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:

  • January 2014 to current: Professor at Ain Shams University, Cairo
  • February 2020 to current: Owner of Assaf Clinic For Eye And Lasik Cairo, Nasr City
  • January 2010 to Current: Phaco-refractive Consultant and Shareholder at Al-Watany Eye Hospital Cairo, Heliopolis
  • April 2007 to January 2014: Assistant Professor at Ain Shams University Cairo, Abbassia
  • April 2002 to April 2007: Lecturer of Ophthalmology at Ain Shams University Cairo, Abbassia
  • March 1998 to April 2002: Assistant Lecturer of Ophthalmology at Ain Shams University Cairo, Abbassia
  • February 1997 to March 1998: Registrar of Ophthalmology , Ain Shams University Cairo, Abbassia
  • June 1994 to February 1997: Resident of Ophthalmology, Ain Shams University Cairo, Abbassia

Teaching activities:

  • Developed and implemented curriculum using academic learning strategies and educational pedagogy
  • Taught 300+ undergraduate classes per year in ophthalmology department, Ain Shams University.
  • Supervised 50+ master and doctorate degrees thesis in Ophthalmology from 2002 till now.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd)
  • Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Member of International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
  • Member of the council of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • Board Member of Egyptian Society of Ocular Implants and Refractive Surgery (ESOIRS)


  • Achievement Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology 2017 (AAO)
  • Recognition Award -International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2017 (ISRS)
  • International Ophthalmologist Recognition Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology 2019 (AAO)


  • Eleven peer-reviewed publications in Eye, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JCRS) and others. and several articles in Ocular Surgery News (OSN), Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today (CRST), and Eurotimes journals.
  • Reviewer at Journal of Refractive Surgery (JRS)

Surgical Skills:

  • Complicated cataract surgery with different techniques of
  • IOL fixation without capsular support (a total of 250+ of Yamane, Glued, and Iirissuture IOL fixation procedures).
  • Premiums IOLs including presbyopia-correcting and toric IOLs (400+ per year)
  • Phaco-emulsification; 1200+ per year, 30% of which include premium IOLs (presbyopia correcting and toric IOLs)
  • Lasik, PRK, and femtosmile; 450+ per year.
  • Femtosecond laser technology in refractive and cataract surgery (800+ since 2014).
  • Topography-guided laser ablation in virgin cornea (Contoura) and early keratoconus and post lasik ectasia (800+ per year).

International Conference Participations:

  • More than 70 participations by free papers, videos, and posters in international conferences as ESCRS, ASCRS, ASCRS, AAO, WOC, AECOS)

Industry consultancy & advisory board:

  • PhysIOL
  • Zeiss
  • J&J