Dr. Awad Al Qarni | Magrabi Hospitals

Magrabi Hospitals

Expert in

Cornea, Cataract, Refractive Surgeries


Magrabi Eye Center, Madinah Road – Jeddah

Professional experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery graduated 2007\2008 by Excellent grade and first degree honor with GPA 4.55 out of 5 from King Abdulaziz University, College of Medicine, Jeddah, KSA.
  • The Saudi board in Ophthalmology (SB-OPHTH) in Riyadh, 2009 – 2013
  • King Saud University Fellowship in Ophthalmology, 2013
  • Fellowship in the subspecialty of Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and Anterior Segment at KKESH from January 2014 till December 2015.
  • Fellowship in the subspecialty of Uveitis at KKESH from January 2014 till December 2014.
  • Saudi License Exam (SLE)
  • Medical Council of Canadian Exam (MCCE), May 2009.
  • The ICO exams Basic, and Optic.
  • The ICO exams clinical

Research & Publications

Chondroitin Sulfate–Based Biocompatible Crosslinker Restores Corneal Mechanics and Collagen Alignment, Xiaokun Wang; Shoumyo Majumdar; Garret Ma; Jeeyeon Sohn; Samuel Yiu; Walter Stark; Awad Al-Qarni; Deepak P. Edward; Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science August 2017, Vol.58, 3887-3895. doi:10.1167/iovs.16-21292.

Choroidal Tuberculoma: A Rare Presentation of Common Disease Khalid Omair Alshehri, Awad Al-Qarni, MD, Abdulaziz Omair Alshehri, Int J Med Res Prof. 2017 Sept; 3(5):210-12.DOI:10.21276/ijmrp.2017.3.5.037.

Intracorneal Hematoma After Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implant Surgery. Ahmed Al Habash, Omar Al Abdulsalam, and Awad Al-Qarni. Journal of Glaucoma, June 2017
Herpetic keratitis after corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and ultraviolet-A for keratoconus. Al-Qarni A, AlHarbi M. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2015;22:389-92.
Presumed Intraocular Tuberculosis in KAUH Riyadh (Finished and submitted for publication)

The Outcomes of Femtosecond Assisted Intracorneal Rings (Intacs Vs Kera), KKESH experience (finished and in the process for publication).
Topographic changes in the pediatric population with VKC (under process).

Membership & leadership experiences

  • Residents coordinator of the Anterior Segment division.
  • Member of the IRB committee (under the research department) at KKESH.
  • The leader of the community work committee in the Riyadh residency program.
  • The leader of ( KNOW YOUR EYES) group, which educate the community about eye diseases.
  • Member of Saudi Glaucoma Society in Riyadh since October 2009, and participated in a yearly education campaign about World Glaucoma Day.
  • Member of Saudi Ophthalmology Society in Riyadh since October 2009.
  • King Abdul Aziz and his companions foundation for gifted (attended summer course from 10th of June to 11th of July 2001).
  • Vice deanship for Quality and Development in the collage Of Medicine at KAU (participate in the introduction to clinical years to 4th-year students at 2007,2008,2009).
  • Prince Sultan health Education campaign which held in Jeddah in November 2008.
  • Jeddah Young Doctors and participates in breast cancer campaign for 2 years (2007-2008).
  • Jeddah Young Doctors and participates in TB day in March 2009.
  • Presented and participated on courses of basic history and examination to the students of IBN SINA medical college.


  • Outcome Of INTACS SK Using Femtosecond Laser In Keratoconus Patients at KKESH The Weekly Joint Academic Ophthalmology Meeting In Riyadh January 2017.
  • Outcome Of Intrastromal Corneal Ring (INTACS SK) Using Femtosecond Laser In Keratoconus Patients (KKESH Experience) Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium 2016.
  • Management of Perforation in LKP, review and report of unusual complication Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium 2016
  • Herpetic keratitis after cross-linking for keratoconus Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium 2016.
  • Presumed Tuberculous Uveitis in Tertiary Eye Hospital Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium 2016.
  • Herpetic Keratitis after Corneal Collagen Cross‑Linking with Riboflavin and UV‑A for Keratoconus The 1st Red Sea Symposium in Jeddah 2014.
  • CT scan of the orbit is not always enough The 38th Seminar on “Imaging in Ophthalmology 2012 KSU.
  • Alport Syndrome Clinical teaching at KKESH grand round day.
  • Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) Clinical teaching at KKESH grand round day.
  • Vogt Koyanagi Harada Disease (VKH) Clinical teaching at KKESH grand round day.
  • Dermoid Cyst Clinical teaching at KKESH grand round day.
  • Recurrent Keratoconus Clinical teaching at KKESH grand round day.
  • Management of post operative complication of congenital glaucoma Clinical teaching at KKESH grand round day.
  • Effect of Donor and Recipient Factors on Corneal Journal club at KAUH.
  • Comparative study of unilateral and bilateral surgery in moderate Exotropia Journal club at KAUH.
  • Transient Visual Loss Clinical teaching at RMH.

Symposium & Courses

  • ASCRS 2015 in San Diego.
  • ESCCRS 2014 in London.
  • Saudi Ophthalmology Society meeting (SOS) 2014 in Riyadh.
  • Saudi Ophthalmology Society meeting (SOS) 2013 in Riyadh.
  • The 38th Seminar on “Imaging in Ophthalmology 2012 KSU (Organizer and speaker).
  • The world ophthalmology conference (WOC) in Abu Dhabi 2012.
  • Saudi Ophthalmology Society meeting (SOS) 2012 in Riyadh.
  • Research methodology and scientific writing course 2011.
  • The 36th seminar on recent advances in keratoplasty 2011.

Certificates & Awards

The Best Fellow Research in Ophthalmology Saudi Symposium - 2016

The Best Resident in R1 2010

The Second best resident in R2 2011

The Best resident in R3 2012

The Best Resident in R4 2013

The Best Graduate in KSU Fellowship in Ophthalmology - 2013


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