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Muscat Eye Laser Center to host Professor Takayuki Akahoshi from Japan, the world’s leading cataract surgeon

MELC Already in the future !

AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
Academy's first Joint Meeting with the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) in Chicago.
Dates: 16 – 19th October 2010 Venue: McCormick Place, Chicago, USA
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s. who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for every individual they treat by helping each to see his or her best and by protecting their patients' vision and eye health throughout life. Academy members are committed to responding compassionately to their patients' individual needs and to advancing the highest standards of comprehensive eye care.
Dr Maria’s Presentation - Friday, Oct. 15 Subspecialty Day
Muscat Eye Laser Center who has always believed in giving world class solutions to any eye problems delivers it by keeping abreast with the latest technologies of the future. Muscat Eye Laser Center is privileged to be associated with Schwind Eye Tech Solutions who o…

XXVIII Congress of the ESCRS

XXVIII Congress of the ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) was held on the 4 - 8 Sept 2010 in Paris, France

Founded in 1991, the ESCRS is Europe's leading organisation for cataract and refractive surgeons and is at the forefront of developments in anterior segment surgery. The society currently has 4,000 members from over 90 different countries worldwide. The ESCRS offers a unique forum for discussion and learning which ensures that international expertise is shared by ophthalmologists all over Europe.

ESCRS History
The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons evolved from the European Intraocular Implant Club which was established in 1981. The Society is administered by the ESCRS Board, a Board of Ophthalmologists elected by its members. The ESCRS staff based in Dublin, Ireland are responsible for the organisation of the Society's day-to-day activities.

PARIS 2010 – Highlights
The XXVIII Congress of the ESCRS was highly successful, w…

Gold medal conferred on Dr. Maria at EyeAdvance 2010 Mumbai

Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez was awarded the gold medal at the recently held EyeAdvance conference in Mumbai, India for her contributions to ophthalmology advances and refractive surgery. She was honoured by Shanta Motwani, senior ophthalmologist and Dr. Kirit Modi, co-chairman of EyeAdvance.
The 8th International Congress for Advances of Ophthalmology, EyeAdvance 2010, was held in conjunction with India’s most prestigious ophthalmological society, Bombay Ophthalmologist’ Association. Held every alternate year, EyeAdvance is an iconic conference with emphasis on presenting something new and a focus on latest developments and contributions every time. Speakers are told to bring up essential points in their speech so that all listeners, irrespective of their experience, would derive some benefit that they could apply to their daily practice. EyeAdvance has always attracted a legion of international speakers. This year 28 doctors from 18 countries attended the conference in addition to 1786 …

World Renowned Cataract Surgeon Coming to Oman

Muscat Eye Laser Center proudly presents, Professor Takayuki Akahoshi, who is famous for his incredible precision with over 70,000 successful surgeries and has operated on VIPs and state heads.
Also being the inventor of the Akahoshi Micro Combo Pre-chopper, he is by far one of the best surgeons available for you at the Muscat Eye Laser Center
from 18-20 October 2010.

With better vision and beyond, nothing should stop you from your active lifestyle.

To book your surgery call 9405 1535 today.

Muscat Eye Laser Center reaches out to the Ministry of Education and Sablah members

Muscat Eye Laser Center has joined hands with the Ministry of Education to offer special discounts and complimentary check-ups to teachers. In addition, Muscat Eye Laser Center has re-enforced its support to the Ministry for any new initiative that it undertakes.

The Ministry of Education lauded the initiative taken by Muscat Eye Laser Center. Hashim al-Moosawi, Head of Employee Benefits Section, Staff Care Department, said, “The Ministry of Education has always made efforts to provide the best healthcare to the public by forging a strong relation between the public and private sector. The offer by the Center to provide free check-up for the teachers and the administrative staff of the ministry is a step in this direction. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Muscat Eye Laser Center and the CEO Mr. Sameer for their co-operation and hope this paves the way for other private companies to take similar initiatives as well.”

“While we have taken steps to support the Ministry of Ed…

"LASIK safe in our hands"

LASIK safe in our hands, is a new website developed by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) to provide accurate and up-to-date information about LASIK (laser refractive eye surgery).

The site has been produced in 2010 European year of LASIK – the 20th anniversary of the first LASIK surgery – but it will be continually updated to ensure that it reflects the latest information and techniques.

Free check-ups for Orphan kids during Ramadan

Muscat Eye Laser Center conducts free Ramadan eye check-up for orphan kids
22 August 2010, Muscat: In keeping with the Holy Month’s spirit of giving, Muscat Eye Laser Center, the Sultanate’s leading eye-care center, recently organised a free eye check-up for the children of Al Khoudh Orphanage in Muscat Governorate.
A total of 93 beautiful children of ages four and above had their eyes examined by the Center’s optometrist. Besides checking their eyes for any vision impairment or eye diseases, the team also made a careful assessment of each child’s need, if any, for visual aids to help remedy any vision deficiencies. Over the coming days, children from the Orphanage requiring further diagnostic and treatment services will be brought in batches to the Center’s modern clinic at Qurum.
After a comprehensive examination by the Center’s professional team of doctors, kids that need correction will be prescribed corrective spectacles, courtesy of Muscat Eye Laser Center. As surgical intervention…

