7 Best Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Dubai

Looking for a dedicated Pediatric  Ophthalmologist in Dubai, according to patient recommendations and reviews, we develop a list of top Pediatric Ophthalmologists in Dubai, UAE. Incomplete and imperfection of the visual acuity of the newborn to the full development of vision as he grows. This phenomenon, therefore, requires a specialized examination in children which differs from that which is carried out on adults. The Pediatric ophthalmologist, therefore, presents himself as the most qualified attending physician to examine the child’s fundus and to detect any abnormalities therein.

His skills will be all the more in demand when the child presents risks related to the normal development of his visual acuity, in particular when he has experienced premature birth, when he suffers from a genetic disease or when he is born to visually impaired parents.

Our vision gradually develops from birth to about the sixth year of life. Babies, therefore, do not see well at all. They can only perceive blurred shapes, light contrasts, and faint colors. Between the eighth and twelfth week, the eyesight should have matured a little further, so that a child can make eye contact. Then it looks enough to look at you, many babies start to laugh spontaneously. If a three-month-old child does not yet do this, it is recommended to have an examination whether there is a reason for the absent visual contact. There may be something wrong with the eyes or in the nerve pathways between the eyes and the brain. Fortunately, serious complications are rare.

A most common problem is blocked tear ducts. About 30 percent of babies are born with it. That is, the tears cannot be properly drained along the tear duct. As a result, those babies cry quite profusely from the full length of their eyes and often have pus. It is then important to keep your baby’s eyes clean and to remove the pus systematically, in order to prevent infections. However, a blocked tear duct will not cause permanent damage and will usually heal on its own before the first birthday. If this does not happen, it must be opened under anesthesia by an ophthalmologist.

Common Pediatric Eye Problems are overseen by Pediatric Ophthalmologist

  • Strabismus
  • Lazy eye
  • Farsightedness
  • Myopia
  • Astigmatism

Living in Dubai then here is the Best Ophthalmologist in Dubai recommendations for you.

7 Best Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Dubai

Pediatric GynaecologistHospital/ClinicAddressPhoneLocation
Dr. Darakhshanda KhurramMoorfield Eye Hospital, UAE20th Street, Al Razi Building No. 64, E-Block, 3rd Floor, Opposite to Gulf Towers Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai+97144297888Get Location
Dr. Namir Kafil-HussainMoorfield Eye Hospital Dubai20th St, Al Razi Building No. 64, E-Block, 3rd Floor, Near to Novotel Bur Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai+97144297888
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Dr. Samer HamadaImperial HealthcareIbn Sina Building 27, First Floor, Block-A, Dubai Health Care City, District 6, Dubai+97144393737Get Location
Dr. Shucri Shawaf, MDEye Consultants Al Razi Building 64, Block C, 1st Floor, Unit 1017 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates+97144211299Get Location
DR. K. R. SATHISHJTS Medical CenterStreet 10A Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah Terrace Building, Dubai, UAE+97143799954Get Location
Dr. Ana WertQuironsalud Ophthalmology Institute DubaiVilla 1187, 304 Al Wasl Road District – Dubai – United Arab Emirates+97143422228Get Location
Dr. Rana DanersGulf Eye Center, DubaiSheikh Zayed Road Fairmont Hotel Suite 615 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates+97143291977Get Location

Dr. Darakhshanda Khurram

Dr. Darakhshanda Khurram is a highly accomplished and trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist. She specializes in screening and management of Premature Retinopathy. She also performs surgeries related to Strabismus.

Dr. Khurram is a Pakistani Origin Ophthalmologist who studied MBBS at Rawalpindi Medical College(RMC) and then completed his Postgraduate fellowship from Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, UK. After that, she undertook her fellowship training at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfield Eye Hospital in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Her education and training in the UK gave her immense experience in Paediatric Ophthalmology surgical procedures. She has an engaging interest in Paediatrics and covers all aspects of infant and child eye care.

Specialties: Pediatric Congenital Cataracts, Congenital Glaucoma, Filtration, cyclophotocoagulation, Strabismus, Squint surgery, Botulinum toxin injection

Dr. Namir Kafil-Hussain

Dr. Namir is an exceptionally experienced pediatric consultant and ophthalmic surgeon, As one of the senior Ophthalmologist consultants in Dubai he attains expertise in clinical and surgical roles in many leading Ophthalmology specialist departments in hospitals of the UK and Ireland. He has broad experience in managing pediatric ophthalmic services as well as surgeries including intraocular lens implantation, incision cataract surgery, pediatric eye diseases, botulinum toxin injection, and squint surgery. He is a leading Ophthalmologist who performs screening and laser (+Anti-VEGF) procedures on premature babies for the treatment of  Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) which results in positive outcomes.

