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Ali Aminlari, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Office Location

Penn State Hershey Eye Center
500 University Drive, UPC I, Suite 800
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-5690 / (717) 531-5690 Fax: 717-531-5009



Patient Services Provided

Congenital Glaucoma (treatment & surgery) Glaucoma (laser and surgery) Glaucoma evaluation and screening Cataract evaluation and surgical removal Eye care

Professional Education

Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania (1975) Fellowship, Glaucoma and Neuro Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania (1972) Internship, Internal Medicine, Grace Hospital - Detroit, MI (1971) M.D., Medical School Pahlavi University, Iran (1967)

Research Interests

  • Clinical research on the result of laser treatment in Glaucoma
  • Clinical research on different Glaucoma shunt operations

Academic Interests

  • Resident and medical student teaching
  • Treatment of congenital glaucoma


Aminlari, A., Callahan, C.
Medical, laser, and surgical management of inadvertent cyclodialysis cleft with hypotony Mar 2004
Archives of Ophthalmology, 122(3): 399-404
Galiani, D., Aminlari, A.
Medical management of glaucoma Sep 2002
Current Concepts in Ophthalmology, 10: 25-28
Aminlari, A., Parnes, R.
Hypotonus cyclodialysis cleft following anterior chamber lens removal
Ophthalmic Surgery, 25: 386-387, 1994
Aminlari, A.
Inadvertent cyclodialysis cleft in hypotonous eye
Ophthalmic Surgery, 24: 331-335, 1993

Honors and Awards

Residents' Golden Globe Award - outstanding educator of Ophthalmology Department (1991-92, 1992-93, 2002-03, 2004-05, and 2007-08) Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology Outstanding Educator, Shiraz University Medical School (1984) Fellow, American College of Surgeons