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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

Meet Dr. Sabah

Dr. SabahDr. Sabah is a native of France, where she started her education in Engineering Agronomy. In 1998, she came to the U.S. as an exchange student and was offered a scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in food microbiology at Kansas State University. Being passionate about science and technology, her research introduced her to the world of Ophthalmology while working as a Research Associate at Kansas State University. Her research work at the time showed the possible use of albumin as a drug carrier to the lens. In 2006, Dr. Sabah decided to pursue a medical career to fulfill her desire to combine research with direct patient care. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2010 where she also completed her Intern year. She then moved to California to complete her residency training in Ophthalmology at the UC Davis Eye Center where she also served as Chief resident. Following her desire to care for children, as well as adults, Dr. Sabah completed a year of fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

As a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, Dr. Sabah concentrates in the diagnosis and management of comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology including but not limited to pediatric cataract, pediatric glaucoma (non surgical), congenital ptosis, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, chalazion, and strabismus (muscle imbalance) in both children and adults.

Dr. Sabah joined the practice in March of 2016 to provide pediatric ophthalmic care as well as adult strabismus. Dr. Sabah also works for the Eugene Veterans Administration as a comprehensive ophthalmologist.

Throughout her career, Dr. Sabah has been active in research and education. Dr. Sabah has published in multiple scientific journals (such as IOVS, Molecular Biology, Experimental Eye Research), she has co-authored book chapters and presented at national and international conferences.  Dr. Sabah has also been a graduate teaching assistant and research associate at Kansas State University, a teaching assistant for a board review course for the STEP1 medical board exam at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition, Dr. Sabah has received several research grants and awards including the ARVO/Novartis Research Fellowship Grant.

Dr. Sabah is Board Eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Dr. Sabah performs surgery at the Oregon Eye Surgery Center, Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, McKenzie Surgery Center and McKenzie Willamette Medical Center.  

Dr. Sabah, her husband Amir (professor Emeritus in Finance), and their daughter Sareh have chosen the beautiful state of Oregon as home. Together, they enjoy making handicrafts, swimming, reading, cooking and baking.

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What procedures does Dr. Sabah perform?

  • Strabismus Surgery, pediatric & adult
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
  • Implantable contact lens (ICL)
  • Astigmatic surgery - limbal relaxing incisions and astigmatic keratotomy (AK & LRI)
  • Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
  • Cataract removal with presbyopia and astigmatism correction lens implants
  • Eyelid plastic surgery
  • Trauma surgery