Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at American Hospital Dubai is guided by the vision of enhancing the quality of life through the improvement, preservation, and restoration of sight. It offers primary eye care including medical and surgical management for all types of eye conditions, along with expert services and innovative technologies.

Our dedicated eye-care specialists use the latest advances in diagnostic technology and therapy to prevent, detect, and treat every conceivable illness of the eye. With extensive experience handling the most complex cases, as well as a high volume of common procedures, our Ophthalmologists specialize in treating patients with vision problems, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and a host of other ophthalmologic disorders.

Being at the forefront of the clinical adoption of innovative ophthalmological technologies in Dubai, we offer:

• General examinations
• Consultations
• Diagnostic tests
• Surgical procedures
• Micro-interventional procedures
• Therapeutic services

Our physicians also offer second opinions to patients and are often referred to patients from other facilities for a further expert opinion.

At American Hospital, our Ophthalmologists and Surgeons are committed to delivering sight-saving interventions safely and quickly. Typical disorders we treat and screen for:

• Blurry vision, decreased sight, dry or watery eyes, red eye, conjunctivitis)
• Cataracts
• Cornea and refractive disorders
• Retinal and vitreous disorders
• Pediatric ophthalmology
• Neuro-ophthalmology
• Glaucoma
• Eye trauma
• Diabetic retinopathy

We look forward to welcoming you to our state-of-the-art facility. Please submit an online form to schedule an appointment.

We provide a comprehensive 24 hour medicaland surgical retinal service. This includes treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration,retinal detachments, globe trauma, complex cataracts requiring advanced techniques and surgery following complicated cataract surgery.

Other medical retinal problems such as retinal vascular disease, hereditary ocular diseases and posterior uveitis are treated. An array of state of the art lasers to treat medical retina diseases are available as well as the provision of intra-vitreal injections of anti-VEGF agents.

Surgical retinal treatments for retinal detachment, macula holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreo-macula traction, vitreous haemorrhage and advanced diabetic eye disease are provided.

A cataract is an ophthalmological condition that is caused by a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This causes blurring of the vision, and reduced perception of colour.

Once the vision becomes worse and it interferes with day to day activities, a cataract extraction is performed in order to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens known as an Intraocular Lens (IOL).The IOL acts as a substitute for the eye’s missing lens.

Glaucoma is a disorder of the intra-ocular pressure and the blood supply to the optic nerve of the eye that can result in a gradual loss of vision usually starting with a loss of peripheral vision.

The condition can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery, or even a combination of several treatments. The therapy depends on the severity of the condition as well as the medical history and patient profile.

Because a loss of vision caused by glaucoma is completely irreversible, all treatment plans aim to prevent loss of eyesight. When detected early, the condition can be managed and treated to prevent blindness.

The Ophthalmology Department’s team encourages regular eye examination in order to detect any problems at an early stage, and administer treatment plans and remedies as early as possible to increase any patient’s chances of a full recovery.

The hospital provides patients with a large array of general ophthalmic services that includes examination to determine whether they require optical assistance and to

diagnose anomalies in the eyes and other systemic diseases that can lead to reduced vision such as cataract, glaucoma, raised blood pressure or diabetes. Infectious diseases of the eyes such as conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration and orbital infection are analyzed with the latest laboratory tests and treated.

Doctors Panel of Ophthalmology

Carole Cherfan

Consultant Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Arabic, English, French

Fady Saad

Specialist Ophthalmologist

Arabic, English, French

Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa

Consultant - Director of Ophthalmology, AME Specialist

English, Hindi, Urdu

Wafa Omri

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Arabic, English, French, German

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