x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

New eye-care centre offers cutting edge technology

The Sharif Eye Centre will use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in laser eye surgery.

A new eye-care centre in Dubai Health Care City was inaugurated yesterday. The Sharif Eye Centre, which will use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in laser eye surgery, was officially inaugurated yesterday by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the government news agency WAM reported. The centre includes a paediatric clinic, one for corneal surgery and clinics for refractive disorders and uveitis.

During her visit, Princess Haya toured the Ultra-Lasik department, which specialises in correcting short- and long-sightedness and, in some cases, astigmatism. Dr Khalid Sharif, the chairman and medical director of the centre, said: "We believe in selecting the best technology and combining it with professional expertise to achieve the highest standards in eye-care excellence." Dr Sharif said the centre would perform free corneal transplants and other corneal laser surgeries for blind patients over the next few months.

Dr Ayesha Abdullah, the senior vice president of Dubai Health Care City, said Sharif Eye Centre would be "a world-class eye-care provider in line with our vision of making DHCC an international location of choice for quality healthcare services". @Email:mkwong@thenational.ae