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LOCAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Dr. Abdulaziz Badla
Specialist Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-retinal Surgeon
Saudi German Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Abeer Dahawy
Co-Chair of Scientific Committee
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Ahmed ElBarky
Consultant Retina Surgeon
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Elbarky, (M.D., FRCS ophthalmology Glasgow (UK) is Graduated from medical school, in 1997. He achieved the Medical Doctorate degree in Ophthalmology in 2006 and the fellowship degree from Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Glasgow in the same year.

He is assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha University from 2017 till now. Currently he is Consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon and Chief of Retina unit at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr Elbarky’s main subject of interest is medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal diseases. In 2011 he joined Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) where he continued and established the Retina unit. He continued to develop this service and currently Sheikh Khalifa Medical City is one of the main referral centers for vitreoretinal surgery in UAE. Dr El Barky is also a core faculty of the ophthalmology residency program at Abu Dhabi, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Dr. Elbarky is also a faculty member of European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO), Lugano, Switzerland. He has a several publications in different peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals.

Dr. Ahmed Alsaadi
Consultant Ophthamologist
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Ammar Safar
Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon Medical Director
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Arif Khan
Staff Physician, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Avinash Gurbaxani
Consultant Ophthamologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Darakhshanda Khurram
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Francesco Pichi
Associate Staff Physician, Retina and Uveitis, Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Hassan Sabry
Medical Director
Magrabi Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Hayat Khan
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Dubai Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Igor Kozak
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Igor Kozak, M.D., PhD, MSc. is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and a Clinical Lead at the Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He has completed both vitreoretinal and uveitis fellowships at the University of California, San Diego where he later served as the Faculty and a Director of Clinical Trials at the UCSD Jacobs Retina Center. His clinical interests include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, uveitis, laser therapy and complex vitreoretinal surgery. In his research, Dr. Kozak focuses on retinal diagnostic imaging and image analysis, retinal pharmacology and drug delivery systems. He has published extensively in the leading ophthalmology and science journals.

Dr. Ibraheem El-Ghrably
Consultant Retina Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr El-Ghrably, MS, PhD, FRCOphth is a staff physician in the eye institute at Cleveland clinic Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland clinic Abu Dhabi he was a consultant retina specialist at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. Dr El-Ghrably was the Royal College tutor for the department of ophthalmology, at James Cook University Hospital, also he was the educational and clinical supervisor for specialty trainee doctors. He chaired the Research and Development (R&D) lead for the division of surgery in JCUH for a while and was the Ophthalmology representative for North East Local Eye Health Network (LEHN).

Dr El-Ghrably is a Member of Advisory Board for some industrial Pharmaceutical companies.

Also he was the Founder of Northern Regional Annual Audit meeting and a member of royal college, UK national committee for requirement of specialist trainees.

In April 2012 he received the NHS Clinical Excellence Award from JCUH as recognition for his excellent clinical service and his contribution in: teaching, training and research. And in January 2000 he had Nottingham University research prize for his PhD project.

Dr El-Ghrably has a special interest in medical and surgical retinal disorders. He did large number of ocular surgeries including: 3000 phacoemulsification with intraocular lens and nearly 800 of Vitreoretinal surgeries. He was actively involved in research and been awarded a PhD degree from Nottingham University, UK in 2000. He was the principle investigator for some clinical trials e.g MERLOT and Comrade clinical trials at JCUH. He has published widely and regularly invited as a speaker in many national and international conferences.

Dr El-Ghrably is currently a fellow of the Royal college of Ophthalmology (RCOphth), UK, a member of the American Academy Of Ophthalmology (AAO) USA , a member of the Euretina and registered with General Medical Council (GMC), UK

Dr. Irfan Khan
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr Irfan Khan is a Ophthalmologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi, he completed his ophthalmology residency from Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK in 2014 and then further sub specialised in Pediatric Ophthalmology from SickKids, Toronto, Canada, where he was awarded the J.D Moran Award for his outstanding performance. He then moved to the UAE in 2015. His main interests are all aspects of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility.

Dr. James Bacon
Staff Physician, Glaucoma, Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Kais Al-Algawi
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist & Strabismus
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Kais Al-Algawi is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and the Lead Clinician & Surgeon for Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus in Abu Dhabi. He is currently an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Gulf Medical University.

Dr. Al-Algawi was graduated from Baghdad University in 1981.

