Dr. Hazem Samy, MD

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Ocala Eye, Ocala, FL 1500 SE Magnolia Ext Ste 106 Ocala, FL 34471 Get Directions
Dr. Hazem Samy, MD
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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Dr. Samy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
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    GOOD
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    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in The villages |
Rushed to a treatment. Without speaking to patient. Wrong diagnosis
in Winter Springs, Florida |
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. Samy. Janet Shumaker
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.
OCALA, FL |
Horrible bedside manner. Dr. Samy was rude, patronizing, unprofessional and acted like I was not even worth his time.
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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.

Dr. Samy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

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
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • 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
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY / FACULTY OF MEDICINE

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • 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