Abdullah Al Qahtani is assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, surgical Retina and Ocular Oncology in King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz university for health science he is also head of Ophthalmology in King Abdul-Aziz medical city-Jeddah.
Ass/Prof Al Qahtani Having obtained his MBBS from King Faisal University, received his ophthalmology training in Paris University (2006-2010) and was institute Curie (Paris) fellow for Ocular Oncology (2011). He is also St-Augustinus hospital (Antwerp) fellow for Surgical Retina (2012).
He has publications and many invited lectures on worldwide.
He was Chosen to represent the kingdom in Arabic physics exam.
Ass/Prof Al Qahtani is Ophthalmology board –Jeddah examiner He also obtained the prince Fahad bin Sultan award in scientific Excellency.
Planning committee member of the Retina World Congress
Chair of Organization and Retina committee in RED SEA Symposium
Ass/Prof AL Qahtani current research interests include retina and cataract surgical trials, ocular oncology and Uveitis. He is an investigator in King Abdullah international medical research center.
Adel AlAkeely M.D. Vitroretinal Surgeon at Magrabi Center Ghernata in Riyadh.Dr Adel is an Adjunct assistant professor, an examiner in Saudi Board of Ophthalmology and was responsible for training more than 25 VR fellows at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. He was the former Champion of ophthalmology specialty in Ministry of Health and the former Telemedicine and Artificial intelligence program director at KKESH and currently works on AI projects in Magrabi Hospital.Surgical Skills:
Expert in complex Retinal Detachments and Macular surgeries in addition to secondary IOLs. With over 500 cases performed with 3D assisted viewing system.Teaching Experience:
Ahmed Mostafa Abdelrahman, MD, FRCSED. A professor of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, since 2009 till present. In 2015, he achieved the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Total Quality Management (TQM) for Healthcare Reform. He is the founder and president of the Egyptian Society for Continuous Ophthalmic Education, (EGSCOE on telegram & Website: egscoe.info). He is a glaucoma consultant with national and international publications and innovations in the field of glaucoma surgery. He is a glaucoma reviewer for a number of PubMed prestigious Ophthalmology. He is the owner of the Giza specialized Eye center (http://www.gizaeyecenter.com) with the Glaucoma Management and Education center being part of it. 2016, the Royal College of Edinburgh council appointed him to be an examiner in the college exams. He received the Education Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2019.
Ahmed H. Assaf is a professor of Ophthalmology in the faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh and a consultant of phacorefractive surgery in Al-Watany eye hospital in Cairo. Cataract surgery with premium IOLs is his primary focus, together with the implementation of Femtosecond laser technology, which consists of about 30% of his total annual volume of cataract surgery. He awarded the best paper of session about his study of femtosecond laser cataract surgery in different nuclear density during ASCRS 2017. He started to implant presbyopia-correcting IOLs since 2002 and has substantial experience in various designs of multifocal, new trifocal, and extended depth of focus IOLs. He participated in the pre-launch visual outcome study of AcrySof IQ ReSTOR multifocal toric IOL and presented his results during ESCRS annual meeting in Paris, 2010. He has a particular interest in complicated cataract surgery with intra-scleral haptic fixation (ISHF), together with iris repair and different techniques of pupilloplasty.Work History:
Dr. Ahmed Awadein, MD, FRCS is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Cairo University. He received his doctorate degree from Cairo University in 2003 and his fellowship degree from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2004. He acquired clinical fellowship training in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, USA in 2006, where he received an intensive medical and surgical hands-on training in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Dr. Ahmed Awadein is specialized in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and has performed over 10000 strabismus operations to date, including complex and recurrent cases. He has over 35 international publications in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and has developed a computerized test to assist in the evaluation of patients with diplopia. He also participated as an instructor in various national and international conferences.
Graduated from faculty of medicine- Ain Shams university- Cairo – Egypt 2012
Got Msc. Of ophthalmology – Benisuef university 2019
Worked in many government, private hospitals and centers in Egypt and Bahrain
Assistant of Prof. Dr. Ahmed Assaf.Professor of Anterior segment and Refractive surgeries from January 2016 till now September 2020.
Investigative ophthalmology and medical retina specialist in El Durrah Specialized Eye Center from june 2014 till September 2020.
Air Force Specialized Hospital – Specialist of Ophthalmology from January 2019 till September 2020.
Medical Retina and corneo-refractive surgeries specialist in Al Amin clinics Al Shorouk city from January 2019 till September 2020.
Medical Retina and corneo-refractive surgeries specialist in Royal Hospital Al Shorouk city from January 2019 till September 2020.
Private clinics for corneo-refractive and medical retina from 2014 till September 2020.
Joined Al Reefy specialist center in Bahrain as a Medical retina and corneo refractive specialist on September 2020 and till now
Dr. Amar Agarwal is the pioneer of Phakonit which is Phako with a Needle Incision Technology. This technique became popularized as Bimanual phaco, Microincision cataract surgery (MICS) or Microphaco. He is the first to remove cataracts through a 0.7 mm tip with the technique called Microphakonit. He has also discovered No anesthesia cataract surgery and FAVIT a new technique to remove dropped nuclei. The air pump which was a simple idea of using an aquarium fish pump to increase the fluid into the eye in bimanual phaco and co-axial phaco has helped prevent surge. This built the basis of various techniques of forced infusion for small incision cataract surgery. He has also discovered a new refractive error called Aberropia. He has also been the first to do a combined surgery of microphakonit (700-micron cataract surgery) with a 25-gauge vitrectomy in the same patient thus having the smallest incisions possible for cataract and vitrectomy. He is also the first surgeon to implant a new mirror telescopic IOL (LMI) for patients suffering from age related macular degeneration.
He has also been the first in the world to implant a Glued IOL. In this a PC IOL is fixed in an eye without any capsules using fibrin glue. The Malyugin ring for small pupil cataract surgery was also modified by him as the Agarwal modification of the Malyugin ring for miotic pupil cataract surgeries with posterior capsular defects. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has also done for the first time an Anterior segment transplantation in a 4-month-old child with anterior staphyloma. He also has brought out the technique of IOL Scaffold in which a three-piece IOL is injected into an eye between the iris and the nucleus to prevent the nucleus from falling down in posterior capsular ruptures. He has combined Glued IOL and IOL scaffold in cases of PC rupture where there is no iris or capsular support and termed the technique Glued IOL Scaffold. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has also done for the first time a glued endocapsular ring in cases of subluxated cataract.
