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Dr. Ramzi Alameddine

Ophthalmology Specialist

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Bio

Dr. Ramzi Alameddine is Head of Division of Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the American University of Beirut (AUBMC) in Lebanon.

Dr Alameddine is a graduate of the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Shiley Eye Institute where he completed an ASOPRS accredited fellowship.

He also completed clinical clerkships at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Harvard University), Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (University of Miami), and Jules Stein eye institute (UCLA).

He is a member and frequent speaker at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and Lebanese Ophthalmological Society (LOS).

His clinical interests include facial rejuvenation, aesthetic injectables and energy-based devices, thyroid eye disease, endoscopic lacrimal & aesthetic surgery, and complex oculofacial reconstructions.

Education

• UC San Diego- Shiley eye Institute
ASOPRS- Accredited Fellowship.
Oculo-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
• American University of Beirut Medical Center
Residency, Ophthalmology
• American University of Beirut Medical Center
Internship, General Surgery
• American University of Beirut
Medical Degree
• American University of Beirut
Bachelor of science, Biology

Publications

Dr Alameddine has over 24 published peer-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters and more than 34 invited lectures and presentations at international meetings and conferences. He has received multiple research grants and has mentored 3 research fellows and 12 residents. He is also a member of the Oculoplastic advisory committee of the Lebanese Ophthalmologic Society.

Publications- Peer reviewed articles

  1. Intravitreal bevacizumab for consecutive multiple choroidal breast metastatic lesions. Mansour AM, Alameddine R. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 14;2012.
  2. Major Review: Management of Strabismus Vertical Deviations, A- and V-Patterns and Cyclotropia Occurring after Horizontal Rectus Muscle Surgery with or without Oblique Muscle Surgery. Khawam E, Jaroudi M, Abdulaal M, Massoud V, Alameddine R, Maalouf F. Binocul Vis Strabolog Q Simms Romano 2013;28:181-92
  3. Reversible homonymous hemianopia secondary to occipital lobe seizures. Sawaya R, Radwan W, Alameddine R, Hammoud S. Seizure 2014;23:915-7
  4. Review of choroidal osteomas. Alameddine RM, Mansour AM, Kahtani E. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2014;21:244-50
  5. Adult ocular toxocariasis mimicking ciliary body malignancy. Mansour AM, Abiad B, Boulos FI, Alameddine R, Maalouf FC, Bu Ghannam A, Hamam RN. Case Rep Med 2014;368907
  6. Cysticercosis with an Orbital Tropism in Twins. Lee BW, Kumar UR, Lin JH, Amaro DE, Kikkawa DO, Alameddine RM, Lowe MC, Hilger PA, Vinetz JM, Korn BS. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015;93:828-30
  7. Refractive and topographic effects of single-segment intrastromal corneal ring segments in eyes with moderate to severe keratoconus and inferior cones. Fahd DC, Alameddine RM, Nasser M, Awwad ST. J Cataract Refract Surg 2015;41:1434-40
  8. Convergence Insufficiency/Divergence Insufficiency Convergence Excess/Divergence Excess: Some Facts and Fictions. Khawam E, Abiad B, Boughannam A, Saade J, Alameddine R. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med 2015;680474
  9. Intravitreal Adalimumab in Active Noninfectious Uveitis: A Pilot Study. Hamam RN, Barikian AW, Antonios RS, Abdulaal MR, Alameddine RM, El Mollayess G, Mansour AM. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Jun;24(3):319-26.
