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Sami Uwaydat

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentOphthalmology, College of Medicine
DivisionOphthalmology Faculty
Address2ND FL. Jones Eye Institute
4105 Outpatient Circle
Mail Slot # 523
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-5150
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    Sami H. Uwaydat, M.D., is an ophthalmologist with the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Uwaydat is also an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in the UAMS College of Medicine. He sees patients at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute.Dr. Uwaydat received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his ophthalmology residency at UAMS and is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Raymond and Mary Morris Residency Research Award, having received both first and second place in the competition. In addition, he completed a residency in the Department of Ophthalmology and an internship in the Department of Surgery, both at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.Fellowships include a Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship in the Department of Ophthalmology in Galveston, Texas; and a Medical Retina Fellowship at the New York University in New York. Professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.Dr. Uwaydat's clinical interests include repair of retinal detachments, treatment of age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and diagnosis and treatment of retinal infections and inflammations.


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    RTH258     (UWAYDAT, SAMI)Nov 16, 2015
    Alcon Research, Ltd.
    A Two-Year, Randomized, Double-Masked, Multicenter, Three-Arm Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of RTH258 versus Aflibercept in Subjects with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Protocol V     (UWAYDAT, SAMI)Nov 6, 2013 - Nov 5, 2020
    NIH/Nat. Cancer Institute - Pass Through: Jaeb Center for Health Research
    Protocol V– Treatment for Central-Involved Diabetic Macular Edema in Eyes with Very Good Visual Acuity
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Protocol R     (UWAYDAT, SAMI)May 24, 2011 - Dec 31, 2013
    NIH/Nat. Eye Institute - Pass Through: Jaeb Center for Health Research
    A Phase II Evaluation of Topical NSAID's on Eyes with NonCentral Involved DME (Protocol R)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    LX211-11     (UWAYDAT, SAMI)May 5, 2011
    Lux BioSciences
    LX211-11: A Muli-center, Double-Masked, Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Voclosporin as Therapy in Subjec
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Protocol Q     (UWAYDAT, SAMI)Sep 24, 2010 - Dec 31, 2013
    NIH/Nat. Eye Institute - Pass Through: Jaeb Center for Health Research
    An Observational Study in Individuals with Diabetic Retinopathy without Center-Involved DME Undergoing Cataract Surgery (Protocol Q) U10 EY14231
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Sanders R, Ly V, Ahmad K, Swift J, Sallam A, Uwaydat S. Hemoglobin S/OArab: Retinal Manifestations of a Rare Hemoglobinopathy. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2020 May-Aug; 11(2):189-195. PMID: 32595482.
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    2. Lowery RS, Dehnel JR, Schaefer GB, Uwaydat SH. Rates of diagnostic genetic testing in a tertiary ocular genetics clinic. Ophthalmic Genet. 2020 06; 41(3):271-274. PMID: 32340498.
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    3. Mansour AM, Kozak I, Saatci AO, Ascaso FJ, Broc L, Battaglia M, Olivier N, Gili P, Chhablani J, Hedges TR, Honrubia A, Gutierrez L, Panozzo G, Català J, Díaz J, Carreras E, Kadayifcilar S, Al Kahtani ES, Uwaydat SH, Lima LH, Mansour HA, Khan HA, Aaberg TM, Bovino JA, Hunyor AP. Prepapillary vascular loop-a new classification. Eye (Lond). 2020 Apr 14. PMID: 32291404.
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    4. Kirkland KA, Uwaydat SH, Siddiqui MZ, Chancellor JR, Soliman MK, Kurup S, Sallam AB. Outcome of Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant Use in Uveitic Eyes Undergoing Pars Plana Vitrectomy Surgery. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Mar 06; 1-6. PMID: 32142385.
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    5. Oliver RS, Sallam AB, Uwaydat SH, Minkus CL, Goldstein DA. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges. Retina. 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 31939756.
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    6. Chancellor JR, Kilgore DA, Sallam AB, Allen RC, Uwaydat SH. A Case of Non-Resolving MEK Inhibitor-Associated Retinopathy. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep-Dec; 10(3):334-338. PMID: 31762764.
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    7. Uwaydat SH, Wang H, Sallam AB. Intraoperative Injection of Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant Using a Vitrectomy Trocar-Assisted Technique. Retina. 2019 Oct; 39 Suppl 1:S123-S124. PMID: 28991865.
