Hashemi N, Lee AG.
ATPO Viewpoints Magazine/spring 2012; 15-16
18. Nonarteritic optic neuropathy in a young patient.Zhang J, Hashemi N, Lee AG.
ATPO Viewpoints Magazine/spring 2012; 19-20
19. Sub-tenon atracurium injection in rabbit eyes;a histopathologic study.
Hashemi N, Shomali S, Heyrani-Moghaddam H, Amini S, Izadi S.
J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2009 Jan; 4(1):35-9. PMID: 23056672
20. Comparison of the effect of amniotic membrane suspension and autologous serum on alkaline corneal epithelial wound healing in the rabbit model. Shahriari HA, Tokhmehchi F, Reza M, Hashemi N.
Cornea. 2008 Dec; 27(10):1148-50. PMID: 19034130
21. Injection of Mitomycin-C in nasolacrimal duct for the treatment of partial nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
Hashemi N, Zanjani H, Heshmatipour B.
Bina Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005 Mar; 10(2): 221-225.
Nafiseh Hashemi, Andrew Lee. Chapter of Neuro-Ophthalmic complications of cataract surgery, Dennis P. Han ??Cataract Surgery and Retinal Disease: Optimizing Visual Outcome?, published by Bryn Mawr Communications LLC, 2013
What do you attribute your success to?
I am a goal oriented person (I make a goal and move toward it with positive attitude).
I work hard and never give up, learn from the past, and always look forward to the bigger achievement.
I use every opportunity I get to improve myself as a physician.
Areas of research
- Nerve fiber layer thinning in migraine patients and its correlationwith severity of the disease. 2015-present
During her years teaching and working in Zahedan, Iran , a impoverished town in the eastern border of Iran, Dr. Hashemi would provide free healthcare to the needy. She would collaberate with the United Nations to treat Afghani refugees.
Teaching and speaking
Dr. Hashemi has an educational live TV program in a Persian channel which is broadcasted in and outside of the U.S. This weekly TV show is serving the Persian community in Farsi. She is teaching about eye diseases in understandable language. The audience may call in the second half of the show to get medical advice about their eye disease.
Dr. Hashemi used to teach ophthalmology residents and medical students between 2004-2009 before immigrating to the United States. During her second ophthalmology residency in the University of Texas at Houston, she takes great satisfaction out of teaching medical students as well as using her experience to help the other ophthalmology residents in complicated cases.
1. Hashemi N, Billah S, Alava I, Conderman CP, Supsupin EP, Asdesina OO. Nothing to spit at. Poster 1, NANOS Annual Meeting, Tuscan, AZ, February 29th, 2016
2. Hashemi N, Lee AG, Coburn A, Chevez-Barrios, Selouan R. Amaurosis fugax due to carotid body tumor. Poster 165, NANOS Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 4, 2014.
3. Hashemi N, Tokhmechi M. (2007, December). Healing of Corneal Wound with Aminiotic Membrane Solution in Rabbit. Poster presented at: 17th International congress of ophthalmology; Tehran, Iran
4. Hashemi N, Shomali S. (2006, December). The Evaluation of Pathologic Effect of Atracurium in Subtenon Injection for Ophthalmic Regional Anesthesia in Rabbit. Poster presented at: 16th International congress of ophthalmology; Tehran, Iran
Hobbies / Sports
- Hiking, Swimming
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology
- Olympia Medical Center ( Los Angeles, CA )
- West Hills Hospital & Medical Center ( West Hills, CA )
- Valley Presbyterian Hospital ( Van Nuys, CA )
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Patient Experience with Dr. Hashemi
She is the best !
Absolutely love this doctor and I have seen at least 20 different doctors in 2018. She really listened to me, had compassion, and gave support aside from being EXTREMELY knowledgable and kind. Even though she is a specialist, I felt as if she treated me my overall health. INCREDIBLE DOCTOR and I come from a family of doctors so I can recognize a good one when I see one. I can't say enough good things about her.
Dr. Hashemi is one of the best Neuro Ophthalmologist in Encino.Also, she has the nicest staff I've ever seen.
Love this doctor & her staff!!
The office staff are extremely kind,pleasant and professional and Dr.Hashemi is amazing. I highly recommend this incredible Doctor
Incredible caring and thorough. Very smart and articulate. Wonderful bedside manner
Love coming here staff is very friendly and Doctor is great very informative. Wait time is good service is excellent
Like how she is straightforward with how everything was set out on the cd. Love the friendliest ladies.
