NAME: Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Muammar, MBBS, FRCSC 

DATE OF BIRTH: 23/08/1971

 

ADDRESS:

King Saud University

Riyadh, KSA

P.O. Box 68566

Riyadh 11537

Tel: +966-11-4670482

Fax: +966-11-4670478

E-mail:  aalmuammar@ksu.edu.sa

 

PERSONAL DATA:

Marital Status: Married

Spoken Language: Arabic (Native), English   

 

PRESENT STATUS:

Chief Executive Officer, King Saud University Medical City (Sep 2013 - up to date):

  1. ​King Khalid University Hospital 
  2. King Abdulaziz Univrsity Hospital 
  3. University Diabetes Center
  4. King Abdullah Ear Specialized Center
  5. University Dental Hospital 
  6. King Fahad Cardiac Center
  7. University Oncology Center
  8. Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Center for Health Sciences Research
  9. Skills and Simulation Center

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, KSU 

Consultant - Cornea, External Eye Diseases, and Refractive Surgery Division


ACHIEVEMENTS:

  1. Reorganized and built the new governance system for King Saud University Medical City.
  2. Prepared the regulations and policies for Medical Self Operation Program in King Saud University Medical City​.
  3. Implementation of Electronic Medical Records System in King Saud University Medical City.
  4. Participation in the process of Canadian Accreditation for University Hospitals in its first and second cycles.
  5. Establishment of sub-specialty fellowship in Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University.
  6. Supervising the new projects in King Saud University Medical City.
  7. ​​Establishment of​ Skills and Simulation Center​ in King Saud University.
  8. Participation in the process of establishment of Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Center for Health Sciences Research​ in King Saud University.
  9. Prepare King Saud University Medical City​ Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020.

 

PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Vice Rector for Health Specialties, King Saud University (April 2012 - March 2015)
  2. General Supervisor of Self-Operation Program for King Saud University Medical City (May 2012 – Sept. 2013)  
  3. Medical Director, King Abdulaziz University Hospital (2008 - 2012)
  4. Chief of Cornea, External Eye Diseases & Refractive Surgery Division, Department of ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University (2009 - 2012)
  5. Deputy Chairman, Department of ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University (2006- 2008)​
  6. Chief of Ophthalmic Clinics at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital (2003 - 2008)


EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT:

1986 – 1989

Ma’had Alassemah Alnamoothajee High School, Riyadh             

July 1989 – June1995

King Saud University

College of Medicine.

Riyadh, Graduated June 1995, MBBS. 

July 5th 1995 – August 16th 1995

6 weeks rotation in OB/Gyne at Riyadh Military Hospital (Internship)                        

August 17th 1995- November 17th 1995

12 weeks rotation in Pediatric at Riyadh Security Forces Hospital (Internship)         

November 18th 1995-January 2nd 1996

6 weeks rotation in Medicine at Riyadh Central Hospital (Internship)

January 3rd 1996 - February 18th 1996

6 weeks rotation in Medicine at King Khalid University Hospital (Internship) 

February 19th 1996 - May 19th 1996

12 weeks rotation in Surgery at King Khalid University Hospital (Internship)    

May 20th 1996 – July 5th 1996

6 weeks rotation in OB/Gyne at Riyadh Military Hospital (Internship)       

April 10th 1997- June 30th 1997

Pre residency-entry assessment period at Ottawa Eye Institute

July 1997- June 2002

PGY1, PGY2, PGY3, PGY4, PGY5 Ophthalmology Resident, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 

July 2002- June2003

Fellow in cornea, external disease, and uveitis at University of Ottawa Eye Institute

July2003-August2003

Research fellow at University of Ottawa Eye Institute 

 

DEGREES & QUALIFICATIONS:

July 1995        M.B.; B.S. King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Nov 1996        Canadian Evaluation Exam 

June 2002       FRCSC (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada)

June 2003    Clinical fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, Uveitis and Refractive Surgery, Ottawa, Canada 

