The Ophthalmology Department at Burjeel Day Surgery Center is equipped to treat all eye conditions and provide comprehensive care for your eyes. Specialists at BDSC have expertise in managing all eye problems such as Cataracts, Glaucoma etc. and in performing Anterior & Posterior Segment Surgeries, Corneal Surgery, Phacoemulsification - a modern cataract surgery, etc. Our center of excellence also has a dedicated team of doctors handling eye problems of children, right from birth.

Treatment & Services
  • Lens Implantation
  • Focal Laser
  • Ultrasound B-Scan
  • Lenstar
  • Fundus Photo-Digital
  • Visual Field
  • Slit Lamp Pictures
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • Chalazion Excision
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Therapeutic Contact Lens
  • Contact Lens trial fitting for Special Cases
  • Suture Removal
  • OCT Macula/Disc/Cornea
  • Specular Microscopy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Low Vision Aid trial
Dr. Edmondo Borasio
Dr. Edmondo Borasio
Consultant - Ophthalmologist, HEAD OF OPHTHALMOLOGY DEPARTMENT
MedC BQ Ophth, FEBO
Specialized in Cornea, Cataract, Laser Refractive Surgery
Dr. Edmondo Borasio graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Torino, Italy, in 1999. He attended the Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology at Colby College, Waterville, USA, in 2001. In 2003, he specialized in Ophthalmology at the University of Torino, Italy. He worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, for 5 years, where he developed his career with 3 different fellowships in Cataract Surgery, Laser Refractive Surgery, and Cornea and External Eye Disease. In 2007, he moved and continued his practice in the UAE as founder of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery unit of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai. In 2015, he joined Burjeel Hospital where he set up the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Department, which he is heading. Since 2018 he is Head of Ophthalmology Department of Burjeel Day Surgery Center in Reem Island, Abu Dhabi. To his credit, Dr. Edmondo has developed BESSt, a groundbreaking formula to improve the accuracy of IOL power calculations in cataract patients who previously underwent LASIK and PRK. The formula was published on the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and was presented at various international conventions. To date, this, together with its evolution, the Borasio Myopic / Hypermetropic Regression (BMR/BHR) is amongst the most accurate regression formula for this purpose. Dr. Borasio is actively involved in research with special interest in Keratoconus, post-LASIK biometry, vector analysis of Astigmatism and Toric IOL calculations. He has published several articles on these topics on the most prestigious scientific ophthalmic journals. He became a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) in 2004. Dr. Edmondo’s main fields of expertise are complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, keratoconus treatment, laser refractive surgery (Femto LASIK, LASEK, PRK), and phakic IOL surgery (ICL implantation) for the correction of high myopia and astigmatism. Dr. Edmondo is well versed in English and Italian.. ...   Read more..
Dr. Hanan Fayed
Dr. Hanan Fayed
Specialist –Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Dr. Hanan Fayed is a prominent Pediatric Ophthalmologist who comes with more than 11 years of solid experience in the field. She pursued her M.B.B.CH. from Cairo University in 2003 and her Master’s Degree from the same university in 2009. She further went on to become Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow (FRCS) and Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology (FICO). Dr. Hanan has been associated with eminent healthcare institutions in Cairo and in Abu Dhabi where she has been involved in diagnosing and managing corneal, glaucoma, plastic and retinal diseases through the use of various ophthalmologic instruments. As a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, her main focus area is on the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt visual development in children. Her areas of expertise cover the various ocular diseases that affect children including the clinical and surgical management of congenital eye abnormalities, strabismus, amblyopia, squint, pediatric glaucoma and other eye conditions. Dr. Hanan is member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Japanese Association for Strabismus and Amblyopia (JASA) and International Strabismological Association (ISA). Dr. Hanan is well versed in English and Arabic.. ...   Read more..
