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Hamouche, Nicolas, MD

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Hamouche, Nicolas
4.59 out of 5
  • 285 Patient Ratings
Specialties & Services
Primary Clinic
Duff Avenue Eye Center
1128 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
Also Sees Patients In
Languages Spoken
Arabic, French

Dr. Nicolas Hamouche - Practice Information

Joined McFarland Clinic

September 2001

Medical Interests

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

  • 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)

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