Wonderful staff, the dr is so great. She spends a long time going over EVERY possibility to get to your needs. Very comfortable. Highly recommend!!! ,
Attentive and kind. Felt like my eyes were in good hands.
Wonderful care and attention to detail, along with friendly staff.
Dr is very professional, photo exam stated her opinions clearly , very supportive of patient. Support staff is very well trained and know ledge able and help dr order . Thank you Dr answered all questions in a clear way with details.
Dr Hashemi is an excellent Doctor, I was very pleased with the surgery and pre.up and post up. I would recommend her highly
Dr. Hashemi is the best! Smart, kind, professional. Highly recommend her.
Dr. Hashemi is great ! First time I went into her office was super ! I was greeted by a friendly and courteous staff ! And Dr Hashemi was very friendly and explained everything she was doing step by step , and she was very knowledgable ! First Impression , I really liked her a lot and she gave me answers that I haven't gotten in the past ! Thumbs up to Dr.'s like this !
She is excellent. She explained everything thoroughly and answered all questions we had. I would recommend her to anyone with vision issues due to neurological problems.
Dr. Hashemi is fantastic. She is caring and never rushes you. She was always able to explain what I needed to know and I always felt I was in good hands
Very thorough and attentive
She is the best
Dr Hashemi is one of the best doctor in Encino.She is my favorite doctor because she is knows more than the other doctors she is high educated.The staff in her office was really nice and friendly they explain everything clear.I would recommend you if your looking for Neuro ophthalmologist she is number one in Encino.
Great doctor, very attentive
Dr Hashemi is extremely knowledgable , yet able to explain complex results so a layman can understand . She is a very caring & very intelligent ; I would recommend her highly, & I'm fact I'm refer rim my boss to her!
She is wonderful!
I had a wonderful experience. I was concerned about an issue and had not received much clarity from previous physicians. It's such a relief to have this sorted out. The doctor was clear, efficient, and very helpful.
Nice and compassionate and most importantly she really knows her stuff!
She gave me answers that other Doctors have not. Highly recommend. Have seen three other doctors and Dr.Hashemi was able to provide me with detailed info on my issue. Than you
I enjoy my visit with all the pretty women
Very thorough and professional.
That is the best eye doctor i ever met, now any eye problem I have I will come to her and anybody ask an eye doctor I will recomend her. Thanks to her the thing she did on my eyes
She is one of the best eye doctor in Encino.i would recommend her to anyone who need eye doctor. She is well known.she is very nice and kind Doctor.
Thank you so much appreciated for your help. She is a pretty woman
Very helpful & high certainty
Lovely bunch of people in the office here!
One of the best eye doctor I've seen.
I really learned a lot from the doctor and associates. It was a pleasure meeting such professional Dr. With the most important part of my body which are my eyes
Dr Nafiseh Hashemi is the best dr I’ve ever met . She’s very beautiful inside and out .
Calmed a very nervous patient. Explained every procedure. I did not feel rushed. Answered every question I had. Wonderful bed side manner .Blessed to have found Dr. Hashemi. Many thanks.
I am so glad to know Dr. Hashemi for doing my surgery. She is done a perfect surgery, I can see perfectly now and I'm so comfortable To do my works that I couldn't do before. I liked valley Presbyterian hospital, good customer service
I am really very satisfied with the doctors and staff service. I will recommend Dr. Hashemi to my relatives and freinds.
Dr Hashemi is very professional. She spends time with her patients and checks everything . She takes her time to learn about her patients medical conditions and history. Her office is very clean and her staff are plea at and courteous .
Beside being a brilliant Neuro opholomologist, Dr. Hashemi is a very diligent and caring practitioner. Definitely Dr. Hashemi is one of the best in the field of Neuro ophthalmology. I do recommend Dr. Hashemi for any patient looking for an excellent care. Thank you
Dr Hashemi is very kind and patient and explains everything.
Very caring , answered all questions . Kind and knowledgable .
I like visiting the dr at advanced eye surgery clinic. I didn't at all like any part of my visit to the dr at cedar sinai, even the staff dropped the ball that week. But At advanced eye surgery clinic the dr has plenty of time to spend with each patient, she is friendly and has great bedside manner. One time she found an eye problem that I wasnt even aware of and was not experiencing symptoms from. Last week she gave me enough medicines to deal with the problem, which is great because I used to be in so much pain
Amazing, very well-spoken!
