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Zuhair M. Shihab, MD

Glaucoma, Ophthalmologist, Surgeons

Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab, MD, a distinguished glaucoma specialist, has left an indelible mark on the field of ophthalmology throughout his illustrious career. Dr. Shihab has a relentless pursuit of excellence in education, extensive professional experience, and a commitment to advancing eye care.

Embarking on his academic path at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Shihab earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in 1970, followed by a medical degree (M.D.) in 1974. He honed his skills during his residency in Ophthalmology at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, from 1974 to June 1977.

Specializing in glaucoma, Dr. Shihab pursued a fellowship at Albany Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals in Albany, New York, from 1977 to June 1979. His dedication to continuous improvement is underscored by his additional certification in Health Organization Management from Texas Tech, School of Business Administration, earned in 1992.

In July 1979, Dr. Shihab commenced his professional journey as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, simultaneously serving as an Attending Ophthalmologist at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Albany. Progressing through academia, he assumed the role of Associate Professor and Director of Glaucoma at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Ophthalmology, in Lubbock, Texas, from January 1983 to November 1986.

Since June 1987, Dr. Shihab has maintained a private practice specializing in glaucoma, contributing significantly to eye care. Concurrently, he serves as a Clinical Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Ophthalmology, in Lubbock, Texas.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in October 1978, Dr. Shihab is affiliated with esteemed professional organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, and the American Glaucoma Society.

His extensive contributions extend beyond clinical and academic realms, encompassing notable honors and awards, including the WHO Organization Medical Training Award (1969-1974) and the Excellence in Teaching Award (2013-2014) from the Department of Ophthalmology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Shihab’s commitment to volunteer work is exemplary, with involvement in initiatives such as ORBIS-Flying Eye Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, volunteer ophthalmology trips to Yemen, and active participation in Prevent Blindness-Lubbock, Texas.

His impactful research contributions are reflected in numerous publications and scientific presentations at renowned conferences, covering critical topics in glaucoma, optic nerve changes, and advancements in image enhancement technologies. Dr. Shihab has authored a book chapter on anti-glaucoma therapy and contributed to symposium papers on intraocular pressure and tear film changes induced by bacterial lipopolysaccharide injection.

Today, Dr. Zuhair M. Shihab, MD, stands as a distinguished member of the medical community, contributing his expertise to West Texas Eye Associates, where he continues to make significant strides in the advancement of eye care.


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Dr Shehab is the best. I love him. His support staff were very professional, getting me in and out expediently and accurately. Thank you so much.

Always professional yet personable. Explains all options and procedures well Excellent results from his care and treatments.

Love this place😍 Great service, great staff and great DOCTORS. My husband had surgery with Dr. KHATER and Dr. Shihab…..I could not ask for better care or results. 😍

Curriculum Vitae

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

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.