Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab

Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab


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

  • Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab

    DATE OF BIRTH:                          
    October 3, 1947

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

    M.D.-1974 American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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

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

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


    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

    American Board of Ophthalmology October 1978


    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, 1985.

    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.


    Shihab, Z.M.; Tabara, K.F.:  Delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity in the adult
    Lebanese population.  Lebanese Med. 3.31:51-55, 1979.

    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.

    Lee, P.F.; Shihab, Z.M.:  A modified trabeculectomy:  A new procedure for
    neovascular glaucoma.  Ophthal. Surg. 11:181-185, 1980.

    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.

    Shihab, Z.M.:  Uveoscleral flow of aqueous humor (Glaucoma Editorial) Ann.
    Ophthal. 12:888889, 1980.

    Shihab, Z. M.; Lee, P.F.:  Ocusert-Pilocarpine therapeutic system in glaucoma
    management.  Perspectives in Ophthalmol.  4:78-86, 1980

    Shihab, Z.M.:  Psychotic reaction in an adult after topical Cyclopentolate.
    Ophthalmologica.  181:228-230, 1980.

    Shammas, J.F.; Faris, B.; Shihab, Z.M.:  Prognosis and treatment of
    penetrating ocular injuries.  Lebanese Med. J. 31:155-165, 1980.

    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.

    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,


    Shihab, Z.M.; Lee, P.F.; Hay, P.:  The significance of disc hemorrhage in open
    angle glaucoma.  Ophthalmology.  89:24-213, 1982.

    Shihab, Z.M.; Fu, Y.A.; Lee, P.F.:  Cyclocryotherapy in advance glaucoma.
    Glaucoma. 4:416-148, 1982.

    Shihab, Z.M.; Kristan R.:  Recurrent intraoperative choroidal effusion in
    Sturge-Weber Syndrome.  J. Ped. Ophthal. and Strabismus. 20:250-252, 1983.

    Eretto. P.; Krohel, G. Shihab, Z.M.; Wallach, S.; Hay, P.:  Optic neuropathy in
    Paget’s disease.  Am. J. Ophthalmol.  97:505-510, 1984.

    Beebe, W.; Shihab, Z.M.:  The significance of disc hemorrhage in open-angle
    glaucoma.  Annals of Ophthalmology. 16:7: 609-610, 1984.

    Shihab, Z.M.; Pediatric glaucoma in Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome.  Glaucoma.
    6:288, 1984.

    Shihab, Z.M.; Lee, P.F.:  Significance of angles vessels.  Ophthalmic Surgery.
    16:382, 1985.

    Shihab, Z.M.; Beebe, W.:  Possible significance of cilio-retinal arteries in open
    angle glaucoma.   Ophthalmology. 92:881, 1985.

    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.

    Murrell, W.J.; Shihab, Z.M.; et al:  The corneal endothelium and central
    corneal thickness in pigmentary dispersion syndrome.  Arch Ophtalmol. 104:845, 1986.

    Nork, M.; Shihab, Z.M.; et al:  Pigment distribution in Waardenburg
    Syndrome.  Graef’s Arch Ophthalmol. 224:497-492, 1986.

    Tomey, K.F.; —; Shihab, Z.M.; et al:  Malignant glaucoma after posterior
    Chamber implant with and without trabeculectomy.  Arch Ophthalmol. 105:770-773, 1987.

    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)


    New Ocusert System ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  Spring 1979

    New Microsurgical ARVO-Orlando, Florida                   Spring 1980
    Procedure for Neo-

    vascular Gluacoma

    Laser Cyclophotoco- ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  Spring 1981
    agulation in Monkey



    Significance of Disc American Academy of             November 1981
    Hemorrhage in               Ophthalmology

    Open-angle glaucoma    Atlanta, Georgia

    Laser Trabeculectomy in ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1982
    Open-angle glaucoma

    Photomydriasis ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1982
    Experimental Study

    Optic Nerve Changes in American Academy of November 1982
    Paget’s Disease              Ophthalmology

    San Francisco, California

    Significance of Normal American Academy of             November 1983
    Angle Vessels                Ophthalmology, Chicago

    Effect of Endotoxin on ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1984
    the Intraocular Pressure

    and Outflow in Rabbits

    Significance of Cilio- American Academy of             November 1984
    retinal Arteries in Open-          Ophthalmology

    Glaucoma                      Atlanta, Georgia

    Image Enhancement of ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1986
    Nerve Fiber Layer

    Computers in Image ARVO-Sarasota, Florida                  May 1986
    Enhancement of Nerve

    Fiber Layer

    Effect of Clonidine on American Society of                1989
    I.O.P. and Cardio-                   Anesthesia

    Vascular Response to


    Combined Cataract and ARVO-Sarasota, Florida May 1993
    Glaucoma surgery

    Significance of Optic American Academy of             November 2001
    Nerve Collateral Vessels         Ophthalmology

    In Glaucoma (Paper       New Orleans


    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.

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