Doctor Johanna Fusk Testimonial - Germany

>> Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The black doors slide open, I enter in a cool, clean room and I look into the friendly smiling face of a woman who is standing behind the reception desk. "Al Salam Alaikum," she says "and welcome to the Muscat Eye Laser Center. May I help You?"
These were the first impressions of my two weeks of internship in the MELC, in the sultanate of Oman on the Arabian peninsula.
I was looking forward to learn more about ophthalmology but I did not expect it to become so interesting. Every day I could join one of the doctors who are mainly from Colombia or the Philippines and have an outstanding education in eye medicine. They explained a lot to me although they thad to see a lot of patients every day. I especially appreciated their drawings to make some things more clear to me and sometimes the doctors also showed me videos or presentations about different techniques to do surgery. It was very helpful that I could practise to use the slit lamp and so I got the feeling how I have to turn on the lights and how I have to move the different devices.
Apart from that I was allowed to go to the surgery room and so I could learn more about laser treatments. The MELC provides their patients the highest technological standard in ophthalmology and together with the skills of the doctors, the patients can expect perfect results. In the field of refractive surgery, this center is one of the leading clinics in the arabic world and the doctors regulary take part at international conferences. Besides they also do scientific work and have a lot of publications.
But I also enjoyed to get an interesting insight in the omanese culture by observing the interaction between the patients, their relatives and the doctors.
Of course the whole staff also told me a lot about their experiences and they come from all over the world. So it is a multicultural team and I had the feelings that it also helps to create this special feeling of openess, respect and tolerance.

In conclusion I can say that my interest in ophthalmology increased during the two weeks of internship and I am very grateful towrads the doctors and the staff that they have provided me this unique chance!

Thank You, Schukran or Muchas Gracias!!!


Check out the New - No touch, no flap "LASIK" - SmartSurfACE

>> Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SmartSurfACE is an innovative eye laser surgery method that works without touching the eye. It combines the benefits of touch-free TransPRK surface treatment with innovative SmartPulse technology.
The result is clear vision, with none of the side effects possible with other methods. This touch-free laser vision correction is non-invasive, safe, gentle and stressless. It’s an easy way to enter the world of better vision.
In SmartSurfACE there is no contact with the eye. Vision is precisely corrected through the top layer of the cornea – no blade, no flap, no suction of the eye, and no cutting into the cornea.

Laser treatment is done at the surface of the cornea. No cut is made into the cornea, meaning no cut or flap complications. This non-invasive procedure offers the highest safety in terms of corneal stability, meaning higher long-term safety for the patient.


This eye laser surgery is performed in just one step with just one laser, the SCHWIND AMARIS
excimer laser. This provides shorter treatment time.


Top 10 reasons to choose Muscat Eye Laser Center for Laser Eye Surgery

>> Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Top 10 reasons to choose Muscat Eye Laser Center for Laser Eye Surgery

