Dar Al Shifa Hospital applies international practices to deliver quality healthcare services

Ophthalmology Department

The department of Ophthalmology at Dar Al Shifa (DASH) is the only center in Kuwait that offers comprehensive ophthalmic services for all age groups. The department is staffed by a skilled team and equipped with the state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging equipment that detect eye diseases at their earliest onset.

Our comprehensive program provides patients with quick and smooth access to specialty and subspecialty care for a wide spectrum of eye disorders ranging from the routine to the complex. The tremendous number of patients served and operations performed in this department accompanied by a high patient satisfaction rate reflect the success of the department and verify that the services provided by our various super-specialized ophthalmologists meet the community needs.

Scope of Services:

General Ophthalmology:

  • It covers full examination of the eye and periocular tissues for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

Sub Specialties:

  • Cataract: Cataract surgeries aim to remove the cloudy natural lens and replace it with an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). At DASH, Phaco emulsification is performed (no stitch surgery) and a foldable IOL is inserted. There are multiple IOL choices available for the surgery.
  • Glaucoma: A thorough investigation for the patient is performed using Perimetry, Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) after which treatment is provided to the patient to prevent loss of vision and maintain quality of life.
  • Refractive surgery: It offers tremendous benefits to correct conditions such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Visumax - first machine in Kuwait is available at DASH to perform refractive surgeries.
  • Cornea: DASH is the only center in Kuwait performs Corneal Transplantation for corneal disorders.
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology:  Medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders in children including strabismus, double vision and other disorders of eye alignment and movement.
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery: Medical, surgical and laser treatment of vitreoretinal disorders such as diabetic retinopathy. It also includes intravitrealAvastin injection for retinopathy.
  • Oculoplasty and Reconstructive Surgery: It includes cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgeries of the eye. All kinds of cosmetic surgery such as blepharoplasty, lid repair, and tear canal surgery are performed.
  • Neuro-ophthalmology: Medical and surgical treatment of neurological eye disorders such as multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis.
  • Optometry Services: Conducts eye examinations and provides solutions to correct refractive errors in the forms of contact lenses and glasses.

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