Dr. Omar Almallah, MD

Dr. Omar Almallah, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Omar Almallah, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Barnegat, NJ and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Susskind and Almallah Eye Associates

890 W Bay Ave Ste G

Barnegat, NJ 08005
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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more than 93% of peers
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more than 90% of peers
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more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Almallah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Almallah "Omar F. Almallah, M.D., FACS, FABES, FAAO Founder & Board Certified Ophthalmologist | Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, P.A. Dr. Omar F. Almallah is a distinguished ophthalmologist who has been practicing medicine for nearly thirty years. He is the founder of Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, P.A. where he specializes in treating cataracts and refractive surgery. Over the course of his career, Dr. Almallah has treated well over twenty thousand cases of cataracts and garnered a reputation for his expert and compassionate patient care in New Jersey's Ocean and Monmouth Counties. With offices in Brick, Toms River, Marlboro, and Barnegat, Dr. Almallah is an internationally recognized ocular surgeon and was named Doctor of the Month byThe American Board of Eye Surgery in 2003. In his words: "Both of my parents were surgeons, and they guided me towards ophthalmology. My dad was a general surgeon and my mother was an obstetrician/gynecologist, but they knew that my interest was in optics. I used to be a photographer, and I have always been interested in technology, so they said ophthalmology was perfect for me. They were right, it is." Dr. Almallah attended the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in science and thenwent on to Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, graduating with his M.D. in 1991. He then completed his internship at Bryn Mawr Hospital before returning to Temple University to complete his residency in ophthalmology, where he was ranked number one out of five hundred applicants for one of three coveted training positions. He was Chief Resident during his senior year at Temple University Hospital, and shortly thereafter received his certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgeons. A highly skilled ophthalmic and refractive surgeon, Dr. Almallah is an experienced provider of Lasik, as well as various other cutting edge ophthalmological procedures and comprehensive eye care. Licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey, he is afliated with Community Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Almallah is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology (FAAO), a member of the Healthgrades Honor Roll, and a recipient of e American Board of Eye Surgery Doctor of the Month Award. Additionally, he is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) who recently invited him to their annual conference in Los Angeles to moderate a panel of highly regarded surgeons in a discussion of groundbreaking research in the field of presbyopia as well as teach skills transfer sessions to other surgeons from around the world. As a leader in his specialty, Dr. Almallah takes care to bring his artistic eye for detail to each procedure he performs. He utilizes his expertise to guide patients every step of the way, educating them on their particular situation and helping them choose the most effective treatment plan moving forward. Discussing the ever-evolving nature of his field, he says: With a wealth of expertise in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Almallah has published articles in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ocular Surgery News, Review of Ophthalmology, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, and the trade publication Eye World. A frequent lecturer on complicated surgical problems, Dr. Almallah has spoken at major industry meetings both nationally and internationally. He is also a host on the bulletin board entitled "Ask Lasik Doctor", where he has the opportunity to interact directly with patients, o ering them answers to all of their Lasik surgery questions. With nearly three decades of experience behind him, Dr. Almallah thoroughly enjoys his patient-oriented practice and intends to continue passionately treating patients for many years to come. When he's not working, Dr. Almallah enjoys boating, photography, and ballroom dancing with his wife."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Almallah "Our goal is to provide the most modern yet caring services available."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bags Under Eyes
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Myopia, Infantile Severe
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Wrong Power Intraocular Lens


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27  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Multifocal Contact Lens Treatment
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • University of Pittsburgh
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The American Board of Eye Surgery's Doctor of the Month, 2003
Media & Publications

Dr. Almallah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Almallah's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Almallah'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 (4)

I was referred to Dr. Almallah by my neighbor for possible cataracts. She had a very good experience and no longer uses any glasses, even to read. Dr. Almallah was very kind and took a lot of time with me and explained all my options, including laser cataract surgery. I decided to have the...more
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Had a clear lens exchange with Dr. Almallah. I traveled from West Palm Beach to NJ for LASIK. I'm 50 yrs old and dependent on cheaters. Dr. Almallah recommended a procedure called clear lens exchange. I now have a crystal lens in my right eye and a tecnis in my left eye. It's fantastic. I feel like...more
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I was asked by their salesman "would you like 1 eye for reading and 1 eye for distance". No absolutely not. Well they used the laser 30 seconds on 1 eye and 45 seconds on the other. Before the surgery my eyes were equal, but not after-woulds. After just 1 year, I needed bi-focals. Now I need...more
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There is a long wait to see the doctors. If you need to change doctors you will be charged a minimum of $10 . I have never had to pay for a records release until I went to these doctors. They are trying to make money any way they can. Don't go to them.
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