Dr. Haitham Abdul Hafez Moued
Dr. Haitham Abdul Hafez Moued
Specialist - Ophthalmologist
Dr. Haitham Abdul Hafez Moued is a Board certified Ophthalmologist with several years of experience in Ophthalmic disease and its surgery including phacoemulsification, Oculoplasty and Refractive surgery –Lasik. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Vinnitsa National Medical University, Ukraine, in 2004 followed by Syrian Board in Ophthalmology in 2009. He went on to obtain his Fellowship in Oculoplasty and Orbit in 2011 from the Surgical Eye Specialist Hospital in Syria. In 2016 he obtained The Arab Board Certificate in Ophthalmic Diseases and its Surgery from The Arab League Council of Arab Health Ministers. Dr. Haitham is a fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology, London. He is also an active member of the European society of cataract and refractive surgeons-ESCRS. He is fluent in Arabic, English, Russian and Ukrainian.. ...   Read more..
Dr. Obaid  Majid Kishtwari
Dr. Obaid Majid Kishtwari
Specialist – Ophthalmology
Dr. Obaid Majid is a competent Ophthalmologist with over 10 years of solid experience in his field. He obtained his initial training in ophthalmology from Government medical college in Srinagar, India with extensive focus on cataract surgery, glaucoma management and medical retina. After qualifying for FRCS ophthalmology from Royal College Glasgow, UK he further trained in medical, laser and surgical glaucoma management including latest MIGS (micro incision glaucoma surgeries) and then in complicated cataract surgery under topical Anesthesia.
Prior to joining Burjeel, Dr. Obaid was involved in setting up tertiary level services for glaucoma and cataract in one of the super specialty hospitals in Abu Dhabi. His areas of expertise include Cataract Surgery under topical anesthesia with multifocal, Toric, trifocal lenses; Glaucoma Management including laser and surgical treatment with latest MIGS (micro incision glaucoma surgeries) and Diabetic Retinopathy treatment including antiVEGF injections and laser treatment.
Dr. Obaid is a member of various prestigious institutions such as General Medical Council, UK, Medical Council of India and North Zone Ophthalmology Society of India. Besides, he has to his credit several national and international publications mainly related to field of glaucoma and cataract.
Dr. Obaid speaks English, Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri and basic Arabic.. ...   Read more..
Dr. Madhav Rao
Dr. Madhav Rao
Consultant – Ophthalmology
MS, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FMRF
Dr. Madhav Rao is a Consultant Ophthalmologist / Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon with more than 18 years of clinical and surgical experience after completing his post-graduate degree. He finished his MBBS at Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India in 1995 and his MS in Ophthalmology at Saurashtra University, Gujarat, India in 2000. A year later, he qualified for a Diplomate in National Board Examination (DNB, Ophthalmology). In 2002, he qualified as fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK and also completed his two years fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of vitreous & retina from the prestigious Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. Dr. Madhav Rao became a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), India in 2003. He has clinical attachments as Associate consultant in vitreous and retina at Sankara Nethralaya, India and consultant at Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital, Ministry of health, Dhahran,- the only tertiary referral eye hospital in Eastern province of KSA. At Dhahran he was involved in establishing a vitreo retinal clinic and surgical unit. Then, he moved and continued his practice in UAE since 2007 as a Consultant Ophthalmologist / Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon and spearheaded the establishment of a complete vitreo-retinal department (Center of Excellence in Ophthalmology) in a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi. In 2013 he joined at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi and is head of vitreo retina unit and head of Ophthalmology department and recently he has taken the responsibility as Head of Ophthalmology at VPS healthcare group. Dr Madhav Rao is proficient in handling simple to complex medical and surgical retinal diseases. He is one of the busiest retinal surgeons in UAE. To his credit, Dr. Madhav Rao has authored several research publications in peer reviewed journals and made several presentations about medical and surgical retina at national and International level. Dr. Madhav Rao is an international member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where he received various awards: International Ophthalmologist Education Award in 2010 and International Ophthalmology Scholar Award in 2011.. ...   Read more..