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Anthony J. Aldave, M.D.
Anthony J. Aldave, M.D.

General Information:



Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute
Director, Cornea Service
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
Member, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Cornea and Uveitis, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 2000 - 2002
Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, 1997 - 2000
Transitional, Brackenridge Hospital, 1996 - 1997
Medical Degree:
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1996


Board Certification(s):
Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2002

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):
Corneal dystrophies

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Anthony Aldaveā€™s primary research interest is investigating the genetic basis of the corneal dystrophies, a group of inherited disorders that cause progressive loss of vision and are the primary indication for corneal transplantation in the United States.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Yellore VS, Rayner SA, Nguyen CK, Gangalum RK, Jing Z, Bhat SP, Aldave AJ. Analysis of the role of ZEB1 in the pathogenesis of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jan 25;53(1):273-8. Print 2012 Jan.

Yu L, Aldave AJ, Glasgow BJ. Epstein-Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumor of the iris in a patient with transplant: a case report and review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Aug;133(8):1238-41.

Kamal KM, Rayner SA, Chen MC, Aldave AJ. Classic lattice corneal dystrophy associated with monoclonal gammopathy after exclusion of a TGFBI mutation. Cornea. 2009 Jan;28(1):97-8.

Aldave AJ, Nguyen A. Ocular surface toxicity associated with topical interferon alpha-2b. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug;91(8):1087-8.

Aldave AJ, King JA, Kim BT, Hopp L. Corneal copper deposition associated with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jul;142(1):174-6.