Hani Sakla, MBChB, MSc, MD, PhD (Spain)
Mohammad Abdulhafez, MD (Cairo), MSc (Cairo), FRCS (Edinburgh)
Wassim Altroudi, MBChB, AFSA (France)
Yara Lteif, MD, Ophth. Specialist (Beirut), AFS, AFSA (France)
Gonzalo Munoz, MD, PhD (Spain)



Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center
Jumeirah Beach R/D, Behind the Village Mall, Villa 32 A, Jumeirah 1
Dubai, Unites Arab Emirates
971 4 344 01 22


Dr. Hani
Sakla


Dr. Mohammad
Abdulhafez


Dr. Wassim
Altroudi


Dr. Yara
Lteif


Dr. Gonzalo
Munoz



LASIK Abu Dhabi – Serving patients seeking laser eye surgery in Abu Dhabi and the surrounding area

The Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center's Abu Dhabi LASIK surgeons — Dr. Hani Sakla, Dr. Mohammad Abdulhafez, Dr. Wassim Altroudi, Dr. Yara Lteif and Dr. Gonzalo Munoz — are well-respected leaders in the field of ophthalmology. The practice's founder, Dr. Sakla, has been featured across numerous Arab print and television media, including Noor Dubai TV and the television show, "The Doctors." Dr. Abdulhafez was the first member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Middle East. Dr. Altroudi is esteemed for his volunteer work, providing pro bono vision correction services to underprivileged citizens in Dubai, Syria and India. Dr. Lteif has presented several studies at international conferences in both Europe and the United States, such as those organized by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). In addition to his medical doctorate, Dr. Munoz received the Extraordinary Award while obtaining his PhD at the University of Valencia in Spain. The eye surgeons at Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center combine their international expertise, advanced ophthalmic technology and kind manner to deliver world-class vision correction results to patients.

At Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center's state-of-the-art facility, the ophthalmologists offer several options for vision correction, including LASIK with the OptiLASIK™ laser, cataract removal surgery, and treatment of glaucoma, diabetes eye complications, chronic dry eye, keratoconus and many more troublesome ocular conditions.

To schedule a personal consultation with a leading eye surgeon and learn more about your laser vision correction options, please contact Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center by calling 971 4 344 01 22 today.

More About Vision Correction at Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center

At Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center, the laser eye surgeons employ advanced and precise laser technology for personally tailored vision correction treatment. The modern practice is fully equipped with the OptiLASIK™, Allegretto Eye Q and Zeimer femtosecond lasers to deliver customized vision correction results to patients.

Before beginning LASIK surgery, the laser eye surgeons utilize wavefront computer-guided technology to map each eye's imperfections, including extremely subtle vision abnormalities known as "higher order aberrations." They use this diagnostic data to adjust the excimer laser that will be used during LASIK surgery to reshape the patient's cornea.

The eye surgeons at Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center start the LASIK procedure by creating a minute flap in the cornea. They next carefully pull back the corneal flap to reveal the corneal tissue underneath. Using the excimer laser, the ophthalmologists re-contour the cornea, correcting the refractive error causing myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and/or astigmatism. Once the eye surgeons are satisfied with the newly contoured cornea, they gently replace the corneal flap in its original position, where it naturally re-bonds to the eye without the need for stitches.

Patients at Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center typically remark that LASIK surgery was painless and that they notice an improvement in their vision within 24 to 48 hours following the procedure. Often, these patients no longer need to depend on prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, and many achieve 20/20 vision or better after LASIK surgery.

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More About the Eye Surgeons at Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center

Hani Sakla, MBChB, MSc, MD, PhD (Spain), attended Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine in Cairo, where he graduated with top honors. He completed training in ophthalmology at the Research Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO) in Giza prior to earning his master's degree in ophthalmology at the same establishment. Later, Dr. Sakla served as assistant lecturer of ophthalmology at RIO, as well. He next obtained his doctorate in ophthalmology at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante, earning the highest honors of apto cum laude ("summa cum laude" in the United States).

Dr. Sakla is Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center's founder and medical director. He has had numerous studies published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery's Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery's Journal of Refractive Surgery, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Journal of Ophthalmology (for which he also serves as a reviewer), in addition to several other publications. He also holds the position of chairman of the Emirates Medical Association's scientific committee and serves as a reviewer of the Emirates Medical Association's journal. Dr. Sakla belongs to the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and numerous other medical organizations.

Wassim Altroudi, MBChB, AFSA (France), received his medical doctorate from the Medical School in Damascus (Syria) prior to beginning training in ophthalmology at the Eye Surgical Hospital in Damascus. He finished his general ophthalmology training and a subspecialty in anterior segment surgery in France. Dr. Altroudi's special interests include phacoemulsion and IOLs, corneal surgery, refractive surgery and phakic IOLs surgery, and keratoconus refractive procedures, as well as numerous other subspecialties.

Yara Lteif, MD, Ophth. Specialist (Beirut), AFS, AFSA (France), obtained her medical doctorate from St. Joseph University's Faculty of Medicine in Beirut prior to pursuing training in ophthalmology at Hotel-Dieu in France. She then fulfilled internships in ophthalmology at the Centre Hospitalier National des Quinze-Vingt, and the St. Joseph Hospital and Rothschild Foundation Glaucoma Center, both in Paris. Dr. Lteif next earned a certificate of specialized training from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6). Dr. Lteif also earned a diploma in glaucoma from l'Université d'Angers, and a diploma in infectious and inflammatory eye diseases from l'Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot. She is a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lteif is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

Mohammad Abdulhafez, MD (Cairo), MSc (Cairo), FRCS (Edinburgh), obtained his master's and medical degrees in Cairo prior to being certified as a consultant in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the National Eye Hospital in Cairo. He was also awarded certification as a consultant in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery by Magrabi Eye Hospitals in Egypt. He next received visiting consultant status in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Morocco. Dr. Abdulhafez serves as a reviewer for the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS).

Gonzalo Munoz, MD, PhD (Spain), obtained certification as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Hospital Valencia al Mar's Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery and Anterior Segment Unit in Spain. Dr. Munoz earned his PhD at the University of Valencia, also in Spain. Dr. Munoz serves as a fully registered medical practitioner with specialist registration in ophthalmology in both the United Kingdom and Spain. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO). In addition, Dr. Munoz belongs to the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology.

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