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Muscat Eye Laser Center celebrates 10 years of eye care excellence

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 t…

Muscat Eye Laser Center’s Medical Director showcases research work at prestigious US symposium

Reinforcing her credentials as an international authority on refractive eye surgery, Muscat Eye Laser Center’s Medical Director was invited to present a pair of scientific papers as the Annual Symposium and Congress of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) in the United States recently. Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez’s inclusion in a roster of top-flight presenters from around the world attests to her standing as an internationally recognised expert in the field of cataract and refractive eye surgery. As the world’s signature forum on anterior segment surgery, the Annual Symposium and Congress of the ASCRS attracts specialists on the frontline of ophthalmic research and practice from around the globe. An estimated 7,000 eye-care professionals registered to attend this year’s five-day-long event in Chicago. In the first of two appearances at the prestigious forum, Dr Maria presented a case study based on a yearlong follow-up of a keratoconic patient with ‘Lamellar Cor…