DR. SHERIF EMBABI, MS, PhD

PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Ain Shams University ,Cairo, Egypt

Current position:

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Secretary General of Egyptian Vitreoretinal Society (EGVRS).
  • Retina Consultant at Retina Service Watany Eye Hospital (WEH), Cairo, Egypt.

Certificates

  • M.B.Bch, Excellent with Honor, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, December, 1989.
  • American National Board , June 1991.
  • Degree of Masters in Ophthalmology, Ain Shams University, November, 1993.
  • Degree of Medical Doctor (M.D. and PhD Degree) in Ophthalmology, Ain shams University, November, 1997.

Fellowship and Training

  • Ophthalmology residency at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (1990-1994).
  • Research Retina Fellowship, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA (1995-1996).

Previous affiliations

  • Head of Retina Service, Magrabi Eye Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.(2000 –2009).

Research and clinical interest

  • Diabetic vitrectomies: I had early interest in vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema and I proposed research project at Duke eye Center, North Carolina, USA of harvesting posterior hyaloid in tractional DME for immune-histochemical staining and was published in Retina in 2000.
  • Penetrating and perforating Ocular trauma due to high incidence of trauma in the region for the past 7 years.
  • High myopia and myopic macular hole retinal detachment: due to high prevalence in Egypt, I have a large experience in management of such challenging diseases and presented early cases comparing inverted ILM flap versus routine complete peelat AAO 2015 and a large study in EGVRS in 2017 and in EVRS in 2018.
  • Autologous Retinal Transplant (ART): I was one of the early pioneers adopting such technique in recurrent and myopic macular hole retinal detachment and I presented my early cases at Duke’s Advanced Vitreous surgery Course (AVS) in Durham in 2017 and currently working on further indications of such technique in macular holes and non-macular posterior retinal breaks. Recently presented a novel technique in MMH RD in EVRS 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.