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About Dr. Hani Sakla

Dr. Hani is a third generation ophthalmologist, his father Dr. Fouad graduated in 1956 and his Grandfather Dr. Ragheb graduated in 1922.

The 3 generations graduated from Kasr Al Ainy School of medicine in Cairo, the oldest in the Middle East. Medicine and Ophthalmology has always been a vocation and passion in the family with many cousins and uncles working as doctors in 5 continents.

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.

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Specialist Ophthalmologist & Refractive Surgeon

Dr. Wassim Altroudi

Consultant Eye Surgeon & Medical Director

Dr. Hani Sakla

Consultant Eye Surgeon

Dr. Gonzalo Munoz

Consultant, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Mohammad Abdulhafez

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  • What if I still see no improvement?
    Although this is rare with LASIK treatment, it does happen. You will need to go in for regular check-ups so that your doctor can keep tabs on you and see how you are progressing. If there is no improvement he/she will conduct a number of tests to see what the issue is and why the surgery has not helped. Following this, they will book you in for another procedure to help improve your situation. Although rare, it is not unheard of as some need surgery twice to rectify the problem depending on how severe it is.
  • How did LASIK come about?
    LASIK Treatment soared to popularity in 2001. The actual procedure in itself was spurred on by the discovery of the excimer laser on animal tissue which left no scarring after incision. It is dated back to the 1980’s and was considered a revolutionary step forward in the surgical treatment of humans. Today, the procedure is popular in many parts of the world although you must exercise a lot of care and conduct a great deal of research before locking down a place.
  • What should I look for in a laser eye surgeon?
    Considering laser eye surgery primarily deals with the cornea and adjusting of its tissues, the surgeon should be someone who is a corneal expert. They should have adequate experience in handling the cornea and be able to identify even the smallest issues with it that could hinder chances for a successful LASIK treatment. When recommending laser eye surgery to you, listen carefully to see whether they are advising you taking your long-term vision health into consideration.
  • What sort of aftercare should I follow?
    Given the delicate nature of LASIK treatment, aftercare needs to be meticulous. Although this differs from person to person on their individual requirement, some aspects remain the same such as:
    • Dry eyes: Your doctor will prescribe eye drops to combat this. Do not use any other types of drops. Stick to your prescription.
    • Pain/Discomfort: Antibiotics and painkillers will be allocated for you to take. Amongst these will be sleeping pills that will help you get some rest as you need to keep your eyes closed for a couple of hours after surgery. Do not worry as this pain is not as bad as you think it to be. Anesthesia and numbing drops are used and you only feel a mild discomfort the next day.
    • Imbalanced vision: It might take a bit of time for your eyes to get adjusted to the changes which could lead to fluctuating vision. While this should go away, if it persists consult your doctor.
    • Glare: Again though normal after the surgery, get it checked if it does not go away.
  • I have heard there are some drawbacks to LASIK eye surgery. What are they?
    Yes, just as with any kind of medical treatment you undertake, there are some risks involved. Whilst some can be avoided through adequate care, the others are risks that are simply part of LASIK treatment as seen below:
    • LASIK eye surgery cannot be reversed. Future improvements can be made to further correct vision, but nothing can be taken back.
    • If you choose an inexperienced doctor, you could suffer irreparable damage with the flap in your cornea.
    • What is known as ‘best vision’ can be lost around a year following the surgery. This vision is the highest vision you have with glasses or lenses.
  • Who can qualify for LASIK treatment?
    As far as age limits go, you must be over the age of 18 to qualify for LASIK treatment as our eyes are still changing before that. The eye tends to change even in those over 18 and your doctor may look for stable vision for a period of at least a year before considering you for surgery. Those under the age of 18 will have to depend on their glasses and lenses for a while longer as they are the safer options. Aside from age, your health will be taken into consideration as well especially other eye diseases such as cataract and glaucoma which could prevent surgery.
  • How long does it take and is it costly?
    What actually takes up time with this treatment is the consultation as your doctor will need to conduct a few tests and have an in-depth discussion with you regarding your health and family history. The actual surgery in itself takes approximately 10-15 minutes per eye. And yes, you can have treatment done in both eyes, but if you are going for this option you need to make sure you have someone on hand to help you get home and assist you with your daily activities as you will need to get plenty of rest. As for cost, it depends on your requirement although your insurance is not known to cover this type of surgery by default. You can check with them to see if you can have LASIK treatment included in your cover.

