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Prof Dr. Vinod Gauba’s interview by MENA Ophthalmology Congress about Use of Phakic Intraocular Lens on the Treatment of Refractive Errors.

In this exclusive interview, Prof. Dr. Vinod Gauba, Consultant Ophthalmologist and & Medical Director at the Imperial Healthcare Institute in UAE shares with the MENA Ophthalmology Congress (MOPC) team about the current practice of using Phakic intraocular lens in the region.

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Dr. Qasem’s Lasik Interview

The patient got few steps of assessment to decide on which treatment is suitable for him and the best technique for the patient which can vary from patient to patient.

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Prof Dr Gauba at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2016 in Mexico

Prof Dr Gauba at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2016 in Mexico as the scientific program coordinator, session chairperson and invited speaker. Dr Gauba shared his experience on advanced surgical techniques to achieve long lasting subtle results. Delegates from all corners of the globe attended the conference to share their wealth of knowledge, experience and research making it a unique truly global platform.

We are proud of Dr Gauba’s achievements and participation in this great forum upon the invitation of the International Council of Ophthalmology​.


Prof Dr Vinod Gauba speaks to Dubai Eye about becoming a knowledge based economy


Prof. Dr. Gauba invited by The Emirates Society of Ophthalmology to be the Chairperson and Moderator for the Oculoplastics: Cosmetics and Rejuvenation Sub Speciality Congress Program.


Dubai Eye Interview with Dr. Vinod Gauba


Dubai Eye Interview with Dr. Vinod Gauba (Entrepreneur in the corner)


Eye Implant for Producing Tears to Fight Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome may soon be treated with a new implant developed by a team led by researchers at Stanford University. The team identified the afferent neural pathway as being an excellent target for stimulation in order to activate tear production. They built a device that has platinum foil electrodes implanted under the inferior lacrimal gland, with an additional electrode reaching for the afferent ethmoid nerve. A remote control was used to activate the electric stimulation. The study was conducted with laboratory rabbits, some of which had long term wireless stimulators implanted to provide power.

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Prof Dr. Gauba invited by the Saudi Government to help test and examine for the Saudi Ophthalmology Board Exam in Riyadh, Saudi

Prof Dr. Gauba invited by the Saudi Government to help test and examine for the Saudi Ophthalmology Board Exam in Riyadh, Saudi

Prof Dr. Gauba invited by the Saudi Government to help test and examine for the Saudi Ophthalmology Board Exam in Riyadh, Saudi

Prof Dr. Gauba invited by the Saudi Government to help test and examine for the Saudi Ophthalmology Board Exam in Riyadh, Saudi


MENA Ophthalmology Congress

Dr. Vinod Gauba will be sharing the most recent advancements and trends in the ophthalmology arena at the MENA Ophthalmology Congress taking place on 14-16 April 2016 at Dubai, UAE.

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Register before Dec. 17 and save up to USD 400 on your registration fee.

MENA Ophthalmology Congress

The programme brochure for MENA Ophthalmology Congress.

MENA Ophthalmology Congress


Nyctalopia or Night Blindness

What causes Nyctalopia or Night Blindness?

This is a condition where vision can be partially or severely impaired in low light conditions or at night.

Night blindness may exist from birth, or can be caused by injury or malnutrition (for example, a lack of vitamin A).

Night blindness caused by nearsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma medications or vitamin A deficiency is treatable. Corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contacts, can improve nearsighted vision both during the day and at night.

Vitamin A deficiency is a rare cause of night blindness. It occurs mostly in people with problems absorbing nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract. This might occur as a result of different diseases and conditions such as Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, or pancreatic insufficiency.

The most common cause for night blindness is Retinal Genetic Disease such as Retintis Pigmentosa where the retinal photoreceptors for light (the Rods) are affected in a progressive fashion. Night blindness is usually severe by midteenage years.

In a certain condition children can be born with sever loss of night vision without progression, which is usually caused by X-Linked stationary night blindness. This condition affects young boys where daytime vision can be normal.

The incidence of primary photoreceptor degeneration is in the range 1:3000_1:5000.

What are the symptoms of Nyctalopia or Night Blindness?

The sole symptom of night blindness is difficulty seeing in the dark. You are more likely to suffer from night blindness when transitioning from a bright environment to an area of low light. You are likely to experience poor vision when driving, due to the intermittent brightness of headlights and streetlights on the road.

People suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa may experience prolongs in the time required to adjust to change in light, as when dark theatres or dim restaurant lights are entered or even when moving from sunlight into room light. They may also suffer from visual field constriction in dimmer light.

Children with this condition may also present with other symptoms such as Nystagmus (involuntary movements of the eye balls), strabismus or high myopia.

Specialised Electro Diagnostic testing ERG can help to identify any weakness in the retinal function and help with diagnosis.

Geneticcounselling is usually required as most of these conditions are genetic or hereditary.

What are the treatments for Nyctalopia or Night Blindness?

Treatment for night blindness will depend upon its cause. Treatment may be as simple as getting a new eyeglass prescription or switching medications, or it may require surgery if the night blindness is caused by cataracts.

If a retinal disease is discovered, the treatment will depend on the type of the disease and will require additional investigation by a retina specialist.

Current treatments for Retinitis Pigmentosa are not highly effective, although new research outcome especially with Vitamin A supplements is showing some positive outcome in slowing down the disease progression.

