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Dr Ama Sadaka

Ophthalmology Consultant

CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Dr Ama Sadaka is a consultant American board-certified ophthalmologist at CMC Dubai sub-specialized in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery.

She graduated from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and subsequently pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in the USA. She then completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Ohio, USA, followed by fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, USA.

In addition to her education and training in the USA, she is an active member of several professional and honorary societies such as Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS). She has published multiple papers and book chapters.


Dr. Sadaka specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures inside the eye and around it. She sees patients with general ophthalmologic conditions including patients with cataract, glaucoma, dry eyes, and myopia. She also does cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbits, and lacrimal system such as cosmetic eyelid procedures, excessive tearing, thyroid eye disease, and others. Her ophthalmology background provides her with an advantage in this field since she has a better appreciation of eyelid function and ocular health, especially when performing eyelid surgeries. In addition, her unique neuro-ophthalmic training allows her to bridge ophthalmology and neurology. She manages patients with cranial neuropathies, double vision, nystagmus, stroke, and tumors.

  • Doctor of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
  • BS Biology, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Fellowship training in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Residency training in Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Internship in internal medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  1. Lin WV, Berry S, Nakawah MO, Sadaka A, Lee AG. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Anemia: A Matched Case-Control Study. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021 Jun 1;41(2):e273-e274
  2. Rizk M, Dunya I, Azar G, Seif R, Megarbane A, Sadaka ANovel Mutations of mtDNA m.14568G>A/m.14568C>T in MT-ND6 and m.7299A>G in MT-CO1: Evidence of Pathogenicity in Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2020 Apr 30
  3. Ama Sadaka, Kimberly Nguyen, Amina Malik, Rosbel Brito, Shauna Berry & Andrew G. Lee Vitamin D and Selenium in a Thyroid Eye Disease Population in Texas, Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2019 Jan 25;43(5):291-294
  4. Go JA, Mandujano-Sanchez JI, Vickers A, Sadaka A, Ortiz J, Berry S, Yalamanchili S, Lee AG. Primary central nervous system lymphoma of the optic chiasm. Can J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jun;54(3):e134-e140
  5. Mattingly JJ, Sadaka A, Lee AG, Yalamanchili SS. T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Presenting as Dissecting Cellulitis and Cavernous Sinus Syndrome. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Dec;38(4):470-472
  6. Sadaka A, Ortiz J, Berry S, Lee AG, Li HK, Divatia M, Malik A. Late proptosis and ophthalmoplegia from hydrogel scleral buckle. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;53(5):e190-e193
  7. Patel SN, Nakawah MO, Sadaka A, Berry S, Ortiz Gomez J, Powell S, Lee AG. Supraorbital Nerve and Cavernous Sinus Invasion with Poorly Differentiated Carcinoma of Unknown Primary. 2018 Jan 9;42(5):312-315
  8. Nguyen K, Sadaka A, Malik A. Conservative Treatment for Penetrating Injuries Involving the Cavernous Sinus. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Sep;38(3):424
  9. Wang M, Sadaka A, Prager T, Lee AG, Pellegrini F, Cirone D, De Simone L, Cimino L. From A… to… Z(OOR): The Clinical Spectrum of Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy. 2017 Dec 21;42(4):215-221
  10. Shah B, Sadaka A, Berry S, Lee AG. Bilateral Disc Edema in Hypertensive Emergency. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jun;53(3)
  11. Sadaka A, Prager T, Beaver H, Malik A. A novel use of ultrasound biomicroscopy. Eye (Lond). 2018 Feb;32(2):474-475
  12. Mahatma G, Sadaka A, Berry S, Malik A, Lee AG. Stabilization of Visual Function After Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration for Optic Nerve Meningocele..Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov/Dec;33(6):e160-e161
  13. Chamberlain PD, Sadaka A, Berry S, Lee AG. Intermittent mydriasis associated with carotid vascular occlusion. Eye (Lond). 2018 Feb;32(2):457-459
  14. Chamberlain PD, Sadaka A, Berry S, Lee AG. Ethambutol optic neuropathy. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov;28(6):545-551
  15. Chamberlain PD, Sadaka A, Berry S, Lee AG. Intermittent mydriasis associated with carotid vascular occlusion. Eye (Lond). 2018 Feb;32(2):457-459
  16. Boutler T, Sadaka A, Nakawah MO, Smith SV, Alouch N, Berry SE, Whyte AT, Fuller GN, Lee AG. Primary CNS Lymphoma with Light Chain Deposition Disease (Aggregoma) Presenting with a Right Occipital Lesion. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Jun;38(2):195-197
