Friday 14 December 2018

Mariano Gonzalez

Dubai’s Moorfields expands specialist eye care

DUBAI, November 2, 2017

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is hosting a series of visits by its London-based experts, all of whom are recognised leaders in their specialist fields in a move to expand its world class eye care for patient treatment.

Several of the hospital's consultants will also be leading sessions at the 17th Emirates Society of Ophthalmology (ESO) conference in Dubai, UAE from December 14 to 16.

In addition to the full-time team of specialist consultants based permanently in Dubai, Moorfields is hosting a programme of visiting experts to undertake patient treatment, specialist training, and education for eye care professionals in the region. The consultants offer a deep level of expertise in subspecialist areas such as genetics, ocular oncology (eye cancer), vitreoretinal surgery, and oculoplastics (cosmetic surgery around the eyes).

Moorfields' senior consultants visiting Dubai in November 2017-January 2018 include Mariya Moosajee, consultant ophthalmologist specialising in genetic eye disease, who has won over 25 international and national prizes and awards for her research and was the first ophthalmologist in the UK to receive the prestigious Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Development Fellowship; and Dr Mandeep Sagoo Honorary consultant ophthalmic surgeon in ocular oncology, who specializes in the management of adult and paediatric eye tumour.

They will be joined in Dubai by Dr Yassir Abou-Rayyah - ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon, Paediatric Lead Adnexal & Oculoplastic Service; Dr Qasiem Nasser - ophthalmic surgeon, specialist in oculoplastic surgery and cataract and refractive vision correction surgery; and Dr. Igor Kozak - consultant ophthalmologist and specialist in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina and uveitis.

Mariano Gonzalez, managing director, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, said: "Our mission in the region has been to set a new standard of care through three areas of focus - patient treatment, education and research.”

“Our permanent Dubai hospital team is very active in their specialist areas and we are now seeing greater demand in the deeper subspecialty areas, such as genetics. So, we are drawing on Moorfields' unique range of expertise by bringing additional visiting specialists from London to treat patients, and also to share their research and teaching expertise with other eye care professionals, whilst here in the region,” Gonzalez added.- TradeArabia News Service

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