Pre Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty or PDEK was started by Prof. Agarwal. In this the Pre Descemets layer and the Descemet’s membrane with endothelium are transplanted en bloc in patients with diseased endothelium. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has also done for the first time CACXL or Contact lens assisted collagen cross linking a new technique for cross linking thin corneas and have also worked on E PDEK in which an endoilluminator is used to assist in PDEK surgeries. Dr. Agarwal has designed the new instrument called the Trocar anterior chamber maintainer now in complicated cases which helps give infusion through the anterior chamber and works like a trocar cannula. He has also started a new technique of iris suturing called Single pass Four Throw (SFT) pupilloplasty. He was the principal investigator for the Bausch and Lomb study in the first human eyes using hypersonic vitrectomy with Vitesse. The first 20 surgeries of posterior vitrectomy were done at Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai, India. He was also the first in the world to use hypersonic vitrectomy with the Vitesse for a case of PC rupture with nuclear fragments. He did an anterior vitrectomy posterior vitrectomy and nuclear fragment removal with the same Vitesse 23 g probe.
Dr. Agarwal has performed more than 150 live surgeries at various conferences. His videos have won many awards at the film festivals of ASCRS, AAO and ESCRS. He has also written more than 60 books which have been published in various languages- English, Spanish and Polish. He also trains doctors from all over the world in his center on Phaco, Glued IOL, Lasik and Retinal surgeries. He is the Past President of International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and also the Secretary General of Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI). He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals which has 75 eye hospitals all over the world. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The website of the hospital is http://www.dragarwal.com.
DR Elrayes is Professor and chairman of department of Ophthalmology at Institute of Ophthalmology in Cairo. He received his medical degree with honor from Ein Shams University. He completed his Ophthalmology training and residency in Cairo University hospital. Dr Elrayes had his master degree in Ophthalmology from Cairo University after which he joined the Associated Retinal Consultants with its great faculty in Royal Oak Michigan for his vitreoretinal fellowship in1993. He also had a year of research fellowship in Research Eye Institute, Oakland University, Rochester Michigan, U.S.A 1994. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1997.
Dr Elrayes is on faculty in the Institute of Ophthalmology in Cairo, joining and participating as primary investigator in clinical trials nationally and internationally, with special interest in diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and pediatric retinal surgery. Serves as a vitreoretinal surgeon in the Retina service In the eye institute hospital, International Eye Hospital . He is an innovator of the 23 g fragmatome as well as the innovator of the suprachoroidal surgical techniques and product line. He is a founder of the Arab African Society of Retina Specialists (AASRS), Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO),Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO),Member of the European Vitreo Retina Society (EVRS),Member of the American society of Retina Specialists (ASRS),Member of the Egyptian Ophthalmological Society, Member of the Club Vit.,Member of the Pan Arab, African Ophthalmological Council. He is a board member of the international affair committee of the American society of retina specialists ,and the liaison leader for the serving Africa and middle east. He received Amin El Maghraby award: Egyptian Ophthalmologic Society Meeting 2001. International education award: American Academy of Ophthalmology 2010. International scholar award: American Academy of Ophthalmology. Honor Award: American Society of Retina specialist 2011 and the Senior Honor Award: American Society of Retina specialist 2014:American Academy of Ophthalmology achievement award 2015. Fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists 2021.As of today Dr Elrayes is a professor in the institute of Ophthalmology ,Chairman of the Retina Department , sharing with his colleges teaching and fellow training , publications ,journal reviews , Book chapters and executive committee for a number educational and research committees.
Florian Kretz (FEBO), MD is an international established ophthalmologist, surgeon, speaker and researcher. Always on duty for his patients, his focus and interest are the best clinical outcomes – even in difficult cases. To achieve the best for his patients, he is focusing on these four key aspects: 1. Working as ophthalmologist providing individual care for his patients. 2. Working continuously in the areas of cataract and refractive surgery, glaucoma and treatment of macula degeneration. 3. Working with the latest technologies including their further development. Dr. Kretz established new treatment methods for cataract surgery at the facilities of Precise Vision Augenärzte in Rheine, Greven, Erlangen and Steinfurt. Active research and development, professional education and publications are key aspects. Dr. Kretz does research around cataract, refractive surgery, glaucoma and macular degeneration. As founder and CEO of PVK Precise Vision GmbH, he works at the locations: Rheine , Greven and Erlangen. Florian Kretz (FEBO), MD, published more than 100 scientific articles in specialized ophthalmological press. He is a frequent consultant for news magazines regarding questions about ophthalmology (FOCUS, Stern, Spiegel) Him and his wife Nicole Kretz run the non-profit organization Augenärzte für die Welt gGmbh which currently is supporting the Khmer Sight Foundation a NGO in Cambodia. honorable distinctions
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Dr. Hassan A. Al Dhibi is a Senior Academic Consultant at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Research Acting Director , chief of the Uveitis Division, and a member of the Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Division. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al Dhibi is the elected president of Saudi Retina Group, as well as Middle East Africa Vitreoretinal Society Board Member and the medical education Chair. Dr. Al Dhibi’s clinical research focuses on uveitis and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Al Dhibi has authored more than 70 scientific publications and has given more than100 presentations in different national and international ophthalmology meetings.