 

PARTICIPATION IN COMMITTEES:  

1.     Member, King Saud University Board, KSU

2012 - Present

2.     Secretary and Member, King Saud University Medical City Board, KSU

2014 - Present

3.     Member, Riyadh Valley Company Board of Directors

2015 – Present

4.     Member, Board of Directors of the Saudi Company of Health Information Ltd. (Representative of Riyadh Valley Company)

Aug 2013 – Present

5.     Member, Investment Committee, Riyadh Valley Company

2015 – Present

6.     Chairman, Committee for studying the eligibility of paying uniqueness, training and supervisory allowances for health practitioners, KSU

Feb 2013 - Present

7.     Member, the higher committee for research chairs, KSU

March 2013 - Present

8.     Member, the supervisory committee of health systems project, KSU

May 2013 - Present

9.     Chairman, Executive Committee of implementing Health Informatics System in University Hospitals, KSU

2013 - Present

10.  Vice Chairman, Deans' of Health Colleges Committee, KSU

Jan 2013 - 2015

11.  Chairman, Disciplinary Committee for Academic Staff and Employees, KSU

Jan 2012 – 2015

12.  Member, the supervisory committee of academic accreditation, KSU

April 2012 – Present

13.  Vice Chairman, The higher supervisory committee for managing King Saud University Medical City, KSU

April 2012 - Present

14.  Member, Supervisory Committee for the Canadian Accreditation of University Hospitals

Dec 2008 to 2015

15.  Chairman, the advisory board for college of nursing, KSU

Sep 2012 - 2015

16.  Member, the supervisory committee of restructuring King Saud University

Feb 2013 – 2015

17.  Chairman, Committee for restructuring King Saud University Medical City, KSU

Feb 2013 - 2014

18.  Member, Scientific Council of Ophthalmology, Arab Council for Health Specialties

Dec 2010 - Present

19.  Member, Counseling Team for Studying Medical Insurance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2013

20.  Chairman, Utilization Management and Review Committee, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, College of Medicine, KSU

Aug 2010 - Oct 2011

21.  Chairman, Operating Room Committee, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, College of Medicine, KSU

Feb 2010 - Mar 2012

22.  Member, Committee to Lay the foundations and the application of statistical indicators of performance, KSU

March 2008 to 2012

23.  Chairman, Control of Epidemics Committee, KSU

2012 to Present

24.  Member, Control of Epidemics Committee, KSU

Aug 2009 to 2012

25.  Member, Junior Board of Directors of University Hospitals, College of Medicine, KSU

December 2009 - 2012

26.  Member, Committee for the audit of the policies and procedures of university hospitals, College of Medicine, KSU

Jan 2009 to 2012

27.  Chairman, Continuous Medical Education Committee & Member, Board of Directors, Saudi Ophthalmology Society

2008 - 2010 

28.  Member, Qualifications, Promotions, and Clinical privileges Committee, College of Medicine, KSU

November 2009 to 2012

29.  Member, Central Committee of university hospitals accreditation, College of Medicine, KSU

November 2009 - 2012

30.  Member, Medical Committee, College of Medicine, KSU

June 2008 to 2012

31.  Member, Education and counseling committee, College of Medicine, KSU

March 2009 to 2012

32.  Member, Central Committee of Quality in university hospitals, College of Medicine, KSU

November 2009  - 2012

33.  Member, Ethics of Scientific Research Committee, College of Medicine, KSU

March 2011 - 2012

34.  Member, Board of Directors of University Hospitals, College of Medicine, KSU​

May 2008 to 2012

35.  Member, Recruitment Committee, College of Medicine, KSU

November 2009 - 2012

36.  Member, Promotions & Job Description Committee, College of Medicine, KSU

Feb 2008 to 2012

37.  Member, Committee for training and scholarship, College of Medicine, KSU

Feb 2008 to 2012

38.  Member, Medical Supplies Committee, College of Medicine, KSU

June 2008 to 2012

39.  Member, Medical Education Unit, King Abdulaziz University Hospital

Jan 2007 to Feb 2008

40.  Member, Academic and Cultural Committee, King Abdulaziz University Hospital

June 2005 to Feb 2008

 