His training includes from most prestigious UK institutions Oxford University Dublin and London and Royal College of ophthalmologists(RCOphth ). He also remains a consultant surgeon in the Ophthalmologist departments at St Peter’s Hospital, Ashford Hospital, Surrey Community, and Woking Community Hospital.

Dr. Namir is a fellow member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Specialties: Intraocular lens implantation, incision cataract surgery, pediatric eye diseases, botulinum toxin injection, squint surgery, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Laser Treatment (+Anti-VEGF)

Dr. Samer Hamada

Dr. Samer Hamada is a highly experienced consultant ophthalmic surgeon with fellowship training in pediatric cornea and refractive surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, anterior segment surgery, and external eye diseases.

He has vast clinical and surgical knowledge as well as academics and teaching expertise in the field of anterior segment reconstruction, complex refractive correction, Pediatric cornea, and Congenital Cataracts. He particularly focused on the treatment of Pediatric eye problems related to the high-risk cornea and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Samer Hamada has proficient capabilities to correct refractive errors in the eye for both children and adults using the latest medical technology.

He remains a faculty member at MCh Ophthalmology Surgery at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Examiner at European Board of Ophthalmology(EBO), Paris, France. He also remained as a Tutor in Royal College of Ophthalmologist UK.

Dr. Shucri Shawaf, MD

Dr. Shucri Shawaf has over 20 years of experience in Pediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus surgery. He has a proven skillset, knowledge, and diverse experience in Pediatric eye care. Exceptional performance in managing ophthalmic procedures in a cost-effective and in time-efficient manner.

Dr. Shucri completed a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine at American University in Beirut in 1987 where he also does a Medical Doctorate Degree in Ophthalmology and completed his residency training. His work experience includes Pediatric Ophthalmology consultant in Riyadh for 3 years and in Dubai Healthcare City continuously till now since 2006.

His member of the International Strabismological Association, World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, International Society of Refractive Surgery, International Council of Ophthalmology


Dr. Sathish is a senior Professor and Specialist Ophthalmologist in Dubai, He is Indian and obtains his medical degree and a post-graduate degree from OEU Institue of Ophthalmology in Kasturba Medical College Manipal, India, one of the highest-rated institute in the region.

His expertise includes Anterior Segment Surgery, Paediatric Opthalmology and Oculoplasty. He has broad work experience in the field of Ophthalmology with having excellent academic, clinical, and teaching skills. He remains as a professor in India for over 9 years and represented in many seminars, lectures, and conferences both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Sathish worked as a Specialist in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Oculoplasty in Muscat and in Dubai, he worked in City Center Clinic and Welcare Dubai.

Specialties: Femtolaser Cataract surgery, Phacoemulsification & Foldable IOL implantation, Eyelid & Orbital surgeries, Anterior segment & External Eye disease management

Dr. Ana Wert

With more than 11 years of experience in Pediatric Ophthalmology as a Consultant, she has in-depth knowledge of infant and child eye care. Her professional expertise includes consultation for both adults and children especially in the treatment of Ocular Muscle alterations.

As a Consultant in Pediatric Opthalmology, she has extensive skills for the management of child eye diseases such as Strabismus and Amblyopia. She also helps in the development of normal vision from early infant eye development to adulthood.

She also has a career in Teaching she remains a Professor at the Institute of Ocular Microsurgery (IMO) where she give training in pediatric ophthalmology for pediatricians. Dr. Ana Wert also attends many seminars related to Ophthalmology where he also gives lectures to students. Currently associated with  Quironsalud Ophthalmology Institute Dubai.

Dr. Rana Daners

Dr. Daners is a Senior Surgeon and performs various Ophthalmology surgical procedures such as Glaucoma Surgery and Strabismus Surgery. Her major interest and practice consist of various surgeries and disorders related to Corneal Keratoconus. Age-related Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration. Dr. Daners also manages and treats patients with Blepharoplasty and eyelid disorders.

Her medical education includes MBBS from Damascus University. She trained in ophthalmology in 1993 with MS in ophthalmology as well as eye surgery. Her training period also includes the American University of Beirut in 1997 after that she also worked in various International private medical centers.

Specialties: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Amblyopia, Treatment of Glaucoma, Strabismus Surgery, Squint Surgery, Eye Diseases due to diabetes and arthritis, Dry eye syndrome, ocular allergies, eye infections, eyelid disorders.





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