- Over 25,000 ocular procedures
Dr. Mona Dagher completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University where she received the Hilda Diana Oakley scholarship for her ranking as the top female student at McGill. She then completed her medical degree and specialization in ophthalmology at Université de Montréal, graduating on the dean’s honor list. Dr. Dagher then pursued post-doctoral fellowship training in cornea, external eye diseases, and refractive surgery at the prestigious Harvard Medical School. As an associate staff member at Harvard’s renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Dagher sub-specialized in the most elaborate corneal, intraocular, cataract and refractive surgical techniques.
Refractive ExperienceDr. Dagher is an authority on intraocular procedures with a specific focus on corneal and refractive surgery. She has brought her expertise on keratoprosthesis surgery (a revolutionary ocular prosthesis implanted to correct corneal blindness) to Canada after conducting considerable research and clinical work at Harvard Medical School. She has also trained eminent American surgeons to perform this surgery.
As one of the first Canadian surgeons to use the IntraLase femtosecond laser, Dr. Dagher has written and presented at the International Conference of Femtosecond Laser in Ophthalmology. She is also well-versed in Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) for patients with keratoconus.
Dr. Dagher is currently an associate professor at Université de Montréal where she teaches ophthalmologists-in-training. She is on staff at Hôpital Notre Dame, and a very prolific researcher at Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. She is also currently the medical director of the LASIK MD clinic in Brossard.
Accomplishments and AwardsAfter restoring sight to several Canadian patients, Dr. Dagher was named “Personality of the Week” by La Presse newspaper and Radio-Canada.
Throughout her academic training, Dr. Dagher was consistently on the honors list and received several scholarships. During her residency, she was given the Resident Research Award by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation. More recently, she has received research grants from the Fonds de recherche de l’Université de Montréal, the E. A. Baker Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness, the Fondation des maladies de l’œil and the Fondation du centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal to perform pioneering work.
Dr. Dagher has completed extensive research projects in the field of ophthalmology and more particularly, in corneal and refractive surgery. She has published numerous articles and acts as a reviewer for ophthalmology journals. She has also authored numerous book chapters on the subjects of the cornea and external eye diseases. Dr. Dagher has been a guest lecturer at ophthalmology conferences, nationally and internationally.
Associations and Professional Memberships
- Collège des médecins du Québec
- Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec
- Association des ophtalmologistes du Québec
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Canadian Association of University Professors of Refractive Surgery
- Canadian Ophthalmology Society
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- Massachusetts Medical Board