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Dr. Nadim Habash


American Hospital Dubai

LanguagesArabic, English
FellowshipFellow of the American College of Surgeons

Dr. Nadim Habash is American Board Certified in Ophthalmology. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, USA and the Royal College of Surgeons. 25 years experience in ophthalmology.

Dr. Thomas Metz

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

American Hospital Dubai


Dr. Thomas Metz is a consultant in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the American Hospital Dubai where he specializes in medical and surgical eye care for children. His services range from comprehensive eye exams and prescription eyeglasses to complex surgical treatments.  Dr. Metz has extensive experience in the management of pediatric eye disorders including, retinopathy of prematurity, congenital eye anomalies, amblyopia, strabismus, nystagmus, cataracts, infections, inflammations and lacrimal obstructions.

In addition to pediatric ophthalmology, Dr Metz also has a particular interest in the treatment of adult strabismus and double vision. Utilizing eye muscle surgery and/or prisms, the eye position and symptoms of most adults can be improved, even if the ocular misalignment has been present since childhood.

Dr. Metz completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and residency in Ophthalmology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.  Additional fellowship specialty training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus was obtained at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Metz is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Prior to joining the American Hospital Dubai, Dr. Metz worked for nearly 20 years as a Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus specialist in Alabama. He also held an academic appointment of Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology, working briefly as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Ophthalmology in 2015-2016. Dr. Metz has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.


Dr. Michael Eckstein


American Hospital Dubai

American Hospital Clinics – Al Barsha


Dr. Michael Eckstein is a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field.

He qualified from the St. Georges Hospital Medical School in London in 1985. He obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1990 and his Doctorate in 1998 while working at the International Centre for Eye Health in London. Over the course of the years, he has successfully completed advanced fellowships in Preventive Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal Surgery at Moorfields in London, as well as medical and surgical retina in Perth, Western Australia.

In the past, Dr. Eckstein has worked in some of the world’s most renowned medical institutions, such as St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and, most recently, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital as a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Clinical Director.

In parallel with his work as a physician, surgeon and consultant, Dr. Eckstein continues to partake in presentations and research, in addition to regularly publishing his work in medical journals and field publications.