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES:

Co-Chairman, Organizing committee, 26th Seminar on Ocular Surface Diseases, May 2006

Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, KSU

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Co-Chairman, Organizing committee, Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting, March 2007

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chairman, Organizing committee, 27th Seminar on Laser Refractive Surgery, May 2007

Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, KSU

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Co-Chairman, Scientific committee

Member, Steering Committee

Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting, March 2008

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Chairman, Organizing committee, 29th Seminar on Ocular Emergencies, May 2008

Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, KSU

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Co-Chairman, Scientific committee

Member, Steering Committee

Member, Organizing Committee

Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting, March 2009

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member, Scientific Committee, Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology, March 2009

Manama, Bahrain

Co-Chairman, Scientific committee

Keratoconus Day, AlHokama Eye Specialist Center & Saudi Ophthalmological Society, Feb 2010

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Co Chairman, Scientific committee

Member, Steering Committee

Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting, March 2010

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Co-Chairman, Scientific committee

Member, Steering Committee

Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting, March 2011

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

TOPICS PRESENTED IN MEETINGS: 

In Vitro Analysis of Glistening in Intraocular Lenses

A.Al-Muammar, S. El-Defrawy, R, Munger, N. Ahuja, G.Mintsioulis, S. Brownstein, M. Griffith

ASCRS meeting 2001, San Diego, USA

Prevalence of Glistening in implanted IOLs

N. Ahuja, G. Mintsioulis, R. Buhrmann, S. El-Defrawy, A. Al-Muammar

ASCRS meeting 2001, San Diego, USA 

Hydroview Hydrogel Lens: Opacification and Overgrowth

V. Hill, S. El-Defrawy, P. Kertes, S. Brownstein, R. Munger, B. Mathew, A. Al-Muammar, N. Ahuja

ASCRS meeting 2001, San Diego, USA

Management of late mucous plaque keratopathy secondary to herpes zoster ophthalmicus

A.Al- Muammar, WB, Jackson

COS meeting 2003, Halifax, Canada 

Wavefront Guided Laser in situ Keratomileusis for Hyperopia

WB, Jackson, G Mintisioulis, A. Al- Muammar

Saudi Ophthalmology Society Meeting March 2003, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Topography Guided versus Conventional Laser in situ Keratomileusis to correct low to moderate Myopia

Farooqui M, Al-Muammar A

Nidek meeting April 2005, Dubai, United Arabian Emirates 

Corneal flap thickness in laser in situ keratomileusis using Moria M2 microkeratome single use head

Al-Muammar A, Farooqui M

Saudi Ophthalmology meeting, March 2007, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Corneal Pachymetry

Al-Muammar A

27th Seminar on Laser Refractive Surgery, May 2007, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Stages guided Keratoconus treatment

Al-Muammar A

Albaha 2nd Ophthalmology Symposium, June 2008, Albaha, Saudi Arabia

Comparison of Micro Incision & Standard phacoemulsification

Al-Muammar A

30th Seminar on Micro Incision Cataract Surgery, Oct 2008, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Comparison of central corneal thickness measurements by Pentacam, Noncontact specular microscope, and Ultrasound Pachymetry in normal and post LASIK eyes

Al-Ageel S, Al-Muammar A

Emirates Ophthalmology Congress, Nov 2008, Dubai, United Arabian Emirates

Multifocal Intraocular Lenses Course

Al-Muammar A

Saudi Ophthalmology meeting, March 2009, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Emergencies in Refractive Surgeries

Al-Muammar A

Ocular Emergencies Symposium

King Abdulaziz University, June 2009, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Stage Guided Keratoconus Treatment Outcome of INTACS in Keratoconus Patients

