Regional Speakers:

Ali Al Rajhi

Magrabi Eye Hospital, KSA

Ali Al Rajhi
Magrabi Eye Hospital, KSA

Ali A. Al-Rajhi, (MD, FRCS, FRCOphth)

Professor at ALFAISAL University, RIYADH
Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at ALHOKAMA Eye Specialist Center and Magrabi Hospital in Riyadh since January 2013 to Date
Founder and Owner of Surgical Experts Center (SKIN, EYE and DENTAL EXPERT Center) to be opened soon in Riyadh
Director of Research (01 March 1998 – August 2010), Supervisor General Assistant (February 2004 – 14 January 2008) and Chief of Eye Bank (July 1995 to 30 April 1999) at KKESH

1984-1987 Enrolled in the Joint KSU-KKESH Residency Program (King Saud University/King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1987 – 1988 Fellowship in Anterior Segment/External Disease, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1989 – Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCS (Glasg) Ophthalmology)

1989 – Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologist (FRCOphth)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
26 Apr 2002 – 2012 Chairman, Saudi Board of Ophthalmology

1996 – 2002 Chairman, Examination Committee Saudi Board of Ophthalmology

1999 to Feb 2013 Senior Academic Consultant King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

1998 – Liaison Officer World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Prevention of Blindness

1999 – Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
2016 – Senior Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology

1988 – Fellow of the Year, King Saud University/King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Joint Program

Major contributor in surgical procedures at KKESH (The highest volume of performing surgery in 10 years period (1989-1999) and among the highest after that period.
Highest volume of KKESH PKP especially PKP in children and introduced Amniotic Membrane Transplantation at KKESH. He introduced and performed various procedures at KKESH including Keratoprosthesis, DSAEK, Amniotic and Limbal transplantation at KKESH.

Participated in 3 Regional eye surveys conducted in KSA (1991, 1993, and 1997) and headed the Elderly Eye Survey at Al-Kharj in 1997. A cofounder of the Ocular Surface Society in USA.
Established the Business Center at KKESH.
Play a major role in educating residents and fellows through clinic/surgical assignments, thesis and research supervision, and chairing various committees of residency programs.
Participated in voluntary eye surgery camps in Yemen and Bangladesh

2001 to date – Editor in Chief, Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology

2002 to 2008 – Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Ophthalmology

1995 1997 – Member, Editorial Board, Middle East Journal of Ophthalmology

He participated in many local regional and international symposia, conferences and meetings
And has more than 87 papers published in peer review regional and international scientific journals

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 17:12 – 17:24 Outcome of Paediatric Corneal Transplantation HALL B
15-Dec-17 16:30 – 18:00 Moderator: Cornea: Ocular Surface Disease Management: How Far Did We Get? HALL C
16-Dec-17 14:45 – 14:55 Outcome of Myoring in Keratoconus HALL B

Ahmed M. Osman

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Ahmed M. Osman
University of Alexandria, Egypt

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 14:00 – 16:00 Moderator: Cornea: Controversies in Cornea & Refractive Surgery HALL B
15-Dec-17 15:30 – 16:30 Panelist: ESOIRS SESSION I: Phacoemulsification: When You Encounter the Unexpected and the Unpleasant: A Video Based Panel HALL B
16-Dec-17 12:00 – 13:00 ESOIRIS SESSION II: Toric ICL: Pearls and Tricks HALL C

Ahmed Assaf

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Ahmed Assaf
Ain Shams University, Egypt

Ahmed Assaf

  • Resident of Ophthalmology (1710/1994 to 17/12/1997 in Ophthalmic Department, Ain Shams University)
  • Registrar of Ophthalmology (21/12/97 to 3/3/98 in Ophthalmic Department, Ain Shams University)
  • Assistant Lecturer of Ophthalmology (4/3/98 to 27/4/2002 in Ophthalmic Department, Ain Shams University)
  • Lecturer of Ophthalmology (28/4/2002 to 27/5/2007 in Ophthalmic Department, Ain Shams University)
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology 28/5/2007 till now in Ophthalmic Department, Ain Shams University)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2002)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (2003)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2005)
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (2007)
  • Egyptian Ophthalmic Society (EOS, 1998)
  • Egyptian Society of Cataract and Corneal Diseases (ESCaCoD, 2001)
DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 12:10 – 12:20 Reversed Optic Capture for Open Posterior Capsule HALL C
15-Dec-17 15:30 – 16:30 Panelist: ESOIRS SESSION I: Phacoemulsification: When You Encounter the Unexpected and the Unpleasant: A Video Based Panel HALL B

