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 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.
Our Lasik and Cataract surgery team has been involved in significant technical innovation through out the world and brings to the UAE much needed international experience.
We currently perform and excel in the following treatments:
The FemtoLasik and Ultralasik to treat refractive disorders such as Myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia, using lasers. (The Allegretto Eye Q and the Femtosecond Zeimer lasers).
Treating all types of cataracts with the Infinity technology and implantation of Multifocal and IQ lenses that helps to get rid of glasses and resume normal activity in a few hours.
Treatment of early cases of Keratoconus to stop the progression of the disease with Corneal Cross Linking technology.
Correction of extreme myopia or vision in Keratoconus patients with the implantation of the Visian toric ICL.
Early diagnosis of Glaucoma with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Zeiss and the treatment with Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) to stop the use of eye drops to decrease the eye pressure.
Early detection of complications of diabetes on the Eye with the OCT Cirrus and the effective recovery of vision in diabetics with the Anti-VEGF technology, and Argon laser treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
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A: LASIK is safe for teens, but it is not recommended for most teenagers as they are growing and their eyes are changing. It is best to have LASIK only when you have reached your late teens or you are in your twenties. If you have LASIK before your eyes stop changing, you will need to come back and have further LASIK after your eyes stop changing.
A: You can have UltraLasik at the same age that you can have conventional LASIK. It is best to wait till your eyes stop changing, which is usually after 18 years of age.
Q3. I’m 19 years old, and I have been wearing contact lenses since I was 11. Right now my left eye is 5.25 and right eye is 5.75. I would really like to get laser eye surgery, but would you recommend I wait a few more years because my eyesight might still be changing?
A: Your eyes may or may not be changing. If your prescription has been changing, then you should wait. If it has been constant for two years, then you have probably stopped changing.
Astigmatism, Myopia, Amblyopia, Other Vision Problems
Q4. I have astigmatism in my left eye of 1.75 -5.50 x 163. What will be my best option with the current technologies to try to solve this?
A: There are a number of different solutions, depending on your age. You could have a procedure called astigmatic keratectomy to correct most of your astigmatism and then have LASIK to correct the rest. Alternatively, you could have an intraocular procedure to correct both the astigmatism and the farsightedness at the same time.
Q5. I have a high degree of myopia, though I’m not exactly sure of the number (pretty sure it’s worse than -5.00 diopters). Are there complications that increase risk based on level of myopia? Particularly complications that are not correctable? I’m okay with not being 20/20, but just want to be less impaired when not using glasses/lenses. Is there another surgical procedure you recommend for someone with a high level of myopia and astigmatism?
A: The risk you face is an increased enhancement rate: that is, not being perfect after the first procedure and having to have it “touched up” a second time. For most patients, there is an approximate risk of 10 percent of this occurring, but for patients with higher nearsightedness the risk is greater.
A: It depends on the degree of laziness. You will need to be examined by a LASIK specialist.
Q7. Is LASIK surgery an option for correcting amblyopia (lazy eye)? If not, is there a surgery available?
A: It is an option, but the eye will only see to its best potential, which may be less than 20/20.
Q8: Hello. I have amblyopia in both eyes, at -10 and -18, with a pretty bad astigmatism. Obviously I was crawling into things at age one and have been wearing glasses/contacts ever since. I’m 32 now and have been looking for a surgical correction possibility. I wouldn’t even expect perfection, but the ability to get around without such heavy dependence on contacts is a goal. Do you see any possibilities? My ophthalmologist is great, but she is holistic-oriented rather than surgical-minded, and says there are no options without great risk for me. Do you agree?
A: You could now have the Verisyse lens implanted into the eye. This is an intraocular contact lens,
Q9. I see flashes and floaters. My doctor has recommended that I get LASIK surgery. He says that since the sizes of my pupils have changed and I wear safety glasses, I need the surgery. But there’s no retina detachment. What should I do?
A: LASIK surgery is only for those individuals who wear eyeglasses or contacts for distance and want to try to get out of their lenses. It is not a treatment for flashes and floaters.
Corneal and Pupil Concerns
Q10. I’ve had a lot of exams, and the doctor said I can’t do LASIK surgery because my corneal thickness is not enough. He told me it is necessary to have at least 600 microns, and I have 450 microns, so I should wait for the next technology to be able to try something. Is that true? I have myopia and astigmatism at a low degree.
A: You would be a great candidate for EPILASIK surgery. You should not have traditional LASIK.
Custom LASIK (Wavefront)
Q 11: At my first consultation I was told that I have 8mm pupils and that they would have to use a custom laser, which would also double the price. Is this custom laser an actual tool for me?
A: People with large pupils are at more of a risk of developing night vision problems. The wavefront decreases this risk.
Q 12: The only advantage I’ve heard that custom LASIK has over basic LASIK is night vision. I’ve read that night vision is good immediately after surgery for many custom LASIK patients, but six months out from surgery, basic LASIK patients have the same night vision as custom LASIK patients. So why would I consider the extra expense of custom LASIK when I can just wait for the six months of healing for the same result?
