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
Chamberlain PD, Sadaka A, Berry S, Lee AG. Intermittent mydriasis associated with carotid vascular occlusion. Eye (Lond). 2018 Feb;32(2):457-459
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
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
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
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
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
Sadaka A, Giuliari GP, Proliferative vitreoretinopathy: current and emerging treatment. Clinical Ophthalmology: 2012;6:1325-33
Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Hinkle DM, Simpson ER, Current Treatment in Radiation Retinopathy. Acta Oncologica: 2011 Jan;50(1):6-13
Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Chang P, Cortez R, Diabetic Papillopathy: Current and new treatment options. Current Diabetes Review: 2011 May;7(3):171-5
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
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
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
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
Sadaka A, Cherfan D, Melki S, Inadvertent LASIK flap creation over a soft contact lens. J Refract Surg. 2012 Jan;28(1):74-6
Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Uveal metastasis disease: Current and new treatment options. Oncol Rep. 2012 Mar;27(3):603-7
Giuliari GP, Sadaka A, Cortez MA, Paniagua A, Orbital Burkitt Lymphoma: An Aggressive Presentation. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2012;2012
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