Souha S. Allam, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Souha S. Allam is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital, with expertise in vitreo retinal diseases in adults and children with special interest in retinopathy of prematurity. She completed her M.D. degree at Saint Joseph University in Lebanon in 2000, then pursued an internship training in Surgery and her residency at AUB between 2000 and 2004. At the University of Virginina, she completed a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Allam is an active member of multiple local and international scientific societies. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Lebanese Ophthalmic Society. She is also an active researcher and has authored many publications in peer reviewed journals.  Dr. Allam serves as a consultant in major teaching hospitals in the country. She has expertise in various retinal diseases, diagnosis and treatment.

Selected Publications

  1. Interprofessional collaboration among nurses and physicians in Lebanon. Maha A. Habre, Mary Dolansky, Marilyn Lotas, Souha Allam, Joyce Fitzpatrick, Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice,Volume 32,2023
  2. Diabetic Macular Edema.
Ghazi NG, Scruggs RT, Batchelet AR, Compton MW, Allam SS, Patrie J, Salti HI
Ophthalmology. 2012, vol.119, no.12, pp-2643.e1
  3. Optical Coherence Tomography Findings In Autoimmune Retinopathy.
Abazari A, Allam SS, Adamus G, Ghazi NG
American Journal Of Ophthalmology. 2012, vol.153, no.4, pp-750-6, 756.e1
  4. Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant In Patients With Macular Edema Related To Branch Or Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Twelve-Month Study Results.
Haller JA, Bandello F, Belfort R, Blumenkranz MS, Gillies M, Heier J, Loewenstein A, Yoon YH, Jiao J, Li XY, Whitcup SM, , Li J
Ophthalmology. 2011, vol.118, no.12, pp-2453-60
  5. Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial Of Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant In Patients With Macular Edema Due To Retinal Vein Occlusion.
Haller JA, Bandello F, Belfort R, Blumenkranz MS, Gillies M, Heier J, Loewenstein A, Yoon YH, Jacques ML, Jiao J, Li XY, Whitcup SM,
Ophthalmology. 2010, vol.117, no.6, pp-1134-1146.e3
  6. Quantification Of Error In Optical Coherence Tomography Central Macular Thickness Measurement In Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Ghazi NG, Kirk T, Allam S, Yan G
American Journal Of Ophthalmology. 2009, vol.148, no.1, pp-90-6.e2
  7. Bilateral, Localized Orbital Neurofibromas And Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.
Ma’luf RN, Noureddin BN, Ghazi NG, Tawil AN, Allam SS
Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2005, vol.123, no.10, pp-1443-5
  8. Intravitreal Triamcinolone For The Management Of Macular Edema Due To Nonischemic Central Retinal Vein Occlusion.
Bashshur ZF, Ma’luf RN, Allam S, Jurdi FA, Haddad RS, Noureddin BN
Archives Of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2004, vol.122, no.8, pp-1137-40
  9. Intermittent Exotropia With High Ac/A Ratio: Is It A Bane To Surgical Cure? Some Facts And Fictions Of The Two Clinical Tests: Occlusion Of One Eye And The Use Of +3.00 Spherical Lenses.
Khawam E, Zein W, Haddad W, Haddad C, Allam S
Binocular Vision & Strabismus Quarterly. 2003, vol.18, no.4, pp-209-16
  10. Use Of Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology And Frozen Section In The Management Of Nodular Goiters.
Abboud B, Allam S, Chacra LA, Ingea H, Tohme C, Farah P
Head & Neck. 2003, vol.25, no.1, pp-32-6

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Ophthalmology, retina specialist, vitreoretinal surgery, retinal detachement, retinopathy of premature, diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, cataract, fundus exam, blurred vision, eye exam