Dr. Mohamed Ben-Hamza|
I came across an article regarding one of the Libyans who contributed to
development of our beloved Libya, Dr. Mohamed Ben-Hamza who died abroad on
May 22, 2001, May Allah bless his soul. Dr. Ben-Hamza was one of few Libyan
early Ophthalmologist, alongside Drs. Alagalhoud, Ben-Amer and Al-Aroud.
He was a very kind and dedicated physician, working in silence, and he
helped a lot of Libyans to regain their sight. He left Libya with many of
his colleagues and students alike when darkness replaced the light and
libyans lost sight of their future in the darkest days of Libyan history.
Mohamed Suleiman Hamza, Born in Tripoli, Libya, in 1942; qulified from Bristol
Medical school, England, in 1969: FRCS Ed. he died from lung cancer. He was
Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon King Edward VII Hospital.
Dr. Ben-Hamza joined the department of ophthalmology, University of Tripoli, Libya, in 1977 and later was appointed head of the department and associate professor.
The British Medical Journal in the January 19th issue stated that "he
developed an outstanding undergraduate training programme, recognised as one
of the best in Africa". Dr. Ben-Hamza, also initiated a postgraduate
training programme with local and visiting lecturers. He left Libya in 1981
and began practicing in Bermuda in 1982.