Other studies of with genetic therapy or stem cells treatment are currently in progress and some results are promising.


Best Eye Care Clinic of the Year 2015

Best Eye Care Clinic of the Year 2015

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Imperial Healthcare Institute, a Dubai-based center of excellence in eye care, was the winner of one of the top awards at the 5th Asian Leadership Awards on October 6th at the Taj Dubai. Imperial was presented with the ‘Best Eye Care Clinic of the Year’ award for 2015.

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Imperial Healthcare’s Eminent Eye Surgeon Restores Road Accident Victim’s Future

The Imperial Healthcare Institute, a Dubai-based center of excellence in eye care, is in the focus of media attention after the most recent achievement of its eminent eye specialist and medical director, Professor Dr. Vinod Gauba. Using Innovative Microsurgery Laser technology, Dr. Gauba and his team successfully treated the extensive facial and eye trauma suffered by accident victim Ali AHN, restoring his “future as a young man and professional.”

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UAE healthcare Market

UAE healthcare market on sound growth trajectory

The UAE healthcare market has been steadily growing over the last decade. Under the guidance of our visionary Rulers, the country is soon becoming the regional healthcare hub. Dedicated healthcare freezones, like Dubai Healthcare City, are certainly catalysts for such growth. This was stated by

Dr Vinod Gauba, Medical Director, Imperial Healthcare Institute, during an exclusive interview with Inayat-ur-Rahman of The Gulf Today, adding that innovation in technology and IT infrastructure is a vital ingredient to the healthcare plan of the country.

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10 Ways To Pure Peeper Perfection
From contacts to Lasik, blinking to sun protection – there’s a whole lot more to the world of optical health than meets the eye. But with these top tips from eye specialist Dr Gauba, you’ll soon be the star pupil…

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It may seem obvious, but we don’t do it enough. Our eyes and their surrounding structures are designed to survive all climates and situations. However, the advent of computers and televisions was never factored in. Every time we stare at one of these screens, our eyes become dry due to tear evaporation. Throw in the high airflow pumped out by AC ducts, and this exaggerates tear loss several fold. Blinking frequently whilst in front of a screen will help spread moisture across the front of your eye and help reduce the symptoms of eye fatigue and dryness.

Wear Sunglasses
Ideally the frames should be wrap-around in design so they block the exposure to sunlight that takes place from the corner. Also, they help reduce dust and dirt getting in the eyes. In addition, pay close attention to lens quality and its UV protection status. It should offer 99 or 100 per cent of UVA and UVB blockage and UV400 protection. Choose polarised lenses if you spend a lot of time by the water

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Eminent Dubai Ophthalmologist honored at the House of Lords in London
Dr. Vinod Gauba recognized for his contributions to safe and innovative eye treatments

Internationally acclaimed Dubai-based Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Director and Associate Professor at the Imperial Healthcare Institute, Dr. Vinod Gauba has been awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Gold Medal 2014 for his impressive contributions to healthcare. Known for his constant drive to help the less fortunate and visually impaired, the eminent doctor was presented with the award for his pioneering role in the field of ophthalmology at the House of Lords in London earlier this week.

One of the highest accolades received by a Non Resident Indian (NRI), Mahatma Gandhi NRI Award (Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman), is presented only to 20 recipients selected from over 30 million Non-Resident Indians or people of Indian origin for exceptional achievements in various industries.

Commenting on the occasion, recipient of the award, Dr. Vinod Gauba remarked, “This is a historic year for celebrating the great achievements of Mahatma Gandhi. Being a non-resident Indian himself, he selflessly fought for the rights of the weak and less privileged. He was a visionary who always questioned the ways of the world around him and strove to grow in a positive way.” Adding he said: “It is not only a huge honor for me to be bestowed with such an awe-inspiring award, but also a great responsibility to keep the values and virtues of Mahatma Gandhi alive.”

Dr. Gauba has received numerous awards over the years for his outstanding humanitarian, clinical and research work, making innovative progress in the field of ophthalmology. He has also received the Young Surgeon of the Year award at Arab Health in 2012 and was presented with the Young Clinician of the Year award by Cleveland Clinic in 2013.

Dr. Gauba is well recognized for his expertise in dealing with complex cases of eye disease and eyelid plastic surgery along with introducing non-surgical techniques for vision correction (SupraLasik™) to the region. He aims to make eye treatment safer, more effective and accessible to all. His ethical background and exceptional standards of care are highly appreciated by his patients.

“My father moved to Dubai in the early 70’s from the UK and was one of the first British NRI Ophthalmologists in the UAE. With Dubai fast becoming the Middle Eastern healthcare hub, we are proud to possess a premier level of expertise and technology in the UAE; attracting patients not only from the region but from all across the globe.” Dr. Gauba added.

Dr. Gauba is based in Dubai at Imperial Healthcare in Dubai Healthcare City, a multispeciality day surgery center of excellence providing highly specialised eye care and oculo-facial plastic surgery.


Eminent Dubai Ophthalmologist Honored At The House Of Lords In London

Click here to view the global press coverage and recognition received by Associate Professor Dr. Gauba for this high honor.

Dr. Vinod Gauba Videos


Dr. Vinod Gauba on City 7 News


Dr. Vinod Gauba talks to City 7 News on Arab Health Awards 2013


Invited guest speaker at the 75th All India Ophthalmic Society meeting in New Delhi 2015