He won a scholarship to study and train in Ophthalmology in the UK & Ireland in 1987. He successfully obtained many degrees in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Ireland, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh & The Royal College of Ophthalmologist in London.

His training was in Ireland and the UK and completed a 2-year concurrent Fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus at the Children’s University Hospital at Temple Street, Dublin as well as Laser Refractive Surgery at the Mater University Hospital in Dublin. He earned an MSc degree in Clinical Education from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.

Dr Al-Algawi published over 25 papers and presented in over 35 international Conferences. His most recent ongoing work has been on the field of Retinopathy of Prematurity.

He has a vast medical and surgical experience in Comprehensive Ophthalmology and in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Dr. Karina Julian
Uvieties Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Khaled Abuhaleeqa
Consultant Oculoplastic
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Luai Eldweik
Staff Physician, Neuro-ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Eldweik is a staff physician in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He has done a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, US, and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.

Dr. Eldweik has a special interest in comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric and adult strabismus, and a variety of neuro-ophthalmic disorders, including double vision, optic neuropathies, facial spasms, and pseudo tumor cerebri.

Dr. Mohammad Hesham Aly
Medical Director
Magrabi Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mustafa is a General Ophthalmic Surgeon and subspecialist in Glaucoma & Cataract, with experience in the latest surgical techniques in complex glaucoma management including microdrainage devices, laser treatment and less invasive techniques. Dr. Mustafa is also an experienced Cataract Surgeon, he performs complex cataract surgery with premium IOL options and in patients with Glaucoma. He specialises in imaging of the eye and glaucoma through Ocular Coherence Tomography, Ocular Ultrasound and Biomicroscopy.

 

He is also a GCAA certified specialist Medical Examiner and Aeromedical Examiner. He has many years of experience in management of eye conditions and surgery in aviation medicine.

 

He undertook his fellowship training in Adult and Paediatric Glaucoma at Manchester University Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, working under eminent clinicians within the Glaucoma fraternity. He is a certified specialist in the UK and Europe, having also undertaken a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon post at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

 

He has undertaken further training in Refractive Surgery (LASIK, LASEK, PRK) and Premium IOL Femtolaser Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. He has attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from UK and can offer treatments for potential glasses independence using the latest and safest technological advances.

 

Dr. Mustafa graduated in Medicine with a Commendation from the UK and undertook his residency in General Ophthalmology in the UK, having worked at The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, and Aberdeen University Hospital in Scotland.

 

He is a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London and has gained fellowships from the European and United Kingdom boards in Ophthalmology.

 

His main research interests include compliance and the safety of glaucoma medications, efficacy and safety outcomes of the latest surgical techniques in glaucoma and cataract, including microdrainage devices, and simulation teaching of ocular ultrasound. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and presented his work at international and national meetings.

 

Dr. Mustafa continues to collaborate with colleagues in London on his research interests and latest patient management principles.

Dr. Murad Al Obthani
Corneal Follow
Moorfields Eye Hospital UK
London, United Kingdom

Dr. Murad Alobthani graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and health Sciences in Al-Ain in 2009 then Joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi. He started Residency training program at University of Toronto, Canada in 2012 and graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons Canada in 2017. Dr. Alobthani completed cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is currently pursuing second Corneal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK.

 

Dr. Alobthani is expected to return to UAE in September 2019.

Dr. Namir Kafil-Hussain
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Hachemi Nezzar
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Dubai Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Dr Nezzar Hachemi MD, PhD, FEBO, is an oculoplastic ophthalmic surgeon & Strabismologist. Currently chief of pediatric and oculoplastic units in Dubai Hospital. He raised in France with full French education, he completed the full training program in Ophthalmology and the European Board of Ophthalmology.

He completed two fellowship programs in pediatric-Stabismus and Oculoplastics-Orbital surgery.

In addition to his heavy clinical practice, Dr Nezzar Hachemi has an active interest in the academia.

He obtained a PhD in neurosciences in the French research center of Blaise Pascal University Auvergne. He teaches Medicine and ophthalmology for several years in France as professor and in the UAE as Residency Program Director in Dubai. He published number of paper and book chapters in the field of ophthalmology as well as in neurosciences. He is associate editor of Dubai Medical Journal.

Before moving to Dubai, Dr Nezzar was head of pediatric & Oculoplastic ophthalmology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyad, teaching at Al Faisal University.

Dr. Nezzar et also co-founder and owner of Ovision centers of excellence in ophthalmology in Lyon France.

