Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab


Dr. Shihab is a fellowship trained Glaucoma specialist. Specialist in glaucoma.
Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab


Zuhair M. Shihab, M. D., P.A.

 DATE OF BIRTH:                          October 3, 1947


EDUCATION:                                 B.S.-1970  American University of Beirut, Lebanon

MEDICAL EDUCATION:            M.D.-1974 American University of Beirut, Lebanon

RESIDENCY:                                  Ophthalmology-1974-June 1977 American University of Beirut, Lebanon

FELLOWSHIP:                               Glaucoma-1977-June 1979 Albany Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals Albany, New York

CERTIFICATE:                              Health Organization Management  Texas Tech, School of Business Administration-1992


AND APPOINTMENTS:               


July 1979-1982                                 Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

Albany Medical Center

Albany, New York


Attending Ophthalmologist

Veteran’s Administration Hospital

Albany, New York

January 1983-November 1986                   Associate Professor

Director of Glaucoma

Texas Tech University

Health Sciences Center

Department of Ophthalmology

Lubbock, Texas


Consultant Ophthalmologist

Veteran’s Administration Hospital

Big Spring, Texas


May 1986-June 1987                        Director, Continuing Medical Education

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


June 1987-Present                                      Private Practice-Glaucoma

Clinical Professor

Texas Tech University

Health Sciences Center

Department of Ophthalmology

Lubbock, Texas


BOARD CERTIFICATION:          American Board of Ophthalmology

October 1978


SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS:           American Academy of Ophthalmology



Texas Medical Association

American Glaucoma Society


HONORS AND AWARDS:            WHO Organization, Medical Training

Award (1969-1974)


Visiting Professor:  King Saud University

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (July 1985)


Faculty Award-Joint Commission of Allied

Health Personnel in Ophthalmology


Consultant to the Minister of Health

Yemen Arab Republic (1999-2001)


Excellence in Teaching Award (2013-2014)

Department of Ophthalmology

Texas Tech University

Health Sciences Center

School of Medicine



(past and present)                            ORBIS-Flying Eye Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq,



Volunteer Ophthalmology Trips to Yemen.

Clinical, surgical and teaching


Prevent Blindness-Lubbock, Texas

Advisory Board-Medical Advisor (past)


Faculty-Joint Commission of Allied

Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

(JCAHPO) (past)


Ophthalmology Section Head, Covenant

Medical Center, Lubbock Texas (2001-



Meals on Wheels

Zuhair M. Shihab, M. D.




  1. Shihab, Z.M.; Tabara, K.F.:  Delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity in the adult

Lebanese population.  Lebanese Med. 3.31:51-55, 1979.


  1. Lam, K.W.; Shihab, Z.M.; Lee, P.F.:  The effect of optic nerve transection on

the hypotensive effect of ascorbate and mannitol.  Ann.Ophthalmol. 12:1102-1104.


  1. Lee, P.F.; Shihab, Z.M.:  A modified trabeculectomy:  A new procedure for

neovascular glaucoma.  Ophthal. Surg. 11:181-185, 1980.


  1. Lee, P. F.; Shihab, Z.M.:  Partial ciliary process laser photocoagulation in the

management of glaucoma.  Lasers in Surg. and Med.  1:85-92, 1980.


  1. Shihab, Z.M.:  Uveoscleral flow of aqueous humor (Glaucoma Editorial) Ann.

Ophthal. 12:888889, 1980.


  1. Shihab, Z. M.; Lee, P.F.:  Ocusert-Pilocarpine therapeutic system in glaucoma

management.  Perspectives in Ophthalmol.  4:78-86, 1980


  1. Shihab, Z.M.:  Psychotic reaction in an adult after topical Cyclopentolate.

Ophthalmologica.  181:228-230, 1980.


  1. Shammas, J.F.; Faris, B.; Shihab, Z.M.:  Prognosis and treatment of

penetrating ocular injuries.  Lebanese Med. J. 31:155-165, 1980.


  1. Fu, Yu-Ann; Shihab, Z.M.; Lee, P.F.:  Clinical evaluation of the Ocusert-

Pilocarpine System:  A five year follow up report. Glaucoma. 3:31-35, 1981.


  1. Lin, Y.H.; Lam, K.W.; Shihab, Z.M.; Lee, P.F.:  Biochemical changes in

aqueous humor of eyes with neovascular glaucoma.  Glaucoma. 4:211-213,



  1. Shihab, Z.M.; Lee, P.F.; Hay, P.:  The significance of disc hemorrhage in open

angle glaucoma.  Ophthalmology.  89:24-213, 1982.


