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Dacryocystorhinostomy

Blocked Tear Duct. The tear ducts start at the inner corner of the eye with two small holes in the corner of the eyelids. Each hole is known as a punctum, they lead into small tubes known as canaliculi, which

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General Eye Health

Regular eye checks should provide the basis for maintaining proper eye health, as some of the serious eye conditions do not have any visible early warning symptoms. However, while prevention is the best defence, problems or injuries can occur suddenly
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Anatomy of the Eye

Although it is small in size, the eye arguably provides us with the most important of the five senses – vision. This section gives an overview of the anatomy of the eye and how the eye works.

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Meet the Ocularist

An Ocularist makes and fits artificial eyes. Our aim at Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi is to create a hand-crafted eye with a very natural look indistinguishable from the real eye. Made from acrylic, these artificial eyes are very strong,

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Meet the Ophthalmologist

The ophthalmologist is the expert eye doctor at the heart of all specialist patient treatments. The ophthalmologist can examine, diagnose, treat and manage the whole range of eye problems, from the relatively simple to the most complex. It’s the ophthalmologist

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Meet the Orthoptist

The orthoptist has a very special role within the team of eye specialists. The orthoptist is the expert who will initially examine your child to assess the development of the visual system, ensure that the eyes move normally and look

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Meet the Optometrist

An optometrist is a very specialised eye care professional whose role is to manage vision testing for patients and then recommend and fit your glasses or contact lenses, if you need them. Patients who need to have a vision test

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Medical Retina Clinics

The team in this service treats conditions at the back of the eye, which are treated medically using drugs, eye drops or lasers, and includes diabetic eye screening. Conditions treated by clinicians in this service include age-related macular degeneration (AMD),

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Low Vision Aids

Where good vision cannot be achieved with spectacles or contact lenses, patients can be assessed in our low vision clinic. During a low vision assessment, one of our optometrists will perform an examination to identify any refractive errors (problems with

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Paediatric Cataract

Our paediatric team can manage complex congenital cataracts. The management of congenital cataract is very different to the treatment of a routine age-related cataract. In adults, surgery may be delayed for years without affecting the visual outcome. In infants, if

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