CCT-UK, FRCOphth (Lon), FRCSOphth (Glas), MBChB
Dr. Suhair Twaij is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a sub specialist interest in adult and paediatric strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospitals in the UAE.
Her areas of expertise include small incision cataract surgery, adjustable squint surgery for children and adults, management of complex squints secondary to cranial nerve palsies, thyroid eye disorders and orbital fractures, in addition to Botulinum toxin treatment for squints, blepharospasms, and hemi facial spasms.
She holds a Bachelor degree in medicine from the Baghdad University Medical School, obtained in 1994.
Dr. Suhair completed all of her ophthalmic training in the UK within the Northern Ireland Ophthalmic training scheme and she obtained the certificate of completion of training in ophthalmology (CCT) in the UK in 2012. She undertook a fellowship in adult strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology at the Bristol Eye Hospital in 2011. She has been a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists since 2012. Dr. Suhair recently completed the post graduate diploma in cataract and refractive surgery from University of Ulster.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in general ophthalmology,15 years of which were gained in the UK. Her ophthalmology training took place in Jordan in 1998 at the King Hussein Medical Centre during which she obtained her FRCS Ophthalmology. She then worked as an Ophthalmology Specialist in Mafraq Hospital Abu Dhabi in 2001. Dr.Suhair carried the title of Consultant Ophthalmologist in Northern Ireland from 2013-2018, leading the ocular motility service in the Belfast Trust.
Throughout her career, she has practiced in leading medical institutions such as The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Northern Ireland, The Bristol Eye Hospital, England, and King Hussein Medical City Amman, Jordan.
Dr. Suhair is an avid researcher, and has published several papers in various ophthalmology topics such as medical retina, paediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastics and has been published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, amongst others.
She is a member of the British Medical Association, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, the British & Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association (BIPOSA) and the European Association of Strabismus (ESA).
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