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    8. Duddleston J, Chancellor JR, Ellabban AA, Soliman MK, Harper R, Uwaydat SH, Phillips PH, Sallam AB. Optical Principles in Three-Dimensional Vitreoretinal Surgery and Laser Eyewear. Ophthalmol Retina. 2020 02; 4(2):224-225. PMID: 31628074.
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    9. Singh SR, Fung AT, Fraser-Bell S, Lupidi M, Mohan S, Gabrielle PH, Zur D, Iglicki M, M López-Corell P, Gallego-Pinazo R, Farinha C, Lima LH, Mansour AM, Casella AM, Wu L, Silva R, Uwaydat SH, Govindahari V, Arevalo JF, Chhablani J. One-year outcomes of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in peripapillary choroidal neovascularisation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020 May; 104(5):678-683. PMID: 31401554.
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    10. Behrens AW, Uwaydat SH, Hardin JS, Sallam AB. Office-based Air-Fluid Exchange for Diabetic Post-Operative Vitreous Cavity Hemorrhage. Med Hypothesis Discov Innov Ophthalmol. 2019; 8(2):104-109. PMID: 31264998.
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    11. Sanders RN, Warner DB, Adams LR, Sallam AA, Uwaydat SH. Ocular Complications from Retained Intraocular Ointment Discovered 33 Months after Cataract Surgery. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep-Dec; 9(3):493-498. PMID: 30687069.
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    12. Siddiqui MZ, Gebhard G, Behrens A, Sallam A, Uwaydat S. Bilateral Spontaneous Hyphemas in a Patient with Aplastic Anemia. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep-Dec; 9(3):444-448. PMID: 30483109.
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    13. Limaye K, Wall M, Uwaydat S, Ali S, Shaban A, Al Kasab S, Adams H. Is Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion the Next Frontier in Cerebrovascular Diseases? J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2018 Oct; 27(10):2781-2791. PMID: 30060907.
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    14. Soliman MK, Hardin JS, Jawed F, Uwaydat SH, Faramawi MF, Chu CJ, Yang YC, Sallam AB. A Database Study of Visual Outcomes and Intraoperative Complications of Postvitrectomy Cataract Surgery. Ophthalmology. 2018 11; 125(11):1683-1691. PMID: 30041814.
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    15. Oliver R, Sallam AB, Uwaydat SH. Retinal Deposits in a Young Woman. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018 06 01; 136(6):708-709. PMID: 29522126.
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    16. Lautredou CC, Hardin JS, Chancellor JR, Uwaydat SH, Ellabban AA, Sallam AB. Repeat Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for Refractory Cystoid Macular Edema in Syphilitic Uveitis. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2018; 2018:7419823. PMID: 29670789.
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    17. Goyal S, Uwaydat SH. Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitor Induced Trichomegaly and Poliosis. Ophthalmology. 2018 02; 125(2):294. PMID: 29389408.
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    18. Behrens A, Sallam A, Pemberton J, Uwaydat S. Tamoxifen Use in a Patient with Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia Type 2. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan-Apr; 9(1):54-60. PMID: 29643783.
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    19. Uwaydat SH. Correspondence. Retina. 2017 11; 37(11):e143. PMID: 28984742.
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    20. Uwaydat SH, Sallam AB, Wang H, Goyal S. Retinal Indentation by a Dexamethasone Implant in a Gas-Filled Eye: Report of an Unusual Complication. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 10 01; 135(10):1125-1127. PMID: 28910428.
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    21. Wang H, Hardin J, Kaintatzis A, Uwaydat SH, Sallam AB. Inadvertent Expulsion of Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implant during Pars Plana Vitrectomy. Ophthalmol Retina. 2018 01; 2(1):75-77. PMID: 31047311.
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    22. Goyal S, Uwaydat SH. Multiquadrant Subtenon Triamcinolone Injection for Acute Corneal Graft Rejection: A Case Report. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2017 May-Aug; 8(2):308-313. PMID: 28626416.
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    23. Hardin JS, Schaefer GB, Sallam AB, Williams MK, Uwaydat S. A unique case series of autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy exhibiting multigenerational inheritance. Ophthalmic Genet. 2017 12; 38(6):570-574. PMID: 28481155.