Our patients choose us for a variety of reasons. Here is a list of the top 10:
1. World renowned results
The clearest evidence of any laser eye surgeon’s skill is his or her results. At Muscat Eye Laser Center, our patients can be confident that they will receive the best possible results. Over the 80000 (TO BE CONFIRMED) successful surgeries done and counting, Muscat Eye Laser Center maintains unparalleled standards of treatment quality and clinical outcomes.
2. Leading Eye Care experts
We have handpicked our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons, nurses and medical experts. With world-renowned accomplishments and extensive contributions to the field of ophthalmology, our team is experienced to handle the most complex of eye conditions that many others decline to treat.
In appreciation of our expertise, standards of quality and patient care, we are regularly featured in the press, and are proud to have been recognized as the Best Eye Center in Oman 2016. We have also been accredited with both ACHSI and ISO quality certifications
3. Rigorous screening – We get it right the first time
We’re confident our Laser Eye Surgery screening will be the most comprehensive eye exam you’ve ever had. As experts in eye care, we understand the complexities and the uniqueness of every eye. Using sophisticated measurement tools found nowhere else in Oman, tests and a variety of scans, we ensure that every detail of your eye is considered before making our recommendations.
4. Suitable for 99% of people
With our pioneering technology and treatment methods, we can safely treat patients who have been told they are not suitable for Laser Eye Surgery at other clinics.
5. We are invested with Schwind’s latest and advanced technologies
Muscat Eye Laser Center is teamed-up with SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions, one of the technological world leaders in refractive and therapeutic corneal surgery, to bring the most accurate corneal scanners in the world to Oman, which allows us to safely treat patients that other clinics aren’t able to consider.
6. Goodbye to reading glasses
Many patients come to us in search of freedom from reading glasses. Through our unique laser eye treatment which counters the effects of ageing in the eyes, we successfully deliver that freedom and more.
7. High staff to patient ratio.
A handpicked team with a commitment to deliver the highest possible standards of care.
8. Goodbye to eye wrinkles
We offer complete botox treatment to manage skin aging symptoms around the eyes
9. More specialist training
Our laser eye surgeons are all Fellowship corneal specialists with expertise in every aspect of Laser Eye Surgery.
10. First Omani center to offer 7D safest laser.
Turning Laser Eye Surgery into a ‘keyhole’ procedure, Schwind Amaris 1050 RS 7D can treat wide range of patients with unbelievable stability.


muscat eye laser center

>> Wednesday, March 22, 2017


muscat eye laser center


The SCHWIND AMARIS 1050RS is the product of continuous development work and is the most powerful excimer laser in the AMARIS product family.

The innovative laser system delivers an unsurpassed repetition rate of 1050 Hz – currently the highest of all excimer lasers on the market – and consequently an extremely short ablation time of just 1.3 seconds per dioptre. That means even greater safety and comfort for the patient. 

The risk of the cornea drying out is minimised, and the length of time the patient has to fixate on the green light is reduced. It is a performance leap that brings maximum safety and enhanced patient comfort.

Active 7D eye tracking means that the SCHWIND AMARIS 1050RS combines space and time in an innovative technology without latency time. 

The ground-breaking ‘Latency-Free Tracking’ takes account of eye movements occurring during the period between acquisition of the eye-tracker image and triggering of the subsequent laser pulses – thus, the new target position is known in advance. The ablation process without any latency error offers the patient even more precision.


