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Fellowship Pediatric Ophthalmology, UAE

As a result of completing with you my Fellowship Program in Pediatric Ophthalmology, I will be well on my way towards becoming the one and only Emirati trained as a pediatric ophthalmologist in my country, the United Arab Emirates. I look forward, in particular, to the pursuit of cutting-edge excellence in the area of refractive errors in children and being part of state-of-the-art attempts to do everything that we can to preventing amblyopia. I want to be part of a team that is actively seeking to lower the age at which we find and treat children; since by the time they are 7 years old, there is often little that we can do other than prescribe glasses. I am enthralled with the study of how prior to 7 years old; however, certain conditions can be treated with much more success. Amblyopia, refractive errors, glaucoma, and even cataracts are especially common in the UAE - even among children - and there is great need in my country for someone specialized in these areas.

My long term goal is to design and build my own visual rehabilitation center for children and to assume a leading role in their eye care in the UAE. The reason why pediatric glaucoma and cataracts are very common among children in the UAE is because of consanguinity; thus, the people of my region need an excellent laboratory for research and advancement in this area. I hope to be recognized as a leading expert in this area in the near future.

My primary objectives during your pediatric ophthalmology fellowship is to become highly accomplished at performing and managing pediatric surgeries, including those with complications. I look forward to becoming adept at glaucoma surgery in particular along with learning everything that I can about  techniques associate with Strabismus surgeries.

I have been certified in Ophthalmology since June of 2015 and completed a Retina and Laser as well as Phacoemulsification Training course at Dr. XXXX's Eye Hospital in India in June of 2014 where I attended at length to more than 50 patients, half of which were retinal laser patients. That same year, I passed the Clinical Science Ophthalmology Examination of the International Council of Ophthalmology. In 2013, I completed a Microsurgical Ophthalmology skill course in London after passing the Basic Science & Optic and Refraction Examination in Ophthalmology for the International Council of Ophthalmology in April 2012. Prior to these efforts, much of my time had been devoted for two years earning a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration, another asset that I hope to bring to your distinguished fellowship program.

By the time that I graduated from the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain in Medicine, I had already realized that I wanted to devote myself primarily to pediatric medicine because of my love for children and the joy that I find in caring for their health, especially their eyes. As an Intern in the area of Ophthalmology, I realized that I had found my calling and the choice of Pediatric Ophthalmology became cemented in my mind and heart.  I find children to be the most challenging age group to deal with but also the most exciting; learning how to communicate with them in particular.  After my internship I worked for one year in general pediatrics to gain additional experience and became adept at numerous pediatric procedures such as LP, cannulation, ventricular tap, blood exchange transfusion.  After that I joined the Ophthalmology residency program at SKMC Abu Dhabi and I completed a 4 your residency in Ophthalomology.  I was very fortunate to have had a chance to work with several distinguished pediatric ophthalmologists from both Canada and the USA and gain a lot of medical and surgical experience at SKMC in Abu Dhabi. I am currently assigned to a pediatric ophthalmology team attending to a premature baby and I find myself increasingly engaged with research. I have 3 clinics per week and I am also assessing a strabismus patient with orthoptis at the present time. In fact, I have gained a lot of experience in strabismus assessment and cyclorefraction and I feel most confident in treating amblyopia and prescribing eyeglasses. 

I thank you for your consideration of my application to your distinguished program in Pediatric Ophthalmology.

 

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