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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."
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Blind Hypotensive Eye
Contusion of the Eyeball
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ectropion of Eyelid
Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Cataract Removal Surgery
Dilation of Outflow Canal
Extraocular Muscle Surgery
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
Repair of Eye Laceration
Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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Ain Shams University / Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1986
Medical College Of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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