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Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai redefines best practices in eye care

The eye care facility has set up measures for long-term patient benefit and sustainability


Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has rolled out initiatives such as virtual consultations to allow delivery of eye care to patients without them needing to be physically present, helping them stay safe while continuing its commitment to patient care.

The new paradigm of Work from Home (WFH) and e-learning brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has put an extra load on a very vital sensory organ — the eyes.

According to reports, on average a person is spending 33 per cent more time on digital devices owing to pandemic restrictions. To make matters worse, eye care is neglected, as people are reluctant to visit medical centres. At least 10,000 people are at risk of suffering irreversible damage to their sight because of missed appointments, experts say.

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has stepped in to address these challenges.

“What may have been considered best practices in a healthcare environment or setting a few months ago, may need to be reassessed and adapted to the current and the future healthcare landscape,” says Elhadi Hassan, Managing Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai. “Over the past several months, we have periodically changed the way we provide our services, as part of both the short and long-term strategy to help our patients and to help sustain our organisation as a whole.”

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