Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai successfully treats patient with severe glaucoma and cataracts


Patient recovers 60% of sight after experiencing very poor vision

Dr. Salman Waqar, a consultant ophthalmologist, specialising in glaucoma and cataracts surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai recently treated a patient, Mrs. Rachael who travelled from Nigeria to seek treatment for complications with both her eyes. Complaining of very poor vision, she was very keen on finding a solution to bring her sight back due to the difficulty in being able to perform basic day to day tasks.

Mrs. Rachael consulted with Dr. Salman Waqar, a consultant ophthalmologist, specialising in glaucoma and cataracts surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai.

After a thorough consult and a number of investigations, Dr. Salman identified the root cause of her vision being very poor, which came as a result of severe glaucoma and cataracts that have been affecting her vision for quite some many years. 

Based on the diagnosis, Dr. Salman recommended her to undergo two treatments to treat her case successfully. This involved delicate tube insertions to treat the glaucoma and perform cataract surgery to clear the lens of the eyes. 

Cataract surgery in particular benefits many glaucoma patients by improving their vision and in Rachael’s case, having a combination of both treatments ensured even better results post recovery.

After successful surgery and receiving the required treatment, Mrs. Rachael’s glaucoma is now controlled without having to use any drops, and she has regained over 60 percent of her vision, which for her is life-altering and gives her the opportunity to live a normal life.

Rachael credits her timely surgery and saving of her eyesight to the quick response of the experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai.  She is grateful that the right diagnosis and treatments were given to her before and post-surgery as well. 

Rachel said, “From the beginning of my visit, I was given an accurate status of my eye, what procedures I would go through, the implications of the surgery once the problem was identified and next steps. Each process was explained to me and assurance was given by way of the experts who worked on my case.”

The Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai team and the experts working on the case were delighted to have resolved Mrs. Rachel’s vision complications and are committed to providing their patients with the best in eye health care. 

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai offers a comprehensive range of eye care services for both adults and children provided by specialist teams of Consultant Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Orthoptists, all under one roof in a state-of-the-art facility.

About Moorfields:

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) is the first overseas branch of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the oldest and one of the largest centres for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. Located at the Al Razi Medical Complex in Dubai Health Care City, the facility provides day case surgery and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, for a variety of surgical and non-surgical eye conditions. MEHD will also raise standards for research and teaching in the region. MEHD is owned and managed by the NHS Foundation Trust, and maintains close links with London, to ensure that patients in the GCC receive the best eye care treatment in the world