Al-Muammar A

Keratoconus Day, AlHokama Eye Specialist Center & Saudi Ophthalmological Society, Feb 2010

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 Adaptation and validation of the Arabic translated Visual Functioning Index (VF14) for cataract patients

Al-Muammar A

Emirates Ophthalmology Congress, Dec 2010, Dubai, United Arabian Emirates

 High Myopia as a Risk Factor for Retinal Detachment after Cataract Surgery

Al-Muammar A

World Ophthalmology Congress, Feb 16-20/2011, Abu Dhabi, United Arabian Emirates

Safety and Efficacy of Intrastromal Corneal Segment in Keratoconus Patients

Al-Muammar A

4th Ophthalmology Symposium - Updates in Cornea  and Refractive Surgery, April 2012

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Safety and Efficacy of Intrastromal Corneal Segment in Keratoconus Patients

Al-Muammar A

ASCRS Symposium, April 2012, Chicago, USA

Safety and Efficacy of Intrastromal Corneal Segment in Keratoconus Patients

Al-Muammar A

Update in Cornea and Refractive Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, April 1-2/2012, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Role of Imaging in Detecting Subclinical Keratoconus

Al-Muammar A

38th Seminar on "Imaging in Ophthalmology", King Saud University, Oct 15-16/2012, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Standard Arcuate Keratotomy for Various Levels of Postkeratoplasty Astigmatism

Al-Muammar A

3rd ISRS/ Magrabi Meeting, Dec 1-3/2012, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Monovision Correction for Presbyopia

Al-Muammar A

2nd Elite Symposium on Presbyopia Correction, Elite Medical Center, March 13/2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

EFFECTIVE HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

International Patient Experience Conference, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, 2015

Re-designing the Health Care Environment

International Patient Experience Conference, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, 2015

Accelerated CXL is not proven yet

Evolving Practice of Ophthalmology Middle East Conference (EPOMEC), March 2015​

Is customized excimer ablation combined with CXL in irregular corneal topography safe and predictable?

Evolving Practice of Ophthalmology Middle East Conference (EPOMEC), March 2015​

 

PAPERS PUBLISHED:

1.      Management of late mucous plaque keratopathy secondary to herpes zoster  ​  ophthalmicus

         Al- Muammar A, WB, Jackson

         Can J Ophthalmol. 2004 Feb;39(1):74-6

2.      Excimer Laser Correction of Hyperopia

         WB.Jackson, Al-Muammar A

         Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update, Vol 5, No 5, May-June 2004

3.      Congenital unilateral alacrima

         Al-Muammar A, W.Hodge

         Can J Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb; 40(1):83-4

4.      Post-traumatic Aspergillus scleritis

         Osman E, Hassaniah S , Al-Muammar A, Al Obeidan S

         Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology 2005 March; 19(1): 27-30

5.      Donor age as a predictor of cornea transplant success

         Al-Muammar A, W.Hodge

         Can J Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug;40(4):460-6.6

6.      Conjunctival T-cell Lymphoma A Clinicopathologic Case Report.

         Al-Muammar A, W.Hodge, Farmer J

        Ophthalmology. 2006 Mar;113(3):459-61. Epub 2006 Jan 20

7.      Topography-guided CATz versus conventional LASIK for myopia with the NIDEK EC-5000: A bilateral eye study

         Farooqui M, Al-Muammar A

         J Refract Surg. 2006 Oct:22(8):741-5

8.      Clinical and optical coherence tomographic findings and outcome of treatment in patients with presumed tuberculous uveitis

          Al-Mezaine HS, Al-Muammar A, Kangave D, Abu El-Asrar AM. 

         Int Ophthalmol. 2008 Dec; 28(6): 413-23. Epub 2007 Nov 22.

9.      Efficacy and saftey of Deep Sclerectomy in uveitic glaucoma

          Al Obeidan SA, Osman EA, Al-Muammar A, Abu El-Asrar AM.

         Int Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun 19.

