Dr. Walid completed his Bachelor Degree in Medicine and General Surgery from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, a renowned institution in Egypt. Subsequently, he earned a Master Degree in Ophthalmology from the same university following a three-year residency. In 2002, he became a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology in Cambridge, UK. By 2004, he had completed his fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, UK. He acquired a training fellowship from Limoges University in France for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Oculoplasty in 2007-2008. Additionally, he pursued fellowship training from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, a prestigious Ophthalmic Institute in the USA, ranked as the No. 1 for the past 10 years in 2010. Over the years, Dr. Walid has worked in several countries in the region, contributing to the development of pediatric ophthalmology & Oculoplastic departments in various leading eye centers in the Middle East.

Dr. Walid is a prominent eye specialist and oculoplastic surgeon based in Dubai. He is also recognized as a leading pediatric ophthalmology consultant in Dubai for his innovative approach to pediatric eye care. With expertise in pediatric vision therapy, Dr. Walid has equipped Orbit Eye Center to offer cutting-edge vision therapy for children, supported by world-class diagnostic and treatment equipment. Moreover, he is renowned as a strabismus (squint) specialist for both adults and children, earning recognition across the Middle East for his innovative surgical and non-surgical strabismus treatments.

Education, Training, & Certifications

Dr Walid Abdalla – Eye Specialist in Dubai

Alexandria University

Bachelor in Medicine and General Surgery and Master’s Degree in Ophthalmology

Fellow of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami, USA #1

Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology

Fellow of Royal college of Surgeon Glassglow, UK

Fellow of Limoges University, France

Pediatric Eye Specialist
Dr Walid Abdalla In The Media

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Dr. Walid Talks About Artificial Eyes
Dr. Walid Talks About Why You Need a Pediatric Ophthalmologist for Your Child’s Eye Care
Dr. Walid Talks About Blindness and Vision Problems in Children
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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.

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An eye specialist is trained to treat various eye conditions. At Orbit Eye Center, we have optometrists and ophthalmologists. Optometrists offer primary care, prescribe glasses or contacts, while ophthalmologists handle surgeries and advanced treatments.

If you experience headaches, blurry vision, eye strain, or sudden changes in vision, consult an eye specialist. Discomfort, redness, or irritation also warrant a visit. Regular check-ups maintain clear vision and early issue detection.

An optometrist offers primary care, prescribes lenses, and detects common issues. An ophthalmologist, a specialized eye doctor, performs surgeries and treats complex conditions.

In Dubai and UAE, dry eyes due to the climate, myopia from screen time, and concerns like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy are prevalent. We address these at Orbit Eye Center.

  • See the best eye specialist in Dubai regularly.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Wear UV-protective sunglasses.
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Exercise, manage health.
  • Control weight, diabetes.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Follow Dubai eye specialist’s lens care.