Prof. Salwa Al-Hazza’a
"The first Arabic woman, dealing with diseases of the retina laser, and received Arabic, British and American fellowships.
She is a Saudi ophthalmologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and research center as the head of the ophthalmology department since 1997. She is considered as one of the most influential personalities in Saudi Arabia, and the Arab World in general. She is also considered to be a pioneer for Saudi women, as she is one of the first Saudi women to achieve international success academically and professionally.
She has a fellow certificate for three years in John Hopkins Hospital. She was chosen to be the international woman of the year for personal resumes center in Cambridge in Britain. Her name was listed in remarkable women list in United States and also in the Fourteenth Markeez list for distinguishable personalities in 1997.
She wrote many medical articles, the most important one is DUANES which was about genetic eye diseases in Saudi Arabia. She also acquired the Saudi board in eye diseases and fellow royal certificate in Britain. "