[:en]27 September 2015 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has appointed Dr. Yassir Abou-Rayyah to the hospital’s medical faculty. Dr. Abou-Rayyah is a specialist in Oculoplastics; management of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital disorders; ocular trauma; cosmetic eye surgery; and paediatric ophthalmology. He is also internationally recognised in the field of Paediatric Oculoplastics and the treatment of congenital anomalies of the eye, ocular adnexa and microphthalmia.
Dr. Abou-Rayyah graduated from Cairo University and was a British Chevening Award scholar. He completed his ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and has worked as a Consultant Ophthalmologist for more than 20 years, performing more than 13,000 ophthalmic and oculoplastic operations. He joined the medical teams at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, in 2005.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Abou-Rayyah has extensive experience in medical research, supervising seven postgraduate medical research degree students and publishing more than 50 research papers in national and international medical journals. He has also been a guest speaker at many national and international medical conferences.
Commenting on the new appointment, Mr. Mariano Gonzalez, Managing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Abou-Rayyah to the Moorfields medical team in Dubai. He brings outstanding experience across a range of fields and will provide valuable expertise in the treatment and care of our adult and child patients, as we continue to expand our team and range of patient services.”