What is Ophtalmology?
At Al Zahra Hospital Dubai our integrated team of experts treat a full spectrum of eye conditions, from eye sight prescriptions to complex chronic conditions and retina surgeries, we ensure your eye health is in safe hands.
Ophtalmology is the brandch of medicine dealing with the health of your eyes or eyessight. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems.
At Al Zahra Hospital Dubai our integrated team of experts treat a full spectrum of eye conditions, from eye sight prescriptions to complex chronic conditions and retina surgeries, we ensure your eye health is in safe hands. We offer the following services:
- Cornea and corneal crosslinking
- Refractive: ICL implantation or phakic intraocular lens surgery
- Cataract surgeries (Adult and Paediatric)
- Phacoemulsification (Micro-Incision Technique) and Implantation of Toric, Monofocal, Multifocal and Toric Multifocal Lenses, also clear lens extraction
- Glaucoma services: screening and management
- Vitreoretinal services: medical and surgical retina. Angiography, ocular ultrasound, OCT Imaging, Cryopexy, laser photocoagulation, intravitreal injections, simple and complex vitreoretinal surgeries
- Retinopathy of prematurity screening and management
- Diabetic Retinopathy screening and management of its complications
- Strabismus (Squint) services
- Pediatric Ophthalmology consultation
- Strabismus (Squint) services (both Pediatric and Adult ocular motility disorders)
- Refraction: adults, and children with Eyeglass Prescription
- Oculoplastic services: Minor lid surgeries. (Other major surgeries are done by a plastic surgeon)
Meet Our Team
Our team of highly qualified and experienced physicians drawn from across the world
- Dr. Sandip Mitra has more than 20 years of experience and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London. He specializes in Ophthalmology and performs the following surgeries: LASIK, Macular Degeneration Surgery, Vitrectomy and more. His Medical practice has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the United Arab Emirates, Australia and the U.K. During his career, Dr. Sandip Mitra has performed more than 10,000 refractive procedures, 30,000 cataract surgeries, and 10,000 corneal grafts.
- Dr. Sivakami A Pai is a Vitreo-retinal surgeon with 25 years of experience in Ophthalmology. She is expert in medical, surgical management of Vitreo-retinal diseases, cataract surgeries, ocular trauma, UVEA and ROP. She has been practicing in UAE for last 14 years and worked in reputed government and private hospitals.
- Dr. Gurdeep Singh, originally from India, graduated with a Bachelor degree in Medicine with honors. After finishing a three-year ophthalmology residency followed by a fellowship in Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Aravind Eye Hospital the largest eye care system in the world. After finishing his fellowship he joined as a medical consultant in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Aravind Eye Hospital where he held a teaching post and gained advanced experience in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and adult Laser Cataract surgery and Laser Lacrimal surgery.
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