Muscat Eye Laser staff embrace pledge to uphold customer standards

Evoking the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath that binds physicians to a code of professional ethics, Muscat Eye Laser Center has introduced a unique pledge that commits staff to raising the bar on customer service standards.
The ‘Happy Eyes Customer Service Oath’ enjoins every member of Muscat Eye Laser Center’s staff to the delivery of superior services to customers. Employees solemnly pledge to embrace a code of conduct that places customer satisfaction at the very heart of the Center’s corporate philosophy.
The oath, a novel initiative by Muscat Eye Laser Center to engender high standards of service delivery amongst employees, is the brainchild of Mr. Sameer Al Awam, its Chief Executive Officer.
“The Happy Eyes Customer Service Oath is neither a gimmick, nor a meaningless mission statement, but a reflection of our profound desire to put customer satisfaction and service standards at the very core of our business. Our goal is to make the pursuit of quality standards and customer sati…

New Interest Free Installment Scheme

Muscat Eye Laser center joins hands with Standard Chartered Bank for easy payment options.
For the first time in Oman a medical center has introduced a concept of easy instalments for those who want to undergo eye surgery.
Any customer whether Standard Chartered Bank or any other other credit card holder can now pay in 6 easy interest free installments.
Call the center today and check out this unique offer.

Dr Maria Clara Arbelaez crosses 50,000 successful surgeries

Dr Maria Clara Arbelaez, Medical Director of the center receiving a memento for crossing 50,000 successful surgeries and for her unrelenting efforts to create awareness and work towards providing a comprehensive range of services related to ophthalmology.

Examination times ahead - what to think of...

Ocean of knowledge #1

With so many of us using computers at work and school, computer eye strain has become a common complaint.
These problems can cause physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors.

Here are steps you can take to reduce computer eye strain and the other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS):

Use proper lighting.
Eye strain is often caused by excessively bright light either from outdoor sunlight coming in through a window or from harsh interior lighting. When you use a computer, your ambient lighting should be about half that found in most offices.

Eliminate exterior light by closing drapes, shades or blinds. Reduce interior lighting by using fewer light bulbs or fluorescent tubes, or use lower intensity bulbs and tubes. If possible, position your monitor so that windows are to the side of it, instead of in front or back.

Minimize glare.
Glare on walls and finished surfaces, as well as reflections on the computer screen can also cau…

MELC truly becoming a center of excellence and learning.

Muscat Eye Laser Center recently played host to two leading Iranian ophthalmologists, in the latest in a growing trend of visits by international eye surgeons to Oman’s pre-eminent eye care centre. Dr. Mir Mohammed Sadeghi, MD, Ophthalmologist and Dr. Soheil Adib Moghaddam, MD, Ophthalmologist and specialist in cataract and refractive surgery, spent a week in Muscat primarily to get acquainted with Muscat Eye Laser Center’s use of cutting-edge technology and surgical techniques.
Of particular interest to the visiting pair was the Center’s expertise in performing eye surgeries with the aid of a revolutionary laser called ‘Schwind Amaris’.
“We came here to observe at first-hand the surgical procedures employed by Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez, whom we regard as a pioneer in refractive surgery in the region. We also had the opportunity to watch Dr. Maria perform surgeries with the use of the ‘Schwind Amaris’, which has also been newly installed in our clinic back home in Tehran,” Dr Sadhegi rem…

Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez wins top honors!

The annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeon’s (ASCRS) Symposium and Congress was recently held in Boston in which the paper presented by Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez, Medical Director, Muscat Eye Laser Center, was voted the best paper.Titled ‘Six-month experience in ocular wavefront guided customised Lasik with an active eye tracker: clinical outcome’, the presentation focuses on an eye tracker that provides a six-dimensional mapping of the eye. This maximises precision leading to accurate results, providing an enhanced quality of vision. The technology is not only available at the MuscatEyeLaserCenter but has been perfected by Dr. Maria. In the paper, she documents her experiences of using the technology most effectively and how she has perfected to generate outstanding results for the patients.

Local praise

MELC always strives to satisfy our costumers and it is always very rewarding to hear of their experiences with us.
We received this testimonial from Mrs Riekert Williams and felt we would like to share it.

"I had Lasik done on my eye's yesterday. I cant believe that I walked in with -2.50 R and -2.75 L, walked out a couple of hours later with clear vision. It was not painful at all and I experienced no irritation. Muscat Eye and Laser Center even phoned me in the evening to see how I am doing. I received the best treatment ever, they are friendly, to the point, and very professional. I went for my follow up today, and removed my Laser glasses that I had to wear for 24 hours, and now my vision is even better. Thanks Dr Maria for sorting my eyes out, and for your good service and friendly staff." -AzeleneRiekert Williams-

See the original testimonial HERE

Praise from abroad

20 March 2010, Muscat: Dr. Patrick Humbert, an Ophthalmologist specialised in laser refractive surgery was recently in Muscat for a week long visit. During his stay, the French surgeon visited Muscat Eye Laser Center and watched Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez perform two surgeries – Femto-LASIK and keratoconus.
Based in Metz, a city in the northeast of France, Dr. Humbert practices in Clinique Claude Bernard, a reputed private clinic. This has been Dr. Humbert’s first visit to Oman and he was all praise for the beautiful city and hospitality of the people. He has previously interacted with Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez in international forums and was impressed with the papers she had presented. Once in Oman, he was keen to visit the centre and made a request to observe her perform surgeries.
“Dr. Maria Clara has presented many interesting papers in a number of seminars/ forums. Her skill and reputation are internationally recognised. It is obvious that a lot of thought has gone into the way the ce…