Dr. Alexander Izad, MD

Dr. Alexander Izad, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alexander Izad, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Terre Haute, IN and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Karolinska Institute / Medical Faculty in 2001 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

1530 N 7th St Ste 502

Terre Haute, IN 47807

Contact Information

(812) 281-2608

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas


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Macular Edema
more than 79% of peers
Macular Hole
more than 79% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Izad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Izad "Dr. Izad earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, one of the top-ranked medical universities in the world. He was also a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School, Brown University, Emory University and Thomas Jefferson University Schools of Medicine. He completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and finished his residency in Ophthalmology at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He served as Chief resident during his training. He completed his fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He began his career as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine as the Director of Retina at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson. He continued his career in private practice in North Texas and Southern California. He founded the Highland Retina Associates in 2017. Dr. Izad has been actively involved in clinical research, serving as the principal investigator for many national research trials. He has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and lectured extensively on various subjects in retinal diseases and surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, running and hiking. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Izad "Our priority is to restore or maintain the best possible eyesight. We work closely with your primary eye doctor and other physicians involved in your care to not only treat your eye disease, but also to optimize your overall health."


  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Karolinska Institute / Medical Faculty
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Hosp St Raphael Yale University Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Texas Medical Branch Galveston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Izad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Izad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Izad to family and friends
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Izad's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

This review is based upon my initial visit at which time I was being treated for macular degeneration by an ophthalmologist 70 miles away. Staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Izad's cordial manner certainly put me at ease and as the visit progressed I was being given new information about this...more
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