Dr. Hazem Samy, MD

Dr. Hazem Samy, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Hazem Samy, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Ocala, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY / FACULTY OF MEDICINE in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1500 SE Magnolia Ext Ste 106

Ocala, FL 34471

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Paralytic Strabismus
very high
more than 96% of peers
Temporal Arteritis
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Samy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Samy "Dr. Hazem Samy, MD, FRCS, is a well-rounded Neuro-ophthalmologist with significant experience in diseases of the Central Nervous System that affect the visual system. Multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, strokes and double vision are some examples for such medical conditions that may affect the vision. Dr. Samy has been practicing in academic positions at different universities for the last 12 years. He practiced as Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center until 2009 before becoming the Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology service at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Samy is Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh UK. He completed his Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Florida. He started his ophthalmology training at the Institute of Ophthalmology in Cairo, Egypt, and proceeded with further training at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh UK before moving to Chicago where he completed his Neuro-ophthalmology training. Dr. Samy also practiced General Neurology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His extensive previous training and substantial medical and surgical experience allow him to serve the community in Central Florida with great confidence in Ocala Eye, and at the University of Florida as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology since 2009. Dr. Samy is a member of the North America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, American Glaucoma Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology. He joined the Ocala Eye medical staff in 2015 to help serve their patients with Optic Neuropathies and Ocular Motility disorders."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Samy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Samy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Samy to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Samy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

The worst doctor I’ve ever been to. Arrogant, rude, patroning, braggart - spent over 3.5 hours waiting for doctor. Don’t waste your time.
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Rushed to a treatment. Without speaking to patient. Wrong diagnosis
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Have been a patient of Dr. Samy's for the past 5 years. Only Doctor in Florida that was able to diagnose correctly what almost ended my life. If it wasn't for his knowledge I wouldn't be alive today and be able to enjoy my family and friends. Excellent professional in all aspects. Thank you Dr....more
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We're so glad to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Samy. Our goal is to provide the very best patient care available, so it's always encouraging to hear about positive experiences.

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Horrible bedside manner. Dr. Samy was rude, patronizing, unprofessional and acted like I was not even worth his time.
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