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with state-of-the art vision correction surgery by UK trained consultant
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Active people need active vision
96% of LASIK patients get 20/20 vision or better without glasses according to research study*
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Premium cataract surgery: An opportunity to make you glasses free
with advanced trifocal lenses 95% of patients enjoy life without glasses
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Full range of vision correction surgeries

We can truly offer a personalised and tailored treatment that best suits your eyes and your lifestyle, helping you lead a more fulfilled life.

Excellent treatment choices for older patients and those not suitable for laser eye surgery.

Restoring sight in patients with pre-exisitng eye disorders such as keratoconus who may need cross-linking or corneal transplant

Why Dr Esmaeil Arbabi?

Be 100% confident you are in expert hands

Dr Arbabi has dedicated his life in helping people of all ages to see better and enjoy the natural vision.

He is UK trained and fully accredited and certified Corneal and Refractive Surgeon (vision correction consultant) with multiple qualification/certifications from prestigious universities and regulatory bodies in this field.

Prior to joining Moorfields Eye Hospital, he was working as a consultant ophthalmologist and the Lead for Laser & Refractive Services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the UK where he helped establish the fully fledged world-class Refractive Services: St Pauls Laser Vision so non-NHS procedures and non-NHS patients can benefit from receiving high quality care in a tertiary referral hospital. 

Dr Arbabi is a highly experienced consultant and one of the very few surgeons in the UK to perform high volume cataract surgery of 25 cases or more on a routine daily list. He offers a full range of vision correction treatments including LASIK, TransPRK, LASEK, premium cataract surgery, lens replacement surgery and ICL implants. His expertise in corneal surgeries span from all types of corneal transplant including DMEK, DSAEK, PDEK, DALK, PKP to complex ocular surface reconstruction and keratoprosthesis ensuring you get what is the best option for your eye and your life style.

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Sarah AhmedSarah Ahmed
16:02 03 May 23
I don’t usually post reviews but I had to come onto here to say how amazing Dr Esmaeil is. I have just had ICL implants and did not know what to expect but Dr Esmaeil made sure to explain everything thoroughly and ensured I felt comfortable before we went ahead with this. Dr will give his patients all the time in the world to address any concerns they may have, it’s rare to come across a Dr like this these days where you don’t feel like you’re being rushed and are just one of many patients. Without a doubt, the best eye doctor I have ever come across and I would 100% recommend him to anyone!
Hanns ZollikoferHanns Zollikofer
07:11 05 Apr 23
I would like to express my eternal gratitude to Dr. Esmaeil Arbabi for a life changing cataract surgery to return my vision. An excellent eye surgeon, extremely professional, delivered exactly the correction and vision improvement promised. The Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi is a top notch, state-of-the-art medical faculty staffed with an exceptional team of specialists and professionals. I highly recommend Moorfields Abu Dhabi!
Emily CoxEmily Cox
16:17 12 Jan 23
I had laser eye surgery (LASIK) with Dr. Esmaeil and it was the best decision to have this procedure with him. He’s very gentle, thoughtful, and thorough. He answered all of my many questions and concerns. My only regret is not having my surgery sooner (I’m in my 40s)! This surgery has changed my life for the better. My vision is perfect. Best of all, no more annoying contact lenses for me.
Peter KaindlPeter Kaindl
14:56 12 Jan 23
Very professional stuff and the explanation from Dr.Esmaeil before surgery is really good to go to there without fear. And after surgery the team is handling everything in a matter where you feel very comfortable.
Shannon C. BrainardShannon C. Brainard
08:57 26 Sep 22
Dr. Esmaril did a wonderful job with both eyes. We discussed the different options, tried a contact in one eye after the first surgery, and then proceeded with second surgery. The whole procedure, risks, and possible results were explained. The final outcome was better than anticipated.
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“Very caring doctor and strongly recommend him.”

How do I compare to other providers?

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Qualifications and training in field of vision correction surgery
Subspecialty training in Cornea and vision correction surgery
Dr. Arbabi is a corneal, refractive and anterior segment surgeon by training. This is the subspecialty in ophthalmology that deals with all different types of vision correction surgery.
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Qualification from Royal College of Ophthalmologist (Cert-LRS)
This is an accreditation which is only given after passing a very comprehensive exam in the field of vision correction surgery.
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Qualification from European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) (ESCRS)
This is a prestige qualification. As Peter Barry the late president of ESCRS put it: “Not an exam that everyone has to pass. But one that, by design, only few should pass.”
By 2019 there were only 2 other surgeons in the UK with this
Master’s degree in field of cataract and refractive surrey
A Master’s degree specifically in this field of vision correction surgery from Ulster University
Very rare (less than 1%)
Held consultant post in a major university hospital in the UK

Dr Arbabi was was Consult Ophthalmologist and the Lead for Refractive Services at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital which is one of the UK’s largest tertiary referral centre.

Rare
Laser technology
Femto-LASIK

This is the most popular vision correction surgery World-wide with very fast visual recovery. We use the advanced Femtosecond laser to create the flap unlike some other centres that use traditional microkeratome blade.

‘No touch’ TransPRK

This is an advanced modification of the traditional PRK/LASEK. Here the eye is not touched with any instrument. The laser removes the epithelium without suction, flap, blade or alcohol.

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LASEK/PRK

Still a very effective and safe treatment but due to pain and slow recovery Dr Arbabi only uses this if you are not good candidate for other lasers. 

Full range of vision correction surgeries
Refractive lens exchange
Ideal solution for patients of retirement age
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Premium cataract surgery
An opportunity to correct your glasses prescription as well as dealing with your cataract. Killing two birds with one stone!
Sometimes
ICL implants
An optimal solution if you are not suitable for laser vision correction
Rarely
Sight-Saving surgeries
Corneal transplant and complex ocular surface reconstruction

Dr Arbabi offers all types of corneal surgeries including complex corneal transplant as well as synthetic corneal transplant (Boston keratoprosthesis)

Rarely offered
Topography guided Sequential Customized Therapeutic Keratectomy

Sophisticated laser treatment for patients with poor vision due to irregular corneal surfaces. This is an alternative to corneal transplant in suitable patients. 

Rarely offered
Corneal cross-linking
Stops the Keratoconus progression in its tracks. The only effective and safe procedure to stop your keratoconus from progressing further.
Sometimes
Corneal rings implants: Kerarings, INTACS and Ferrara rings
For patients who has poor vision from keratoconus or do not tolerate their rigid contact lenses
Rarely offered

Affiliations and memberships

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The Benefits of Vision Correction

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How it Works

Your Pathway to 20/20 Vision

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Step 1

Book your appointment

Call 00971 2 635 6161 or Book your appointment online to see Dr Arbabi at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

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Step 2

Comprehensive screening
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Meet Dr Arbabi personally for a comprehensive assessment and discussion
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Step 3

Enjoy the the World in its finest glory

Receive a personalised treatment and aftercare package that helps you get the most out of the life less dependent on glasses or contact lenses

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Your Questions Answered

Find answer to your most common questions in our FAQs and patient resources section.
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Be Sure You’re in Expert Hands

Dr Arbabi is a fully accredited and certified refractive surgeon who was the Lead for all laser vision correction services at the Royal Liverpool University NHS Trust before joining Moorfields Eye Hospital

*Summary of study can be found on the EyeWorld (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) website: https://www.eyeworld.org/article-ascrs-responds-to-fda-prowl-studies

** Asena, B., 2019. Visual and refractive outcomes, spectacle independence, and visual disturbances after cataract or refractive lens exchange surgery: Comparison of 2 trifocal intraocular lenses. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 45(11), pp.1539-1546.

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