Patient Care

Ama Sadaka, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Program Director, Residency in Ophthalmology

Dr. Ama Sadaka is an ophthalmologist at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and is also sub-specialized in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics.

Dr. Sadaka graduated from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and subsequently pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Ohio, U.S.A., followed by fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastics at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. She is one of the very few American Board-certified ophthalmologists in Lebanon and the Middle East area and the only board-certified neuro-ophthalmologist in Lebanon. This distinctive training in the U.S. has equipped Dr. Sadaka with a leading edge in providing outstanding patient care and optimizing patient outcomes.

Dr. Sadaka practices general ophthalmology, encompassing a broad range of surgical cases such as cataract surgeries. Moreover she is highly qualified to diagnose and treat complex diseases of the eyelids and orbit, including functional and cosmetic eyelid disorders as well as excessive tearing, thyroid-related eye conditions and others. In addition, her distinctive neuro-ophthalmic training allows her to bridge the fields of ophthalmology and neurology. She manages patients with cranial neuropathies, double vision, nystagmus, and vision loss due to various causes such as optic nerve disease, stroke and tumors.

Dr. Sadaka has maintained active membership in several professional societies and has published multiple papers and book chapters. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. She is a dedicated educator and currently serves as director of the ophthalmology residency program at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Sadaka’s publications on PubMed.

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