Genetic retinal diseases specialist
Dr Amer Omar
Dr Omar, a genetic retinal diseases specialist, graduated in medicine from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also received training from McGill University, where he specialized in both Ophthalmology and Family Medicine. He further undertook subspecialty fellowship training in Medical Retina in the United Kingdom.
Dr Omar is an expert of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, posterior segment uveitis and ocular genetic diseases
He is the prizewinner of several awards, including the Professor’s Prize in Otolaryngology from Queen’s University, the McGill University’s resident research award for two consecutive years, in addition to the fellowship scholarship award from the CNIB. He’s also the author of several peer-reviewed articles on various topics, including the pathophysiology of temporal lobe epilepsy, the genetics of age-related macular degeneration and inherited photoreceptor dystrophies.
Before his return to Montreal, Dr Omar was a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, an internationally renowned hospital.