Alaa El Zawawi

Professor of Ophthalmology,

Alaa El Zawawi
Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University, Egypt

Alaa El Zawawi,

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University Egypt.
  • Cataract and refractive surgery consultant, Alexandria University Hospitals.
  • Master and Doctorate Degrees of Ophthalmology, Alexandria University.
  • Fellow of Hospital de la Crois Rousse, Lyon, France.
  • Past president of Delta Ophthalmological Society of Egypt (DOSE).
  • Board member of the Egyptian Society of refractive Surgery and ocular Implants (ESOIRS).
  • Board member of ICare Hospital, one of the leading ophthalmic centers in Egypt.
  • Member of many international Cataract  and Refractive Societies. And founder member of many ophthalmic societies in Egypt and UAE.
  • Phaco trainer for the Egyptian Ophthalmological Society (EOS), ESOIRS, DOSE.
  • Member of Reviewers Board of many of the leading Cataract and refractive Peer reviewed Journals including EOS, ESOIRS, and DOSE.
  • Author of more than 40 regional and international published articles.
  • Supervisor of more than 50 Thesis on Cataract and refractive Surgery.
DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 12:00 – 12:10 Femtosecond Laser-assisted Compared with Standard Cataract Surgery for Removal of Hard Cataracts HALL C
15-Dec-17 09:00 – 11:00 Moderator: Cornea: Video Symposium & Case Presentation on Corneal & Refractive Surgical Complications HALL A
15:30 – 16:30 Moderator: ESOIRS SESSION I: Phacoemulsification: When You Encounter the Unexpected and the Unpleasant: A Video Based Panel HALL B
16-Dec-17 12:00 – 13:00 ESOIRIS SESSION II: Alignment of Toric IOLs HALL C

Alaa Atef Ghaith

Ophthalmology Department

Alaa Atef Ghaith
Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria
I-Care Eye Center, Egypt

Alaa Atef Ghaith,

  • 2007 – Present: Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • 2002 – 2007: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • 1996 – 2002: Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • 1991 – 1996: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • 1997 – Present: Consultant of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Alex Eye Center (Private Eye Center), Egypt
  • 2010 – Present: Medical Director, Alex I-Care Center (Private Eye Center), Egypt
DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
15-Dec-17 16:30 – 18:00 Moderator: Cornea: Ocular Surface Disease Management: How Far Did We Get? HALL C
16-Dec-17 14:00 – 16:00 Moderator: Cornea Keratoconous Management: Updates, Controversies and New Perspectives HALL B
14:32 – 14:45 The Role of ICRS in the Management of Keratoconus HALL B
12:00 – 13:00 ESOIRIS SESSION II: Topography-guided LASIK vs. Conventional LASIK for Astigmatism Management HALL C

Ashraf Armia

Consultant Eye Surgeon

Ashraf Armia
Al Watany Eye Hospital (WEH), Egypt

Prof. Dr. Ashraf Armia completed his MBBCh at the age of 23 years at Cairo University, Egypt. He finished his Master degree in Ophthalmology MSc. at the age of 29 years from Cairo University, Egypt and his FRCS in Ophthalmology from Glasgow, United Kingdom FRCSG at the age of 39. Lastly, he got his Fellowship of The American College of Surgeons in Ophthalmic Surgery FACS.

He is a Consultant Eye Surgeon at the Egyptian Ministry of Health. He is also a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Al Watany Eye Hospital (WEH) in Egypt and a shareholder at the same hospital.