10.  Corneal flap thickness in laser in​ situ keratomileusis using Moria M2 microkeratome single use head

      Al-Muammar A, Al-Suwaida A, M. Farooqui

      Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. 2008 Sept; 22(3): 173-76

11.  Bimanual Micro Incisional Cataract Surgery technique & clinical outcome

       Al-Muammar A

      Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. 2009 Jul-Spet; 23(2): 149-155

12.  Comparison of central corneal thickness measurements by Pentacam, noncontact specular microscope, and ultrasound pachymetry in normal and post-LASIK eyes

Al-Ageel S, Al-Muammar A

Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. 2009 Oct; 23(3-4): 181-187

13.  The Gundersen Flap: A New Modification

       Bawazeer A., Maniyar A., Mintsioulis G., Al-Muammar A.

       Med. Sci. 2009; 16(1):21-27

14.  Controlled Cyclophotocoagulation with diode laser in refractory glaucoma and long term follow up at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh

Essam O, Al-Muammar A, Mousa A, Al-Mezaine H, Al-Obeidan S.

Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. 2010 Jan; 24:9-13

15.  Vogt-Kyonagi-Harada disease occurring during interferon-alpha and ribavirin therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Al-Muammar A, Al-Mudhaiyan T, Al-Otaibi M, Abdo A, Abu El-Asrar A.

Int Ophthalmol. 2010 Feb; 30:611-613

16.  Analysis of the VSX1 gene in keratoconus patients from Saudi Arabia

       Abu-Amero K., Kalantan H., Al-Muammar A

       Molecular Vision. 2011 March; 17:667-672

17.  High-resolution analysis of DNA copy number alterations in patients with isolated sporadic keratoconus

      Abu-Amero K., Hellani A., Al Mansouri S., Kalantan H., Al-Muammar A

       Molecular Vision. 2011 March; 17:822-8

18.  Peripheral Sterile Corneal Infiltrate in Two Brothers after Photorefractive Keratectomy

      Al-Muammar A

      Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011 March; 25:305-308

19.  Development and Validation of an Arabic Version of the Visual Functioning Index VF-14 for Cararact Patients.

      Ahmed Mousa, Ali H. Al Ghamdi, Hatem Kalantan, Abdul R. Al Muammar

      Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology (2012) 19(3): 309-313.

20.  The outcomes of mycophenolate mofetil therapy combined with systemic corticosteroids in acute uveitis associated with Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease

      Ahmed M. Abu El-Asrar, Suhail Hemachandran, Hani S. Al-Mezaine, Dustan Kangave and Abdulrahman M. Al-Muammar

Acta Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec;90(8):e603-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2012.02498.x. Epub 2012 Sep 12.

21.  Prognostic factors for clinical outcomes in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease treated with high-dose corticosteroids

      Abu El-Asrar AM, Al Tamimi M, Hemachandran S, Al-Mezaine HS, Al-Muammar A, Kangave D.

      Acta Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;91(6):e486-93.

22.  Frequency of retinal detachment after cataract surgery in highly myopic patients.

      Al Muammar AR, Al-Harkan D, Al-Rashidy S, Al-Suliman S, Mousa A

Saudi Med J. 2013 May;34(5):511-7.

23.  Long-term Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Deep Sclerectomy in Uveitic Glaucoma

      Al Obeidan SA, Osman EA, Mousa A, Al-Muammar AM, Abu El-Asrar AM. 

      Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print]

24.  Analysis of the SOD1 Gene in Keratoconus Patients from Saudi Arabia.

      Al-Muammar AM, Kalantan H, Azad TA, Sultan T, Abu-Amero KK.

      Ophthalmic Genet. 2014 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

25.  Mitorchondrial Sequence Changes in Keratoconus Patients

       Abu-Amero KK, Azad TA, Kalantan H, Sultan T, Al-Muammar AM.

       Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Mar 20;55(3):1706-10.

