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Overview: I was an assistant lecturer in Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University in Cairo when I was granted the FRCS degree from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow June 2007. On February 2008, I was upgraded to lecturer in the same university, where I obtained my MD degree in ophthalmology on April 2012. In Ain Shams University Hospitals, as an ophthalmologist, used to deal with a range of conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, squints, eye injuries, infectious eye diseases and degenerative conditions resulting from ageing, and manage patients of all ages, from premature babies to the elderly, with acute and long-term eye conditions.
I used to teach undergraduate medical students and postgraduate ophthalmology candidates. Get involved in research work. I have worked in outpatient clinics, the operating theatre conducting surgery, laser eye surgery clinics and community clinics. There's also an amount of ward-based work available.
As a medical ophthalmologist, used to manage eye disorders that are specifically related to whole-body disease, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disorders, and stroke.
Maintaining my skills and knowledge was through attaching to my professors and my senior colleagues, attending CPD events, participate in research, and supervising postgraduate candidates in obtaining their master degree in ophthalmology.
On November 2014, I moved to work in UAE (up-till now) as a consultant ophthalmologist in 2 JCI accredited hospitals, where I was responsible for:
• Assess and examine patients in order to make a diagnosis.
• Manage ophthalmic conditions, taking into account both the medical and psychological aspects of patient care.
• Manage busy general outpatient clinics, emergency eye clinics and specialist clinics.
• Do occasional ward rounds (most ophthalmic patients have day surgery and don't stay in hospital overnight).
• Work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes optometrists, orthoptists and nurses, as well as with specialists such as neurologists, ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeons, pediatricians and geneticists.
• Operate equipment such as ophthalmoscopes, slit lamps and lenses.
• Carry out eye surgery using, for example, an operating microscope, small incision surgery and laser surgery.
• Provide advice and reassurance to patients and family members.
• Educate patients to help them understand their medical condition.
• Handle legal documentation for the certification of patients as blind or partially sighted.
• Support health promotion and disease prevention activities as diabetes retinal screening programmes, also use therapeutic procedures, such as laser therapy and intraocular injections.
• Teach and train junior doctors and other healthcare professionals and lead members of the ophthalmology team.
• Manage resources and practice development or lead on specific aspects of care.
• Maintain my professional development by attending and participating in CPD activities.
• Perform all the procedures listed below:
Refractive surgery: LASIK, Femto-LASIK, PRK.
Keratoconus surgery: Intacs (Femtolaser), Corneal Cross Linking (CXL), combined PRK+CXL, ICL implantation.
Cataract surgery: Phacoemulsification & foldable IOL and ECCE, YAG laser capsulotomy.
Retina: Intravitreal injections, Laser photocoagulation treatment for retinal breaks, diabetic retinopathy, and age related macular degeneration.
ROP: Screening, Laser photocoagulation and intravitreal injections.
Glaucoma surgery: Subscleral trabeculectomy,YAG-laser iridotomy and laser trabeculoplasty.
Orbit and lid surgery: DCR & intubation, Lacrimal probing & intubation, Correction of entropion & trichiasis by anterior lamellar surgery, excision of lid masses, chalazion, drainage blepharotomy.
Strabismus surgery: Horizontal muscles surgery.
Pterygium surgery: excision with Mitomycin, amniotic membrane graft, conjunctival graft.
Trauma surgery: lid repair, conjunctival repair, corneal & scleral repair, management of hyphema, open lens capsule and anterior segment FB.
Diagnostic and interpretation: Pantacam and Topography, OCT optic nerve and retina, Biometry IOL calculation & B-scan U/S, Perimetry, Fundus photography & angiography.
Current location: United Arab Emirates
Qualifications: FRCS Glasgow Ophthalmology
Qualified at: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
Country qualified: United Kingdom
RCVS registered: No
Been qualified for: 14 years. I graduated in 2007
Type of practice I have experience in: Ophthalmology
Sole charge experience: Yes
Accommodation needed: Yes
Drivers licence: Yes
Availability: 30 days notice
Desired location: Any UK position
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