About Moorfields

Moorfields London is internationally renowned for its comprehensive clinical and research activities. The hospital is a major international tertiary care and training centre in ophthalmology and over half of all ophthalmologists in the UK have received specialist training at the hospital.

Our Services

Moorfields Eye Hospitals UAE deliver a comprehensive range of eye care services for children and adults by specialised teams of ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists.

Retina & Uveitis

About Retina & Uveitis

The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the inside of the eye, located near the optic nerve. The retina's role is to change the light focused on it by the eye’s lens into a signal that the brain can then ‘see’ as a visual image. Thanks to the retina, we can recognise colours, and we can see the different intensities of light – light and shade. This means we can carry out all our basic daily tasks, such as reading and driving. The mechanism by which we see involves the teamwork of the retina capturing the light through its photoreceptor cells, together with the optic nerve which conveys the information through the optic nerve at the back of the eye to the brain. We then rely on the brain to tell us what the image really is, so we can understand it. If something interrupts this visual process, such as damage to the retina, it may lead to vision loss and even blindness. Because of the retina’s vital role in vision, any damage to it can cause permanent blindness. Uveitis is not a single disease but a clinical spectrum of symptoms and signs caused by various medical conditions. Although it accounts for about 1% of all eye diseases, Uveitis is the cause of 10-15% of blindness, and so it must be managed very carefully. Prompt and appropriate treatment is needed to ensure good visual recovery, which is very often achievable. In most cases, a uveitis specialist – an eye doctor with specialist training in diagnosing and managing these diseases, should manage uveitis. At Moorfields Eye Hospitals UAE, our retina and Uveitis specialists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of all retinal conditions for both children and adults.

Retina & Uveitis Specialists

Paediatrics & Squint

About Paediatrics & Squint

Many parents will be familiar with the importance of immunisations, routine screenings such as hearing tests, weight, and growth charts for their children, not to mention dental health when the time arises, but what about their vision? Some eye conditions do not display any signs or symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to take your child for a sight test. Here are some signs that your child may display, which can give you an indication that they may be having eye problems.  In cases with no perceived problem and no significant family history of squint, lazy eye or serious eye conditions in childhood, we recommend an annual eye examination from around 3-4 years old. Once these children reach nine and upwards, generally, we advise an eye examination every two years unless your Ophthalmologist has advised otherwise.  Therefore it is important to have regular screenings for children to diagnose and treat any conditions at an early stage. Some commonly seen paediatric conditions include: Squints Paediatric cataracts  Paediatric glaucoma Refractive errors such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism  Retinopathy of Prematurity  Amblyopia  At Moorfields Eye Hospitals UAE, we provide services for the diagnosis, management and treatment of all children's eye conditions provided by specialised paediatric doctors, optometrists and orthoptists.

Paediatrics & Squint Specialists


About Cornea

The cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye. Being completely transparent and rounded in shape, it’s responsible for two thirds of the eye’s focusing power. It can be affected by numerous conditions which include inflammatory conditions, infections and disorders of shape. Corneal conditions are diagnosed and treated by an Ophthalmologist who has undergone subspecialty training in this field.

Cornea Specialists

Laser & Refractive Surgery

About Laser & Refractive Surgery

Your eye usually works like a perfectly focused camera, where the focusing mechanism of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye) and lens brings light to a focus on the retina (the camera film at the back of your eye). Sometimes light may not be focused properly due to problems with the structure of your eye. These include short sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism. These are collectively known as refractive errors. The branch of ophthalmology dealing with surgery to correct refractive errors is known as “refractive surgery”. Laser vision correction is a type of surgery that improves the focusing power of the eye where an excimer laser (cool temperature laser) is used to improve the focusing power of your eye. This is done by using the laser to change the curvature of the cornea (the clear window at the front of your eye).

Laser & Refractive Surgery Specialists


About Glaucoma

The eye produces a nourishing fluid called the aqueous humour. This fluid circulates around the tissues of the eye and drains away through outflow channels. ‘Normal’ Eye pressure is when the amount of fluid produced is balanced by the amount of fluid draining away. If the fluid in the eyes is not ‘balanced’ then the pressure inside the eye rises and this can lead to a glaucoma. Glaucoma, if left untreated, causes damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye, ultimately resulting in loss of vision.

Glaucoma Specialists


About Cataract

Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. The lens forms part of the focusing mechanism of the eye and is usually transparent in young age. In a normal eye, this lens is clear. It helps focus light rays on to the back of the eye, the retina, which sends messages to the brain allowing us to see. When the lens becomes cloudy and prevents the light rays from passing to the retina the condition is called cataract.

Cataract Specialists

Genetic Eye Disease

About Genetic Eye Disease

Genetic Eye disease is a genetic condition which are of two types Retinitis Pigmentosa and Stargardt disease.

Genetic Eye Disease Specialists


About Oculoplastics

Oculoplastic is plastic surgery on the eyelids and upper face. This is also known as oculo-facial surgery, as the eyelids are continuous with the forehead and cheeks.

Oculoplastics Specialists

Neuro Ophthalmology

About Neuro Ophthalmology

Neuro Ophthalmology Specialists

Ocular Oncology

About Ocular Oncology

Tumours inside and on the surface of the eye can be benign or malignant, and can also be primary or secondary tumours. Certain lesions in the eye such as naevi or moles are very common, and usually do not require treatment. Other lesions such as melanoma are rare, and require specialised treatment such as surgery or radiotherapy.

Ocular Oncology Specialists

Aviation Ophthalmology

About Aviation Ophthalmology

We perform pre-employment and routine eye checkups for issuance and renewals for UAE GCAA Class 1, 2 and 3 pilots and cabin crew members, based on the approved UAE GCAA regulatory requirements. We also offer further world class eye treatment for aviation professionals, as and when required.

Aviation Ophthalmology Specialists


About General

General Specialists


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    Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre Abu Dhabi Villas B01 & B02, Marina Village, P.O. Box 62807, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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    Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Dubai Healthcare City, P.O. Box 505054, Dubai United Arab Emirates

    (+971) 4 429 7888

    (+971) 4 363 5339

    Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre Abu Dhabi Villas B01 & B02, Marina Village, P.O. Box 62807, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

    (+971) 2 635 6161

    (+971) 2 635 7272