Ama Sadaka, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, Residency in Ophthalmology
Co-Clerkship Director 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.
- Sadaka A, Prager T, Beaver H, Malik A. A novel use of ultrasound biomicroscopy.Eye (Lond). (2018 Feb) 32(2):474-475
- Sadaka A, Schockman S, Golnik K. Adult Horner’s Syndrome in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging era. J Neuroophthalmol. (2017 Sep) 37(3):268-272
- Sadaka A, Sisk R, Osher J, Toygar O, Duncan M, Riemann C. Intravitreal methotrexate infusion for proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Clin Ophthalmol. (2016 Sep) 19(10)1811-1817
- Sadaka A, Palmer K, Suzuki T, Gilmore MS. In vitro and in vivo models of Staphylococcus aureus endophthalmitis implicate specific nutrients in ocular infection. PLoS One (2014 Oct) 9(10):e110872
View Dr. Sadaka’s publications on PubMed.
Professional and Research Interests
- Oculoplastic surgery
Education and Training
- B.S. in Biology, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon
- Doctor of Medicine degree, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
- Internship in Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
- Residency training in Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Fellowship training in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
- Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2018
- Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- North American Neuro-Ophthalmic Society