Welcome To

Alwatany Ophthalmology Summit 2018

Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the board and team of Al Watany Eye Hospital, one of the leading ophthalmic healthcare providers in Egypt, I would like to welcome you back to a new edition of the Watany Ophthalmology Summit; WOS 2018.

Al Watany Eye Hospital (WEH), along with the Watany Research and Development Center (WRDC), the first accredited private clinical research center in Egypt by the ministry of health, continue to carry on with the commitment towards the development of ophthalmic education, training and research in our country and on the international level.

This year we address the highly challenging field of Anterior Segment Reconstruction, a rapidly growing field due to the advances in surgical techniques and intraocular implants designed and customized to manage special cases of major pathology and trauma including iatrogenic incidents.

This year’s program will feature a number of world-class international experts in anterior segment reconstruction from the United States, United Kingdom, and India, along with the consultant surgeons from diverse Egyptian academic institutions, to share their experience in managing those challenging cases.

A number of our exceptionally successful courses on phacoemulsification, retinal and corneal imaging and uveitis are back in an updated format, with recent topics and new speakers. During the two days of our meeting, fully equipped phacoemulsification and refractive wet labs will be conducted for junior and beginner surgeons under the supervision of experienced surgeons.

Our partnership with the Egyptian chapter of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) continues for another year to present the standard tools of investigative research and to showcase the scientific production of Egyptian investigators, with the main focus on young ophthalmologists.

On behalf of the scientific committee and the organizing team, I welcome you all and hope you will enjoy this year’s meeting.



Dr. Fathy Fawzy Morkos. FRCOphth. FRCS (Glasg.)
Chairman of Al Watany Eye Hospital.