McFarland Clinic

Nicolas Hamouche, MD

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4.74 out of 5
  • 957 Patient Ratings

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Medical Interests

  • Glaucoma Specialist
  • Cataract surgery including toric lens implants
  • General ophthalmology including macular degeneration & diabetic eye exams
  • Clinical and basic science glaucoma research


  • A Prospective Observational Study Comparing the Effectiveness of Treatment Strategies for Open-Angle Glaucoma (RIGOR- Registry In Glaucoma Outcomes Research), Primary Investigator (Jun 2011 - 2012)
  • Exploring Raman spectroscopy for the evaluation of glaucomatous retinal changes, Journal of Biomedical Optics 16 (10), 107006 (Oct 2011)
  • A Passive Intraocular Pressure Sensor and a Wireless Sensing Technique Using an Intermediate LC Resonator, (Mar 2010)
  • A Study of the Safety and IOP-Lowering Efficacy of Anecortave Acetate in Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma (Alcon Research, Protocol C-07-36), Primary Investigator (Apr 2008 - Jun 2009)
  • A Study to Evaluate The Clinical and Microbial Efficacy of 0.6% ISV-403 Compared to Vehicle in the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis (Bausch & Lomb, Protocol 433), Primary Investigator (Mar 2006 - Jan 2008)

Joined McFarland Clinic

September 2001

Languages Spoken

Arabic, French

Education & Professional Certification


American Board of Ophthalmology


American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

  • BA, 1979-1982
  • MD, 1982-1986


American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Pediatrics, 1986-1987


George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • Ophthalmology, 1992-1995


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, 1991

Jules Stein Eye Institute/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, 1996

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Story County Medical Society

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • Vice President - Story County Medical Society
  • Member, McFarland Clinic Finance Committee



Cataract Surgery: Susan's Story

See how Dr. Hamouche helped a patient with cataract surgery.

Glaucoma and its New Treaments

Dr. Nicolas Hamouche discusses how to recognize glaucoma and the latest treatments for it.

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