I appreciate the effort to make me comfortable and the will to actually make me better with the best treatment possible. I am very happy with the visit today as I got to understand more on my eyes and am looking forward on the treatment Doctor has offered. Amazing attention to patient. Thank you so much for all your help.
She gives very Thorough exams. They provide a number to call the Dr in case of emergencies. The number came in very handy one weekend when my eyes desperately needed medical care and the Emergency Room couldn't help.
She is a truly exceptional woman. I was diagnosed with a condition called Pseudotumor Cerebri back in October 2017. I have been sent to a number of doctors who all told me the same thing. They were of no help to me and I was in constant pain as well as always being lost with my own condition. Stepping into her office was the smartest decision I have ever made and it stinks that it took me so long in order to see her. She was very helpful and she was one of the only doctors that gave me hope and knowledge that I would pass through this condition. Thank you Doctor!
Very kind, she explained everything very thoroughly. Patient was very comfortable. Great experience!
Great doctor. Very patient and carefull. Thanks a lot.
Dr. Hashemi is very sweet and very professional . It's my first time here and first time meeting her, I am impressed and will be returning.
I am very happy with the result of my surgery.
Doctor Nafiseh Hashemi performed excellent Cataract surgery on my both eyes. She is very gentle and caring. The office staff and also the West Hills surgical center staff are very caring and helpful. Thank you very much!
I was in to see Dr. Hashemi two weeks ago on February 7th. She was great! Her staff was great! I could write a long review but it would be just saying how great they were to me. I appreciated the experince and this review is to share the love!
Greta doc ,patiently answered all the questions , highly recommended
Dr Hashemi is excellent, she takes her time with her patients and she is very detail with the exams...will definitely recommend her! Her office stuff are courteous and professional as well.
Wonderful treatment and very friendly Doctor , also very knowledgeable , made me feel very confident about her work . I do strongly suggest her to any body who wants to check or treat her, his eyes .
Very good doctor
- Ruby ana
I will definitely recommend to my family and friends They take special care of their patients, very hygienic environment and rakes time to explain everything to you I came out a happy well informed patient and now looking forward to my next visit. Thank you Dr and all your staff.
Quick eye check up and I got my new glasses prescription. Very Friendly Doctor and Staff.
So grateful to have landed in Dr. Hashemi's care. Competent, thorough, and compassionate. Couldn't ask for more!
I had a tube shant surgery on my right eye done by dr. Hashemi. The surgery was great and after following up with the dr every week, the result gets better and better and better every time. Thank you dr Hashemi.
She was helpful and totally depend on her. She knows what my diagnosis is and very nice to me
Very accurate, organized with great personality.
Dr Nafiseh Hashemi is a wonderful Doctor.She is very smart, friendly and precise. the best Ophthalmologists I ever met.
Very happy and satisfy to come see doctor.
Very pleasant Doctor, highly recommended and very professional.
Very friendly staff, waiting time was short, overall a very pleasant experience,
Love dr. She is very nice and looking at all my problem.
Got an appointment immediately. Staff is incredible and efficient! Doctor is incredibly thou rough and astute in her awareness. She is hands-on and proactive. I feel very taken care of. There are some serious concerns and the doctor is making sure we are on top of it asap!
I was really impressed with Dr. Hashemi during my recent visit. She was very frank and explained all of my concerns very clearly and concisely. All my questions were answered with enthusiasm and support. I was more confident about my condition after visiting with Dr. Hashemi. She is well regarded by her patients and her peers. I definitely recommend her to my friends and family!
The Doctor was awesome and knowledgable. And she went the extra mile for my consern. I love everything about this office and specially staff.
The Doctor was extremely knowledgeable and thorough and the staff was very kind
We had a great experience with the Doctor. She spent almost an hour going through all the problems my mom had and explain everything very throughly.
Very satisfy with Doctor Hashemi she is very friendly, knowledgable and answer all question. If you hear any advertisement about her it true. She is one of the best eye doctors in town. I really appreciate everything doctor has done for me. Thanks a lot Doctor Hashemi - Alfred Kochan
I'm like this offices I'm so glad end happyilike how the doctor check my mom end all the personal they so friendly lm soo happy thank you for everything
Excellent care. Very satisfied with the care Dr. Hashemi.