26.  Association of mitochondrial haplogroups h and R with keratoconus in saudi arabian patients

      Abu-Amero KK, Azad TA, Sultan T, Kalantan H, Kondkar AA, Al-Muammar AM.

      Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 1;55(5):2827-31.

27.  Keratoconus is associated with increased copy number of mitorchondrial DNA 

      Khaled. K. Abu-Amero, Altaf A. Kondkar, Taif Anwar Azad, Tahira Sultan, Hatem Kalantan, Abdulrahman M. Al-Muammar

      Molecular Vision. 2014 August 27; 20:1203-1208.

28.  Genetics of Keratoconus: Where Do We Stand?

       Khaled. K. Abu-Amero, Abdulrahman M. Al-Muammar, and Altaf A. Kondkar

       Journal of Ophthalmology. 2014 August 28; Article ID 641708.

29.  Case-control association between CCT associated variants and keratoconus in a Saudi Arabian population

Khaled K. Abu-Amero, Inas Helwa, Abdulrahman Al-Muammar, Shelby Strickland, Michael A. Hauser, R. Rand Allingham and Yutao Liu​

Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine. 2015; 14:10

30.  Comparison of Visual, Refractive and Topographic Keratometry Outcomes of Intacs and Intacs SK in Mild to Moderate Keratoconus Eyes

Abdulrahman AlMuammar

Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology, January - March 2015, 22 (1): 74-9.

31.  Screening of the Seed Region of MIR184 in Keratoconus Patients from Saudi Arabia

Khaled K. Abu-Amero, Inas Helwa, Abdulrahman Al-Muammar, Shelby Strickland, 

    Michael A. Hauser, R. Rand Allingham, and Yutao ​​Liu

    BioMed Research International, August 2015, Volume 2015, Article ID 604508, 7 pages.

32. A novel interdisciplinary health professions education program at King Saud University: strategy and structure (Phase I)​

       Al-Naami M., Aretz T., Al-Shehri M., Al-Muammar A., Daud M.

       South East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 2015;9(1):26-34.​

33.  Preferred Method of Education among Patients in Ophthalmic Care in Saudi Arabia​ ​

      Al-Hilali S., Al-Muammar A, Al-Kahtani E., Khandekar R., Al-Jasser A.

       Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [accepted for publication]​

34.  Lack of Mitochondrial DNA Deletion(s) in Patients with Keratoconus​

      Abdulrahman M. Al-Muammar​, Mohammed A. Gogandi, Khaled K. Abu-Amero

​      International Journal of Advances in Case Reports, 2015;2(24):1496-1499.

35. Chronic recurrent Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease and development of “sunset glow fundus” predict a worse retinal sensitivity​

      Ahmed M. Abu El-Asrar; Tariq Al Mudhaiyan; AlHatoon A. Al Najashi; Suhail Hemachandran; Rajab Hariz; Ahmed Mousa; Abdulrahman Al-Muammar​

​      Ocular Immunology and Inflammation​ [accepted for publication]​​

 

TEXT BOOKS CHAPTERS:

1- Photorefrative keratectomy

(Chapter written for Cornea, textbook 2nd edition by Jay H. Krachmer, MD, Mark J.

Mannis, MD and Edward J. Holland, MD)

WB. Jackson, A. Al-Muammar 

2- Clinical application of wavefront technology

(Chapter written for Cornea, textbook 2nd edition by Jay H. Krachmer, MD, Mark J.

