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Dr Rafic Antonios

Ophthalmology Specialist

CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Dr. Rafic Antonios obtained his medical degree and general ophthalmology degree from the American university of Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Antonios completed his fellowship in oculoplastic and an additional fellowship in craniomaxillofacial trauma at the University of Montreal, Canada

Dr. Rafic Antonios is an elected member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

He has 28 publications in his field in peer reviewed journals in addition to several poster and presentations at national and international conferences.


He is knowledgeable with all aspects of general ophthalmology and his surgical skills include:

  • Upper and lower Blepharoplasty
  • Brow lift
  • Ptosis correction
  • Correction of eyelid malformations (ex: coloboma)
  • Repair of eyelid malposition (ex: entropion, ectropion, epiblepharon, etc)
  • Repair of eyelid trauma or lacerations
  • Management of eyelid Tumors.
  • Management of trauma injuries to the eyelids and lacrimal system
  • Oculoplastic and Orbit Subspecialty Ophthalmologist

Beirut Eye & ENT Specialist Hospital

January 2020 – Present


  • Université de Montreal

2 years 4 months

  • Craniofacial trauma fellow

July 2019 – October 2019

Quebec, Canada

  • Oculoplastic Fellow

July 2017 – June 2019

Quebec, Canada

  • American University of Beirut

4 years

  • Ophthalmology Resident

J un 2014 – Jun 2017  3 years 1 month

American university of Beirut

Resident Ophthalmology

  • Research Fellow

Jul 2013 – Jun 2014

Lebanon, Beirut

Department of Ophthalmology

  • Epithelial Erosions and Refractive Results After Single-Step Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy and Alcohol-Assisted Photorefractive Keratectomy in Myopic Eyes: A Comparative Evaluation Over 12 Months

          Cornea January 2018

  • Refractory interface haze developing after epithelial ingrowth following laser in situ keratomileusis and small aperture corneal inlay implantation

         Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep January 2018

  • Single-step transepithelial versus alcohol-assisted photorefractive keratectomy in the treatment of high myopia: a comparative evaluation over 12 months

          Br J Ophthalmol August 2017

  • Limbal Stem Cell-Sparing Corneoscleroplasty with Peripheral Intralamellar Tuck: A New Surgical Technique for Keratoglobus

Case Rep Ophthalmol  ‏April 2017

  • Three-month outcome of ziv-aflibercept for exudative age-related macular degeneration

           Br J Ophthalmol  ‏December  2016

  • Central cortical cleanup and zonular deficiency

Clin Ophthalmol  ‏October  2016

  • Central Corneal Thickness After Cross-linking Using High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography, Ultrasound, and Dual Scheimpflug Tomography: A Comparative Study Over One Year

Am J Ophthalmol  July 2016

  • Intravitreal Adalimumab in Active Noninfectious Uveitis: A Pilot Study

Ocul Immunol Inflamm  June 2016

  • Acute Corneal Hydrops 3 Years after Intra-corneal Ring Segments and Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol  ‏January 2016

  • Etiology and Clinical Features of Ocular Inflammatory Diseases in a Tertiary Center in Lebanon

Ocul Immunol Inflamm  ‏August 2015

  • Hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis: comparison of femtosecond laser and mechanical microkeratome flap creation

J Cataract Refract Surg  ‏august 2015

  • Sequential argon-YAG laser membranotomy of extensive persistent pupillary membrane with visual loss

BMJ Case Rep ‏august 2015

  • Is Inferior Oblique Overaction Associated with Astigmatism?

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus  ‏June 2015

  • Combined Nonmydriatic Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Nonmydriatic Fundus Photography for the Detection of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Changes

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina ‏May 2015

  • Safety and Visual Outcome of Visian Toric ICL Implantation after Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking in Keratoconus: Up to 2 Years of Follow-Up

J Ophthalmol  ‏March 2015

  • Interocular symmetry in macular choroidal thickness in children

J Ophthalmol  ‏November 2014

  • Non-topography guided PRK combined with CXL for the correction of refractive errors in patients with early stage keratoconus

           J Refract Surg  ‏October 2014

  • Interocular symmetry in retinal and optic nerve parameters in children as measured by spectral domain optical coherence tomography

Br J Ophthalmol  ‏april 2014

  • Bilateral macular injury from a green laser pointer

Clin Ophthalmol  ‏October 2013

  • New technique of intracorneal ring segments suturing after migration

J Refract Surg ‏October 2013

  • Non-topography guided PRK combined with CXL for the correction of refractive errors in patients with early stage keratoconus
  • J Refract Surg



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