Siva S Iyer

Siva S Iyer, MD

Assistant Professor


About Siva S Iyer

Dr. Iyer, a native Floridian born and raised in Dade City, FL and a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine returned to his alma mater in 2016. He completed his training experience at four different major academic institutions before joining the faculty at The University of Mississippi in 2013. Dr. Iyer’s subspecialty is Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery. He has a special interest and particular expertise in diabetic eye disease including advanced diabetic retinopathy and complex diabetic tractional retinal detachment repair. His other area of focus is complex retinal detachment repair including those related to severe eye trauma. Dr. Iyer sees young adult and adult patients. 

Board Certifications

  • Opthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Profile

  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Interest
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetes and eye disease
  • Eye emergencies
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal detachment repair

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Translation Research


Bilateral anterior segment dysgenesis and persistent fetal vasculature associated with terminal 10q26 deletion.
Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaapos.2021.05.014. [PMID] 34582953.
Effect of pattern scanning laser on macular thickness in diabetic retinopathy.
Therapeutic advances in ophthalmology. 13 [DOI] 10.1177/25158414211035860. [PMID] 34409259.
Exacerbation of pigment epithelial detachment following aflibercept: A case of bevacizumab rescue.
American journal of ophthalmology case reports. 24 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajoc.2021.101216. [PMID] 34693076.
Peripheral Retinal Neovascularization in a Patient with Sarcoidosis and Cocaine-Associated Autoimmunity.
Case reports in ophthalmological medicine. 2021 [DOI] 10.1155/2021/9923260. [PMID] 34158981.
The Vitreous Ecosystem in Diabetic Retinopathy: Insight into the Patho-Mechanisms of Disease.
International journal of molecular sciences. 22(13) [DOI] 10.3390/ijms22137142. [PMID] 34281192.
Bilateral pseudohypopyon causing white eyes in a patient with lymphoma.
Lancet (London, England). 395(10233) [DOI] 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30610-3. [PMID] 32334711.
Eicosanoid Profiles in the Vitreous Humor of Patients with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy.
International journal of molecular sciences. 21(20) [DOI] 10.3390/ijms21207451. [PMID] 33050335.
Endogenous Endophthalmitis: yield of the diagnostic evaluation.
BMC ophthalmology. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12886-020-01418-9. [PMID] 32264861.
Treatment of Recurrent Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma of the Eyelid with Modified Wide Local Excision.
Case reports in ophthalmological medicine. 2020 [DOI] 10.1155/2020/6668640. [PMID] 33381336.
Utility of wound cultures in the management of open globe injuries: a 5-year retrospective review.
Journal of ophthalmic inflammation and infection. 10(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12348-020-0196-5. [PMID] 32009215.
Dosimetric dependence of ocular structures on eye size and shape for external radiation fields of electrons, photons, and neutrons.
Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection. 39(3):825-837 [DOI] 10.1088/1361-6498/ab2bcb. [PMID] 31226698.
Exercise band-induced lens dislocations: A case series.
American journal of ophthalmology case reports. 15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.100496. [PMID] 31372578.
Surgical management of diabetic tractional retinal detachments.
Survey of ophthalmology. 64(6):780-809 [DOI] 10.1016/j.survophthal.2019.04.008. [PMID] 31077688.
A scalable and deformable stylized model of the adult human eye for radiation dose assessment.
Physics in medicine and biology. 63(10) [DOI] 10.1088/1361-6560/aab955. [PMID] 29570457.
A Young Patient With Floaters.
JAMA ophthalmology. 136(6):712-713 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.5485. [PMID] 29566145.
Multiloculated Ciliary Body Cysts and Lenticular Coloboma: A Rare Phenotypic Variation Associated With Persistent Fetal Vasculature.
Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. 55:e39-e41 [DOI] 10.3928/01913913-20181010-01. [PMID] 30388281.
Ophthalmic artery occlusion after chiropractic neck manipulation.
Acta ophthalmologica. 96(5):e663-e664 [DOI] 10.1111/aos.13738. [PMID] 29855170.
Vision loss secondary to orbital extension of rhabdomyosarcoma in an adult.
Clinical & experimental ophthalmology. 46(7):831-833 [DOI] 10.1111/ceo.13169. [PMID] 29424955.
Intralenticular Ozurdex┬« – One Year Later.
Case reports in ophthalmology. 8(3):590-594 [DOI] 10.1159/000485318. [PMID] 29515431.


Fellowship – Ophthalmology
2013 · Louisiana State University
Residency – Ophthalmology
2011 · University of Tennessee
Internship – Surgery
2007 · Harvard University
Medical Degree
2006 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
BMS6813 Intro Clin Med 3
MDT7550 Elect Top/Opthalmol