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Dr. Hani Sakla

About Dr. Hani Sakla

MB, BCh, MSc, MD, PhD (Spain)

Consultant Eye Surgeon & Medical Director

Dr. Hani has many studies published in international peer reviewed journals including the journal of Ophthalmology from the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery ASCRS, the journal of refractive surgery from the International society of refractive surgery ISRS, and many others.

Since, 1989 he dedicated his practice to cataract and intraocular implant surgeries, corneal surgeries, keratoplasties, all refractive procedures with excimer laser like LASIK, epilasik, Ultralasik, femtosecond lasik, beside implant refractive surgeries like phakic lenses ICL, or clear refractive lens exchange. He’s also specialized in glaucoma diseases and medical retina.

He soon moved to Dubai to work as a consultant eye surgeon, he introduced the phacoemulsification technique and the sutureless cataract surgeries with foldable lenses and made it a popular technique among his peers. Dr. Hani was elected as the chairman of the scientific committee in the Emirates Medical Association since 2001 till present. In the course of his service, he organizes many international ophthalmology conferences in Dubai.

Achievements

Dr. Hani has always aspired to be at the cutting edge of the ophthalmic technology and to bring the state of the art to the region. He was the first to implant the Restor Multifocal lenses in 2003 outside the US and Europe and he was in the international study group to evaluate the lens.

He was also the first to implant the Toric Acrysof lens in the gulf region before hundreds of doctors who attended the live surgery during the EOC 2008 in Dubai. Dr. Hani was the first to use the Toric implantable contact lenses to correct the visual problems in keratoconus patients in the UAE.

Dr. Hani was the first to introduce the intravitreal injections of lucentis to treat diabetic macular edema in 2006 which eventually became an preferred and common practice in the UAE. Also back in the year 2000 he was the first to use the photodynamic therapy to treat age related macular degenerations. And recently in 2009, he was the first to use the most modern Zeimer LDV Femtosecond laser to perform a safe ZLASIK.

Associations

Dr. Hani is a reviewer for the prestigious journal of Ophthalmology published monthly by the American Academy of Ophthalmology; he is also a reviewer for the journal of the Emirates Medical Association. Dr. Hani has been invited to perform live cataract and refractive surgeries at many international ophthalmology conferences like the PAACO, MEACO, EOC, and others. Dr. Hani is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeries ASCRS, International Society of Refractive Surgeons ISRS, and other societies in different countries.