Centers & Divisions


At the present, department of ophthalmology belongs to division of surgery and there are two consultant physicians who specialized in cornea, external eye disease, cataract and glaucoma.

The most important one of our major goals is to provide comprehensive supporting facilities for three (oncology, cardiovascular and neuroscience) centers of excellence – the main scopes of clinical services at SKSH. Most of the patients in these centers have underlying systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension which may result in vision-threatening complications and any clue or evidence of ocular involvement is critical for the doctors to accurately diagnose and effectively manage these patients. We also try to set up the most modernized, automated and patient-friendly ophthalmic unit which offers a near full range of ophthalmic services as a referral center of tertiary ophthalmic care in Northern Emirates and the UAE.

To meet our goals, we have prepared well-organized outpatient department in new area through remodeling and equipped state state-of-the-art diagnostic devices such as automated refracto-kerato-tono-pachymeter, optical biometry, specular microscopy, digital fundus camera, visual field analyzer, ultrasonography/ultrabiomicroscopy and optical coherence tomography. The operating theater is also supposed to be equipped with the most sophisticated and up-to-date surgical machines and microscope. All the patients, who visit our ophthalmologic department, can expect to get the best and the most comprehensive ophthalmic services which have never seen before.

Major Clinical Plan of 2017:

    • Basic ophthalmic examination

– Uncorrected and corrected visual acuity
– Intraocular pressure measurement by non-contact and applanation tonometer
– Measurement of central corneal thickness
– Automated and manifest refraction
– Automated keratometry
– Glasses prescription
– Measurement of ocular alignment and movement
– Anterior segment examination by slit-lamp biomicroscopy
– Non-mydriatic and mydriatic fundus examination

      • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface and eyelid diseases

– Various keratitis/keratopathy and conjunctivitis
– Degenerative disease of the cornea and conjunctiva
– Corneal dystrophy
– Ectatic corneal disorder
– Chemical and mechanical injury of the ocular surface
– Ocular surface and eyelid neoplasms

    • Dry eye clinic

– Specific diagnostic tests including tear break-up time, Schirmer test, corneal staining and serum auto-antibody test
– Comprehensive treatment according to the severity

      • Cataract clinic

– Diagnosis and medical treatment
– Preoperative evaluation using automated keratometry, corneal topography, A-scan ultrasound, optical biometry, intraocular lens power calculation, and specular microscopy
– Laser treatment such as posterior capsulotomy or vitreolysis
– Surgical treatment (modern cataract surgery, mainly phocoemulsification)

        • Glaucoma clinic

– Specific diagnostic evaluations using retinal nerve fiber layer photography, disc photography, anterior and posterior optical coherence tomography, ultrabiomicroscopy and static/kinetic visual field
– Medical treatment
– Laser treatment such as iridotomy or iridoplasty
– Surgical treatment such as trabeculectomy or filtering devices

          • Strabismus and neuro-ophthalmology clinic

– Assessment of ocular alignment and movement
– Specific diagnostic evaluations using disc/fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, visual evoked potential, and optical coherence tomography

            • Uvea/Retina clinic

– Specific diagnostic evaluations using fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, ultrasonography, electroretinogram, electro-oculogram, and optical coherence tomography
– Medical treatment
– Intravitreal injection of therapeutic drugs
– Laser photocoagulation for prevention and treatment of various retinal pathologies

              • Various minor procedures based on outpatient clinic

– Incision and curettage for hordeolum or chalazion
– Punctoplasty
– Punctal plug insertion
– Corneal smear and culture
– Simple corneal and conjunctival biopsy
– Corneal and conjunctival stitch out
– Simple subconjunctival, sub-tenon, intracamerla or intravitreal injection of therapeutic agent
– Simple anterior chamber paracentesis
– Other minor procedures

              • Corneal transplantation

– Treatment for corneal opacities, ulcer, bullous keratopathy and keratoconus
– Penetrating keratoplasty and descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty using donor cornea.
– Postoperative care with immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory drugs

                • Ophthalmic laser treatment

– Photocoagulation of superficial pigmented conjunctival lesion
– Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy for treatment of after cataract
– Prevention and treatment of angle-closure glaucoma (iridotomy and iridoplasty)
– Intraocular lowering laser (Laser trabeculoplasty)
– Barrier laser treatment for retinal break
– Panretinal photocoagulation for proliferative diabetic retinopathy
– Other therapeutic procedures

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