Dubai, UAE: At the recent Arab Health 2021 conference, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai highlighted their upcoming research and innovation strategy and the hospital’s current and future plans.
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, which opened in 2007, focused on the theme of this year’s conference which is ‘Research and Innovation’, a theme the hospital in Dubai and in London are continuously contributing towards to advance eye care.
At the conference, Dubai Healthcare City held an interview with Mr. Elhadi Hassan, Managing Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, to learn more about the hospital’s current and future research and innovation plans.
During the interview, Mr. Elhadi said ‘Providing world class healthcare is one of the six pillars of the National Agenda of UAE and Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai is continuously working towards applying the best practices in healthcare through its own research plans, involvement in higher education and providing access to world –renowned professionals in eye care’.
He added: ‘To support undergraduate ophthalmology education, research, and lifelong learning, Moorfields has a strategic partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). Moorfields’ ophthalmology physicians who hold adjunct academic titles at MBRU support students’ education by providing supervised clinical rotations and overseeing the ophthalmology curriculum.
Furthermore, on the topic of research, Mr. Elhadi highlighted: ‘Moorfields is actively involved in research and our results have been presented at both national and international meetings and have been published in scientific ophthalmology literature. Research continues in the field of ocular epidemiology, imaging and therapy collaborating with national authorities to identify main causes of blindness and visual impairment in the UAE’.
And to end the interview, he spoke on the support the hospital provides patients ‘The Hospital has also formed support groups for patients with complex and lifelong eye problems. The groups acts as a safe place for patients to share their experiences and support one another’
For now, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai remains a leading hospital for eye health with a comprehensive range of eye care services offered through a team of specialist doctors and allied health professionals. The hospital occupiesa 22,000 sq ft facility, housing three operating theatres and laser suite and 10 key departments equipped with the latest technology for diagnosis, management and treatment of all eye conditions The hospital also provides in-house pharmacy services and optical services in order to provide a truly holistic approach to their patient’s eye care needs.
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 The hospital also provides in house pharmacy services and optical services in order to provide a truly holistic approach to their patient’s eye care needs.. 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.