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    24. Mansour AM, Koaik M, Lima LH, Casella AMB, Uwaydat SH, Shahin M, Tamim H, Sanchez-Ruiz MJ, Mansour HA, Dodwell D. Physiologic and Psychologic Risk Factors in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Ophthalmol Retina. 2017 Nov - Dec; 1(6):497-507. PMID: 31047441.
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    25. Soliman MK, Gauldin D, Uwaydat SH, Sallam AB. Projectile propagation of dexamethasone implant in air- and balanced salt solution-filled vitrectomized eyes. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb; 95(1):e79. PMID: 27495943.
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    26. Uwaydat SH, Sims KW. Use of a urinary catheter to prevent fogging of the BIOM lens during vitrectomy. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr; 51(2):e64-5. PMID: 27085281.
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    27. Goyal S, Lyzogubov VV, Ali O, Bora PS, Bora NS, Uwaydat SH. Effect of aspirin on models of retinal pigment epithelium pathology. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016 Sep; 44(7):610-617. PMID: 26861462.
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    28. Wiggins MN, Landes RD, Bhaleeya SD, Uwaydat SH. Reprint of: Primary care physicians' knowledge of the ophthalmic effects of diabetes. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun; 50 Suppl 1:S12-5. PMID: 26049884.
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    29. Perin AF, Goyal S, Rosenbaum ER, Uwaydat SH. Lysinibacillus spp. Endophthalmitis: a First Reported Case. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2015; 45(5):607-8. PMID: 26586718.
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    30. Goyal S, Uwaydat SH, Phillips PH, Schaefer GB. Bilateral familial nevus of Ota. J AAPOS. 2014 Dec; 18(6):609-10. PMID: 25448143.
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    31. Ngo E, Hutchins LF, Gardner JM, Uwaydat SH. Regression of orbital and choroidal metastases from melanoma after treatment with vemurafenib. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr; 49(2):e49-52. PMID: 24767240.
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    32. Uwaydat SH, Ngo E, Warner D. Treatment of severe ocular hypotony by monthly injections of a viscoelastic agent. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 42(7):693-4. PMID: 24299226.
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    33. Goyal S, Petrovic V, Pemberton JD, Uwaydat SH. A tale of two Purtscher's retinopathy. J Ark Med Soc. 2013 Oct; 110(5):86-9. PMID: 24383196.
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    34. Wiggins MN, Landes RD, Bhaleeya SD, Uwaydat SH. Primary care physicians' knowledge of the ophthalmic effects of diabetes. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug; 48(4):265-8. PMID: 23931464.
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    35. Uwaydat S, Jha P, Tytarenko R, Brown H, Wiggins M, Bora PS, Bora NS. The use of topical honey in the treatment of corneal abrasions and endotoxin-induced keratitis in an animal model. Curr Eye Res. 2011 Sep; 36(9):787-96. PMID: 21812661.
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    36. Uwaydat S. Diagnosis and Treatment of Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome. 2010; 35-36.
    37. Uwaydat, Wiggins MN, Jha P, Brown HH, Tytarenko R, Bora PS, Bora NS. Topical. 2008.
    38. Wiggins MN, Uwaydat. Cannula ejection into the Cornea During Wound Hydrations. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2008; 92:181.
    39. Mansour AM, Han DP, Kim JE, Uwaydat SH, Sibai A, Medawar WA, Li HK, Rjeily JA, Salti HI, Bashshur Z, Hourani M. Radiologic findings in infected and noninfected scleral buckles. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep-Oct; 17(5):804-11. PMID: 17932859.
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    40. Uwaydat S. Acute Onset of Diplopia. 2007.
    41. Mansour AM, Uwaydat SH, Chan CC. Long-term follow-up in Bietti crystalline dystrophy. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul-Aug; 17(4):680-2. PMID: 17671952.
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    42. Wiggins MN, Uwaydat SH. Microbial contamination of ophthalmic operating microscopes. Eye (Lond). 2007 Jul; 21(7):1012-3. PMID: 17479121.
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    43. Bayram JD, Uwaydat. The Five Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. Hyphema In: Schaider JJ, Hayden SSR, Wolfe RE, Barkin Rm, Rosen P, eds. 2007.
    44. Wiggins MN, Uwaydat SH. Age-related macular degeneration: options for earlier detection and improved treatment. J Fam Pract. 2006 Jan; 55(1):22-7. PMID: 16388763.
