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A ‘spoonful of sugar’ proves more effective with young/child patients

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai in collaboration with Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi develop innovative procedure to diagnose retinal problems in children; medical study becomes the first undertaken in the UAE to be published in prestigious US medical journal  A ‘spoonful

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Refractive Errors

This week’s blog on Refractive Errors has been contributed by Dr Osama Giledi, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Specialist in Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Vision Correction Surgery Refractive Errors In a normal eye, the light (the image that we see) will focus onto
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Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy

This week’s blog on Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy has been contributed by Dr Ammar Safar, Medical Director, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon. Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy The effects of uncontrolled diabetes (through diet or medications) on the eye can be devastating in
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

This week’s blog on Age-Related Macular Degeneration has been contributed by Dr Paola Salvetti, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Specialist in Medical Retina. Age-Related Macular Degeneration Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of the loss of vision
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Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai appoints new Medical Director

Dr. Ammar Safar, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, GCAA Approved Specialist Aeromedical Medical Examiner, brings wealth of experience to the continuously growing 21-member permanent and visiting consultant team in the UAE 15 April 2018 (Dubai – United Arab Emirates): Moorfields
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Dr. Ammar Safar

MD, FACS Medical Director Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon GCAA Approved Specialist Aeromedical Medical Examiner Dr. Ammar Safar is American Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a highly experienced consultant in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. Dr. Ammar is the Medical
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This week’s blog on Cataract has been contributed by Dr. Avinash Gurbaxani, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in Uveitis and Medical Retinal Diseases and Cataract Surgery. What is cataract? Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This is
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Retinal Vein Occlusion

This week’s blog on Retinal Vein Occlusion has been contributed by Dr Hassan Aziz, Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon. What is Retinal Vein Occlusion? Retinal Vein Occlusion occurs when a retinal vessel is occluded, blocking the drainage of the blood from the
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Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai reassures patient that lesion in eye was not a cancer – Moorfields Dubai advises community to consult appropriate subspecialist for accurate diagnosis

27 March 2018 (Dubai – United Arab Emirates): Consultants at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (Moorfields) are advising the community to seek regular eye checks with appropriate specialists and subspecialists to benefit from the deeper level of expertise needed to diagnose
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Dry Eyes

This week’s blog on Dry Eyes has been contributed by Dr Sandra Fiorentini, Specialist Ophthalmologist in External and Dry Eye Disease, Eye Allergies Dry Eyes When your eyes do not produce enough tears or if the tears are not good quality,
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