En mars 2000, Dr. Fanous was certified by the l’American College of Eye Surgery for maintaining a high level of excellence in laser refractive surgery (Lasik).
In October 1998, Dr. Fanous was one of the first surgeons in North America to implant the ICL lens in the eye, while participating in a North American study of the lens.
In 1993, Dr. Sam Fanous was the first surgeon in Canada to implant the AMO Array Multifocal Lens, while participating in a North American study. He presented the results of this study at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery on June 16, 1996. By the summer of 2002, Dr. Fanous had implanted over one thousand AMO Array multifocal lenses. Today, he is considered one of the most experienced surgeons in Canada in multifocal lens technology.
Dr. Fanous was honored in April 1999, by the American College of Eye Surgery for maintaining a high level of excellence in cataract surgery. This was the first time in Quebec and only the second time that the American College honored a Canadian surgeon.
Your risk of developing glaucoma is higher if you are over 50 years old, nearsighted, diabetic or if there is a history of glaucoma in your family.
The leading cause of blindness in patients 50 years of age and older is macular degeneration, followed by glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.
Meet Dr. Sameh Fanous, Medical Director of the Montreal Eye Institute