Dr. Bachir Abiad | Ophthalmologist | Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgeon
CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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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.



  • July 2018 AUPO certified American Trained Anterior Segment and refractive surgeon, Dallas, USA.
  • June 2016 Ophthalmologist: American University of Beirut Medical Center.
  • June 2012 Medical Doctor: American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • June 2008 Bachelor of Science in Biology: American University of Beirut.
  • June 2005 Lebanese Baccalaureate: Life Sciences.



  1. MaamounAbdulFattah,MD;Carl-JoeMehanna,MD;RaficAntonios,MD;BachirAbiad, MD; Nada S. Jabbur, MD; Shady T. Awwad, MD. Five-Year Results of Combined Small- Aperture Corneal Inlay Implantation and LASIK for the Treatment of Hyperopic Presbyopic Eyes. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2020;36(8):498-505.
  2. MahasnehS,SaadeJS,AbiadBachir,CavanaghHD.(2018).ACompari-sonofVisual Outcomes of Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty versus Pene- trating Keratoplasty in Patients with Keratoconus. J Ophthalmic Clin Res 4: 045
  3. Haytham I. Salti, Carl-Joe Mehanna, Bachir Abiad, Nicola Ghazi, Samih Raad, Anita Barikian, Randa Haddad, Adnan Ashkar, Elie Harmouche, Elie Zaghrini and Afif Mufarrij. “Changing Trends in Eye-Related Complaints Presenting to the Emergency Department in Beirut, Lebanon, over 15 Years”. Journal of Ophthalmology. Volume 2018, Article ID 4739865
  4. Joanna S. Saade, Bachir Abiad, Jonathan Jan, Dana Saadeh, James McCulley, Jeremy Bartley. “Ocular Rosacea Causing Corneal Melt in an African American Patient and a Hispanic Patient”. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine.
  5. R. Antonios; M. Abdul Fattah; S. A. Mosquera; B. Abiad; S. Awwad. “Single-step transepithelial versus alcohol-assisted photorefractive keratectomy in the treatment of high myopia: a comparative evaluation over 12 months”. British Journal of Ophthalmology. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-310943.
  6. Edward Khawam, M.D.; Bachir Abiad, M.D.; A. BouGhannam, M.D.; J. Saadeh, M.D.; R. Alameddine, M.D. “Convergence Insufficiency / Divergence Insufficiency Convergence Excess / Divergence Excess: Some Facts and Fictions”.
    Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine. Manuscript ID 680474.
  7. AntoniosR,FattahMA,MaaloufF,AbiadB,AwwadST.“CentralCornealThickness After Cross-linking Using High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography, Ultrasound, and Dual Scheimpflug Tomography: A Comparative Study Over One Year”. American Journal of Ophthalmology. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2016.04.004.
  8. Marwan R Abdulaal, MD; Bachir H Abiad, MD; Rola N Hamam, MD. “Uveitis in the Aging Eye: Review of Incidence and Patterns”.
    Journal of Ophthalmology. Manuscript ID # 824685.
  9. Ahmad M. Mansour, Bachir Abiad, Fouad I. Boulos, et al., “Adult Ocular Toxocariasis Mimicking Ciliary Body Malignancy,” Case Reports in Medicine, vol. 2014, Article ID 368907, 5 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/368907
  10. Book Chapter.
    Classification of Keratoconus. Shadi Awwad, Bachir Abiad
  11. M. Abdul Fattah; B. Abiad; R. Antonios; S. Awwad. “Single-step transepithelial PRK using a novel aspheric laser pulse distribution algorithm vs a conventional aspheric pulse distribution profile: a comparative analysis”.
  12. B. Abiad, S. Mahasneh, J. P. McCulley, J. Bartley, J. Saadeh. “Unilateral Idiopathic Corneal Edema in Three Hispanic Patients Refractory to Medical Treatment”. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine.
  13. B. Abiad, Z. Bashshour, C. Haddad, L. Chaar, M. Kou’ek. “Frequent Intravitreal Injections Increase the Risk of Posterior Capsular Rupture During Cataract Surgery.”
  14. M.B. Abiad, M. Khalil, W. Baassiri, E. Zaghrini, K. Anouti, O. Dewachi, H. Osman. “AUBMC 2020: Exploring the Relationship Between Medical Education and Health System Needs.” AUBMC . Saab Medical Library Archive.
  15. M.B. Abiad, M. Khalil, W. Baassiri, E. Zaghrini, V. Mouawwad, K. Anouti, M.S. Jaffa. “Diabetes Mellitus Type II in Lebanon: Prevalence and Complications”. American University of Beirut Medical Center. Saab Medical Library Archive.
  16. Review Article. M.Bachir Abiad. “Pathophysiology of Migraine”. Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, 2008, 6, 7, 29-30.


There are various types of eye surgeries, including cataract surgery, LASIK and other refractive surgeries, glaucoma surgery, corneal transplant surgery, retinal detachment repair, and cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a popular refractive surgery used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It involves reshaping the cornea using a laser to improve the focusing power of the eye. The procedure is typically quick, safe, and can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Dr Bachir Abiad Performed complex anterior segment reconstruction He also performs all types of penetrating and lamellar corneal transplants. A specialist in PRK, femto-LASIK, cross-linking, ICL, and intra-stromal rings, Dr. Abiad is also a refractive surgeon.

You can call CMC Hospital Dubai on 800 262 392, and request by name to book an appointment with Dr Bachir Abiad

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