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Dr. Walid M. Abdalla (MD, FRCS, ICO)
- Consultant Ophthalmologist
- Pediatric Ophthalmologist
- Strabismus / Squint Specialist & Oculoplastic Surgeon
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, UK
  • Fellow of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA
  • Fellow of Limoges University, France
  • Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Bachelor in Medicine and General Surgery and Master’s Degree in Ophthalmology from the Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University

Dr. Walid completed his Bachelor Degree in Medicine and General Surgery from the Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, one of the leading Medical Schools in Egypt; followed by a Master Degree in Ophthalmology from the same medical school after three years of residency. In 2002 he became a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology in Cambridge, UK. In 2004, he completed his fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow UK. He obtained a training fellowship from Limoges University in France for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Oculoplasty in the year 2007-2008 and he also obtained fellowship training from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida; which is ranked as the No. 1 Ophthalmic Institute for the last 10 years in the USA in 2010. Over the past years, Dr. Walid worked in several countries in the region, building and developing pediatric ophthalmology & Oculoplatic departments in many leading eye centers in the Middle East.

Dr. Walid is a top eye specialist and oculoplastic surgeon in Dubai. He is also recognized as a leading pediatric ophthalmologist in Dubai for his innovative approach in pediatric eye care. He is a pediatric vision therapy expert and has equipped Orbit Eye Center to provide the most cutting-edge vision therapy for kids with world-class diagnostic and treatment equipment.

Additionally, he is a renowned strabismus (squint) specialist for both adults and kids. He is widely known across the Middle East for his innovative surgical and non-surgical strabismus treatments.


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Publications by Dr Walid Abdalla - Best Eye Doctor in Dubai

Study of limbal conjunctival autograft surgery with stem cells, for treatment of pterygium, one year follow up.


Study of Monocanalicular versus bicanalicular endoscopic assisted Ritleng intubation for treatment of congenital NLD obstruction.


Study the efficacy and toxicity of different concentrations of antibiotics when injected intravitrally after experimental induction of staphylococcus epidermidis endophthalmitis in Albino rabbit eyes.

Consult the Best Eye Specialist in Dubai - Dr. Walid Abdalla

A pediatric eye specialist, also known as a pediatric ophthalmologist, is a highly specialized medical professional dedicated to the eye health and vision care of children. These experts undergo extensive training beyond general ophthalmology to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills specifically tailored to the unique needs of pediatric patients. Pediatric ophthalmologists play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye conditions that affect children, from infancy through adolescence. They are trained to recognize and manage various eye conditions, including refractive errors (such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), congenital eye abnormalities, eye infections, and eye injuries.

Pediatric eye specialists possess specialized equipment and techniques to perform comprehensive eye examinations in a child-friendly manner, ensuring accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans. They have expertise in using various diagnostic tools such as visual acuity testing, refraction, ophthalmoscopy, and specialized imaging tests to assess the visual function and health of a child's eyes. They also work closely with other healthcare professionals, including pediatricians, geneticists, and neurologists, to provide a multidisciplinary approach to complex eye conditions that may be associated with underlying systemic conditions.

One of the key roles of a pediatric eye specialist is early intervention. They understand the critical importance of detecting and treating eye problems at an early stage to prevent long-term visual impairment and optimize visual development. They often collaborate with pediatric optometrists and orthoptists to provide comprehensive care, including prescribing and fitting eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids. In cases where surgery is necessary, such as in strabismus or congenital cataracts, pediatric ophthalmologists have expertise in performing delicate procedures specifically tailored to the needs of children.

Pediatric eye doctors also play a vital role in educating parents and caregivers about proper eye care for children. They provide guidance on vision screenings, eye hygiene, and strategies to prevent eye injuries. They emphasize the importance of regular eye examinations to detect and address potential eye issues in children, promoting overall visual well-being and quality of life.

Contact Information

P.O. Box: 505060
Al Biruni Building 52, 3rd Floor, Unit 303
Dubai Healthcare City
Dubai, UAE

+971 4 874 3399

+971 55 407 2911

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