See the world clearly with EBSAAR.

Ebsaar Eye Surgery Center is a full fledged eye clinic specializing in Lasik and Cataract surgeries.Founded by renowned and internationally acclaimed eye surgeon Dr. Hani Sakla, our clinic is home to diagnostic and surgical equipments. Our doctors have international experience of more than 30 years and have been involved in the development of Lasik and Cataract surgical treatments in many countries around the world.We use the most effective technology and know how to give you the best in eye care

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More About Lasik Treatment

If you are an eyeglass or contact lens wearer, you might be considering Lasik treatment to correct your vision. Lasik surgery will reshape the cornea. If you are wondering what the cornea is, it is the round dome in front of your eye. Here are some points to contemplate before you decide to have laser eye surgery.

Basics on Lasik

Lasik is performed on a delicate part of the eye. It is a surgery but it carries minimal risks. Millions of people have had this procedure and the treatment has a success rate of 96%. In most cases, Lasik will give you near perfect vision. 9 times out of 10, patients will achieve 20/20 vision and 20/40 vision.

What are refractive errors?

If the light coming into your eye doesn’t focus on the retina, the image will appear as blurry; this is known as refractive error. Refractive errors are the result of an imperfectly shaped lens, eyeball or cornea.

Types of refractive errors

Myopia or nearsightedness
Only nearby objects are distinct

Hyperopia or farsightedness
Only far away objects are distinct

Presbyopia or aging eye
This condition develops in people from the ages of 40 to 50 and seeing close becomes a challenge. It can be corrected through the use of reading glasses and bifocals, and now with advanced technology Lasik treatment is also a viable alternative.

If you want to know whether you are a good candidate for Lasik treatment, consider the following?

  • You are over the age of 18
  • You are not on certain prescription drugs which include oral prednisone
  • You have a stable prescription
  • You are in good health

In the instance, you have had dry eye in the past you need to talk to your doctor about its impact on Lasik. Your eye doctor will screen you for this condition before any refractive surgery or Lasik is performed.

Here are more factors to look at before Lasik treatment

  • Discuss your lifestyle activities and workplace requirements with your eye doctor. Are you involved in sports? Do you plan to be actively engaged in physical activities?
  • What are your expectations of Lasik? If you have poor vision laser eye surgery will give you the best chance at leading a normal and healthy life, which allows you to go about your daily activities without the hassle of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

What to expect from Lasik treatment

Before Surgery

You will need to go in for a comprehensive eye examination. If you’ve gone for any preliminary eye exams, bring these records with you. If you are a contact lens wearer avoid wearing them before the evaluation. For example, stop wearing soft lenses for 2 weeks and hard lenses for 4 weeks. Contact lenses can temporarily affect the shape of your cornea which means your eye doctor might not get precise measurements. You might also be asked to stop wearing perfume, makeup and lotions prior to surgery. This is to ensure there is minimal risk of infection during Lasik procedure.

During Surgery

As an outpatient procedure, during Lasik surgery your eye doctor will apply numbing drops into the eye. Each eye will take up to 15 minutes at most, and if you plan to do both eyes the entire surgery will take half an hour. You may request for both eyes to be done on the same day, else, it can be done a few days or weeks apart. It is a minimally invasive procedure, painless and with no stitches.

After Surgery

Your eyes will heal relatively fast, however, it is best if you rest for 24-48 hours post surgery. Patients who have a busy schedule can get back to work and day to day activities within 24 hours. Avoid physical activity like sports up to 3 days post surgery and contact sports for 2 weeks.

Additional information

  • You may experience mild discomfort for which your eye doctor will prescribe pain medication.
  • Your vision will continue to improve in the coming days.
  • When it comes to driving it is best to wait until you feel it is safe to drive.
  • Avoid hot tubs, swimming and the whirlpool for 2 weeks post treatment.