  10. Extraocular muscle fibrosis in idiopathic ocular inflammation. Kinori M, Ko A, Alameddine R, Snyder V, Lin J, Korn B, Granet D. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2016;53(4):256
  11. Intraosseous Meningioma Masquerading as Fibrous Dysplasia. Shaftel SS, Alameddine RM, Oh SR, Korn BS, Lin JH, Kikkawa DO. Diagn Pathol Open 2016. 1 (104)
  12. Reconstruction of Unilateral Incomplete Cryptophthalmos in Fraser Syndrome. Tran AQ, Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 May/Jun;33(3S Suppl 1): S73-S75.
  13. Unilateral alacrima as a presenting symptom of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Ko AC, Satterfield KR, Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar/Apr;33(2):e41-e42.
  14. Orbital Perivenous Abscess Complicating the Diagnosis and Management of Orbital Cellulitis. Verma R, Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Ko AC, Khanna PC, Kikkawa DO, Korn BS. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov/Dec;33(6):e152-e154.
  15. Re: “Lateral Rectus and Medial Rectus Expansion Following Orbital Decompression”. Lee BW, Ko AC, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep/Oct;33(5):393-394.
  16. Orbital fat regeneration following hormonal treatment of metastatic breast carcinoma. Alameddine RM, Ko AC, Mimura M, Parker BA, Lin JH, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Orbit. 2017 Oct 26:1-4.
  17. Transcriptome Analysis of Orbital Adipose Tissue in Active Thyroid Eye Disease Using Next Generation RNA Sequencing Technology. Lee BW, Kumar VB, Biswas P, Ko AC, Alameddine RM, Granet DB, Ayyagari R, Kikkawa DO, Korn BS. The Open Ophthalmology Journal 2018.16;12:41-52.
  18. Incidence of diplopia after division and reattachment of the inferior oblique muscle during orbital fracture repair. Alameddine RM, Tsao JZ, Ko AC, Lee BW, Kikkawa DO, Korn BS. J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018. S1010-5182(18)30263-4.
  19. Bilateral Blue Masses. Bou Ghannam AS, Mhanna CJ, Atallah M, Alameddine RM*. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2019.56(1):8.
  20. Establishment of a formal program for retinoblastoma: feasibility of clinical coordination across borders and impact on outcome. Al-Haddad C, Bashour Z, Farah L, Bayram L, Merabe Z, Ma’luf R, Alameddine R, Eid T, Geara F, Wilson M, Brennan R, Jeha S, Ghanem K, Yousef RA, Farah R, Noun P, Yassine N, Inati A, Muwakkit S, Abboud M, Tarek N, Hamideh D, Saab R. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019.66(11).
  21. Endoscopic Evaluation of Lacrimal Mucosa With Indigo Carmine Stain. Mimura M, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO, Oku H, Sato B, Ikeda T. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;36(1):49-54.
  22. Newly Designed Universal Trans-punctal Rigid Lacrimal Microendoscope. Mimura M, Ko AC, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO, Oku H, Sato B, Ikeda T. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;10.1097
  23. Intraocular Migration of Porous Polyethylene Malar Implant Used for Treacher Collins Eyelid Reconstruction. Khalil AA, Yassine S, Torbey JS, Mehanna CJ, Alameddine RM*. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Mar-Apr 01;37(2):e73-e75. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001786. PMID: 32732546.
  24. Ophthalmic Injuries After the Port of Beirut Blast-One of Largest Nonnuclear Explosions in History. Kheir WJ, Awwad ST, Bou Ghannam A, Khalil AA, Ibrahim P, Rachid E, El Salloukh NA, Yehia M, Torbey J, El Zein L, Jabbur NS, Noureddin B, Alameddine RM*. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021 Sep 1;139(9):937-943. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.2742. PMID: 34351374; PMCID: PMC8343520.

