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Ahmed Omar, MD
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Ahmed Omar, MD

(4.9) , 47 Reviews
  • Specialty: Ophthalmology-Cornea Disease and External Refractive Surgery, Ophthalmology
  • Languages Spoken: Arabic, English

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Office Locations

DO Bolwell 3200 (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Suite: 3200
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-844-3937

UH Suburban Health Center (5 mi.)

1611 S Green Rd
Suite: 306B
South Euclid, OH 44121
216-844-3937

UH Landerbrook Health Center (7 mi.)

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Suite: 306
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
216-844-3937

UH Westlake Health Center (15 mi.)

950 Clague Rd
Suite: 102
Westlake, OH 44145
216-844-3937

Biography: Ahmed Omar, MD

Titles

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Education

Fellowship | Cornea and External Disease, Refractive
Cornea and External Disease, Refractive - University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2014 - 2016)

Fellowship | Medical Retina
Medical Retina - Joslin Diabetes Center (2012 - 2013)

Research Fellowship | Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology - Mayo Clinic (2011 - 2012)

Other Education
American University Of Cairo (2018)

Other Education
Assiut University Hospitals (2014)

Medical Education
Assiut University Faculty Of Medicine (2003)

About

Dr. Omar joined the cornea service at University Hospitals Eye Institute in May 2019. Dr. Omar was born in Egypt and raised in Germany until he was 7 years old. He graduated the Egyptian Certificate for Secondary Education as one of the top 30 students in Egypt. He then joined Assiut Medical School in 1997, one of the largest and oldest medical schools in Egypt. He graduated medical school ranking 2nd among his class of over 600 students. He then did his internship and ophthalmology residency in Assiut University Hospitals, which is the largest University Hospital Group in Upper Egypt, serving a population of over 40 million. After completing his residency in 2008, Dr. Omar was selected to be among the faculty in the ophthalmology department of Assiut University Hospitals.

In 2010, Dr. Omar was awarded a scholarship from the Egyptian Government to conduct his PhD research in the United States. He joined the Mayo Clinic in 2011, where he worked on his PhD project. During the same year, Dr. Omar became Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified and matched to a medical retina fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2013, he moved back to Egypt for one year to finish his PhD.

In 2014, Dr. Omar started a cornea, refractive and external disease fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for two years. During the fellowship, Dr. Omar trained on the latest techniques of corneal transplantation and lamellar corneal surgery, as well as refractive surgery and implanting intraocular lenses for patients who had complicated cataract surgeries. After finishing the fellowship in 2016, Dr. Omar moved back to Egypt for two years because he felt he needed to transfer the knowledge and experience he developed during his cornea fellowship to his patients and colleagues in Egypt.

In 2017, Dr. Omar was able to start, for the first time in Upper Egypt, an Egyptian government-sponsored program to do corneal transplants for underprivileged people in Egypt at Assiut University Hospitals. Through that program, Dr. Omar and his colleagues at the Department of Ophthalmology, Assiut University Hospitals, were able to do corneal transplants to patients that would have otherwise waited for five years or more to have their surgeries done in Cairo University Hospitals, at no expense to the patients or their families. From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Omar performed over 120 corneal transplants at Assiut University Hospitals, in addition to about 100 other transplants in his private practice as well. With the experience he built over those years, he also taught many of his colleagues to do corneal transplants individually at Assiut University Hospitals, hoping that they will continue to provide the same level of care after he moved back to the U.S. to join University Hospitals.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Omar is interested in management of simple and complex corneal conditions. Among his areas of expertise are: keratoconus management, Fuch's endothelial dystrophy, corneal scars and dystrophies. Dr. Omar also is experienced in the management of patients with extensive corneal ulcers and severe dry eye. He has performed very complex corneal transplant surgeries in the United States and Egypt as well as refractive surgeries and implanting intraocular lenses for patients who had complicated cataract surgeries.

Other Notable Achievements

Dr. Omar has published numerous articles for top ophthalmology journals. He served as the ophthalmology residency program director at Assiut University Hospitals from 2016-2018. He also was selected to be Vice Chief of Assiut University Hospitals from June 2017 to April 2019.

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5
- based on 224 Ratings
(5)
1/1/2024

Excellent experience...my trust is with Dr. Omar

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr. Omar is a very caring specialist. He takes his time and has very good bedside manner.

(5)
12/1/2023

He is one that is the best for my condition I am very happy to have him.

(5)
12/1/2023

My trust is with Dr. Omar---always !!!!

(5)
11/1/2023

Dr. Omar is an excellent physician and surgeon. The staff Is also very good.

(5)
11/1/2023

Most excellent best doctor ever he is very patient with me. I'm very happy and pleased to have as doctor.

