One of three locations for the Sharif Eye Center in the Middle East, the Dubai Healthcare City site opened in 2007 and currently treats more than 1,500 patients annually. The trio of centers in Amman, Doha, and Dubai was founded by Dr. Khaled Sharif, who completed his residency and work as an eye surgeon for more than 10 years in the UK before coming to the Middle East in the mid-1990s. An internationally known surgeon and researcher, he pioneered the use of LASIK procedures and laser cataract surgery in Jordan.
The clinic’s leading specialties include UltraLASIK corrective procedures, cataract surgeries, implantable contact lenses, and treatment for keratoconus, a degenerative eye disorder. More than one-third of the international patients who are treated annually at the clinic come from the US and Canada. English is the primary language of business at the clinic, but translators are available for patients and allied healthcare professionals who speak Arabic, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Last updated on 9 January 2017
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