He has been a speaker at a lot of international meetings  – ESCRS, AAO, AECOS, UKISCRS, ASCRS and Magrabi meetings.

He is a member of the American Academy of ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) and European Society of Retina (Euretina).

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
15-Dec-17 10:45 – 11:00 Management of IOL Changes Post Cataract Surgery HALL B
16-Dec-17 12:31 – 12:44 Intraoperative Posterior Capsulorrhexis: With or Against HALL A
15:30 – 15:45 Scanning Electron MicroGraphic Comparison of Manual Capsulorhexis and Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Capsulotomy Methods

Hatem Ammar

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Hatem Ammar
Sohag University, Egypt

Hatem Ammar,

Education

  • M.BB.Ch. Sohag University, September 1995 (Obtained excellent degree with honors and was ranked the first on the promotion of 1995 graduates)
  • Master of Science Degree in Ophthalmology
    Sohag University, September1999
  • Medical Doctorate Degree in Ophthalmology
    Sohag University, September 2005

Professional

  • Oct 2012 – Date, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sohag University, Egypt
  • 2005 – 2012, Lecturer of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Department, Sohag University, Egypt
  • 2000 – 2005, Assistant Lecturer of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Department, Sohag University, Egypt
  • 1997 – 2000, Resident of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Dept, Sohag University, Egypt

Affliations

Member, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), 2006
Member, American society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), 2012
Board Member, Egyptian Society of Ocular Implants and Refractive Surgery (ESOIRS)
Member of many Egyptian and Arabian Cataract and Refractive Societies
Consultant, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Egyptian Ministry of Health since 2005
Owner, Hatem Ammar Ophthalmology Center, Sohag, Upper Egypt (Private Center)
Speaker in the ESCRS , MEACO and many international conferences in Egypt
Speaker of Alcon Laboratories in many live surgeries, Phacoemulsification courses, and wet labs

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 12:30 – 12:40 Phacoemulsification in Already Open Posterior Capsule HALL C
15-Dec-17 15:30 – 16:30 Panelist: ESOIRS SESSION I: Phacoemulsification: When You Encounter the Unexpected and the Unpleasant: A Video Based Panel  
16-Dec-17 12:00 – 13:00 Moderator: ESOIRS SESSION II: ASTIGMATISM MANAGEMENT: THE LAST FRONTIERS  

Hussein Ali Hussein

Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine

Hussein Ali Hussein
University of Alexandria, Egypt

Hussein Ali Hussein,

  • Head of ophthalmology department Alexandria University 1995-1998.
  • Founder & General secretary of Egyptian Society of ocular implants and refractive surgery ESOIRS 1990-2004.
  • President of Egyptian Society of ocular implants and refractive surgery ESOIRS 2004 till now.
  • Founder and head of board (Alex Eye Center)
  • Member of the committee of Egyptian Society of ophthalmology 2002-2003.
  • Member of Pan Arab African Society council of ophthalmology (PAACO).
  • Member of the Middle East African Society council of ophthalmology (MEACO).
  • Coordinator of cataract committee for VIII & IX international meeting of PAACO &MEACO.
  • Editor in Egyptian Journal of cataract & refractive surgery.
  • Editor in Middle East Journal of cataract and refractive surgery.
  • Member of American Society of cataract and refractive surgery (ASCRS).
  • Member of the European society of cataract and refractive surgery (ESCRS).
DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 12:00 – 13:00 Moderator: Cataract & Glaucoma Free Paper HALL C
12:50 – 13:00 Phacoemulsification Using Vacuum Pump HALL C
15-Dec-17 11:00 – 12:00 Moderator: Cornea & Refractive Surgery Free Paper HALL B
15:30 – 16:30 Panelist: ESOIRS SESSION I: Phacoemulsification: When You Encounter the Unexpected and the Unpleasant: A Video Based Panel HALL B
16-Dec-17 12:00 – 13:00 ESOIRIS SESSION II: Corneal Measurements in Toric IOL Calculation HALL C