She is very very good doctor. She has a good personality
Dr. Hashemi is very professional and explained everything very clear. Was very helpful.
- Dr shahram
Great physician. Very detailed attention and careful full examination of the eyes. The amount of time she spends with patients is incredible. Very courteous and professional. I have referred quite a few friends and associates to Dr Hashemi with confidence for exams and surgeries. They have all thanked me for this recommendation. Thanks and regards Dr Shahram Khial, Ph.D.
Great care. Everyone is so friendly and the doctor is amazing. She really is knowledgable on complex issues!
Great experience here. Really cares about her patients
Highly recommend Dr. Hashemi
I WILL GIVE DR HASHMI 7 STAR RATING AFTER MY SURGERY I HAVE 20/20 vision Thanks
Very knowledgable and helpful
She is absolutely one of the best ophthalmologist ever so parience so knowledgeable with wonderful ability to diagnosis
I love this doctor! She is exceptional and extremely thorough. I will recommend her to everyone!
Very helpful and informational
Doctor Hashemi is very good in explaining every detail that a pt need .
Very informative ,excellent care. l would recommend her to anyone needing eye care.
It's the first time I met Dr Hashemi. She is extremely helpful, nice, educated and patient. I'm so glad to meet her and appreciate Dr Rezapour to introduce me to her. Thank you to these two amazing doctors and the great staff.
Dr. Hashemi was amazing she is so at-tentative and really takes the time for you to understand the procedures that she is to do on you. I defiantly recommend her and her practice to everyone!
Dr. Hashemi was very professional. She helped with everything and explained everything very clear. Very friendly staff and clean office
Dr hashemi was very thorough and answered all my questions. Everyone was very nice and helpful.
Dr Hashemi was excellent. very thorough,, explained everything in great detail. Clearly an expert in her field. I didn't feel rushed in any way as I do with most doctors. I will definitely be making her my permanent ophthalmologist.
She is a great doctor and very nice , only Doctor could tell all my eyes problem correctly . Very happy to have her as of my eye doctor , thanks a lot Doctor Hashemi
Due to the disappointment I had over the appointment that was not recorded, I didn't know what to expect of Dr hashemi. But after my mom and I entered the room and met her, I was. very pleased with her personality and knowldge!! Above all was the time she spent with my mom to make sure every question was answered and never rushed us out. I thank you doctor for been what you are
Excellent exam. Dr Hashemi very thorough with her exam. Explain very well regarding my problem . I was very happy to see her. Leah is great too . Very good costumer service. Excellent job.
Doctor was very kind and spent a lot of time with me and explained everything very well. Extremely patient and informative. I appreciate the time devoted to each patient. That is very rare to find in this medical field.
Very thorough and explained everything clearly.
She was great! The best, highly recommended.
Awesome staff and the Dr is great. Very very thou rough took time to explain all details. Would highly recomen
I'm very pleased with my cataract surgery. She is very expert in surgery, she took care of me. She returned my sight and showed me beautiful world again.
Dr. Hashemi is very attentive, thorough and caring.
Had a visit with Dr. Hashemi. She is very knowledgable in the field. She did an in depth exam of my eyes and took her time with the exam and step by step explained each test and explained the steps I needed to take for better vision. Thank you Dr. Hashemi for the in depth analysis. She also has a wonderful staff!!
Loved her. She really took her time and did an extremely thorough exam. I highly recommend Dr Hashemi
The doctor spend a lot of time explaining all my mom's questions and appeared very knowledgable.
Great experience visiting dr.Hashemi . She is very knowledgeable , detailed and compassionate. She is well rounded and has lots of experience and that shows in her bed side manner and how she explains everything really well. I recommend her to my family and friends as I have complete confidence in her diagnosis.
Thank you very much Dr Hashemi I was very happy to see you and I got important information from you Hop to see you next time .best of all to you. Captain Frank Sarrafi
Excellent service and very accurate Doctor she is I'm very satisfy and happy I came to her office very caring Doctor Thanks so much I'm coming back here soon
She is one of the best. Give enough explanations and knowledge.
She is an excellent Doctor.
Dr. Hashemi is the most amazing Doctor I have ever met. She has done surgery on both my parents eye and the results have been phenomenal. She is the most patient caring Doctor. Post surgery she called me twice to ensure my parents were doing well. She was responsive and so so caring. I would highly recommend her as there is nobody like her! Simply amazing!!
