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Mehmet Mocan, Cem

Associate Professor

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Dr. Mocan is a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist who is involved in the eye care of children. He has 15+ years in active clinical practice and has treated children with a diverse spectrum of eye conditions including amblyopia, strabismus and developmental/dysgenetic eye conditions. His specific interests include congenital/infantile glaucomas and cataracts. He only sees children in his practice and his passion is to provide the best ophthalmic care to children with challenging eye conditions. He is also involved in clinical research in the fields of glaucoma pathogenesis, strabismus and anterior segment disorders. He enjoys collaborating with national and international ophthalmologists on his research projects. He is a co-investigator in ongoing clinical studies involving children with prematurity of retinopathy, retinoblastoma and neurofibromatosis. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers and his work has been cited by more than 800 publications. He is a member of several academic and professional organizations including Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and European Glaucoma Society.

Selected Publications

  • Mocan MC, Mehta AA, Aref AA. Update in genetics and surgical management of primary congenital glaucoma. Turk J Ophthalmol. 2019;49(6):347-355.
  • Hyde RA, Mocan MC, Sheth U, Kaufman LM. Evaluation of the underlying causes of papilledema in children. Can J Ophthalmol. 2019;54(6):653-658.
  • AlQurashi M, Mocan MC, Aldarrab A, Althiabi S, Khandekar R, Ahmad K, Edward DP. Quality of Life of Caregivers of Children with Glaucoma in an Arab Population – A Cross
    Sectional Study. J Glaucoma. 2019;28(11):965-968.
  • Ural O, Mocan MC, Erdener U. The value of the frontalis suspension procedure as a repeat intervention in congenital blepharoptosis. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54(5):320-323.
  • Mocan MC, Uzunosmanoglu E, Kocabeyoglu S, Karakaya J, Irkec M. The association of chronic topical prostaglandin analog use with meibomian gland dysfunction. J Glaucoma. 2016;25(9):770-4.
  • Mocan MC, Gulmez Sevim D, Kocabeyoglu S, Irkec M. Prognostic value of metal-metal contact during nasolacrimal duct probing. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015;50(4):314-7.
  • Kocabeyoglu S, Mocan MC, Irkec M. In vivo confocal microscopic features of corneal pseudodendritic lesions in tyrosinemia type II. Cornea. 2014;33(10):1106-8.
  • Taylan Sekeroglu H, Kocabeyoglu S, Mocan MC, Muz E, Karakaya J, Irkec M, Sanac AS. Ocular surface changes following botulinum toxin injection for strabismus. Cutan Ocul
    Toxicol. 2015;34(3):185-8
  • Kocabeyoglu S, Uzun S, Mocan MC, Bozkurt B, Irkec M, Orhan M. Comparison of visual field test results obtained through Humphrey matrix frequency doubling technology perimetry versus standard automated perimetry in healthy children. Indian J
    Ophthalmol. 2013;61(10):576-9.
  • Konstas AG, Mocan MC, Katsanos A, Voudouragkaki IC, Irkec M. Latanoprost/timolol fixed combination for the treatment of glaucoma. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2013;14(13):1815-27.


MD: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Türkiye
Residency in Ophthalmology: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Türkiye
Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Anterior Segment Training:
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC
MPH: University of Illinois Chicago