Dr. Nura Khalid Al Qassimi
Vice President of ESO
Consultant Ophthamologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Nura graduated from Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University (MBBS).

She has a master degree in Ophthalmology from Kasr El Aini Teaching Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt (MSc). During that period, she was engaged in the clinical practice and research facility, as she conducted several multi-center research clinical trials.

Dr. Nura has a wealth of experience in diagnosis and management in conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Vascular retinopathy, retinal degenerations and dystrophies , macular diseases and inflammatory eye diseases.

Dr. Nura was a resident in Ophthalmology at Bonn University Hospital , where Prof Dr. Frank Holz was the head of the department. Her experiences included general ophthalmology and all the subspecialties including procedures and surgeries. She holds German Board in Ophthalmology (Facharzt).

After the German board, Dr. Nura started Medical Retina fellowship program in Bonn University Hospital for 2 years.

Later on, she joined Moorfields’s Eye Hospital under supervision of Prof Dr. Sue Lightman for 18 months fellowship in Uveitis and Medical Retina. During that period, she was engaged in the clinical practice and research facility, as she conducted several multi center research clinical trials.

In September 2018, she returned back to UAE as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Shaikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi specialised in Medical Retina and Uveitis.

Dr. Nura is fluent in Arabic , English and German

Dr. Omar Rafeeq
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Al Zahra Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Omar Durrani
Staff Physician, Oculoplastics
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Omnia Hamam
Head of Scientific Committee (ESO 2019), Consultant Ophthamologist
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Osama Giledi
Consultant Ophthamologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mr. Osama Giledi is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai , specialize in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Vision Correction Surgery.

He is an experienced consultant ophthalmologist with a wide range of experience in Cornea, Ocular Surface, Modern Cataract and Refractive surgery. He has performed in excess of 23,000 laser refractive procedures includes treatment of complex cases referred from other centers.

He trained and worked in united kingdom for 22 years before coming to UAE 6 years ago. He had 2 year Fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at the Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust East Grinstead, UK.

In addition to his clinical commitments, He has extensive experience in teaching and training, and research published in peer-reviewed journals. He presents many papers at both national and international conferences.

Dr. Piergiorgio Neri
Associate Staff Physician, Retina and Uveitis, Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Prashant Bhatia
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Director
The Eye Pavilion, Vista Healthcare
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Rajesh Sasikumar
Associate Staff Physician, Glaucoma, Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Safwan Al Bayati
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Director
New Vision Eye Center
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Consultant ophthalmologist, had his FRCS in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow (UK).

He became an Associate of the American College of Surgeons (AACS).He finished his medical college from Baghdad Medical College. In 1998, he finished his first ophthalmic fellowship from Iraqi Commission of Medical Specialization (FICMS).

Dr. Safwan Al Baytai is member of the American Society of Retina Specialists(ASRS) Member of the American Society of Catarct and Refractive Surgeons(ASCRS). Dr. Albayati is a member of the American Academy of Opthalmology(AAO).

Dr. Safwan Al Bayati is a consultant in Phaco-Vitrectomy. Dr. Safwan Al Bayati had his fellowship training in phaco-vitrectomy under Dr. Frank Koch from Frankfurt University, Ophthalmic Department, Germany.

Had done his training in LASIK from Munich, Germany (Bausch & Lomb).
Among few ophthalmic surgeons in the world experts in front segment (anterior segment) of the eye and back of the eye (posterior segment), which means he is expert in Cataract Extraction by the latest technology by Phaco with the use of premium lens (Multifocal lens, Toric Natural and IQ Lenses) and vitrectomy by latest technology.

Expert in Refractive Surgery which includes Advanced Lasik, Customized Surface Ablation Laser, and treatment of Keratoconus by Crosslinking followed by customized surface ablation or by Implantable Collamer Lens. Among the first group of ophthalmic surgeons who started ICL in 2005 in Dubai, UAE. He has a wide range of experience in the management of retinal cases

Dr. Scott Smith
Institute Chair – Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Sumayya Almarzouqi
Consultant Ophthamologist
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Syed Ali
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Tamer Gamaly
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Magrabi Eye Center Al Ain
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Wael Menawy
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Magrabi Eye and Ear Center
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Waleed Ghobashy
Associate Professor & Consultant of ophthalmology, Head of glaucoma & Cataract Unit
Magrabi Eye&Ear Hospital – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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