Egyptian Chapter Affiliate



Egypt Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO-EGYPT)


ARVO-Egypt was founded as a group of the National Eye Hospital (Al Watany) in Cairo, Egypt. ARVO-Egypt’s goal is to promote collaboration among ophthalmologists in clinical and epidemiological ophthalmological research. ARVO-Egypt is designated as an Egyptian scientific community by the Egyptian Organizations Ministry and therefore able to approach academic institutions and universities in Egypt about collaborating. ARVO-Egypt became an international chapter affiliate on Jan. 14, 2013.


To promote and develop ophthalmic research in Egypt, with focus on training and advocating systemic methodology in vision research.


  • Membership is open to individuals around the globe who are interested in eye and vision research in Egypt and the Persian Gulf. There are no membership dues.
  • ARVO-Egypt members use an exclusive ARVO-Egypt ARVOConnect community — an online forum for collaboration: Access here.

Planned 2020 – 2021 activities

  • 2020 Annual Meeting: October 21 - 23, 2020
  • Foster communication and exchange of ideas between regional eye researchers
  • Access to online registry forum for regional ophthalmic research projects
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting: May 3 – May 7, 2020, Baltimore, Maryland


  • ARVO-Egypt President: Abdallah Hassouna, MD
  • ARVO-Egypt Vice-President: Fathy Fawzy,  MD
  • ARVO-Egypt Secretary: Mohamed El Bahrawy, MD
  • ARVO-Egypt Treasurer: Ramy Riad, MD
  • ARVO-Egypt Scientific Coordinator: Dina Baddar, MD, MSc

Samar Moharram, 2018 ARVO-Egypt travel grant recipient

"I am honored to be the winner of the 2018 ARVO-Egypt travel grant, and I am looking forward to attending a fruitful and prestigious ARVO Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii." -- Samar Sherif Moharram, MD, is a senior resident at Al Watany Eye Hospital with a special interest in glaucoma and pediatric ophthalmology research.