Heba Ibrahim, Certified Optometrist, Graduate of University of applied sciences of Utrecht , Netherlands. After graduation Heba worked at the Noordwestziekenhuisgroep in Alkmaar as an optometrist assisting the doctors during retina and glaucoma examinations. She also worked part time in a optical shop ‘ Spanneten Co in Amsterdam as an optometrist doing diabetic retinopathy screening and contact lens fitting. Experienced in Contact lenses fitting, retina and glaucoma examinations. Education
Dr. Khalid Al Sabti, a Kuwaiti Ophthalmologist graduated from Glasgow University ( United Kingdom ) in 1993. He did his post-graduate Ophthalmology training at McGill University in Canada ( Fellowship of the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Canada ) followed by Vitreoretinal fellowship at the same institute. After completing the residency and fellowship in year 2000 he joined Al Bahar Eye Hospital, the only government eye hospital in Kuwait as a retina specialist. He was then joined Kuwait University as an assistant professor. He became the chief of Vitreoretinal unit at al Bahar Hospital ( Kuwait major Government Eye Hospital ) in 2003.
In 2006 he was granted a position of Associate professor at Kuwait University. His academic participation in research including several publications in peer reviewed journals with over 20 publications. He was appointed to be the chairman of Ophthalmology faculty at Kuwait institute of Higher Medical qualifications ( KIMS ) in 2005. He initiated Ophthalmology residency program in Kuwait in 2005. At this time the first group Ophthalmology residents has started the program for the first time in Kuwait.
Dr. Khalid participation in several international scientific meetings and conferences including AAO, ASRS, Euretina as well as local and regional conferences as a speaker. He was invited for live surgery for Floretina 2017, Floretina 2019 and ASRS 2019.
His interest in Retina surgery and ocular Trauma as well as developing surgical instruments. He has 3 US patents for surgical instrument. He was invited for Vail Vitrectomy meeting in 2019.
He is also the founder of Kuwait specialized eye center ( KSES ), the first private Ophthalmology center in Kuwait providing a high standard of eye care to the people of Kuwait. The vision of this project is to be a prominent eye care provider in the region providing world class eye care, Eye Education and research.
Accomplished professional with extensive experience in treating patients and consulting Ophthalmology.Expert in improving skills of medical students and residents by teaching general ophthalmology, Glaucoma, anterior segment pathologies, and surgical skills.Demonstrated success in tutoring clinical optometry, Pharmacy and Ophthalmology thesis.Keen focus on conducting research in Glaucoma, anterior segment, and Neuro-Ophthalmology.Ability to manage departments for coordinating clinical, research and surgical activities. Possess doctorate degree in Ophthalmology.Proven expertise in:
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arab Chairman of the Glaucoma DivisionConsultant/Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor College of Medicine, AlFaisal University, Riyadh. KSA Teach medical student the science of Ophthalmology and conduct medical practice. Provide consultancy and teach interns, residents in Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Fellows in the Glaucoma division. Support clinical activities including, treating patients, performing surgery, and delivering health advice.Key Contributions:
Leon’s major area of expertise lies within the field of glaucoma surgical treatment. He is the first surgeon in the UK to adopt minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) into his clinical practice. He has been the lead practitioner and trainer in the UK for various technologies including the istent, Hydrus, Xen, Cypass and InnfocusMicrostent. He was the local principle investigator for multiple RCTs including the Hydrus stent FDA trial, Hydrus vs istent study, Xen45 apex study, Treatment of Advance Glaucoma (TAG) study. He is also currently the chief investigator for the Summit Hydrus trial evaluating the effect of Hydrus stent in refractory glaucoma. Leon is one of 6 surgeons currently in the world involved in the clinical trial of the eyewatch glaucoma drainage implant and has successfully implanted the first 4 patients in the the UK. He is also the first surgeon in the UK to introduce iCare home phasing service that has been well received by the patients and won an Abbvie patient technology award. Leon serves as a specialist advisor for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the field of innovative glaucoma surgery.
Leon is actively involved in teaching and training especially in the field of glaucoma. He is a newly elected co-chair of the ISGS associate advisory board. He has been involved as a lecturer and instructor in many international scientific conferences and wetlabs including the Royal College of Ophthalmology congress, UK and Eire Glaucoma Society meeting, European Glaucoma Society meeting, World Glaucoma Congress and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Leon publishes his research regularly in peer-reviewed journals.Qualification:
B Med Sci 1995 – Nottingham University, UK MBBS 1998 – Nottingham University, UK FRCOphth 2003 – Royal College of Ophthalmologist, UKCurrent employment
2009 to present Consultant ophthalmologist Manchester royal Eye Hospital Oxford road Manchester M13 9WL UK
Full time Faculty Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College, King Saud University Full time Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, King Saud University Medical CityPast Appointment
Full time Faculty staff, Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, September 2012-August 2013Personal Data
Cornea and Anterior Segment Clinic, King Saud University Medical City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.LICENSURE AND EXAMES
2018 – Present Associate Chief Clinical Services Officer, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2015 – Present Chairman of Retina Department, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2020 – Present Full Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Ferrara, Italy
2019 – Present Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
2021 – Adjunct Professor, Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Previous Appointments University
2006 – 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2015 – 2017 Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA Hospital 2007- 2015 Director Retina Division, Zonnestraal Eye Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Upon completion of ophthalmology residency in 1997, Dr. Hosny worked as a fellow of refractive and anterior segment surgery at the University of Alicante, Spain perusing the clinical research of his Doctorate thesis under supervision of Professor Jorge Alio. He then travelled to work as a Registrar of Ophthalmology at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh for one year. He obtained his Masters Degree from Cairo University in 1996, His FRCS degree from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998, and his Doctorate degree in 1999. Dr. Hosny has numerous international publications including coauthoring in David Ben Ezra’s book “Ocular inflammation”. Dr. Hosny is a regular presenter at the ASCRS and occasionally at the ESCRS meetings over the past 12 years. He served for more than six years as panelist and co-Chair person in sessions at the annual meeting of the ASCRS.
Dr. Hosny is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at Cairo University, he also is a leading Refractive and Anterior segment consultant at Dar El Oyoun Specialized Eye Hospitals in Egypt.
Fellowship of the Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh in 2003. Ph.D. in Ophthalmology Ain-Shams University in 2004. Fellow of Oakland and Wayne State universities, Michigan USA. Is an active member of the American Society Of Retina Specialists, The American academy of ophthalmology, and the European society of retina specialists. Major interests includes vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina and Uveitis. He has many publications in the field of medical and surgical retina.