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    45. Garcia CA, Quiroz-Mercado H, Uwaydat, Sepulveda-Flores R, Meza-de Regil A, Holroyd K, Desai A, Solis S, Estrada L, Peyman G. A Phase I/II Trial of Intravenous Squalamine Lactate for Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization in Age Related Macular Degeneration. 2004.
    46. Mansour AM, Uwaydat, Chann CC. Progression of Bietti's crystalline retinopathy over 25 years of follow-up. 2004.
    47. Klein S, Muller LT, Uwaydat, Konowal A, Goosey J, Moran J, Candal E, Candel E, Majmudar P, Epstein R. Poor Visual Outcomes Following Corneal Refractive Surgery in Patients with Clinically Unsuspected Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. 2004.
    48. Uwaydat. The Future of Artificial Vision. 2003.
    49. Uwaydat. Epitaxially grown PLZT Subretinal Implants for Direct Replacement of Damaged Photoreceptors. 2003.
    50. Uwaydat SH, Li HK. Pigmentary retinopathy associated with intravitreal fomivirsen. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Jun; 120(6):854-7. PMID: 12049600.
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    51. Haddad R, Uwaydat S, Dakroub R, Traboulsi EI. Confirmation of the autosomal recessive syndrome of ectopia lentis and distinctive craniofacial appearance. Am J Med Genet. 2001 Mar 15; 99(3):185-9. PMID: 11241487.
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    52. Li H, Dang M, Uwaydat, Horna J, Appel DJ, Murray OJ, Johnson L, Chao GC, Clements LM, Raimer BG. Operational Challenges and Outcomes of Store-and-forward Telemedicine Evaluation of Diabetic Retinopathy. 2001.
    53. Van Kuijk JGM, Uwaydat. Self-sealing Sclerotomies in Pars Plana Vitrectomy. Retina. 2001; 57(5):547-550.
    54. Mansour AM, Uwaydat SH, Khouri AS. Ocular sequelae of pneumatic drills. Eye (Lond). 2000 Feb; 14 ( Pt 1):64-6. PMID: 10755103.
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    55. Uwaydat SH, Mansour AM. Infantile lipemia retinalis and conjunctivalis. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2000 Jan-Feb; 37(1):47-9. PMID: 10714696.
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    56. Godley BF, Uwaydat. Sutureless Sclerotomies in Pars Plana Vitrectomy. 2000.
    57. Traboulsi EI, Uwaydat, Dakroub r, Haddad R. Confirming the Recessive Syndrome of Ectopia Lentis, Scleral Thining, and Craniofacial Dysmorphism. 2000.
    58. Mansour AM, Salti HI, Uwaydat. Indirect Laser Photocoagulation through Non-Resolving Total Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage: An Alertnative to Vitrectomy. 2000.
    59. Mansour AM, Salti H, Uwaydat S, Dakroub R, Bashshour Z. Ethmoid sinus osteoma presenting as epiphora and orbital cellulitis: case report and literature review. Surv Ophthalmol. 1999 Mar-Apr; 43(5):413-26. PMID: 10340560.
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    60. Mansour AM, Salti H, Uwaydat. Osteoma Presenting As Orbital Cellulitis. Survey of Ophthalmology. 1999; 43(5):413-426.
    61. Khouri AS, Uwaydat SH. Patient selection for phacoemulsification by residents in underdeveloped countries. J Cataract Refract Surg. 1998 Feb; 24(2):148-9. PMID: 9530585.
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    62. Farah N, Samaha A, Uwaydat. Floppy Eyelid Syndrome. 1996.
    63. Garcia CA, Uwaydat. Vitreoretinal Surgical Techniques. Ben Soula T, et al. The thin-fim optical detector: a novel approach to artifical vision.
    64. Bayram JD, Uwaydat. Emergency Medicine Procedures.
    65. Uwaydat, Bayram JD. Emergenc Medicine Procedures. Hordeolum incision and drainage.
    66. Uwaydat S. Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group in collaboration with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. The Ganciclovir implant plus oral Ganciclovir versus parenteral Cidofavir for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS; The Ganciclovir Cidofovir Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Trial. 457-467.
    67. Uwaydat S. For the Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. Complications of Ganciclovir Implant Surgery in Patients with Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: The Ganciclovir Cidofovir Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Trial. 41-50.
    68. Uwaydat S, Goyal S, Lyzobugov V, Bora P, Bora N. Effect of Aspirin on human ARPE-19 cells and in Mouse Model of Choroidal Neovascularization. ARVIO.
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