(5)
11/1/2023

Dr. Ahmed Omar, Eye specialist, and all of your Eye Specialists I have seen in the last several years, and have taken care of my needs for my eye care, are excellent physicians .

(5)
10/1/2023

Everything ok thanks

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Omar and the staff of University Hospital Ophthalmology Dept. Are excellent clinical team. I often have my appointments at The Westlake, Downtown Cleveland, and Parma offices. (Hopefully, the "powers that be" continue serving the PARMA office, which Is a blessing to those of us who find it very convenient to those of use in that part of town).

(5)
10/1/2023

Excellent care from Dr. Omar and his assistant. Well pleased

(5)
10/1/2023

I am very happy seeing Dr Omar. I trust him completely with my eye care. I have had two successful cornea transplants.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr. Omar has been very understanding and caring given my eye problem. He took me as a patient in an emergency situation and has been very attentive in my care. Dr, Omar saved my eye sight In my right eye. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done. I will continue to see Dr. Omar for my future eye care needs.

(5)
9/1/2023

Very good

(5)
9/1/2023

Very thorough examination and eye care experience.

(5)
9/1/2023

Excellent, compassionate care. I am delighted.

(5)
9/1/2023

This was the day after cataract surgery visit. I have nothing but good things to say about Doctor Omar he mark's off all the checks. Good listener, patience, explains any question you have and a GOOD surgeon,

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr. Omar very personable.

(5)
8/2/2023

Very good experience. Focus was on me .

(5)
8/1/2023

Dr Omar is wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone

(5)
8/1/2023

My care was very good

(5)
7/1/2023

All excellent

(5)
7/1/2023

Dr Omar is a very caring physician. He takes time to explain things as do his technicians. Front desk personnel were very friendly.

(5)
7/1/2023

Satisfied with the care that they have provided.

(5)
7/1/2023

Provider does an amazing job with managing several patients in a short period of time. Excellent professional who continually exhibits a knowledgeable and caring demeanor. Lastly, whatever he is getting paid, he deserves a raise.

(5)
7/1/2023

*** He, and staff, are excellent models for compassionate care. I was, and am, very impressed. Dr. Omar set good expectations of what to expect during and after surgery and his staff responded quickly to questions I had. I am now close to 2 weeks post-surgery and am doing fine. Thank you having Dr. Omar serve at UH! And thank you for the excellence of the staff as well.

(5)
7/1/2023

Excellent

(5)
7/1/2023

Wonderful care

(5)
6/1/2023

Excellent provider!!

(5)
6/1/2023

I chose to wait to schedule the year follow-up since it's so far out. Dr. Omar is the BEST!!! He is caring, spends time and doesn't rush you and is responsive when I've reached out to him from home when I was concerned about an issue with my eyes. I cannot say enough great things about him.

(5)
6/1/2023

Professional and personable

(5)
6/1/2023

Staff was courteous, kind and caring. They were very helpful as was the physician.

(5)
6/1/2023

I have multiple myeloma, a compromised immune system. Dr Omar was very careful to check for infections after my cataract surgery, this concern and thoroughness was greatly appreciated.

(5)
6/1/2023

I think Dr. Omar is a wonderful doctor. He is very kind and compassionate

(5)
6/1/2023

Dr. Omar and his assistant, ***, are great!

(5)
6/1/2023

Excellent. I have recommended Dr Omar several times due to his kind mannerisms.

(5)
5/1/2023

Good experience, ***

(5)
5/1/2023

Dr Omar has been taking care of my eye since I got shingles in it. I am very comfortable with him I have not had any problems since I started seeing him I wish I had located him earlier in the onset of my disease.

(5)
5/1/2023

Very good doctor who seems to care

(5)
5/1/2023

My experience with Dr. Omar is positive

(5)
5/1/2023

Nice caring doctor

(5)
4/1/2023

Everything went as planned no problem

(5)
4/1/2023

This team gives exceptional care. They had a cancellation and offered it to me.

(5)
3/1/2023

Dr Omar is great. He explains everything always asks if I have any questions. His office staff at the Westlake office is great

(5)
3/1/2023

Dr. Ahmed Omar OUTSTANDING, VERY PROFESSIONAL AND NICE.In operating room I asked Dr.Ahmed Omar to sing to me while operating. That never happened but I got smile from him. We joke about It In my post-visits In his office.Thank you!

(5)
3/1/2023

Dr. Omar and his entire team are truly outstanding...caring..professional...patient orientated....and made me feel safe and cared ..truly cared about me and solving my health problems....The Doctor and his entire staff should be commended and are a true example of how all doctors and staff should strive to be.

(5)
3/1/2023

Dr Omar was very thorough and was kind

(5)
3/1/2023

The tech was great, she was right on the testing and getting me in to see the Dr. The Dr. Was great. ***

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Ahmed Omar did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.