Raffaele Parrozzani was born on September 17, 1980, in Montebelluna, Treviso, Italy. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery (2005) and performed his residency in Ophthalmology from 2006 to 2010 at the University of Padova. In 2010 he became Fellow of The European Board of Ophthalmology. In 2013 he obtained a PhD in Oncology and Surgical Oncology. He obtained the National Scientific Qualification of Assistant Professor (2018) and Full Professor (2020) of Ophthalmology. He is an Editorial Board Member of “Cells”(ISSN 2073-4409) and “Pathophysiology”(ISSN 1873-149X). He is an active member of: International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO), European Ophthalmic Oncology Group (OOG), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) e SocietàItalianadella Retina (SIR). From 2010 to 2016 his research in ocular oncology was conducted for the G.B. Bietti Foundation – IRCCS (Ocular Oncology and Toxicology Research Unit). He is currently working at the Department of Neuroscience-Ophthalmology of the University of Padova. He is professor in the Ophthalmology Residency Program and the Orthoptic School of the University of Padova. His primary fields of interest include basic and clinical research in ocular oncology, toxicology and medical retina.Professional Experience/Honors:
Prof. Dr. Rohit Shetty is the Vice Chairman of Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute. He is a Professor at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, India and an Adjunct Associate Professor at MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore and is an Affiliate Associate Professor and PhD guide at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. Rohit Shetty has over 200 Publication in peer reviewed indexed Journals. He is a Corneal Refractive Surgeon at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore, India. His other areas of work include Neuro-ophthalmology & electrophysiology.
Prof. Dr. Rohit Shetty defended his PhD from Maastricht University, Netherlands on Understanding the Clinical, Immunological and Genetic Molecular Mechanism of Keratoconus. He has a special interest in the management of Keratoconus, tear film abnormalities and biomarkers. He has introduced cutting edge technology at Narayana Nethralaya and spearheads treatment for challenging eye disorders.
In the 2015 annual conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Dr. Rohit Shetty won the prestigious Col. Rangachari award for the overall best paper of the conference for his work on “Is Inflammation Driving Keratoconus? -A Holistic Study Of Molecular Pathways”.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently conferred an achievement award to Dr. Rohit Shetty for the distinguished services he has rendered over the years to the programs of the society.
Rudy Nuijts is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Cornea Clinic and the Center for Refractive Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He was a research fellow at Emory Eye Center, Atlanta (Head Prof. H.F. Edelhauser) in 1989 and 1993 where he pionered the etiology of toxic endothelial cell destruction after cataract surgery (now called TASS, Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome).
His research interests are in the field of corneal surgery and innovations in cataract and refractive surgery.
In addition, he is currently involved in research on femtosecond laser technology for performing various corneal transplantation techniques and on transscleral drug delivery.
He is Chairman of the Netherlands IntraOcular Implant Society (NIOIC), treasurer of the Dutch Corneal Society, board member of the Netherlands Transplantation Society (NTS) and treasurer of the ESCRS, where he also serves on the Corneal and Educational Committees.
Dr. Shady Awwad is a professor of Ophthalmology and the head of the cornea & refractive surgery division at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He received his medical degree and completed his residency training at the American University of Beirut. He subsequently completed a fellowship in cornea & refractive surgery and then ocular pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Shady’s research and clinical interests are focused on analytical corneal imaging including developing machine learning models, ocular and corneal wavefront analysis, keratoconus diagnosis and treatment, refractive surgery, and intraocular lens calculations after refractive surgery, for which he has two formulas on the ASCRS IOL calculator website.
He created a patented technique to analyze optical coherence tomography images of corneal haze and demarcation lines using artificial intelligence and another software to analyze slit lamp photos, among others, and accurately compute corneal lesions coordinates, surface area, and density, ideal for custom ablation area phototherapeutic keratectomy. He has several online ophthalmology software and tools. He has been awarded , the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology achievement award, and the George Waring Medal for editorial excellence from the Journal of Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Sihem Lazreg currently owns and manages a private practice focused on treating ocular surface disease in adults and children in Algeria, and served as an Associate Professor at the University Hospital Mustapha Bacha of Algiers in 1990 through 2008. Dr. Lazreg obtained her Medical Degree from, completed residency at, and completed a fellowship at Paris Diderot University in France. She specializes in paediatric ophthalmology and ocular surface diseases. She is the leader on ocular surface in North Africa.
Dr. Lazreg has authored many manuscripts on severe allergies (vernal and atopic keratoconjunctivitis), dry eye associated with Sjogren’s Syndrome and graft-versus-host disease, and children’s blepharitis. Her main medical interests include ocular surface diseases, dry eye and allergies, Dr. Lazreg is a scientific coordinator in the Algerian Ophthalmologic Society and she is member of many African, European, Asian and American ophthalmologic societies, she is a member and ambassador of TFOS DEWS2.
Dr. Tarek Katamish is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Cairo University and was previously its department head. He organizes DMEK workshops at the University and also delivers lectures at them.
Supervisor General Medical Affairs, Director of Vitreo-Retinal Units Magrabi Hospitals and Centers
Member of the Board of Directors Magrabi Health Group, (Saudi Arabia, Gulf & Egypt)
American Board of Ophthalmology (1990)Membership
Abdulla A Naqi, MD is a fellowship-trained glaucoma, cataract, and anterior segment surgeon with practice focus on the surgical management of glaucoma, complex cataract and intraocular lens complications. He is board certified in ophthalmology in Canada, He Also holds the Diploma of the international council of ophthalmology (ICO). He is an active fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and he is the chairman of the scientific committee of the Emirates ophthalmological Society (ESO).Experience
Public Health Sector
Dr. Naqi has been working with Dubai Heath Authority since 1998. He progressed in DHA ophthalmology department and became the head of the department from 2014-2016. During his leadership Dr. Naqi established the residency program in ophthalmology. He also moved the ophthalmology service in Dubai Hospital to become a tertiary care with subspecialties offered in the hospitals. He also established the community care ophthalmology section that is provided at the community health centers in Dubai. Dr. Naqi holds currently the role of the chairman of the medical council of Dubai Hospital.Private Health Sector
Dr. Naqi Graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with the bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery with the degree of MB, BCH. He was also given the License of the Royal College of Surgeon and physicians in Ireland LRCP.Ophthalmology training
Dr. Naqi joined the Residency program in ophthalmology at McGill University in Montreal Canada (2002). He Obtained the Royal College of Surgeons certification and becoming a Canadian Board Certified ophthalmologist (2007). Dr. Naqi completed his education with 2 years Fellowship in Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAAS) under the direct supervision of the world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ike Ahmed at the University of Toronot, Canada (2007-2009) were he was exposed to most of the MIGS from their development stage.Skills
Dr Naqi’s Skill are in the surgical field of Cataract and Glaucoma. He has performed thousands of procedures in the last 10 years in the field of complex cataract, anterior segment reconstruction, laser vision corrections and glaucoma surgeries. He has been invited to speak on both complex cataracts issues, refractive surgery and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).