Muscat Eye Laser Center celebrates 10 years of eye care excellence

>> Monday, June 11, 2012

9 June 2012, Muscat: Muscat Eye Laser Center toasted a decade of exemplary services as the nation’s foremost private eye care clinic with a pledge to evolve into a centre of eye-care excellence in the Gulf region.
At a ceremony to mark the anniversary, Medical Director and co-founder Dr Maria Clara Arbelaez unveiled plans for the clinic’s eventual relocation to a spacious, state-of-the-art, multi-storey facility at Bausher designed and equipped to cater to Muscat Eye Laser’s burgeoning caseload and an expanding portfolio of eye-care services.
It has been a momentous ten years for Dr Arbelaez, a globally renowned corneal surgeon, who along with CEO and co-founder Mr. Sameer Al Awam, oversaw the growth of Muscat Eye Laser Center into Oman’s largest and best established eye-care services provider in the private sector.
Through her commitment to providing an exceptionally high level of patient care, Dr Arbelaez saw her practice grow from a team of seven members in 2002 to around 50 staff today, comprising a full complement of corneal and refractive surgeons, anterior segment specialists, ophthalmologists, anaesthesia consultants, technicians and paramedics. To extend the best services to its patients, the Center has also entered into an exclusive partnership with internationally renowned eye specialists. It presently covers an unrivalled offering in specialist surgical, LASIK and other corrective procedures many of them pioneered by Muscat Eye Laser Center in Oman.
Keeping abreast of clinical and technological advancements in the field of corrective eye care globally, Muscat Eye Laser Center introduced cutting-edge procedures in Oman as soon as they became the norm in well-established international markets. Consequently, patients in the Sultanate have always enjoyed access to the best in corrective eye-care services that have consistently placed Muscat Eye Laser Center at the very top of the industry.
Along with superior patient care and quality standards, innovation has been the all-encompassing credo of the clinic’s quest for success over the past decade. In line with this philosophy, Muscat Eye Laser Center introduced a succession of new corrective procedures that helped speed up healing and visual recovery and minimise discomfort for patients.
Thus, starting with cataract surgery, corneal transplants and implantable contact lens surgery in 2004, the clinic embraced leading-edge corrective procedures as and when they came on the market. A year later, intrastomal corneal ring surgery was added to the clinic’s offerings for the treatment of keratoconus.
The year 2006 saw the introduction of a flurry of new procedures – all groundbreaking at the time – including the corneal collagen cross-linking treatment for keratoconus, Pachymetry assisted lamellar keratoplasty (PALK) for corneal transplants, SLT and Laser Iridotomy for treatment of glaucoma and Focal Photocoagulation for some retinal conditions.
With the addition of a number of laser-assisted surgical procedures, Muscat Eye Laser Center’s dominant position as a provider of corrective eye-care services was sealed. Femtosecond laser assisted LASIK surgery was introduced in 2008, along with Femtolaser assisted intrastromal corneal ring surgery. Complementing these procedures was the revolutionary LASIK / LASEK combined with accelerated crosslinking procedure along with Partial Thickness Corneal Transplant Endothelial Keratoplasty.
In conjunction with the introduction of these modern procedures were regular equipment upgrades aimed at ensuring the clinic’s position on the leading-edge of corrective eye-care services in Oman. Its high-tech capabilities are reflected in the acquisition of a Pentacam Scheimpflug Imaging System for anterior segment imaging, the Amaris 750 Excimer Laser – the pride and joy of the clinic, the Heidelberg Retinal Tomographer for the imaging of both the anterior and posterior segment of the eye, and the Sirius imaging system. Adding to this sophisticated array is the newly procured Avedro system for combined LASIK / LASEK with accelerated crosslinking.
But the most notable milestone of the past decade pertains to the extraordinary achievements of Dr Maria Arbelaez who has over 60,000 eye surgeries to her growing record, a tally unmatched in Oman and perhaps in the wider Gulf region as well. Acknowledged as an international authority on refractive eye surgery, Dr Arbelaez has been frequently invited to present at leading international conferences and symposiums attended by prominent figures from around the world. She also continues to conduct research and studies that have contributed to a better understanding of the science of laser vision correction.
While the Center has progressed on to provide the best services in the GCC in Muscat, it has also been aware of its social responsibility. On recommendation of the Chamber of Commerce, it has regularly sponsored deserving students for higher studies. This year alone, five students have been sponsored. In addition, it has also funded employees for courses to further improve their skills.
On a bigger scale, the Center put Oman on the map by inviting Schwind to host its annual user meet in the Sultanate in 2010 that was attended by 150 delegates from 45 countries. At the conference, the Schwind CEO acknowledged Dr. Maria’s input in developing advanced technology in refractive surgery and commended her global reputation as one of the finest eye laser surgeons in the world.
“On this important anniversary, we have a lot of people to thank, including our staff and suppliers, who believed in our practice and helped us grow and prosper. But our success would not have been possible without the support of our wonderful patients. They are the reason why we continue to work hard to improve our quality and service delivery with the aim of providing them with an exceptional eye-care experience,” Mr. Sameer Al Awam commented.


Muscat Eye Laser Center

We are one of the leading Eye Centers in the Sultanate of Oman. We opened our doors in May 2002 and have since strived to provide the most advanced quality eye care in the Sultanate and throughout the region.

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