Awards & Decorations

1990 - XXVI

 International Congress of Ophthalmology Award for Outstanding Contributions to World Ophthalmology.

1991

 The “Edward Maumenee International Award” USA

1992

 Saudi Ophthalmological Society Shield for Prevention of Blindness

1993

The American University of Beirut Award for Eye Banking

1993

 Decorated by the President of Senegal with the Lion Badge of Honor

1993

Named “Physician of the Year” by the International Public Opinion Association of the Arab Republic of Egypt

1994

Award of Fellowship ad hominem from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

1994

International Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology of the Royal Hawaiian Eye Foundation, Hawaii, USA

1994

 Honorary Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

1995

Decorated by the President of Niger with the Order of Merit

1996

 Awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Organization of Islamic Conference for its humanitarian activities in the Islamic countries

1997

Decorated by His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan with the Order of Merit

1997

Shield for Excellence from the Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates

1997

 Shield for Outstanding Work in Humanitarian Causes, from the Red Cross, United Arab Emirates

1997

Resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), recognizing its significant contributions to the evolution of the Pan Arab African Council of Ophthalmology and to the advancement of international ophthalmology

1997

Awarded the Prof. Saeed Memorial Lecture Gold Medal

1997

 Kuwaiti Society of Ophthalmology

1998

Decorated by the President of Sudan with the Order of the Two Niles, First Degree

1998

Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for 1998 by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

1999

Resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), recognizing its significant contributions to the advancement of international ophthalmology

1999

Awarded the Pan Arab African Council of Ophthalmology (PAACO) Gold Medal

1999

Jordanian Society of Ophthalmology

2000

 Awarded the Tunisian Ophthalmological Society Gold Medal

2000

 Awarded the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Dean’s Medal

2001

Decorated by the President of Lebanon with the Cedar of Lebanon

2001

Sudanese Society of Ophthalmology

2002

 Awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) International Award for Prevention of Blindness

2002

 Awarded the Golden Medal Award of the Moroccan Ophthalmological Society

2002

 Lebanese Society of Ophthalmology Award, 1998

2003

Decorated by the President of Tunisia with the National Order of Merit, First Degree

2003

Awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Senior Achievement Award

2004

Awarded the Golden Medal Award of the Algerian Ophthalmological Society

2005

Pan Arab African Council of Ophthalmology Award

2006

Best Paper Award: “Clinical Results with Advanced NIDEK Ablation Profiles” ISRS/AAO Regional meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

2007

American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award.

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