By the time that she graduated from the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain in Medicine, she had realized that she wanted to devote herself primarily to pediatric medicine because of her love for children and the joy that she finds in caring for their health and well-being, especially their eyes. Thereafter, she continued passion and got accepted for a Fellowship program in Pediatric ophthalmology & Strabismus at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital-University of Cape Town, South Africa and graduated in 2019.She is well trained in clinical and surgical treatment of full range of children’s Eye diseases which include, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retinoblastoma, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Squints and eye injuries. She is Program Director of Abu Dhabi ophthalmology Residency Program.Other qualifications:
Currently working at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (from Nov 2010 till now)
May 2013–Present-Head of Vitreoretinal Unit and Medical Director Eye Consultants Dubai,UAE Management of all Vitreoretinal,uveitis and anterior segment cases. Our Center is working as tertiary referral center accepting and treating most advanced and complicated cases from UAE,Middle East & Africa.Clinical Experience
Sept 2007 up to date Zayed Military Hospital (ZMH) Cornea and Anterior Segment Consultant
Dec 2012 up to dateShaikh Khalifa Medical City
Consultant Cornea and anterior segment SurgeonPrizes and Awards:
Surgical Retina fellowship, Magrabi eye hospital Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2009-2012.Work Experience
American and Canadian Board Certified Dermatologist Has more than 40 publications in scientific journals and book chapters Frequent lecturing nationally and internationally in medical dermatology Awarded as most influencer in health in “Arab Social Media Influencers 2015” fron HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai
Arif O. Khan MD is Consultant in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus and in Ocular Genetics at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and is Professor of Ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Previously, until the end of 2015, he was Senior Academic Consultant at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Senior Scientist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, also in Riyadh. Before he moved to the Gulf region in January 2002, Dr. Khan was in private practice in New York. Dr. Khan’s clinical and research interests are the management and genetics of ocular developmental disorders and strabismus. He is a frequent presenter at international ophthalmology meetings and has authored hundreds of scientific publications related to his field. Dr. Khan is Editor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic and Clinical Science Course book on Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (BCSC Section 6) and Editorial Board member for journal Ophthalmic Genetics. Previously, he served as International Consultant for the American Academy of Ophthalmology curriculum in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Editorial Board member for the Journal of AAPOS, and Associate Editor for the Journal of AAPOS.Accolades:
Dr. Khurram is experienced in Retinopathy of Prematurity screening and management (an eye disease affecting premature babies). She is also experienced in all types of squint (strabismus) surgery (including the use of botulinum toxin).
Dr. Khurram studied medicine at the Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan, and undertook a post-graduate fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, UK. She completed her fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London, UK. While there she worked with some of the most prominent Paediatric Ophthalmologists and gained a world-class knowledge of paediatric ophthalmic surgical procedures.
Dr. Khurram has a highly advanced sub-specialist interest in Paediatric Ophthalmology. Her area of expertise covers the clinical and surgical management of congenital cataracts and congenital glaucoma including augmented filtration procedures and cyclophotocoagulation.
Dr. Khurram is an active researcher, publisher and presenter in her specialist field.
Dr. Gritz is presently a consultant specializing in cornea disease, refractive surgery, and uveitis at the Eye Institute of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and Professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (PAR). Previously, he was Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His initial tenure at the Wilmer Eye Institute was serving as Chief of the Cornea Division and Senior Academic Consultant at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Over the course of his career he has also been on the faculty at the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Francis I. Proctor Foundation and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gritz’s training began at the University of Missouri, Kansas City’ssix-year combined BA/MD program for his undergraduate and medical degrees. His ophthalmology residency was at the University of Texas, San Antonio Health Sciences Center and his clinical fellowship in cornea and uveitis was at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology and the University of California, San Francisco. He earned his Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has completed research fellowships in both cornea and ophthalmic pathology and uveitis at the Doheny Eye Institute and University of Southern California.
Professor Gritz’s research deals with the epidemiology of corneal and inflammatory eye disease, as well as clinical trials, working both in the USA and internationally, resulting in seminal original publications. He has received numerous awards for his clinical and research work as well as his commitment to and love of teaching.
