Dr. Bachir Abiad is the Chief of Department of Ophthalmology at the Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. He is an anterior segment and refractive surgeon at five different major hospitals in Lebanon.
After graduating with distinction from the American University of Beirut Medical School, and completing his ophthalmology residency training there, he joined UT Southwestern in United States of America to complete a 2-year AUPO-certified fellowship in anterior segment, cornea and refractive surgery.
Dr. Abiad currently performs complex anterior segment reconstruction surgeries, all types of penetrating and lamellar corneal transplants: PKP, DALK, DSAEK (including the ultra-thin and nano-thin DSAEK), DMEK, secondary intraocular lenses and complex cataract surgeries. Moreover, Dr. Abiad is a refractive surgeon and is an expert in PRK, femto-LASIK, cross-linking, ICL, and intra-stromal rings.
In addition to his solid training in excellent eye centers in Lebanon and USA, Dr. Abiad is a recipient of multiple prestigious national and international awards and has published more than 10 peer-reviewed articles, and is still actively involved in academic work with junior residents in university hospitals. He is also a member of many medical societies.
Dr. Abiad is currently developing new surgical techniques in the domain of ocular anterior segment reconstruction. He believes in multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of ocular problems and is currently working as part of a solid team of subspecialists in Clemenceau Medical Center.