Doctor Samir G. Farah is a seasoned and well-known eye doctor and surgeon in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates since more than 20 years. He provides comprehensive eye care with a focus on Lasik, cataract, keratoconus and corneal diseases and surgeries, emphasizing compassionate care and patient education.
Dr. Farah currently practices and operates in Lebanon and in the United Arab Emirates. He is assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology at the University of Balamand medical school, Lebanon and is involved in the teaching and training of the future eye surgeons. He also has helped develop many refractive surgery centers in the middle east and holds a united states patent for the Farah marker, a device that improves the accuracy and outcome of Lasik.
Dr. Farah performed his ophthalmology training at the prestigious American university of Beirut medical center, Lebanon. He then completed two years of specialty in cornea, refractive surgery & Lasik at the well-known Massachusetts eye and ear infirmary at Harvard medical school, Boston, USA.
Each year, more and more people are choosing to have their vision corrected by Dr Farah. As one of the top eye surgeons in the middle east, he is highly committed to helping patients obtain better vision for life using the latest technologies. He personally discusses with the patients their treatment options and is involved in every phase of the care.
Dr Farah is well read and has contributed to the ophthalmology field with many peer reviewed research manuscripts. He speaks Arabic, English and French very fluently.
Dr. Farah is active in international congresses in USA and Europe with yearly involvement on latest treatment advances and strategies.
Fellowship: cornea, external diseases & refractive surgery at the Massachusetts eye and ear infirmary at Harvard medical school, Boston, USA (1998), and at the eye institute of the university of Wisconsin at Madison (1999)
Residency: ophthalmology, American university of Beirut medical center, 1994-1997
Farah s, Mansour a. Central retinal artery occlusion and optic disc Drusen. Eye 1998; 12(3a): 480-482.
Khawam E, Menassa J, Jaber a, Farah s. Diagnosis and treatment of isolated inferior oblique muscle palsy: a report of seven cases. Binocular vision and strabismus quarterly 1998; 13(1): 45-52.
Farah n, Farah s, Khoury a. Wound Neovascularisation after glaucoma triple surgery. Middle east journal of ophthalmology 1998; 6(2): 119-121.
Farah n, Khoury a, Farah s. Sarcoidosis presenting as granulomatous infiltration of the optic nerve head. Middle east journal of ophthalmology 1998; 6(2): 111-113.
Farah SG, Azar dt, Gurdal C, Wong J. Laser in situ keratomileusis: review of a developing technique. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery 1998; 24(7): 989-1006.
Azar dt, Farah SG. Laser in situ keratomileusis versus photorefractive keratectomy: an update on indications and safety. Ophthalmology 1998; 105(8): 1357-1358.
Farah SG, Olaffsson E, Gwynn D, Azar DT, Brightbill fs. Outcome of corneal and laser astigmatic axes alignment in photoastigmatic refractive keratectomy. Journal of cataract and refractive surgery 2000; 12:1722-8
Hernandez-Quintela E, Samapunphong s, Khan b, Gonzalez b, lu p, Farah SG, Azar dt. Posterior corneal surface changes after refractive surgery. Ophthalmology 2001; 108: 1415-1422
Brightocular® cosmetic iris implant: a spectrum from tolerability to severe morbidity. Koaik mk, Mansour am, saad a, Farah SG. Case rep ophthalmol. 2018 aug 28;9(2):395-400
Farah SG, Baum T, Conlon Mr, Alfonso ec, Stark T, Albert dm. Tumors of the cornea and conjunctiva. Albert d, Jakobiec f, editors. Principles and practice of ophthalmology: clinical practice. Philadelphia : Saunders, 1999: 1002-1019
Farah SG, Azar dt. Surgical caveats for managing difficult intraoperative situations. Azar dt, Koch dd, editors. Lasik fundamentals, surgical techniques and complications. New York: Dekker, 2003: 229-242
Farah SG, Azar dt. Visual outcomes after primary Lasik. Azar dt, Koch dd, editors. Lasik fundamentals, surgical techniques and complications. New York: Dekker, 2003: 265-276
Farah SG, lee JB, Azar dt. Postoperative complications of Lasik. Azar dt, Koch dd, editors. Lasik fundamentals, surgical techniques and complications. New York: Dekker, 2003: 365-386
Primack jd, Farah SG, Azar dt. Lasik and intrastromal corneal ring segments (icrs). Azar dt, Koch dd, editors. Lasik fundamentals, surgical techniques and complications. New York: Dekker, 2003: 335-350
Farah SG, Azar dt. Management of Lasik complications. Yanoff and Duker, editors. Ophthalmology. St Louis, mo: Mosby 2004: 186-198
Farah SG, Ghanem RC, Azar dt. Lasik complications and their management. Azar, Gatinel, and Hoang Xuan editors. Refractive surgery. St louis, mo. Mosby 2007: 195-221
Farah SG. Iris biopsies and Iridocyclectomy. Brightbill, Mcdonnell, Mcghee editors. Corneal surgery. Elsevier 2009
Farah n, Farah S. Wound neovascularization after glaucoma triple surgery. Presented at the afro-asian congress of ophthalmology in Lebanon, June 1996.
Farah n, Khouri a, Farah s. Optic nerve head infiltration as a sign of sarcoidosis. Presented at the afro-asian congress of ophthalmology in Lebanon, June 1996.
Farah n, Farah S, Khouri a. Phpv and facial hemangioma. Presented at the Afro-Asian congress of ophthalmology in Lebanon, June 1996.
Samapunphong S, Hernandez E, Farah SG, Azar dt. Posterior corneal curvature change after Lasik and prk. Presented at the American academy of ophthalmology meeting in new Orleans, November 1998.
Farah SG. Wound design: a guide to successful clear cornea cataract surgery. Presented at the pan Arab African congress of ophthalmology meeting in Beirut, April 2001.
Paper presentation: Farah SG, Olaffsson E, Gwynn D, Azar DT, Brightbill FS. Outcomes of park with respect to marking at 6 o’clock. Presented at the American society of cataract and refractive surgery meeting in Seattle, April 1999.
Farah SG, Azar dt, Brightbill fs. Outcome of corneal and laser astigmatic axes alignment in photo astigmatic refractive keratectomy. Presented at the pan Arab African congress of ophthalmology meeting in Beirut, April 2001.