Dr Fatima Ibrahim AL-Amiri joined Al Qassimi hospital –Sharjah (Ministry of Health) in 1997 after completing my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Punjab University- Lahore –PAKISTAN. 2002 Master in Ophthalmology from university of London College –UK. Followed by a Master in Health Management Policy and Planning from LEEDS University –UK. In 2004 I have awards of Sheikh Rashid prize of Science presented by H. H. Sh. Mohammed bent Rashid AL Maktoom In 2006 pointed as National Coordinator of Preventive of Blindness in UAE –in 2016 pointed as Emirates precedent of emirates committee of Right to sight by Minster of health and preventive in UAE by Ministerial Resolution up-to-date. In 2010 I was elected vice president of the Emirates Ophthalmic Society, presently elected as general secretary of Emirates Ophthalmic Society. At present; she is working as a specialist and head of Ophthalmology department at Al Qassimi hospital. And Kuwait Hospital -Sharjah, iam working as anterior segment ophthalmic and surgeon, Medical Retina. And is actively involved in teaching the residents. And student of Sharjah medical college- Sharjah University.Honors and Awards: –
Francesco Pichi graduated summa cum laude from the Alma Mater Studiorum of the University of Bologna and went on to pursue his ophthalmology residency at the University of Milan under the mentorship of Prof Giovanni Staurenghi. He underwent a preceptorship in uveitis and ocular immunology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (University of Miami, USA). He has pursued a two years’ fellowship with Dr Careen Lowder at Cole Eye Institute (Cleveland Clinic, USA) in uveitis and ocular inflammations and infections, before joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He has served as staff physician of retina and uveitis in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi for 5 years, and as Ophthalmology Residency Program director for 1 year. He is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University and has to his credit more than 110 peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Pichi He has authored 12chapters in various text books and published a book on “Complications in uveitis”. He was awarded for the best paper and best poster presentation at American Academy of Ophthalmology 2015 and 2017 and at International Ocular Inflammatory Society in 2019, and also received the International Ophthalmology Educational Award (2016), the International Scholar Award (2018) and the Achievement Award (2018) from AAO. He is a reviewer of various peer reviewed international ophthalmology journals and Section Editor for “International Ophthalmology”.
2021 – present Corneal, cataract & Refractive Surgeon Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi.Professional Qualifications:
Dr El-Ghrably, MS, PhD, FRCOphth is a staff physician in the eye institute at Cleveland clinic Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland clinic Abu Dhabi he was a consultant retina specialist at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. Dr El-Ghrably was the Royal College tutor for the department of ophthalmology, at James Cook University Hospital, also he was the educational and clinical supervisor for specialty trainee doctors. He chaired the Research and Development (R&D) lead for the division of surgery in JCUH for a while and was the Ophthalmology representative for North East Local Eye Health Network (LEHN). Dr El-Ghrably is a Member of Advisory Board for some industrial Pharmaceutical companies. Also he was the Founder of Northern Regional Annual Audit meeting and a member of royal college, UK national committee for requirement of specialist trainees.
In April 2012 he received the NHS Clinical Excellence Award from JCUH as recognition for his excellent clinical service and his contribution in: teaching, training and research. And in January 2000 he had Nottingham University research prize for his PhD project. Dr El-Ghrably has a special interest in medical and surgical retinal disorders. He did large number of ocular surgeries including: 3000 phacoemulsification with intraocular lens and nearly 800 of Vitreoretinal surgeries. He was actively involved in research and been awarded a PhD degree from Nottingham University, UK in 2000. He was the principle investigator for some clinical trials e.g MERLOT and Comrade clinical trials at JCUH.
He has published widely and regularly invited as a speaker in many national and international conferences. Dr El-Ghrably is currently a fellow of the Royal college of Ophthalmology (RCOphth), UK, a member of the American Academy Of Ophthalmology (AAO) USA , a member of the Euretina and registered with General Medical Council (GMC), UK
Consultant Pediatric Ophthalmologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi. Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Khalifa University
Dr. James Bacon is a highly accomplished ophthalmologist practicing at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He undertook the entirety of his training in the United Kingdom and went on to become a consultant in a large government hospital, before moving to Abu Dhabi.He provides specialist care to patients suffering from cataracts and glaucoma.
August 2021–present Consultant Ophthalmologist – Mediclinic Al- Noor Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAEEducation:
Certifications and Licensure:
Dr. Madhav Rao is a Consultant Ophthalmologist / Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon with more than 21 years of clinical and surgical experience after completing his post-graduate degree. He finished his MBBS at Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India in 1995 and his MS in Ophthalmology at Saurashtra University, Gujarat, India in 1999. A year later, he qualified for a Diplomate in National Board Examination (DNB, Ophthalmology) 2001. In 2002, he qualified as fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow, UK) and also completed his two years fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of vitreous & retina from the prestigious Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. He also became a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), India in 2003. He is Fellow of American college of Surgeons (FACS) since 2021.
Dr. Madhav Rao had clinical attachments as Associate consultant in vitreous and retina at Sankara Nethralaya, India 2002-2005 and consultant at Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital 2005-2007, Ministry of health, Dhahran,- the only tertiary referral eye hospital in Eastern province of KSA.
Dr. Madhav Rao moved and continued his practice in UAE as a Consultant Ophthalmologist / Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon and spearheaded the establishment of a complete vitreo-retinal department (Center of Excellence in Ophthalmology) in a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi. Presently, he is head of vitreo retina unit and head of Ophthalmology department at Burjeel Hospital, VPS healthcare, Abu Dhabi.
His interest in surgical retina and management of diabetic retinopathy.
To his credit, Dr. Madhav Rao has authored several research publications in peer reviewed journals and made several presentations about medical and surgical retina at national and International level.
Dr. Madhav Rao is an international member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where he received various awards: International Ophthalmologist Education Award in 2010 and International Ophthalmology Scholar Award in 2011.
MD, MSc, ABOphth, PhD, FRCOphth (London), CertLRS (London)
Medical director, Magrabi Eye Center,
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE & Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Nazimul Hussain practicing as Vitreoretinal specialist at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Dubai since 2018. He was previously at Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah from 2008 until August 2018 while in UAE.
Certification and Licensure:
Omnia Hamam, MD, DES is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Zayed Military Hospital. Fellowship in Glaucoma and Retina from Pierre and Marie Curie University Paris. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UAE University and Head of Scientific Committee in Emirates Society of Ophthalmology.
She is French board certified, Worked during 5 years in different university hospitals in Paris, followed by 2 years in Quinze Vinghts hospital – The second biggest eye center in Europe. She was apart from research team in ocular surfaces and glaucoma disease in Institute du vision in Paris. She has given many lectures in National and International Congress. She also obtained four University Diplomas such as: DU in Glaucoma 2015; DIU in Retinal Imaging and Pathology 2014; DIU of Neuropthalmology 2012-2013; DIU Ocular Inflammation and infection 2009-2010.
In relation to her field, she has the eagerness to learn and interested more particularly in Ocular Imaging. Through her capabilities, she is performing a series of courses and workshops about Ocular Imaging Techniques and Interpretation, Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Retina, Ocular Echography, Visual field of Retina, Optic Nerve Imaging, Ocular Radiology etc. She mainly believes that learning is a process to guide her through her journey.
