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Shucri S.Shawaf, MD
Uveitis /External Diseases


Consultant ophthalmologist at The Eye Center since February 2003. He is in charge of Comprehensive Ophthalmology with special interest in Uveitis and Anterior Segment Diseases & Surgery.

He obtained his MD & completed his ophthalmology training at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1995. He was on the Dean’s honor list 3 times. During his residency, he completed some foreign training programs including one with Mr. J.P.Lee in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neonatal Ophthalmology, strabismus surgery & Botulinum toxin at The Moorfields Eye Hospital in London on February-March of 1994, and at Houston Eye Associates with Malcolm Mazow and H.M.Hittner at the University of Texas-Herman Eye Center on Jan-Feb 1995. Later, during his practice he participated in an exchange program between Makassed Hospital and the Center Hospitalier Regional de Lille, at Lille France. He pursued a private practice as consultant ophthalmologist in his hometown, Beirut-Lebanon, at Makassed General Hospital where he had a major contribution in the foundation of its ophthalmology department on modern basis. He was instructor and theses director at The Industrial & Technical Institute, Optometry Department, Lebanon. 2001-2002. He is member of the Lebanese Ophthalmologic Society and the Saudi Ophthalmology Society and ARVO. He speaks fluent Arabic, English and French with some Spanish.

He contributed some publications in ophthalmic and medical journal among them:

1-      Bietti’s Crystalline Retinopathy: Report Of A Case:

Mejoo: Vol 2 (2). Sept 1994; P122.

2-     Ectopia Lentis, Spontaneous Filtering Blebs &

Dysmorphic Facies: Report of A Family.

Ocular Genetics: 1995, Vol 16 #4; Pp 163-9.

3-     Pseudo-Overaction Of The Inferior Oblique Muscles &

Y-Pattern Strabismus. Binocular Vision & Strabismus:

Second Quarter, 1996; Vol 11 # 2, Pp 113-118.

4-     True Exfoliation Of The Lens Capsule In Bakers In Lebanon:

The Medical Periodical: Vol 1 # 5; March 1998, Pp 21-23.

Studies In Progress:

1-     Geographic distribution of the dry eye syndrome in Lebanon.

2-     Effect of cold balanced salt solution vs. naphazoline on the ocular surface temperature.

3-     Causes of childhood blindness in KSA

4-     Treatment of amblyopia with Sinemet

5-     The effect of cold balanced salt solution on the anterior surface temperature of the eye

6-     Ocular surface temperature as a diagnostic tool

7-     Punctal plugs role in the treatment of glaucoma

8-     Orbscan for anterior chamber angle evaluation

9-     Cases masquerading as herpetic keratitis

10- Topical Ciclosporin A in the treatment of adenoviral subconjunctival opacities