A: Custom LASIK not only addresses the halos and night vision that have been a problem in the past, but also attempts to give patients better vision than they would have with conventional LASIK. It actually takes a fingerprint-like examination of the eye and corrects each eye differently based on the particular eye’s own fingerprint. With conventional LASIK, everyone who has the same prescription (e.g., -3.00) gets the same treatment.
Q17. I’m considering LASIK but believe that I may have a slight “dry eye” problem in my left eye only. I wear glasses because contacts never seem to work; my left eye feels blurry and irritated, like the lens is wrinkling or sticking all the time; rewetting drops don’t help. I’ve not been diagnosed with dry eye and have never had any testing for it. I’ve been told that even if I have a slight dryness problem in my left eye, it should go away two or three weeks after LASIK, to where it was pre-surgery. Can LASIK cause permanent dry eye? If it’s just temporary, how long will it last?
A: LASIK can exacerbate a dry eye problem, which may last several months. The effective way to counteract this problem or to blunt its severity is to use Restasis medicated eye drops twice a day, beginning about a month prior to surgery. If your symptoms abate, you will more than likely do well. Talk to your ophthalmologist about your problem, and be sure to get properly diagnosed.
Q18. Are there any pre-LASIK tests that could determine if I may experience dry eye side effects? I’ve had trouble finding contacts that don’t dry my eyes out, and I wonder if this puts me in an at-risk category.
A: There are no tests that can absolutely tell us if a person will have dry eye after LASIK, but we can get some indication of who is more likely to experience this problem. The most important information has to do with the degree of dry eye before LASIK: those with severe dry eye who cannot wear contacts and who have dry eye with their glasses are at the highest risk, and should consider PRK or LASEK, which do not increase dry eye.
Tests such as the Tear Breakup Time and the presence of corneal stippling are also important.
Q19. My age is 54, and I’ve used contact lenses for 20 years. My vision is -5.00 diopters. There is some difficulty in using contact lenses due to some dryness in the cornea. I want to treat myopia with LASIX. What is your advice?
A: You need to see a laser vision correction specialist to determine if you are a good candidate. Everything that you have mentioned so far indicates that you are a suitable candidate.
Q21. I’m a 51-year-old male with previous RK who is now experiencing farsightedness. Can LASIK be used to correct vision in this case?
A: Yes. LASIK will help the hyperopia type of farsightedness, but not the presbyopia type. Monovision LASIK is a possibility.
Q22. What are your thoughts on using LASIK with a monovision outcome in order to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness?
A: Monovision can be a good choice. However, it is important to do what I call a monovision trial, where you are fit with a contact lens to simulate the monovision and determine how you adjust and/or adapt to it, prior to having the surgery. There is a compromise at distance and near when you choose to go with the monovision. One eye is clear, and the other eye is blurry at all times. If you can learn to ignore the blurry image and pay attention to only the sharp image, you will be a good candidate. You must realize that the vision will be about 20/25 at distance and 20/30 at near with this technique. We usually advise to get the most optimal vision at distance and near by having both eyes corrected for distance and use reading glasses for near work. Continue the contact lens monovision trial for about a month, then see how you adapt and make your choice at that time.
Remember, this is a permanent procedure, and not everyone can have an enhancement if you change your mind and decide against monovision once you have already had the surgery. Choose wisely.
Q23. I was wondering about monovision. I am having one eye done only and am wondering how common this is. How long usually does it take to get used to this? My eyes are very bad to see from a distance, and I’m worried that I will never get used to something of this nature. Can you give me some history on this procedure?
A: Monovision is very successful. Almost everyone can adapt to it with very little effort. It has been used by people wearing contact lenses for many years, well before LASIK. If you have any reservations, ask your surgeon to simulate monovision with contact lenses for you. This is a very effective demonstration of how well the procedure can work.
Q24. Ten years ago (I am now 53), I started needing reading glasses. I do understand that this is normal at this age. I can get by without them, but I do have a little trouble with fine print. Sometimes my arms just don’t seem long enough. My vision used to be great even at close range, but alas, no longer. I feel that the use of reading glasses makes me look and feel older than I really am. Is there any way to correct this problem either with surgery or with eye exercises?
A: You have presbyopia, which everyone gets in their mid-40s. Eye exercises do not help. Monovision with contact lenses or surgery is the solution for many people. [Read more about options for presbyopia.
Q25. If you do monovision correction and make one eye 20/20 for distance and the other 20/60 or something for reading, what happens to midrange vision? For example, three to ten feet away, reading someone’s name tag or looking at books on a shelf in a bookstore?
A: It depends on exactly how much residual myopia the patient’s near eye is left with, how much presbyopia they have, how small the print is that they are looking at, and how well their brain adapts to monovision. In any case, the midrange vision would be better with monovision than without.