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19016 Stone Oak Pkwy, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: 210-469-4659
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Rashed Alhabshan, MD

Meet Dr. Rashed Alhabshan, retina specialist and founder of Retina and Vitreous of San Antonio

Dr. Rashed Alhabshan is an ophthalmologist and a retina specialist with several years of experience in diagnosing and treating medical and surgical vitreo-retinal diseases and conditions. Dr. Alhabshan's passion for retina began during his early years of medical school while completing a rotation in Ophthalmology. Following graduation from the King Saud University College of Medicine in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he worked as a resident for about three years, during which he developed a strong clinical foundation in Ophthalmology. He then moved to the United States to pursue advanced training in the field.

Dr. Alhabshan spent two years, from 2012 to 2014, conducting scientific and clinical research at the Department of Ophthalmology at George Washington University (GWU). He was actively involved in conceptualizing, initiating, designing, and executing clinical and multidisciplinary basic science research in the field of Ophthalmology. Dr. Alhabshan then successfully completed an internship year in Internal Medicine at GWU, followed by a 3-year ACGME-accredited residency training in Ophthalmology at the same institution. He graduated in 2018 after serving as a chief resident during his third year of training.

Following the completion of his residency training, Dr. Alhabshan moved to the Rio Grande Valley region in South Texas, where he provided much-needed medical and surgical eye care to the underserved population at the Valley Retina Institute in McAllen, TX. After spending approximately three years in the Rio Grande Valley region, Dr. Alhabshan joined South Texas Retina Consultants in Corpus Christi, TX, where he worked as a retina specialist, providing care to the underserved patient population in the Coastal Bend Area. His work experience in the Rio Grande Valley and the Coastal Bend had taught him about the potentially debilitating vision effects that diabetes and other retinal conditions can have on people's lives, especially if these conditions are left untreated. Dr. Alhabshan developed a distinctive approach to managing complex diabetic eye conditions as a result of this exceptional experience, aiming to achieve optimal results for his patients.

Dr. Alhabshan has extensive experience in providing care for patients with medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous in South Texas. Dr. Alhabshan is a fellowship-trained retina specialist and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). He has published numerous scientific research papers, including a case report on a rare inflammatory retinal condition, as well as clinical research on the use of laser treatment for retinal diseases like diabetic macular edema (DME) and central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Dr. Alhabshan is regularly invited to serve as a reviewer for several scientific journals in the field of Ophthalmology, specifically focusing on vitreoretinal diseases. In his spare time, Dr. Alhabshan enjoys running, swimming, and traveling.



  • Fellowship: Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery, South Texas Retina Consultants, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Research Fellowship: Ophthalmology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, The National Guard Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Medical School: King Saud University College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Professional Organizations & Affiliations


  • Alhabshan R, Scales D: Multiple Evanescent White Dot Syndrome Developing Three Days following Administration of mRNA-1273 Booster Vaccine: Case Report. Case Rep Ophthalmol 2022:570-577. doi: 10.1159/000525687
  • Rivera WI, Miller SE, Alhabshan R, Gonzalez VH. Choroidal Thickness in Central Serous Retinopathy in Patients with Active and Inactive Disease. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2019 Jul 22;60(9):4328. Abstract.

  • Feldman SJ, Miller M, Origlieri C, Kueny L, Alhabshan R. Ocular chemical injuries from laundry detergent pods in children. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus {JAAPOS}. 2019 Aug 1;23(4):e28.
  • Sapp SG, Alhabshan RN, Bishop HS, Fox M, Ndubuisi M, Snider CE, Bradbury RS. Ocular trematodiasis caused by the avian eye fluke Philophthalmus in southern Texas. Open forum infectious diseases. 2019 Jul (Vol. 6, No. 7, p.ofz265). US: Oxford University Press.
  • Abramowitz B, Chadha N, Kouchouk A, Alhabshan R, Belyea DA, Lamba T. Selective laser trabeculoplasty vs micropulse laser trabeculoplasty in open-angle glaucoma. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, NZ). 2018;12:1599.
  • Alhabshan R, Sabbagh O, Patronas M. Resolution of Large Outer Retinal Fold Following Retinal Detachment Surgery With Visual Acuity Restoration to 20/20: A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. 2018 Sep;2(5):305-11.
  • Alhabshan R, Mansour T. Association between oral fluoroquinolone use and lateral canthal tendon rupture: case report. Orbit. 2018 Jan 5:1-3.
  • Belyea D, Alhabshan R, Del Rio A, et al. Marijuana use among patients with glaucoma in a city with legalized medical marijuana use. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2016; 134(3), 259-264.
  • Wong S, Ramenaden E, Alhabshan R, Smithen L, Mathura JR. The efficacy and safety of 577-nm subthreshold diode micropulse photocoagulation in macular edema. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2014 Apr 30;55(13):6360. Abstract.

  • Belyea DA, Alhabshan RN, Mahesh SP, et al. Utility of heidelberg retinal tomography as a screening tool for analyzing retinal nerve fiber layer defects. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2014; 8:2409-2414.
  • Alhabshan R, Belyea D, Stepp MA, et al. (2013) Effects of In-vivo Application of Cold Atmospheric Plasma on Corneal Wound Healing in New Zealand White Rabbits. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 2:3.

Languages Spoken

  • English, fluent
  • Arabic, fluent
  • Spanish, conversational