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HAZEM SAMY, M.D., F.R.C.S.


Dr. Hazem Samy, MD, FRCS, is a well-rounded Neuro-ophthalmologist with significant experience in diseases of the Central Nervous System that affect the visual system. Multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, strokes and double vision are some examples for such medical conditions that may affect the vision.

Dr. Samy has been practicing in academic positions at different universities for the last 12 years. He practiced as Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center until 2009 before becoming  the Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology service at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Dr. Samy is Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh UK. He completed his Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Florida. He started his ophthalmology training at the Institute of Ophthalmology in Cairo, Egypt, and proceeded with further training at Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh UK before moving to Chicago where he completed his Neuro-ophthalmology training.

Dr. Samy also practiced General Neurology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

His extensive previous training and substantial medical and surgical experience allow him to serve the community in Central Florida with great confidence in Ocala Eye, and at the University of Florida as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology since 2009.

Dr. Samy is a member of the North America Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, American Glaucoma Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology.

He joined the Ocala Eye medical staff in 2015 to help serve their patients with Optic Neuropathies and Ocular Motility disorders.