Dr. Hisham Arar, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 50
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Dr. Hisham Arar, MD
Dr. Hisham Arar, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Blue Ash, OH. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Arar is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Bethesda North Hospital, University Cincinnati Medical Center , Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital and Christ Hospital.

1945 Cei Dr

Blue Ash, OH 45242

Contact Information

(513) 531-2020

Dr. Hisham Arar, MD

Dr. Hisham Arar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Care Philosophy

Provide compassionate and comprehensive surgical and medical eyecare
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Dr. Arar's Experience

Dr. Arar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Background Check

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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.


  • Xavier University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Cincinnati Hosp Holmes Division
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Cincinnati Hosp Holmes Division
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Arar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arar to family and friends
based on 81 total reviews (42 with comments)
Dr. Arar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (42)
in Cincinnati, Ohio |
I almost never recommend anything unless it is outstanding. Dr. Arar may be an outstanding eye surgeon. I don't really know how he compares to others because I don't know any others, and during my two cataract surgeries I was only semi-conscious. As far as I can tell he did a great job, but I don't have anything to compare it with. I certainly have no complaints and I'm happy with the results.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Great physician. Glad he is handling my eye issues
in Cincinnati, ohio |
Dr Arar was excellent, he explained everything, very professional, I had the upmost confidence in him and my vision outcome was life changing.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar was met for a pre-surgery consultation which was fast, informative and ensured we were on the same page. Surgery was quick, painless, and instructions given for care. Procedure was the removal of a secondary cataract so it was over within seconds. Would highly recommend Dr. Arar for his knowledge, skill and professionalism.
in Fairfield Ohio |
Great Doctor I've had two surgeries by him I called his answering service and he got right back with me very kind and professional
Cincinnati, OH |
Very professional and friendly great staff .
in Blue Ash, Ohio |
Dr. Arar and entire staff at CIE are very professional. The processes are professional and efficient. Unfortunately, I am disappointed with the results of my eyesight. I had expected sharp 20/20 vision after the surgery. My vision is not a sharp 20/20. It may be that my expectation of the surgery were too high? Again, the people and processes were highly professions. The results were less than expected.
Cincinnati, OH |
Very professional and personable
in Cincinnati, OH |
Excellent doctor, highly recommend!!!!! Clear explanations.
in Cincinnati, OH |
All of my experiences with Dr. Arar have been excellent. He has great rapport, and communicates clearly. He is truly a patient-oriented physician. I will, and have, recommended him to a number of people.
Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar and his staff were wonderful. I had to have cataract surgery, and it went very well. My eyesight has been terrible since I was quite young, and to be able to get up in the morning and see is just incredible. Everyone was so helpful, so clear with their instructions, and did such a great job explaining everything to me. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Arar, his staff, and the staff at CEI.
in Cincinnati, OH |
I would recommend him without hesitation, and already have. Everything was explained clearly to me and as far as my eyes he predicted everything that would happen. Best thing I've done in a long time
Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar was very competent and efficient. He was recommended by a physician friend who had used him in the past. I was very satisfied with his services.
in West Chester, OH |
He was a nice guy, very positive attitude, BUT I always waited a long time to see him, once over 1.5 hours beyond the scheduled appointment. He also performed cataract surgery on me. Prior to the surgery he assured me I would have 20/20 vision after surgery. That did not happen, and I only have 20/50 in one eye and 20/25 in the other. I still need to wear glasses. Bottom line, I will never go to this guy again and DO NOT recommend him.
Ft Thomas, KY |
Dr. Arar is thorough, compassionate and a skilled eye surgeon. He has performed cataract/lens replacement procedures on both of my eyes and has managed my general eye health since his associate, Dr. Robbins, retired. I couldn't be more pleased.
in Loveland, OH |
Had Istents for cataract surgery and Iam extremely satisfied. I tell everyone I have new eyes. At 70 years old I can see like I was 18 again.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar made himself available when I needed to consult him.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar is great. He is friendly. He is informative. He is thorough. He tells the patient what he is seeing and why it is important. He performed a diabetic retinopathy exam on me. The reason I didn't rate him a 5 is that his administrative staff is not good. I've asked them 3 times to transfer the exam report to my Primary Care Physician; My PCP still does not have the report.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar was friendly, professional and explained everything very well. I highly recommend him and will return to him. Excellent physician!!
in Cincinnati, OH |
The perfect professional. He is always kind and attentive when you are asking questions or recommendations. I would and have recommended Dr. Arar to family and friends. I have all the confidence in the world in him with my eye health.
Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Ara is friendly and easy to talk to,he tell's what is doing or about to do then he tells you what he has found and how he his going to treat it.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Highly competent, very professional without being stuffy.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar is excellent. He is skilled, caring, considerate, and explains / answers questions well. He also runs on-time - which makes the experience much, much better!
in Cincinnati, OH |
Very easy to talk to,answered all of my questions-made me feel at ease abt. the procedures.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar is very caring and knowledgeable. I felt at ease during the whole process of having surgery. He and his staff are terrific!!
in Cincinnati, OH |
He is very knowledgeable in all areas of his craft.
in Cincinnati, OH |
It was very professional, warm and pleasant.
Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Worked up quickly and efficiently. Dr. Arar came quickly and answered all of my questions. Overall great experience.
in Centerville, OH |
This was the most pleasurable medical experience I have ever had. The courtesy of the staff, the pre-op care and the comfort was fantastic. The procedure was quick, efficient and painless. Looking forward to the procedure being done to my other eye.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar is very professional. He scheduled my follow-up appointment the same day and when they called me and asked me to come in early for the surgery, he did the follow-up early also. I had a pleasant experience at CEI.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar was very professional and I felt confident in his ability to take care of my eye problems (cataracts). The facility and staff at Blue Ash were great too. I would highly recommend Dr. Arar and CEI.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Arar is awesome
in Cincinnati, OH |
I woke up with my eye crusted shut and Dr. Arar saw me that day. Was very thorough and did not rush.
in Cleves, OH |
Considerate, friendly staff. Clean office. Seen in a fairly timely manner. Staff was efficient and seemed work well together and with the Dr.
in Maineville, Ohio |
He is thorough, kind and explains what he finds and is encouraging.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Very thorough. Answered all my questions. I didn't feel rushed.
in cincinnati Ohio |
I hadn't seen clearly in 2 years Dr. Arar tested me and found the proper corrected surgery for my eyes. My vision was restored within days. He was God sent thank you Dr. ARAR!! JACKIE STAFFORD
in Amelia, OH |
very Profesional
in Cincinnati, OH |
Always prompt with appointments, clearly explains my options and great results from procedures.
in Loveland, OH |
Other than having to wait over an hour to see the doc I am always super pleased with Dr. Arar in taking care of me.
in Cincinnati, OH |
I thought it was professional, with warmth and understanding. He's thorough and experienced with patients understanding.
Cincinnati, OH |
He is very professional and takes time to explain things - cataracts, astigmatism, glaucoma etc. and necessary procedures if needed.
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Dr. Arar accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Arar has admitting privileges

Bethesda North Hospital
10500 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45219
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Good Samaritan Hospital
375 Dixmyth Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
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Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital
7500 State Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45255
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University Cincinnati Medical Center
234 Goodman St
Cincinnati, OH 45219
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