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Ophthalmology & Lasik Center

Overview

This Department provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients of all ages that suffer from eye problems and diseases including:

  • Refractive/Visual Disturbance
  • Orbital Pathology (fractures, cellulites, deformities, etc.)
  • Strabismus
  • Conjunctiva Pathology
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Squint Surgery
  • Lactimal Drainage Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgeries
  • Chalazion
  • Auto-refractometry
  • Refraction & contact lens fitting
  • Fundoscopy
  • R.O.P Screening
  • Eye pressure checkup
  • Schirmer’s Test
  • Fundus Photography
  • Fluorescein Angiography with
  • Fundus Photography
  • OCT
  • Visual Fields
  • B-scan
  • UBM Ultrasound
  • Corneal Topography
  • Pachymetry
  • Biometry
  • Pre-LASIK assessment

Services Offered by the Ophthalmology & LASIK Center:
PHACO
It is a type of lens surgery used to treat Cataracts in patients. Because it is advanced, the surgery may be performed at any Cataract development stage. It can happen at any age, but it is more common in patients who are more advanced in age. It is considered a natural development of the eye’s lens as a person gets older. For those that are younger, the cause could be hereditary, an eye injury, some eye medication or chronic eye infection, or a side effect of other maladies such as diabetes.

Every one of us could suffer from Cataract at some point in our lives.

LASIK
Until recently, the only treatment for visual defects was the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses; but in the last twenty-five years there has been an increased turnout of patients considering laser as an effective means of correcting such defects. The reason for the great popularity of LASIK is the multitude of advantages offered compared to other vision correction surgeries. For example, the patient undergoes a painless surgery and eyesight improves considerably by the following day.

You can only know if you are a candidate for LASIK after submitting to a complete medical examination because certain elements must be available before consideration. Throughout our long experience we can say that about 25% of patients who visit for the purpose of undergoing LASIK correction surgery do not suit for one reason or another. However, at Dallah Hospital there are all types of alternatives for all types of visual impairments.

LASIK’s main features include the adjustment of the accuracy of measurements, the speed of the cornea’s healing and the return of the patient to regular exercise and activity within 24 hours of the surgery with scarcely any setbacks.

LASIK can be used to correct the following shortcomings:
  • Myopia
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Very soon, reading glasses

During the operation there is no pain because the patient is under the influence of drug drops. After the operation there may be some light pain for the first 24 hours and especially in the first few hours, due to the secretion of tears and the unbearable sensitivity to light. The success rate for LASIK is between 85% and 97% depending on the degree of myopia.

Canuloplasty
This latest intervention for the treatment of glaucoma is the first and only microcatheter-based procedure that safely reduces Intra Ocular Pressure, which leads to the excellent sustained control of IOP. This new technique reduces dependence on medications and even less eventful post-op care.

Strabismus Correction
This is a surgical intervention to correct Esotropia and Exotropia. This procedure has been around for many years and has had remarkable results.