Dr. Effie Z. Rahman is a board-certified surgical and medical retina specialist with Retina Consultants of Texas. She grew up in Katy, TX and completed her undergraduate and medical school training in Houston. She is thrilled to return to her hometown to practice and give back to her community.
Dr. Rahman has trained at some of the highest surgical volume academic centers in the country and is looking forward to providing precise, skilled, and compassionate care to her patients. She is driven by always doing the right thing for her patients and has been a strong advocate for them.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Rahman specializes in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina. Dr. Rahman’s surgical interests include complex and uveitic retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, diabetic hemorrhages and tractional detachments, secondary intraocular lens implantations, retisert implantations and intraocular foreign body removals. Her research interests include age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, uveitis, and post-surgical complications of the retina and vitreous.
Education and Training
Dr. Rahman graduated from Rice University where she majored in Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Psychology, and Ecological & Evolutionary Sciences. She earned her medical degree and Certification on Medical Ethics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rahman completed her internship at Brackenridge/Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX and completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Texas Health San Antonio. Dr. Rahman completed her surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, one of the busiest vitreoretinal fellowship programs in the country.
Societies and Memberships
Dr. Rahman is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Vit-Buckle Society and Women in Retina.
Publications & Achievements:
Dr. Rahman has published over 10 peer-review articles and has presented at many national ophthalmological conferences throughout her training, where she has won top awards for her oral and poster presentations. She recently won the first annual American Society of Retina Specialists Surgical Retinal Detachment Debate in 2021, winning the Golden Eye Award.
Dr. Rahman is a classical cellist who has won numerous state-level competitions and has performed at Carnegie Hall. She continues to play cello in the Texas Medical Center Orchestra. In her free time, Dr. Rahman likes to do CrossFit and spend time with her family, dogs, and friends.