Osama Giledi is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai , specialize in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Vision Correction Surgery. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) Dubai. He is an experienced consultant ophthalmologist with a wide range of experience in Cornea, Ocular Surface, and Modern Cataract and Refractive surgery. He was graduate from Libya than did his Ophthalmology training and work in united kingdom for 22 years before coming to UAE 7 years ago. He had 2 years Fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, UK.
Dr. Ossama Hakim is a 20 years consultant of oculoplasty at magrabi eye hospitals and centers in the middle east. Currently, Dr. Hakim is a consultant and chief of oculoplastic unit, Magrabi eye hospital Dubai, UAE. Dr. Hakim is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, a Fellow of the University of California at Irvine, USA, and a Fellow of the University of Greifswald, Germany. In addition, he’s a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American academy of strabismus, American academy of oculoplasty, International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and International Council of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Hakim has long experience in diagnosis and management of patients with strabismus, lid, lacrimal problems and patients seeking beauty of the face. Dr. Hakim had participated in many scientific activities, had published many articles and had supervised many scientific courses in his ophthalmological field.
MD, Oviedo University, Spain. 1980.
Residency Training: Royal Victoria Eye and Ear, Dublin (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
VR Fellowship, Mater Misericordiae Hospital. University College Dublin. Ireland.
DO,FRCSEd, FRCSI, FEBO (Diploma in Ophthalmology RCSI, Fellow RCSI and RCSEd, Fellow European Ophthalmology Board).
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (DAS), Basque Country University, Spain. 2007/2008
Former Chief of Service of Ophthalmology, Spanish NHS, 1997 to 2014
Former Medical Retina Consultant King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, KSA. 2014/2015
Former Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Director of Residency Program in Ophthalmology, 2015/2016. UAE.
Former Head Ophthalmology Department (2017)& Consultant Medical Retina, Dubai Hospital, DHA, since 2015 to 31/03/2021. UAE
Managing Editor, Dubai Medical Journal, since 2017. UAE.
Examiner for the RCSEd2014/2020
American Academy of Ophthalmology, International Scholar Award. 2010
Piergiorgio Neri, BMedSc, MD(Hons), PhD graduated at University of Ancona medical school in 2000. He obtained a specialist diploma in ophthalmology at University of Ancona in 2004 and his Ph.D in neuroscience at University of Ancona in 2007. DrNeri was Honorary Research Fellow in Uveitis at the Eye Department, University of Aberdeen and Visiting Professor at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
He acted as a head of Ocular Immunology Service at the Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona since 2007.
He was named Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Polytechnic University of Marche-Ancona in 2010 that he left in 2018 in order to join the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi where he is currently working.
In Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi he is consultant for medical retina and uveitis, and acts as Director of the Uveitis Service, as well as Medical Director of Patient Experience for the entire Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr Neri is also appointed as Clinical Full Professor of Ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, as well as Adjunct Clinical Full Professor of Ophthalmology at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Neri is author and co-author of more than 120 national and international publications. He is member of: “International Ocular Inflammation Society-IOIS” (2004), “EURETINA, European Society of Retina Specialists” (2007), “EVER, European Association for Vision and Eye Research” (2007). He is also the Secretary General of the “SOIE-Society for Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe” since 2008 and former Section Chair of EVER and current Vice President. In 2014, PiergiorgioNeri achieved the title of Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBOphth). DrNeri acts as Editor in Chief of International Ophthalmology and as Reviewing Editor of Ocular Immunology & Inflammation. He is also reviewer of: International Ophthalmology, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Middle East and Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina.
Area of specialization:ocular inflammation, auto-immunity, immunesuppression, ocular infections, retinal diseases.
Medical Director, Specialist Ophthalmologist &Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Medcare Eye Centre.Registration, Certification and Memberships:
A Consultant Ophthalmologist had his FRCS in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow (UK) & an Associate of the American College of Surgeons (AACS) (USA) and Refractive Fellow from Schwind Amaris Frankfort University (Germany).
Dr. Safwan finished his medical college from Baghdad Medical College. In 1998 & his first ophthalmic fellowship from Iraqi Commission of Medical Specialization (FICMS).
He is member of the American Society of Retina Specialists(ASRS) Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons(ASCRS). & a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO).
Dr. Safwan Al Bayati is a consultant in Phaco-Vitrectomy. He had his fellowship training in phaco-vitrectomy under Dr. Frank Koch from Frankfurt University, Ophthalmic Department, Germany.
Had done his training in Lasik from Munich, Germany (Bausch & Lomb). He is among few ophthalmic surgeons in the world experts in anterior segment & posterior segment. Expert in Refractive Surgery & Among the first group of ophthalmic surgeons who started ICL in 2005 in Dubai, UAE. He has a wide range of experience in the management of retinal cases. Medical Director of New Vision Eye Center in DHCC.
Dr. Saleh Saif Al Messabi FRCS is one of the most esteemed Ophthalmologists in the region. For his quality of work, he was presented the Best Surgical Performance Award by Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Sheikh Rashed Al Maktoum award for Scientific outstanding.
Dr. Al Messabi has been known to be a pioneer when it comes to new developments in his field. He is one of the first 2 surgeons to introduce Femto-Cataract surgery to the Middle East in early 2012 and new types of multifocal intraocular lenses. A leader of innovation and one of the first few surgeons in the Middle East to start and to teach the most advanced forms of Corneal transplant like DSAEK and DALK in 2007.
Dr. Al Messabi finished his 5 years Ophthalmology Residency training from McGILL University, Canada. He then spent one year further to finish his Cornea and Refractive Surgery clinical fellowship at University of Montreal in 2007, after which he joined Sheikh Khalifa Medical City as Ophthalmology Consultant. During his tenure he established the Corneal Transplant program for SEHA in the same year, 2 years later he founded the Residency program and served until august 2012 as Residency Program Director and Head of Ophthalmology Department. After that, he joined Samaya Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi as medical director and partner.
