Dr. Alaa A. Mohamed Abou Attawan
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)
Consultant, Ophthalmology
Location: Abu Dhabi


Dr. Alaa A. Mohamed Abou Attawan has 15 years of experience in Ophthalmology. He is joining us from Moorfields Eye Centre at Bedford Hospital, United Kingdom, where he was a Consultant Ophthalmologist (Retina). Prior to that, he practiced in Tawam Hospital – Al Ain for 5 years where he set up the foundation and established the Retina service in Al Ain City – UAE.

In his role at Moorfields Eye Hospital Center Abu Dhabi, Dr. Attawan will be working as Consultant Ophthalmologist.

Dr. Attawan graduated from University of Aden, Yemen in 2002 obtaining his Bachelor of Medicine degree. Following his graduation, he moved to the UK to pursue his foundation medical training and further specialty training program in Ophthalmology at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Yorkshire and the Humber School of Ophthalmology working across various hospitals in the UK such as Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Victoria Infirmary from 2008 till 2015. Upon completion of his training, Dr Attawan was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

He was also a Vitreo Retinal Surgery Fellow at Nottingham University Hospitals, UK from 2015 till 2016.

Dr. Attawan has been a Member since 2008 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists since 2014. Dr Attawan was a former associate Tutor of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist in London and is actively involved in teaching and research. He has 10 Publications in various prestigious journals and is a well-known speaker at national and regional levels.

He was also one of the Top 10 consultant nominated by SEHA 2022 and he was the Retina service lead and co-founder of Retina service in Al Ain city UAE

Dr. Attawan’s scope of practice covers Cataract surgery, Diabetic eye disease, Retinal Vein occlusion, age-related macular degeneration, emergency eye trauma, and surgery. primary and complex Retinal detachment surgery. Macular hole and Membrane peel surgery.

Services & Conditions

Retina & Uveitis

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Maculopathy