Ike Ahmed Biography, Instagram, Education, and  Cataract Surgery

Ike Ahmed Biography, Instagram, Education, and  Cataract Surgery

 

Dr. Ike Ahmed was born in Price Albert. Ahmed’s skills and remarkable work in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of highly complex eye diseases such as glaucoma and surgical complications have earned him international acclaim. He is regarded as one of the world’s most experienced complex eye surgeons, and he has trained a large number of surgeons in cutting-edge surgical techniques.

In addition, he has been at the forefront of cataract, glaucoma,  and lens implant surgery research. Patients are referred to him from all over the world. He’s been asked to perform surgery on four continents around the world.

Dr. Ahmed is passionate about the development of advanced microsurgical devices and techniques for glaucoma surgery and convoluted cataract extraction and is involved in national and international research and medical education. Glaucoma medications, glaucoma laser and surgical devices/techniques, angle-closure glaucoma, anterior segment and retinal/optic nerve imaging in glaucoma, cataract surgical techniques, and devices, and intraocular lens designs have all been the subject of his research grants.

Dr. Ahmed has created cutting-edge glaucoma diamond scalpels, microsurgical instrumentation, and devices, implants, and techniques for dislocated cataract surgery, iris reconstruction, and glaucoma implant devices. He pioneered innovative glaucoma surgery, coining the term “Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)” to describe a new genre of surgical approaches and devices. He was also the first person in Canada to perform laser cataract surgery. Dr. Ahmed has been asked to consult for a variety of companies and manufacturers as a result of his innovative expertise, particularly in the development of new devices and technologies.

Accomplishments  (2012-  Till Date)

His list of honors is extensive, with highlights including the Binkhorst medal, the AGS Surgery Day Lecture, and the UKISCRS Pearse Medal Lecture. He was also named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” – a distinction that applied not only to medicine, but to Canadian society as a whole. He has received five film festival awards, six best papers of session awards, and a poster award from ASCRS, as well as an ESCRS first place video award and an AAO “Best of Show” award. To date, he has delivered over 750 scientific presentations, including 40 visiting professor lectures around the world.

Let’s give the final word to some of the many who nominated Ike for the Power List:

“I work for one of the largest strategics in Ophthalmology. When we do our KOL mapping amongst his own peers, Ike routinely scores head and shoulders above his peers. He truly is the consummate power player and influencer in ophthalmology and, I dare say, medicine.”

“He his kind, giving and humble (and funny!) and loves to teach!”

What drives you day-to-day?

“To inspire and be inspired.”

What has helped you to achieve your accomplishments?

“Honestly, it’s been growing up knowing I’m different, looking at things differently, and challenging the status quo.”

What are your goals for the future?

“I don’t think so far ahead into the future… Every day, I want to make a difference in some way to every person I come in contact with and beyond.”

Below are some of His Accomplishment awards:

ASCRS Glaucoma Day “Reay of Hope” Award                                                

Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, 2012

Toronto medical student every three years.

ASCRS “Best Paper of Session” Award                                                          

Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, 2012

Award in Glaucoma for “Intracanalicular Scaffold for IOP Reduction After Cataract Surgery in Mild to Moderate Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Annual Glaucoma Research Award for Best Published Paper of 2012  

Canadian Glaucoma Society, 2012

Awarded for the best glaucoma paper published from a Canadian researcher for “The Ahmed versus Baerveldt Study: One-Year Treatment Outcomes”

ACOS Visionary Award                                                                                   

American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, 2013

AAO Senior Achievement Award                                                                     

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2013

Awarded for substantial contributions to the scientific programs at the Annual Meeting

2014 Innovator Award                                                                                    

Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, 2014

2014 Binkhorst Medal                                                                                      

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 2014

Awarded for outstanding contributions to the understanding and practice of cataract surgery and IOL implantation 

Frequently Asked Question About Ike Ahmed

1.How Can I Contact Ike Ahmed?

CONTACT INFO

T: (905) 820-3937

ike.ahmed@utoronto.ca

2. Address 

LOCATION

Credit Valley Eyecare

3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Unit 1

Mississauga, ON, M5L 1W8

3.Ike Ahmed Instagram Handle

https://instagram.com/ikeahmed?utm_medium=copy_link

Reference:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/ike-ahmed-38-ontario/article1372370/

https://www.prismeyeinstitute.com/about/our-doctors/dr-ike-ahmed/

 

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