Dr. Al Messabi is the President of the Emirates Society of Ophthalmology and a very active member in Education and Research. He teaches Medical students in UAE University and has always given lectures in all the major, international conferences like AAO, ASCRS, ESCRS, WOC at different cities around the world.
Dr. Salman Waqar is an experienced consultant ophthalmologist specializing in the treatment of adult glaucoma and cataracts at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City.
His areas of expertise include medical, laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma (including minimally invasive implants and aqueous shunt devices). He also offers cataract surgery using the latest small incision technology, and with a range of intraocular lenses (Toric, Multifocal and Extended Depth of Field), tailored to the patients individual needs.
Dr. Waqar graduated from Pakistan and has over 15 years’ experience of work in the United Kingdom. He holds a Certificate of Completion of Training from the UK, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He has worked in various prestigious eye units including the West of England Eye Unit (Exeter), where he completed his sub-specialty training in glaucoma. In his career, he has been appointed as a consultant across a wide range of leading medical institutions such as the Royal Eye Infirmary (Plymouth), Nuffield Health, Medical Eye Clinic and Newmedica. In addition to his clinical work, he has also performed with distinction as director of clinical governance and for the glaucoma service.
Dr. Waqar’s research interests include optimizing patient outcomes with minimally invasive surgery, using virtual reality simulation to investigate surgeon performance and the development of innovative surgical instruments to improve patient safety. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, such as the British Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Cataract and refractive Surgery, and presents regularly at national and international meetings.
He holds memberships with the United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In his capacity as an Honorary Fellow with Plymouth University, he has been involved in training the doctors and surgeons of our future. In 2019, his work was recognized with a nomination for a regional Trainer of the Year Award by the Peninsula School of Ophthalmology. In addition, he has been the recipient of numerous research grants, and has co-authored two medical textbooks. Other accolades include invitations as a surgical skills instructor at minimally invasive glaucoma surgery courses, and to the microsurgical skills course with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
In his spare time he is an avid reader, aspiring author and motivated triathlete.
Education and Credentials:
Institute Chair Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Eye Institute Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November, 2011 – present
Professor of Ophthalmology Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Case Western Reserve University August 2017 – presentCertification and Licensure:
Health Authority – Abu Dhabi License #GD12678, 2012 – present
State Medical Board of Ohio License to practice medicine and surgery License #35-077790, active 2000 – 2009, 2012 – present
New York State Medical Board Licensed to practice medicine and surgery, 2008 – 2012
Maryland Board of Physicians Licensed to practice medicine and surgery, 1994 – 2001
Dr. Tahra AlMahmoud, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University. Completed Ophthalmology residency at McGill University and is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeon of Canada. Her research focuses on exploring reasons for eye related morbidity and its prevention.
Dr. Tamer Gamaly is a consultant Ophthalmologist, working in Magrabi Eye Centers & Hospitals “UAE – EGYPT – OMAN – KSA”, since 1998 till now. He is practicing Ophthalmology since 1994. Tamer has obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. UK, in 2003, as well he had his master’s degree in Ophthalmology, Ain Shams University, Cairo-Egypt, in 1998. His main Interests and expertise are in Refractive Surgeries and Corneal Surgeries. Tamer is a member of many national and international societies and organizations. Recently he is the ISRS representative in the UAE, since 2014. He is actively participating in many conferences around the world. Tamer has shared in organizing many scientific conferences. As well, he is a reviewer in the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He received many awards from different national and international organizations.
Dr. Tariq Al-Rawashdeh is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal surgeon for the last 7 years after he finished his subspecialty fellowship from Charite University Hospital Berlin and Hamburg University Hospital in Germany during the period 2009 to 2012.
Dr. Tariq’s strong points in eye care medical and surgical treatment for Retinal Disorders include Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment Surgery with the latest technology of 25 gage and 27 gage Vitrectomy for Retinal Repair plus all types of Intravitreal injections and implants; Cataract surgery with conventional Phacoemulsification and Femto associated Cataract Extraction include all intraocular lens implantation, Multifocal lenses, Toric lenses and Monofocal; Refractive Surgery include PRK, Lasik surgery, Femto Lasik and Implantation of ICL and Toric ICL; Penetrating Keratoplasty.
Dr. Tariq Al-Rawashdeh is holding multi international board certificates during his training for 12 years before Becoming a Consultant. He is holding European Board of Ophthalmology FEBO from Paris, France, German Board of Ophthalmology Facharzt Berlin Germany, Jordanian Board of Ophthalmology, Amman Jordan and International Council of Ophthalmology ICO Basic and clinical London.
Dr. Waleed Ghobashy; Assistant Professor and Consultant of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt. After serving for a year in Moorfields Eye Hospital Center, Abu Dhabi as consultant ophthalmology. Dr. Waleed started a new role in October 2020 as the Medical Director & Head of Glaucoma & Cataract Unit, Magrabi Eye Center, Al Ain, UAE.
Dr. Waleed started his career in the ophthalmology field in 1996 as a resident in Suez Canal University Hospital, Egypt. He received his master degree in ophthalmology in 2000 in field of cataract surgery. He received advanced ophthalmology training from 2000 to 2005, concluded by passing MD exams , and getting his PhD thesis in “Ocular changes after myopic LASIK” from Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt. His supervisor was the Refractive Pioneer Prof. Dr. Karem Kolkailah. Dr. Ghobashy then moved to Knoxville, TN, USA to act as the clinical fellow of Dr. Steven Sterling MD; the distinguished phaco refractive surgeon of East Tennessee 2005 to 2007.
Dr. Waleed Ghobashy then returned home to act as clinical lecturer and consultant of ophthalmology in faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University. From 2007 till present, Dr. Ghobashy did extensive research and clinical work in refractive surgeries, cataract, glaucoma, medical retina and Electrophysiological diagnosis of ocular diseases, with over 30 published research papers in many regional and international scientific journals, gained the title of Assistant Professor of ophthalmology in 2014.
Dr. Ghobashy is a member of many ophthalmology associations, and a speaker in the annual meetings of the most prestigious ophthalmological societies including American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), Egyptian Society of Ophthalmology (ESO), Emirates Society of Ophthalmology.
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