Principal investigator for the Alexandria study at Alexandria University, Egypt


Prof. Osama Ibrahim Sayed Ahmed

Dr. Osama Ibrahim is a distinguished professor of Ophthalmology with a doctoral thesis in Radial and Astigmatic Keratotomy.  He oversees the activities of the research team and the improvement of patients‘ experience in clinical trials.

During his thirty years of clinical practice and research development, Dr. Ibrahim has supervised and discussed more than seventy Master’s and Doctoral theses both in Alexandria University and almost all other universities in Egypt. An active member of virtually all prestigious Ophthalmic societies in the world, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons, Middle East and Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO), Egyptian Ophthalmic Society, and the Egyptian Society of Ocular Implants and Refractive Surgery, and is a founding member of the African Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Osama Ibrahim is on the editorial board of Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology and has helped to edit and publish numerous papers in the field of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery. Prof. Osama is the recipient of the Academy’s 2012 MEACO Distinction Award and the 2012 Achievement Award.

Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt
Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
Medical Doctor ( M.D ): MBBCh Alex, 1980.  Excellent with Honors, Top Student. Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
Master of Ophthalmology: 1984, Excellent, Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
Fellow Corneal and Refractive Surgery: Emory Eye Clinic, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Work Highlights:
Dr. Ibrahim was the Chief of Corneal and Refractive Surgery in El-Maghraby Eye Hospital and Centers in Saudi Arabia from 1991 to 1996. He was a world leader in Automated Lamellar Keratomileusis (ALK) in the early 1990’s and innovative in Excimer Laser surgery with PRK and PTK. He was among the first group that developed LASIK in 1992 at El Maghraby centers.

Upon Dr. Ibrahim’s return to Egypt in 1996, with the great help of his eminent professors Dr. Sheta, Dr. Hussein and Dr. El-Sahn, he established the first private subspecialty group practice, “Alex Eye Center,” with great success. He also helped and promoted many ophthalmic centers, both in Alexandria and all over Egypt – the chain “Roayah,” of which he is the CEO, has expanded to include six centers in Egypt and two in the Arab world.
In December 2011, Dr. Osama Ibrahim was the first elected President of Alexandria University, Egypt.