Mannis, MD and Edward J. Holland, MD) 

G. Mitsioulis, R. Muger, A. Al-Muammar

3- Bimanual & coaxial Microincisional Cataract Surgery analysis of the peer review literature. (In process)

      (Chapter written for Microincisional Cataract Surgery by H. Fine, MD and J. Alio, MD)

     Al-Muammar 

  

EDUCATIONAL COURSES AND SYMPOSIA:

September 1997

The Sally Letson Symposium, Refractive Surgery, Ottawa, Canada 

September 1998

The Sally Letson Symposium, Glaucoma, Ottawa, Canada

September 1999

The Sally Letson Symposium, Cornea and External Diseases, Ottawa, Canada 

September 2000

The Sally Letson Symposium, Neuro-Opthalmology, Ottawa, Canada

September 2002

The Sally Letson Symposium, Uveitis, Ottawa, Canada 

March 2002

Wills Eye Hospital, the 27th Annual Ophthalmology Review Course

February 2005

Workshop on Medical Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

December 2005

Uveitis Course and Symposium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

May 2006

Ocular surface diseases seminar, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

May 2007

Seminar on laser refractive surgery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

March 2008

2nd Medical Career Day, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

October 2008

Seminar on Micro Incision Cataract Surgery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

May 2009

Seminar on Amblyopia & Strabismus Outcome: An Update, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

June 2009

Ocular Emergencies Symposium, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Dec 2009

Seminar on Outcomes of Orbital Fracture Repair, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Jan 2010

Academic Leadership Development Workshop, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

September 26 - 28, 2014

Change Leaders Forum, McKinsey & Company, Dubai, UAE

December 12 - 14, 2014

Patient Experience Conference, Mayo Clinic, Dubai, UAE

November 8 – 10, 2015

Certified KPI Professional, KPI Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia​

 

 MEETINGS ATTENDED:

June 1999    

Canadian Ophthalmological Society annual meeting, Halifax, Canada                              

October 2000    

American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA

April 2001    

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA

June 2002    

Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Hull, Canada

March 2002    

Alcon Master Club Meeting, Miami, FL, USA 

June 2003    

Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting, Halifax, Canada

March 2004    

Saudi Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  

March 2005    

Saudi Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

April 2005    

Pan Arab African Ophthalmology Meeting, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

March 2006    

Saudi Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

May 2006    

International Society of Refractive Surgery/AAO Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey 

Feb 2007    

European cataract and refractive surgery society meeting, Athena, Greece

March 2007    

Saudi Ophthalmology meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia                                                            

Feb 2008    

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Meeting, Barshalona, Spain

March 2008    

Saudi Ophthalmology meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia                                                            

Nov 2008    

Emirates Ophthalmology Congress, Nov 2008, Dubai, United Arabian Emirates 

March 2009    

Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dec 2010    

Emirates Ophthalmology Congress, Dec 2010, Dubai, United Arabian Emirates

March 2011    

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, March 2011, San Diego, USA 

Dec 2011    

36th Seminar on Recent Advances in Keratopathy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Feb 2012   

Ophthalmology Residency Training Future Directions, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Feb 2012   

World Ophthalmology Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE

April 2012   

4th Ophthalmology Symposium - Updates in Cornea  and Refractive Surgery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

April 2012    

Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

April 2012   

American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium, Chicago, USA

April 2012   

Update in Cornea and Refractive Surgery Symposium, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Oct 2012   

38th Seminar on "Imaging in Ophthalmology", King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

March 2013    

Saudi Ophthalmology Meeting 2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

April 2013   

American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium, San Francisco, USA

December 2013

9th International Congress of Corneal Cross-Linking, Dublin, Ireland

December 2013

15th Emirates Ophthalmology Congress, Dubai, UAE

April 2015   

American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium, San Diego, USA

January 2015   

1ST Red Sea Ophthalmology Symposium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

March 2015   

2nd Evolving Practice of Ophthalmology Middle East Conference, UAE​

 

TEACHING PARTICIPATION:

1-     Amniotic Membrane Transplantation, lecture to residents July, 2002.

2-     Sarcoidosis, lecture to residents July, 2002.

3-     Trigeminal Neuralgia, lecture to residents July, 2002.

4-     Limbal Dermoid, lecture to residents July 21, 2002.

5-     Anterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses, lecture to residents July, 2002.

6-     Penetrating Keratoplasty in High-risk Patients, Lecture to residents Oct., 2002.

7-     Penetrating Keratoplasty in Pediatric Population, lecture to residents, Oct., 2002.