  1. Shihab, Z.M.; Fu, Y.A.; Lee, P.F.:  Cyclocryotherapy in advance glaucoma.

Glaucoma. 4:416-148, 1982.


  1. Shihab, Z.M.; Kristan R.:  Recurrent intraoperative choroidal effusion in

Sturge-Weber Syndrome.  J. Ped. Ophthal. and Strabismus. 20:250-252, 1983.


  1. Eretto. P.; Krohel, G. Shihab, Z.M.; Wallach, S.; Hay, P.:  Optic neuropathy in

Paget’s disease.  Am. J. Ophthalmol.  97:505-510, 1984.


  1. Beebe, W.; Shihab, Z.M.:  The significance of disc hemorrhage in open-angle

glaucoma.  Annals of Ophthalmology. 16:7: 609-610, 1984.


  1. Shihab, Z.M.; Pediatric glaucoma in Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome.  Glaucoma.

6:288, 1984.


  1. Shihab, Z.M.; Lee, P.F.:  Significance of angles vessels.  Ophthalmic Surgery.

16:382, 1985.


  1. Shihab, Z.M.; Beebe, W.:  Possible significance of cilio-retinal arteries in open

angle glaucoma.   Ophthalmology. 92:881, 1985.


  1. Whiteside, S.; Mitra, S.; Krile, T.F.; Shihab, Z.M.:  Fundus image processing

system for early detection of glaucoma. SPIE. 697:  Application of digital

image processing. 1X, 1986.


  1. Murrell, W.J.; Shihab, Z.M.; et al:  The corneal endothelium and central

corneal thickness in pigmentary dispersion syndrome.  Arch Ophtalmol. 104:845, 1986.


  1. Nork, M.; Shihab, Z.M.; et al:  Pigment distribution in Waardenburg

Syndrome.  Graef’s Arch Ophthalmol. 224:497-492, 1986.


  1. Tomey, K.F.; —; Shihab, Z.M.; et al:  Malignant glaucoma after posterior

Chamber implant with and without trabeculectomy.  Arch Ophthalmol. 105:770-773, 1987.


  1. Morales, J.; Shihab, Z.M.; et al:  Herpes Simplex Virus Dermatitis in patients

using Latanoprost.  Am J Ophthalmol 132:114-116, 2001.



Zuhair M. Shihab, M.D.



(Posters and Papers)


  1. New Ocusert System ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  Spring 1979


  1. New Microsurgical ARVO-Orlando, Florida                   Spring 1980

Procedure for Neo-

vascular Gluacoma


  1. Laser Cyclophotoco- ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  Spring 1981

agulation in Monkey




  1. Significance of Disc American Academy of             November 1981

Hemorrhage in               Ophthalmology

Open-angle glaucoma    Atlanta, Georgia


  1. Laser Trabeculectomy in ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1982

Open-angle glaucoma


  1. Photomydriasis ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1982

Experimental Study


  1. Optic Nerve Changes in American Academy of November 1982

Paget’s Disease              Ophthalmology

San Francisco, California


  1. Significance of Normal American Academy of             November 1983

Angle Vessels                Ophthalmology, Chicago


  1. Effect of Endotoxin on ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1984

the Intraocular Pressure

and Outflow in Rabbits


  1. Significance of Cilio- American Academy of             November 1984

retinal Arteries in Open-          Ophthalmology

Glaucoma                      Atlanta, Georgia


  1. Image Enhancement of ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1986

Nerve Fiber Layer


  1. Computers in Image ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1986

Enhancement of Nerve

Fiber Layer


  1. Effect of Clonidine on American Society of                1989

I.O.P. and Cardio-                   Anesthesia

Vascular Response to



  1. Combined Cataract and ARVO-Sarasota, Florida May 1993

Glaucoma surgery


  1. Significance of Optic American Academy of             November 2001

Nerve Collateral Vessels         Ophthalmology

In Glaucoma (Paper       New Orleans



  1. Unilateral Ocular American Academy of             October 2005

Pseudoexfoliation                    Ophthalmology

as a cause of miosis

and anisocoria

Zuhair M. Shihab, M. D.


 Shihab, Z.M.:  Anti-glaucoma therapy. W. Lamberts, D.E. Potter (ed).  Clinical Ophthalmic Pharmacology.  Little Brown and CO., 1987, 193-257.


Tsung, P.K.; Shihab, Z.M.; Holly, F.J.; Changes in intraocular pressure, renin like activity, and total protein concentration in the tears of inflamed rabbit eyes induced by bacterial lipopolysaccharide injection.  Frank Holly (ed).  The pre-ocular tear film:  In Health, Disease and Contact Lens Wear.  Dry Eye Institute.  886-893, 1986.