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Dr. Hashemi is without a doubt one of the greatest doctors I have ever met. She is extremely calm and very professional. I originally brought my father in law to her for his cataract surgery and he was nervous at first. Dr. Hashemi took the time to explain the procedure to him and calm his nerves. She has amazing bed side manner and is not only a fantastic Doctor, but a wonderful person. Thank you Dr. Hashemi!
I really recommend Dr. Hashemi, she is very attentive and caring with her patients. She diagnosed me with a rare disease and was available to answer question through email and explained everything very well. Her office staff is also very helpful and friendly
Very knowledgeable and responsible doctor. I had a good experience at her office .
Very knowledgeable and responsible doctor. I had a good experience at her office .
I had a very good experience with Dr. Hashemi and her staff. They were all very kind and professional. I would recommend them to all my family and friends who need eye surgery. Thank you, Mahmoud Baniahmad
I had a very good experience with Dr. Hashemi and her staff. They were all very kind and professional. I would recommend them to all my family and friends who need eye surgery. Thank you, Mahmoud Baniahmad
I had very good experience with Dr. Hashemi and her staff. I will recommend her my family and friends who need eye surgery.
- Dr shahram
I was referred by my Primary Care Physician for a major problem with my vision. I came in to Dr John Rezapour, MD and Dr Nafiseh Hashemi, MD for my issues with the left eye. I was truly amazed at the quality of expertise and care I have come to experience in this vey professional medical practice. Not only both physicians spent a great deal of time with me in taking my history and in examination, but the staff are wonderful and courteous as well. You feel extremely special in here, when the patient physician relationship is very minima in other offices here is totally different. The many technologically advanced instruments aid the doctors in precise diagnosis. I am impressed by all this professionalism. I feel very lucky to be referred to this amazing and unique practice. Thanks God that there are still very caring physicians around with high level of care and professional knowledge. Thanks and regards, Shahram Khial
She is a excellent doctor
Doctor Hashemi did a great job! She is very professional and knowledgeable!
She is the best
I heard Dr. Rezapour at 670am Kirin , Iranian radio , time to time and enjoyed his knowledge and informations. However I was more determined to switch my Eye Doctor to Dr. Nafiseh Hashemi when I listened to her at their radio show with Dr. Rezapour together. She is one of the most knowledgable Ophthalmologist I've seen ... Not to forget one of the most kind and friendly one also. Highly recommendedï£¿Ã¼Ã²Ã¤ï£¿Ã¼Ã²Ã¤ï£¿Ã¼Ã²Ã¤
I really appreciate Doctor Hashemi, she is so nice and knowledgeable. She is explaining everything in detail. I highly recommend her.
I am very impress with the way Dr. Hashemi cares for her patients.Dr. Hashemi is an excellent ophthalmologist.
My first time here with dr. Nafiseh Hashemi. She is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Her staff was also very friendly and helpful. She was very nice as well. Great customer service.
- Feizbakhsh gilani
Great service. Good experience...
She is a great doctor, she did perfect LASIK surgery on my eyes, and also she did cataract for my mom we both are so happy and we really appreciated. My vision now is 20/20. I highly recommend her for LASIK and cataract.
Dr Hashemi is a very patient and I am satisfied with her.
Today was my first time to visit Dr Hashemi I'm very happy with my Visit She is super Good.
I had cataract and yag laser surgery with Dr. Hashemi. She is by far the best surgeon I've ever had. Very knowledgeable,sympathetic and understanding person. Dr. Hashemi and her staff are just amazing.
i am happy thank you.
Dr nafiseh hashemi is a five star ophthalmologist who l know She is the kindness and responsible fore all her patient .
I had appt today , dr. Hashemi is best dr in this field.
I went to there office for the second opinion for cataract surgery. Dr. Hashemi was really nice and she explained everything regarding my eyes and the surgery.
I am so happy to this visit and help me to much thanks a lout dr
Dr, Hashemi did a great job and took her time with my dad. So happy and glad to meet her.
Doctor Hashemi and staff are both professional and compassionate. She has given my vision back over 20/20 and I am now able to see the world in a beautiful perspective! She is truly an angle. Thank Youuuuuuuu sooooooo Much+ Show More
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