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Dr. Scott D. Smith

Ophthalmologist

Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

  • Dr. Scott D. Smith, MD, is Chief of the Eye Institute, one of the six Centers of Excellence at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where he leads the team which performs complex eye surgery, including surgery for diabetic retinal disease and femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery.
  • Dr. Smith was Director of the Glaucoma Service and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University in New York City.
  • Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • He completed a residency in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a Glaucoma Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
  • He is an internationally recognized expert in the use of imaging technologies in glaucoma diagnosis and is the author of numerous scientific publications and ophthalmology textbooks.​​

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Qualifications

  • Graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.​​
  • Residency in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Procedure

10 procedures across 1 departments

Blowout Fracture Treatment abroad The bony cup around the eyes are known as eye socket. They are made up of seven different bones. Eye socket has eyeballs and muscle in it. The muscles help in the movement of eyeballs. Even tear glands, cranial nerves, blood vessel, ligaments and other nerves are in the socket. The fracture in the eye socket is called as broken eye socket. Types Orbital rim fractures, Blowout fractures & Trapdoor fractures.

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Cataract Surgery Abroad A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing vision to get worse with the time. Cataract can start to appear at 50 or 60 years but should not cause vision problems until 70 or 80 years old. As a consequence, if is not treated it can lead to blindness, and surgical treatment is among the most involved solutions. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens of the eye, also known as a "crystalline lens", which is where the cataract

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Eye Examination abroad Eye examinations test a number of factors for Ophthalmologic health, including visual acuity and screening for a number of diseases. Eye examinations can also be the first step toward corrective eye surgeries such as LASIK, LASEK, and PRK. In many cases, an exam will be free with the cost of surgery. In many cases, eye examinations can detect the early stages or signs of disease, which may lead to further testing and treatment that can stop its progression. Eye exams

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Glaucoma Examination abroad Glaucoma is a group of disease that relates to damaging of optic nerve. Optic nerve is the bundle of nerve fibers which are at the back of the ere. They transmit visual message from retina to brain. To avoid the glaucoma, it is important to get your eyes checked for glaucoma by an ophthalmologist.  It becomes important when you carry some known risk factors, like family history of the disease. Test becomes important so that it can be diagnosed early, a

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Glaucoma Treatment abroad Depending on the extent and severity of the condition in individual patients, there are various avenues of treatment available for glaucoma. These include medication (such as eye drops), laser surgery, and microsurgery. If diagnosed early enough, glaucoma can be managed using medicated eye drops. Most glaucoma eye drops need to be taken a few times per day, and ease symptoms by either reducing the amount of fluid produced by the eye, or increasing drainage. In e

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Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) treatments abroad Implantable contact lens (ICL) is a better option against contact lenses and spectacles for correcting the eyesight. Unlike ordinary contact lenses, these are placed in such a way that they remain in the eye for a longer period. These lenses are micro-thin lenses placed inside the eyes, unlike the routine external contact lenses, they are implanted between the natural lens and the Iris to rectify short-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyp

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Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implant abroad An intraocular lens, or an IOL, is an acrylic or silicone lens that is inserted into the eye to treat conditions such as myopia (shortsightedness), presbyopia, astigmatism, and cataracts. There are different types of IOL but the most common are pseudophakic lenses. Pseudophakic IOLs are inserted into the eye once the cataract has been removed and they act as a replacement for the natural crystalline lens. They are used to fix refractive errors by focusing

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Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK) treatments abroad What is LASEK laser eye surgery? LASEK (laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy) is a surgical procedure which uses a laser to correct common vision problems such as shortsightedness (myopia), longsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism . LASEK laser eye surgery combines the techniques of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted In situ keratomileusis (LASIK) . According to recent figures, LASEK treatment has been shown to have a 7

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Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) treatments abroad What is LASIK? LASIK (Laser in situ Keratomileusis) is an in demand form of laser eye surgery, used to cure myopia (near-sightedness), hypermetropia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism (an uneven curvature of the cornea surface). More than 95% of patients who go for LASIK treatment find their vision is at the desired level after treatment, and that they no longer need corrective glasses or contact lenses. For those whose eyesight does not improve

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Ophthalmology Consultation abroad Ophthalmology is the study of medical conditions and surgery which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. For patients with eye disorders, the early ophthalmologist consultation and consecutive consultations are crucial parts of the treatment process.  Consultation plays a vital role not only in diagnosis and treatment, but they are also essential in instructing the patient on lifestyle changes required to prevent the estate from worse

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