  17. Weijie L, Sadaka A, Smith S, Lee AG. Orbital Metastasis Mimicking Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia: A Case Report and Review. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug;52(4):e149-e151
  18. Salazar H, Sadaka A, Berry S, Lee AG. Nine syndrome in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr;53(2):e52-e55
  19. Chang E, Shah R, Smith S, Sadaka A, Gomez J, Chavez-Barrios P, Lee A. Neuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Pituitary Carcinoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Jan 8
  20. Sadaka A, Iqbal C, Nazari H, Berry S, Wykoff CC, Humayun MS, Lee AG. Positive visual phenomena following the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis implantation. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 Dec 1;48(12):1022-1025
  21. Berry S, Lin WV, Sadaka A, Lee AG. Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: cause, effect, and management. Eye Brain. 2017 Sep 27;9:23-28
  22. Lin WV, Chévez-Barrios P, Sadaka A, Lee AG. Orbital metastasis mimicking internuclear ophthalmoplegia: A case report and review. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug;52(4):e149-e151
  23. Lin W, Patel S, Sadaka A, Berry S, Lee AG. Update on ocular myasthenia gravis. Minerva Oftalmol 2017 March;59(1):7-13
  24. Park B, Sadaka A, Smith S, Lee AG. Cerebellopontine angle astrocytoma producing Bruns nystagmus mimicking vestibular schwannoma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;52(5):e181-e182
  25. Sadaka A, Schockman S, Golnik K. Adult Horner’s Syndrome in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Era. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Sep;37(3):268-272
  26. 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
  27. Sadaka A, Sisk R. Dramatic Regression of Macular and Peripheral Retinoschisis with Dorzolamide 2% in X-linked Retinoschisis: A Case Report. J Med Case Rep. 2016 Jun 1;10(1):142
  28. Sadaka A, Durand M, Sisk R, Gilmore MS. Staphylococcus aureus and Its Bearing on Ophthalmic Disease. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2015 Dec 17:1-11
  29. 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 23;9(10)
  30. Valentino MD, Foulston L, Sadaka A, Kos VN, Villet RA, Santa Maria J Jr, Lazinski DW, Camilli A, Walker S, Hooper DC, Gilmore MS. Genes contributing to Staphylococcus aureus fitness in abscess- and infection-related ecologies. 2014 Sep 2;5(5):e01729-14
  31. Santa Maria JP Jr, Sadaka A, Moussa SH, Brown S, Zhang YJ, Rubin EJ, Gilmore MS, Walker S.Compound-gene interaction mapping reveals distinct roles for Staphylococcus aureus teichoic acids. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 26;111(34):12510-5
  32. Giuliari GPSadaka AHinkle DM, Biologic agents in experimental autoimmune uveitis. Int Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;34(1):145-56
  33. Sadaka A, Giuliari GP, Proliferative vitreoretinopathy: current and emerging treatment. Clinical Ophthalmology: 2012;6:1325-33
  34. Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Hinkle DM, Simpson ER, Current Treatment in Radiation Retinopathy. Acta Oncologica: 2011 Jan;50(1):6-13
  35. Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Chang P, Cortez R, Diabetic Papillopathy: Current and new treatment options. Current Diabetes Review: 2011 May;7(3):171-5
  36. Sadaka A, Durand M, Gilmore MS, Bacterial endophthalmitis in the age of outpatient intravitreal therapy and cataract surgery: Host-microbe interactions in intraocular infection. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 2012 Jul;31(4):316-31
  37. Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Chang PY, Iovieno A, A Blind Eye: the Price of a Physician-Patient Communication. Pan American Association of Ophtahlmology: June 2011, Vol X, no.2
  38. Turkcuoglu P, Chang PY, Rentiya Z, Channa R, Ibrahim M, Sophie R, Sadaka A, Do D, Foster S, Nguyen Q, The Effect of Mycophenolate Mofetil and Fundus Autofluorescence Characteristics in the Clinical Course of Punctate Inner Choroidopathy. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation: 2011 Aug;19(4):286-92
  39. Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Eagle R, Gonzalez VH, Ocular Nocardiosis in an Renal Transplant Patient: A Warning of Life-threatening Underlying Systemic Disease. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2012 Summer;6(3):245-8
  40. Sadaka A, Cherfan D, Melki S, Inadvertent LASIK flap creation over a soft contact lens. J Refract Surg. 2012 Jan;28(1):74-6
  41. Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Uveal metastasis disease: Current and new treatment options. Oncol Rep. 2012 Mar;27(3):603-7
  42. Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Cortez MA, Paniagua A, Orbital Burkitt Lymphoma: An Aggressive Presentation. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2012;2012
  43. Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Cortez MA, Corona A, Presumed Sturge Weber Syndrome in a Haitian boy. A Case of Delayed Diagnosis. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2012;2012:509693

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