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Jorge A. Alvarado, M.D.



Glaucoma Clinic
8 Koret Way, Suite U519
San Francisco, CA 94143-0644
Phone: (415) 514–6920
Fax: (415) 514–6925

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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UCSF School of Medicine 1973


UCSF Medical Center, Ophthalmology 1977


UCSF Medical Center, Glaucoma 1978

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Zequera ML, Garavito L, Sandham W, Alvarado JA, Rodríguez Á, Wilches CA, Villa AC, Quintero SV, Bernal JC. Assessment of the effect of time in the repeatability of the stabilometric parameters in diabetic and non-diabetic subjects during bipedal standing using the LorAn pressure distribution measurement system. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:8531-4.
  2. Alvarado JA, Shifera AS. Progress towards understanding the functioning of the trabecular meshwork based on lessons from studies of laser trabeculoplasty. Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov; 94(11):1417-8.
  3. Alvarado JA, Iguchi R, Martinez J, Trivedi S, Shifera AS. Similar effects of selective laser trabeculoplasty and prostaglandin analogs on the permeability of cultured Schlemm canal cells. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug; 150(2):254-64.
  4. Alvarado JA, Katz LJ, Trivedi S, Shifera AS. Monocyte modulation of aqueous outflow and recruitment to the trabecular meshwork following selective laser trabeculoplasty. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Jun; 128(6):731-7.
  5. Shifera AS, Trivedi S, Chau P, Bonnemaison LH, Iguchi R, Alvarado JA. Constitutive secretion of chemokines by cultured human trabecular meshwork cells. Exp Eye Res. 2010 Jul; 91(1):42-7.
  6. Alvarado JA, Iguchi R, Juster R, Chen JA, Shifera AS. From the bedside to the bench and back again: predicting and improving the outcomes of SLT glaucoma therapy. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2009 Dec; 107:167-81.
  7. Nguyen VT, Hwang TN, Alvarado JA, McCulley TJ. Hypotony maculopathy after eyelid massage for overcorrected blepharoptosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr; 25(2):139-40.
  8. Alvarado JA, Hollander DA, Juster RP, Lee LC. Ahmed valve implantation with adjunctive mitomycin C and 5-fluorouracil: long-term outcomes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Aug; 146(2):276-284.
  9. Alvarado JA. Reduced ocular allergy with fixed-combination 0.2% brimonidine-0.5% timolol. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 May; 125(5):717; author reply 717-8.
  10. Alvarado JA. Endocyclophotocoagulation for pediatric glaucoma: a tale of two cities. J AAPOS. 2007 Feb; 11(1):10-1.
  11. Hollander DA, Sarfarazi M, Stoilov I, Wood IS, Fredrick DR, Alvarado JA. Genotype and phenotype correlations in congenital glaucoma: CYP1B1 mutations, goniodysgenesis, and clinical characteristics. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec; 142(6):993-1004.
  12. Hollander DA, Sarfarazi M, Stoilov I, Wood IS, Fredrick DR, Alvarado JA. Genotype and phenotype correlations in congenital glaucoma. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2006; 104:183-95.
  13. Rao PV, Shimazaki A, Ichikawa M, Franse-Carman L, Alvarado JA, Epstein DL. Effects of novel ethacrynic acid derivatives on human trabecular meshwork cell shape, actin cytoskeletal organization, and transcellular fluid flow. Biol Pharm Bull. 2005 Dec; 28(12):2189-96.
  14. Alvarado JA, Alvarado RG, Yeh RF, Franse-Carman L, Marcellino GR, Brownstein MJ. A new insight into the cellular regulation of aqueous outflow: how trabecular meshwork endothelial cells drive a mechanism that regulates the permeability of Schlemm's canal endothelial cells. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Nov; 89(11):1500-5.
  15. Alvarado JA, Yeh RF, Franse-Carman L, Marcellino G, Brownstein MJ. Interactions between endothelia of the trabecular meshwork and of Schlemm's canal: a new insight into the regulation of aqueous outflow in the eye. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2005; 103:148-62; discussion 162-3.
  16. Hollander DA, Dodds EM, Rossetti SB, Wood IS, Alvarado JA. Propionibacterium acnes endophthalmitis with bacterial sequestration in a Molteno's implant after cataract extraction. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov; 138(5):878-9.
  17. Alvarado JA, Betanzos A, Franse-Carman L, Chen J, González-Mariscal L. Endothelia of Schlemm's canal and trabecular meshwork: distinct molecular, functional, and anatomic features. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2004 Mar; 286(3):C621-34.
  18. Underwood JL, Murphy CG, Chen J, Franse-Carman L, Wood I, Epstein DL, Alvarado JA. Glucocorticoids regulate transendothelial fluid flow resistance and formation of intercellular junctions. Am J Physiol. 1999 Aug; 277(2 Pt 1):C330-42.
  19. Alvarado JA, Murphy CG, Franse-Carman L, Chen J, Underwood JL. Effect of beta-adrenergic agonists on paracellular width and fluid flow across outflow pathway cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1998 Sep; 39(10):1813-22.
  20. Francis BA, Cortes A, Chen J, Alvarado JA. Characteristics of glaucoma drainage implants during dynamic and steady-state flow conditions. Ophthalmology. 1998 Sep; 105(9):1708-14.

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