Dr. Rola Ba-Abbad

Dr. Rola

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Genetic Eye Disease and Medical Retina Specialist

Rola Ba-Abbad is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, specialised in genetic eye disease, including inherited retinal disorders for adults and children, and medical retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai in Dubai Healthcare City.

She holds a PhD from University College London, 2018, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree (MBBS) in Medicine and Surgery from King Saud University, and successfully completed her specialist training at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital and affiliated hospitals in Riyadh in 2006.

She has more than 10 years of regional and international experience in medical retina, electrophysiology and inherited retinal disorders in countries including Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Canada.

In her career, she has practiced in leading medical institutions such as Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital.

She has undertaken research in inherited retinal disorders, visual neuroscience-clinical psychophysics, and electrophysiology of vision and has published several research papers on retinal and corneal disorders in leading journals such as Ophthalmology and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, among others.

She is a member of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and is the recipient of the Foundation Fighting Blindness: Diana Davis Spencer Clinical Research Fellowship Award in 2018.

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