Dr. Wael Abdelghani, MD

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Dr. Wael Abdelghani, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Woodlands Retina Center 1001 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 240, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Get Directions
(281) 367-9700

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With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Wael Abdelghani is recognized as one of the best retina surgeons in the...Read more

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Dr. Wael Abdelghani, MD says

Please let us know how we our doing. Our aim is to provide you with outstanding care. If our services meet and exceed your expectations please let your friends and family know that we are here to help. If you are not completely satisfied, please let one of our team members know. We will act promptly to ensure that you are happy with the service you receive from us.

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Although I am sure he must be knowledgeable, I found him condescending and non-communicative. They didn't inform me with what they were doing when they were going to dilate my eyes. I had no idea what it would do. Kept asking if I had an auto immune disease with no explanation. Proceeded to tell me he was ordering a pill that I needed to take for a month. No explanation of what it was till I asked and then he said it was an antiobiotic but no infection. Hmmm. Would love a dialogue in a visit.
in Spring, TX |
Dr. Abdelghani and his staff are wonderful. Very professional and caring. They all took time to answer any and all questions about my procedures. Felt very comfortable in Dr. Abdelghani's care.
in Hockley TX |
He has been taking care of me for a year. I have age related macular degeneration. He was able to correct a cataract surgery where the lens had fallen into my eye. Very caring,knowlegeable and skillfull. I am more than satified with the care i have received. I would trust him with anything regarding my eyes !
in Conroe, TX |
This wonderful doctor makes having macula degeneration so much easier with which to cope. His staff is friendly and my visits are always pleasant and almost painless.
in Conroe, TX |
Dr. Abdelghani is extremely caring with his patients. We are encouraged to ask questions and he's more than willing to answer them. His interest in the field of Macular Degeneration is amazing, and he is constantly improving his knowledge in that area. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
I would not recommend the doctor to family and friends. The office visit was satisfactory. But responsiveness to my concern regarding reaction to recommended supplement was poor. Doctor's office did not respond to concern for four days. After 4 days doctor's office responded by saying the doctor does not respond to phone calls or emails. I have decided to change the doctor after the first visit.
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

Dr. Abdelghani says..

I am extremely interested in conducting research and in learning about new advancements in management. For more than 15 years I have been diagnosing and treating common and rare conditions that affect the retina and vitreous. Over the years, I have helped hundreds of people regain their vision and enjoy the beauty around them.

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  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

Dr. Abdelghani says..

Having completed advanced training in two of the most renowned universities in the USA, I am capable of treating and managing complicated and recurrent conditions affecting the vitreous and retina. I specialize in no-stitch surgery and other advanced procedures. I use the latest and most reliable technology to treat my patients.

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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alexandria / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Alexandria University Hospital

    Completed in 1993

    Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

    Completed in 1998

    University Of Alexandria / Faculty Of Medicine

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

    Completed in 2003

    Bronx-Lebanon Albert Einstein

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch

    Completed in 2005

    University Of Texas Medical Branch

    Completed in 2005

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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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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Dr. Abdelghani says...

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Wael Abdelghani is recognized as one of the best retina surgeons in the area. Dr. Abdelghani specializes in surgical and medical management of diseases of the vitreous, retina and macula. He has ample experience dealing with complicated and challenging cases. In 2008 he established the Woodlands Retina Center, where he currently treats patients of all ages. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the top-ranked medical and research institutes in all of the United States.

Dr. Abdelghani received his Medical Degree from Alexandria University in 1992. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the renowned Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He furthered his subspecialty training with a vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Dr. Abdelghani shows a devotion to providing the highest quality care to his patients that is backed up by his commitment to offering state-of-the-art therapies. His interest in surgical innovations and his enthusiasm for teaching and training others have all shaped his career.  He has a special interest in suture-less (no stitch) vitrectomy; microsurgical techniques and instrumentation for macular surgery; as well as the pharmacological treatment of age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Abdelghani also has a special interest in vitreo-retinal research and has participated in many research studies, most importantly on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and the ocular complications of HIV. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Abdelghani continues to strive to provide the most dedicated and innovative care to all his patients.

During his free time, he enjoys time with his wife and three beautiful children. They read, play soccer and enjoy the amazing nature that our great state of Texas has to offer.  

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Dr. Abdelghani's Care Philosophy

At the Woodlands Retina Center we treat each patient with respect, dignity and compassion. We make sure that our patients are well-informed about their conditions and all the treatment options they have. We work with you and your other healthcare providers to ensure that your eye care needs are covered and that you are satisfied with our care.

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Dr. Abdelghani says...

I am extremely interested in conducting research and in learning about new advancements in management. For more than 15 years I have been diagnosing and treating common and rare conditions that affect the retina and vitreous. Over the years, I have helped hundreds of people regain their vision and enjoy the beauty around them.

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Dr. Abdelghani says...

Having completed advanced training in two of the most renowned universities in the USA, I am capable of treating and managing complicated and recurrent conditions affecting the vitreous and retina. I specialize in no-stitch surgery and other advanced procedures. I use the latest and most reliable technology to treat my patients.

×

Dr. Abdelghani says...

Please let us know how we our doing. Our aim is to provide you with outstanding care. If our services meet and exceed your expectations please let your friends and family know that we are here to help. If you are not completely satisfied, please let one of our team members know. We will act promptly to ensure that you are happy with the service you receive from us.