Maan Al Barry

Chairman & Assistant Professor

Maan Al Barry
Department of Ophthalmology
Taibah University, KSA

Maan Al Barry,

  • Consultant ophthalmologist, Cornea, cataract & refractive surgery & uveitis.
  • Saudi board of ophthalmology 2004
  • Fellowship in cornea, cataract & refractive surgery & uveitis at KKESH 2005
  • Fellowship of the Royal college of physician & surgeons 2008
  • Medical staff at KKESH in Anterior Segment & uveitis division from 2006-2009
  • Chairman of the department of ophthalmology at college of medicine Taibah university from 2010-till present.
  • Member of the scientific ophthalmology board from 2011-2014
  • Representative of the Saudi Society of ophthalmology – Madina area from 2010-till present
  • Member of the Red Sea scientific board from its establishment in 2014-till pr esent.
  • Saudi board examiner from 2014-till present.
  • Executive Medical Director at Magrabi Eye centre – Madina & Northern regions from 2015-till present.
DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 14:15 – 14:25 MMC and Haze: How Long? How Much? Does it Really Matter? HALL B
14:45 – 14:55 Post Graft Astigmatism: The Pros and Cons Between Different Options
16-Dec-17 14:00 – 16:00 Moderator: Cornea Keratoconous Management: Updates, Controversies and New Perspectives
15:05 – 15:15 CXL Pulse or Continuous Energy and Role of Oxygen

Salah Mahjoub

General Secretary, MEACRS

Salah Mahjoub
Middle East African Cataract & Refractive Surgery Society (MEACRS)
Tunisia

Salah Mahjoub, M.D. a graduate from the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis completed his ophthalmology specialty at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis & Toulouse University – France. He was cornea fellowship trained at Louisiana State University -USA (1986-1989). He is one of the pioneers of refractive & modern cataract surgery in Africa. He was founder & president of the African Society of Refractive Surgery in 2000. He serves actually as cornea & refractive surgery Director at the Clinique Ophtalmologique of Tunis a leading and first ISO 9001/2000 certified medical Centre in Africa.

He is an active member of Nadi Al Bassar and board member of Tunisia national eye bank. Dr Mahjoub has been very active in the past 20 years as organizer, moderator & invited speaker of major national & international ophthalmology meetings. He is the recipient of many national & international awards. He is currently the General Secretary of the Middle East African Cataract & Refractive Surgery Society (MEACRS).

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 14:00 – 16:00 Moderator: Cornea: Controversies in Cornea & Refractive Surgery HALL B
14:55 – 15:05 Slow Down: Ectasia Ahead
16:24 – 16:36 Is There a Still Role for PKP
15-Dec-17 17:15 – 17:30 Cataract Surgery  in Phakic IOL HALL B
16-Dec-17 14:00 – 14:20 Keratoconus: What We Have Accomplished and What is Still Left to do HALL B

Sultan Al Zaadi

Sultan Al Zaadi
Prince Sultan Medical Military City, KSA

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
15-Dec-17 15:05 – 15:15 Uveitis Challenging Cases HALL A

Tarek Abdelrazek

Assistant Professor of ophthalmology

Tarek Abdelrazek
University of Alexandria
Anterior Segment Consultant, Egypt

Dr. Tarek Abdel Razek graduated from Alexandria University in  1991 with honors and completed ophthalmology postgraduate studies in the same university. He received his master’s degree in 1996 and his doctorate degree in 2003. He became a lecturer of ophthalmology and assistant professor in 2009.

He is the medical director of Alex Lasik Center, Consultant in Alex Eye Center, World Cataract Institute and Elsegeny Hospital, Egypt.  He is an active member in ESOIRS and the executive manager of convention center faculty of Medicine.

