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Salma Z. Kiani, OD

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Primary Appointment:

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


5900 Waterloo Rd, Suite 230, Columbia MD 21045 20 Crossroads Dr, Suite 113, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Education and Training

Doctorate of Optometry-2013 Location: University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry

Residency- 2013-2014 Location: Salus University,Ocular Disease and Co-Management

Undergraduate 2009 Location: University of Alberta, concentrations: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences


Salma Kiani, O.D. F.A.A.O, joined the University of Maryland in April 2016 as a part-time clinical instructor. She completed the Doctor of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry as part of the inaugural class of 2013. Dr. Kiani graduated on the Dean's Honor List. Dr. Kiani completed an Ocular Disease and Co-Management Residency at Omni Eye Specialists affiliated with Salus University. She supervised fourth-year optometric interns as well as technicians from various optometry schools in the United States and Canada. Dr. Kiani served as an instructor for the Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Course Part 2 at Community College of Baltimore County. She has a strong interest in volunteering for various vision screenings and outreach programs. 

Her practice offers comprehensive eye examinations, evaluation and treatment of ocular emergencies, contact lens fittings, annual diabetic dilated exams, treatment and management of eye diseases. She also offer eye exams in Urdu.

Dr. Kiani is a fellow at the American Academy of Optometry, and is presently a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key Society. 


Research/Clinical Keywords

Optometry,contact lenses,diabetes, ocular emergencies, dry eye

Highlighted Publications

  • Salma K et al. "Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Adult Type Vitelliform Dystrophy." American Optometric Association, Optometry’s Meeting 2014.
  • Salma K et al. "Clinical Case of a Spontaneous Hyphema." American Optometric Association, Optometry’s Meeting 2014.
  • Richard Trevino, Salma Kiani, and Praneetha Raveendranathan. "The Expanding Clinical Spectrum of Torpedo
Maculopathy." Optometry and Vision Science 91 (2014): S71-78. Print.
  • Salma K et al. "Vision Loss Secondary to Paramacular Coloboma." American Academy of Optometry 91st Annual Meeting 2012.


Clinical Specialty Details

 Dr. Kiani offers comprehensive and medical optometry, as well as soft, hard and speciality contact lens fitting for all ages.  She welcomes ocular emergencies, annual diabetic dilated exams, treatment and management of ocular diseases.