 

 

Publications- Book Chapters

  1. Alameddine RM, Korn BS. Treatment of Canaliculitis. In: Korn, Kikkawa. Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2nd Ed. Elsevier, June 2016.
  2. Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Kikkawa DO, Korn BS. Foundations of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. In: Korn, Kikkawa. Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2nd Ed. Elsevier, June 2016.
  3. Alameddine RM, Lee BW, Lu W, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Aesthetic Rejuvenation in the Patient of Asian Ancestry. In: Azizzadeh, Murphy, Johnson, Massry, Fitzgerald. Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation, 2nd Ed. Elsevier, Dec 2017, 166.
  4. Alameddine RM, Rodriques M, Rodrigues S. Princípios Cirúrgicos Básicos em Oculoplástica. In: Osaki MH, Osaki TH, Kikkawa DO. Rejuvenescimento Palpebral e Periorbital, 1st Ed. Elsevier, Apr 2019, 93.

 

Conference Presentations, Posters & Abstracts

  1. Sawaya R, Daouk S, Radwan W, Hammoud S, Alameddine RM. Reversible homonymous hemianopia secondary to occipital lobe seizures. Poster presentation at the EFNS European federation of neurological societies meeting. Stockholm, Sweden 2012.
  2. Alameddine RM, Mansour AM, Lee JW, Yahng SA, Kim KS, Shahin M, Hamerschlak N, Belfort Neto R, Kurup SK. Collaborative Eye Findings in Aplastic Anemia Group. Ocular Findings in Aplastic Anemia: Multicenter Study and Literature review. Poster presentation at  ARVO 2013. Seattle, USA 2013.
  3. Alameddine RM, Mansour AM, Lee JW, Yahng SA, Kim KS, Shahin M, Hamerschlak N, Belfort Neto R, Kurup SK. Collaborative Eye Findings in Aplastic Anemia Group. Ocular Findings In Aplastic Anemia: Multicenter Study and Literature review. Poster presentation at AAO 2013. New Orleans, USA 2013.
  4. Fahd, DC. Alameddine, RM. Nasser. Awwad, ST. Refractive and Topographic Effects of Single-Segment Intracorneal Ring Segments in Eyes with Moderate to Severe Keratoconus and Inferior Cones. Paper presented at: ASCRS 2013. Podium presentation at the ASCRS Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery. San Francisco, USA Apr 2013.
  5. Hamam RN, Barikian AW, Antonios RS, Abdulaal MR, Alameddine RM, El Mollayess G, Mansour AM. Intravitreal Adalimumab in Active Noninfectious Uveitis: A Pilot Study. Poster presentation at EURETINA meeting. Rome, Italy. Jan 2014
  6. Abiad B, Mansour AM, Arevalo JF, Zegarra H, Shah G, Moorthy R, Pulido JS, Alameddine R, Bou Ghannam A. The Collaborative Paraproteinemic Maculopathy Group. Paraproteinemic maculopathy. Poster presentation at ARVO 2014. Orlando, USA Apr 2014
  7. Dirani A, Fadlallah A, Azar G, Chelala E, Nehme J, Alameddine R, Jalkh A. Intravitreal ranibizumab for Vitreous hemorrhage in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2014. 55 (13), 4395-4395. Poster Presented at ARVO 2014. Orlando, USA
  8. Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Nasal Alveolar Molding as an Adjunct to Eyelid Reconstruction in Tessier Type 4 Clefts with Eyelid Coloboma. Podium presentation at the 2015 ASOPRS Spring Scientific Symposium on May 17, 2015. Saint Thomas, USA.
  9. Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Globe-sparing Limited Exenteration for Malignant Tumors Involving an Extraocular Muscle: A Surgical Technique to Preserve Ocular Alignment and Motility. Podium presentation at the 2015 ASOPRS Spring Scientific Symposium on May 15, 2015. Saint Thomas, USA.
  10. Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Kikkawa DO, Korn BS. Chasing the Perfect Brow Lift: Combining Endoscopic and Transpalpebral Brow Lifting Utilizing a Shared Calvarial Bone Tunnel. Podium presentation at the 2015 ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium on November 12, 2015. Las Vegas, USA.
  11. Lee BW, Godfrey KJ, Alameddine RM, Ko AC, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Balanced Intraorbital Autologous Fat Injections: An Approach to Treating Superior Sulcus Hollowing and Enophthalmos in Orbits with Sighted Eyes and Anophthalmic Sockets. Poster presentation at the 2015 ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium on November 12, 2015. Las Vegas, USA.
  12. Ko AC, Lee BW, Alameddine RM, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Alacrima as an uncommon presenting symptom of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Podium Presentation at the 2016 ASOPRS Spring Scientific Symposium. June 2016. Ojai, CA
  13. Alameddine RM, Ko AC, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Laterally or superiorly pedicled tarso-conjunctival flap for lower eyelid reconstruction. Podium Presentation at the 2016 ASOPRS Spring Scientific Symposium. June 2016. Ojai, CA
  14. Mimura M, Alameddine RM, Ko AC, Korn BS, Kikkawa DO. Anatomic and volumetric comparison of the nasolacrimal canal between Asian and Caucasian cohorts. Presentation at the 2016 JSOPRS meeting. Japan.
  15. Alameddine RM, Hamam R, Haddad R, Antonios R, Sheheitli H. Factitious disorder induced on another presenting as recurrent preseptal cellulitis and sanguineous discharge. Podium Presentation at the 2017 ASOPRS Spring Scientific Symposium. Vancouver, Canada.
  16. Kuo D, Tsao J, Alameddine R, Di Loreto C, Ko A, Rong J, Snyder V, Kikkawa D, Korn B, Lin J. Anatomic distribution of IgG4-related disease in chronic orbital inflammatory lesions. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2017. 58 (8), 1791-1791.
  17. Alameddine RM, Keaik M, Sheheitli H. Orbital neurofibroma with large hypervascular components resembling a vascular anomaly. Video presentation at the 2017 ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium. New Orleans, USA.
  18. Yassine S, Alameddine RM. Lateral rectus muscle enlargement in congenital fibrosis of extraocular muscles. Video presentation at the 2018 ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium, Chicago, USA.
  19. Khalil A, Bou Ghannam A, Awwad S, Kheir W, Alameddine RM. The 2020 Beirut Port Blast: Reflections on one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. Podium Presentation at the 2021 ASOPRS Spring Scientific Symposium, Virtual Meeting. June 27.
  20. Khalil A, Istambouli R, Alameddine RM. Effectiveness of educational materials on levels of knowledge of thyroid associated orbitopathy in an endocrinology clinic, Narrated Presentation at the 2021 ASOPRS Spring Scientific Symposium, Virtual Meeting. June 27.

 

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