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
14-Dec-17 16:00 – 18:00 Moderator: Cornea: Tips & Pitfalls in Corneal Graft Surgery: DALK, DESK, PK HALL B
15-Dec-17 15:30 – 16:30 Panelist: ESOIRS SESSION I: Phacoemulsification: When You Encounter the Unexpected and the Unpleasant: A Video Based Panel HALL B
16-Dec-17 12:00 – 13:00 ESOIRIS SESSION II: Introduction HALL C

Mohamed Shafik

Professor of Ophthalmology

Mohamed Shafik
University of Alexandria
Director, Horus Vision Correction Center, Alexandria, Egypt

Mohamed Shafik,

  • Licensed to practice in Spain, Egypt, Dubai, Sudan and Libya.
  • Founder and director of Horus Vision Correction Center, Alexandria and three other leading refractive centers in Egypt and Middle East
  • Consultant Refractive Surgeon for Dubai government health authority (2007-2009)
  • Member of all International Refractive Societies and Founder member of many Refractive Societies in Egypt and Middle East.
  • Steering Committee member of all Egyptian Refractive Surgery Societies
  • Member of Reviewers board of many of the leading Refractive Surgery Peer reviewed journals.
  • Winner of many honours and awards from Egyptian Society of Refractive Surgery, Libyan Ophthalmology Society and Emirates Ophthalmology Society.
  • Editorial Board Member of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today Europe (CRSTE)
  • He has more than 50 Regional and International Published Original Articles and Book Chapters in the Field of Refractive Surgery.

Qualifications

  • Master degree of Ophthalmology (University of Alexandria, Egypt)
  • Doctorate degree in Ophthalmology (University of Complutense, Madrid, Spaiin)
  • Fellow of Instituto Ramon Castroviejo, Madrid, Spain
DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
15-Dec-17 15:30 – 16:30 Panelist: ESOIRS SESSION I: Phacoemulsification: When You Encounter the Unexpected and the Unpleasant: A Video Based Panel HALL B
16-Dec-17 14:00 – 16:00 Moderator: Cornea Keratoconous Management: Updates, Controversies and New Perspectives HALL B

Mohammed Hosny

Professor of Ophthalmology

Mohammed Hosny
Cairo University, Egypt

Mohammed Hosny,

MBBS: Cairo University 1992, Distinction with Honors. Ranked THIRD among a 1500 candidate class.
Internship: Cairo University Hospital March 1993-March 1994.
Resident of Ophthalmology: Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University for a three year residency program from March 1994 till 1997.
Completed a three part MSc degree in Clinical Ophthalmology from Cairo University in November 1996 (Awarded a Distinction grade).
Appointed Associate Lecturer of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Cairo University in March 1997.
Spent a One Year Fellowship program in Refractive Surgery at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alicante, Spain, working under Professor Jorge Alio, the renouned International Refractive Surgeon from May 1997 to May 1998.
Performed a Doctorate thesis titled “ A comparison between Hexagonal keratotomy, Holmium YAG thermokeratoplasty and LASIK in the treatment of Hyperopia” in Universidad De Alicante, Spain.
Passed and Awarded the FRCS degree from the ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINGBURGH after passing a three part exam in May 1998.
Offered and accepted a Job as a Specialist Registrar of Ophthalmology, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion, University of Edingburgh from July 1998 till July 1999.
Defended the Doctorate thesis with success in May 1999.
Returned to Egypt and sat the Final MD doctorate degree exam in November 1999.
Awarded the MD degree in Clinical Ophthalmology from Cairo University in November 1999.
Appointed Lecturer of Ophthalmology, Cairo University in April 2000.
Appointed Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Cairo University May 2005.
Appointed a Full Professor of Ophthalmology, Cairo University, May 2010 until present.
Works as a consultant of Refractive and anterior segment surgery in EL NOOR and DAR EL OYOON eye hospitals, Cairo, Egypt.
Fully licensed Consultant Ophthalmologist in The Egyptian Ministry of Health since 2003.
Licensed as a Consultant ophthalmologist in the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health since 2005.

DATE TIME TOPIC LOCATION
15-Dec-17 09:00 – 11:00 Chairman: Cornea: Video Symposium & Case Presentation on Corneal & Refractive Surgical Complications HALL A
16-Dec-17 12:00 – 13:00 ESOIRIS SESSION II: Management of Post Keratoplasty Astigmatism: A Planned Multi-staged Approach  HALL C