8-     Ocular Allergy, lecture to residents Nov., 2002.

9-     Corneal Perforation, lecture to residents, Nov., 2002.

10-   Pterygium, lecture to residents, Nov.,   2002.

11-   Intermediate Uveitis, lecture to residents Jan., 2003.

12-   Steroid Induced Ocular Hypertension, lecture to residents Jan., 2003.

13-   Ocular Ischemic Syndrome, lecture to residents, Jan., 2003.

14-   Leprosy, lecture to residents. Jan., 2003.

15-   AIDS and Its Ophthalmic Manifestation, lecture to residents Jan., 2003

16-   Uveitis Treatment, lecture to residents Feb., 2003

17-   Uveitis in Childhood, lecture to residents Feb., 2003

18-   LASIK Complication, lecture to residents Feb., 2003

19-   Lecture on Refractive Surgery, optometrist ground round Oct., 2003

20-   Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Medical students Sept., 2005

21-   Lid and Lacrimal Disorders, Medical Students Sept., 2005

22-   Ocular emergencies and red eye, medical student, Oct 2006, Dec 2006

23-   Neurophthalmology, lecture, medical student, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct 2007

24-   Corneal Collagen Cross linking, , lecture to residents, Nov 2007

25- Review Lecture on Cornea, Lens and Ocular Surface, 1st Ophthalmology Review Course, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, July 2012

26- Physiology of the Cornea and Lens, Basic Science Course, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Oct 2012

27- Physiology of the Cornea, Basic Science Course, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Oct 2015

28- Physiology of the Lens and Accommodation, Basic Science Course, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Oct 2015​

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION:

1-    Presentation on Refractive Surgery, Prince Salman Social center, June 2006, Riyadh, Saud Arabia

2-    Newspaper report on contact lenses solution,

3-    Newspaper report on cataract

4-    Newspaper report on keratoconus

5-    Live interview on MBC radio

6-    Presentation on Cataract, Prince Salman Social Center, June 2008, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

7-   Presentation on Eye Health, Prince Salman Social Center, June 2009, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

8-   Live Interview on Saudi Television about Keratoconus, Feb 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

9-   Presentation on Diabetes and Eye, Prince Salman Social Center, Feb 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10- Live Interview on Saudi TV, Feb 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

11- Newspaper report on reading during exams for students, June 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

12- Lecture on Refractive Error and Refractive Surgery, Prince Salman Social Center, 17 Nov 2010, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

13- Presentation about Eye Health, Prince Salman Social Center

14- Lecture about Refractive Surgeries, Rafha General Hospital

  

AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST:

 A.   SURGERY:

·         Cataract extraction

By phacoemulsification and extracapsular technique

·         Penetrating keratoplasty

Full penetrating keratoplasty

Lamellar keratoplasty

·         Pterygium excision

·         Stem cells transplant

·         Conjunctival and corneal  neoplasia excision

·         Conjunctival reconstruction surgery using amniotic membrane

·         Refractive surgery (conventional and wavefront guided)

Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK)

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

Laser subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK)

Laser In Situ keratomileusis (LASIK)

·         Intravitreal injection  with antibiotics and corticosteroids

·         Intravitreal steroid implant

·         Primary repair of ruptured globe

·         Trabeculectomy

B.   General ophthalmology

·         Full eye exam

·         Refraction

·         Glaucoma screening and management

·         Diabetic screening and laser treatment

C.   Cornea and External Diseases:

·         Infectious Diseases of the Eyelids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, and Sclera

·         Immune-Mediated Disorders of the Eyelids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, and Sclera

·         Neoplastic Disorders of the Conjunctiva, and Cornea

·         Corneal Dystrophies and Degeneration

·         Allergy

D.   UVEITIS:

·         Diagnosis and management of anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, Panuveitis, and   vasculitis

·         Endophthalmitis

·         Management of cystoid macular edema

 

 

 

 

 

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