American University of Beirut

Clinical Services

​The Department of Ophthalmology is a referral center in Lebanon and the Middle East. Its team of experts work in a department composed of different divisions, covering all ophthalmology sub-specialties:

  • General Ophthalmology: Regular check-up, refraction, glasses prescription
  • Medical and Surgical Retinal:

    • AMD (age related macular degeneration)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retina Diseases: hereditary and acquired
    • Retinal Detachment

  • Uveitis and inflammation

    • Infectious
    • Autoimmune

  • Cataract:

    • Premium intra-ocular lenses, toric IOLs, Multifocals IOLs
    • Extended Depth of Focus
    • Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
    • Presbyopia correction

  • Glaucoma

    • Valve implantation
    • Trabeculectomy / trabeculotomy
    • Laser Trabeculoplasty (Argon, Diode, SLT)
    • Cryo and Laser Cycloablation

  • Cornea and Refractive Surgery:

    • Laser, LASIK, femto LASIK (Ultra Lasik), Custom treatment
    • Myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, Presbyopia correction
    • Rings Implantation
    • Corneal transplantation, Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) Penetrating Keratoplasty.
    • Dry eye management
    • Blepharitis treatment

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    • Strabismus
    • Congenital ocular diseases
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Amblyopia
    • Pediatric glaucoma
    • Retinopathy of prematurity
    • Pediatric Corneal Diseases

  • Oculo-plastics

    • Cosmetic
      • Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift
      • Brow-lift or forehead-lift
      • Facelift
      • Facial Injectables including botulinium toxins and fillers
      • Laser or Chemical resurfacing
      • Platelet-rich plasma

    • Eyelid

      • Eyelid Tumors
      • Eyelid reconstruction
      • Ectropion and Entropion Repair
      • Retraction Repair
      • Blepharospasm Treatment

    • Orbit

      • Orbit Tumors
      • Orbital Inflammation
      • Orbital Congenital malformations
      • Thyroid Eye Disease
      • Orbital and Facial Fracture Repair
      • Eye Removal and Eye Socket Reconstruction

    • Lacrimal
      • Endoscopic Lacrymal Surgery for excessive tearing including DCR, CDCR and Jones tube insertion Lacrimal tumors

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

    • Strabismus
    • Ocular Motor Nerve Palsies
    • Optic Neuritis / Neuropathy
    • Papilledema
    • Neurological Disorders and Tumors with Ocular Involvements
    • Optic Nerve Meningioma
    • Pupillary Dysfunction
    • Ocular Migraine
    • Functional Vision Loss

  • An ophthalmology emergency department is open round the clock, 7 days a week.​

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