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Dr. Mustafa graduated in Medicine with a Commendation from the UK and undertook his residency in General Ophthalmology in the UK. He has completed training in UK and part of it has been in prestigious Eye Hospitals such as Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (Dublin) and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He is a certified Consultant in the UK having worked there previously.

He has trained thoroughly in General Ophthalmology and undertook his fellowship training in Adult and Paediatric (Childhood) Glaucoma at Manchester University Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, working under eminent clinicians within the Glaucoma fraternity.

He has worked in the UAE since 9 years as a formative Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields UAE and now is the Director of Ophthalmology Services at American Hospital Dubai.

Additionally he is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Mohammed Bin Rashid University and is a keen teacher for medical students.

He is a Certified Aviation Ophthalmologist with the General Civil Aviation Authority having treated many Aviators medically & surgically for eye conditions.

He can diagnose glaucoma in its earliest stages using the latest diagnostic techniques such as Visual field analysis, Ocular Coherence Tomography, Goldman Applanation Tonometry and Corneal mapping parameters.

He has treated complex and advanced glaucoma using the latest surgical techniques such as the use of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgical devices, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Endocyclophotocoagulation, Glaucoma drainage devices as well as Trabeculectomy using the Moorfields Safer Surgical Techniques. He is also an experienced Cataract surgeon especially in patients with Glaucoma.

He has also undertaken further training in Refractive Surgery (LASIK, LASEK, PRK) and Premium IOL FemtoLaser Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. He has attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from UK and can offer treatments for potential glasses independence using the latest and safest technological advances.

In addition to his Advanced Glaucoma and Cataract practice, he also has good experience in management of Diabetic Retinopathy and Medical Retina.

He is a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London and has gained Fellowships from the European and United Kingdom boards in Ophthalmology. In addition he is a Post Graduate in Healthcare Executive Leadership.

His main research interests include compliance and the safety of glaucoma medications, efficacy and safety outcomes of the latest surgical techniques in glaucoma, including microdrainage devices, and simulation teaching of cataract surgery and ocular ultrasound. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals. He is an active member of the Emirates Society of Ophthalmology and Head of the Glaucoma Committee in UAE. He has presented his extensive work at international and national meetings.

Membership of Professional Bodies
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Research & Book Chapters

01/2011 Olson J., Mustafa MS, McPherson S., Eye Healthcare Network Handbook of Therapeutic Options, Eye Health Network, NHS Grampian.

06/2009 Mustafa MS, Azuara-Blanco A. Surgical technique for extension of retracted glaucoma drainage device tube, Video Atlas of Glaucoma Surgery, JP Medical Ltd. 2010, ISBN 8184488556

06/2009 Mustafa MS, Azuara-Blanco A. Needling of failing trabeculectomy bleb, Video Atlas of Glaucoma Surgery, JP Medical Ltd. 2010, ISBN 8184488556
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Patient Testimonial

“My two children have been under the care of Dr Mustafa for 2 years for Glaucoma and he is an excellent Eye Surgeon. Transparent in his ways he even showed us surgical videos of what he did for my kids. I have never seen a doctor that shows kindness with guidance and transparency in a very difficult disease to treat. I am very happy with his care.”

Mr Al Seyari

“I have been suffering from glaucoma last year and had gone through Glaucoma Surgery by Dr. Mustafa. After exactly one year of my surgery, I can confidently say that it was best decision to go for it. Before my surgery, my Eye pressure was not in control by any medicine and had consulted at least 5-6 Eye specialist in UAE, none of them was having any solution. Today, I am not using any sort of medication after 1 year of surgery. Thanks you Dr. Mustafa’s for your true professional support.


“Dr Mustafa provided a complete understanding of all aspects of the surgery and the post surgery care. This process was invaluable to help with the decision to go ahead with the procedure. The surgery and follow up care was excellent and I have made a complete recovery.”


“I am been treated by Dr Sohaib for the last 6 years and I can say that his knowledge and professionalism are at a very high standard giving me the confidence needed to control my eyes issues allowing me to fulfill my job requirements. Also had my wife, son and daughter’s eyes inspected by Dr. Sohaib providing them with very proper advice when needed.
I strongly recommend him as a consultant for any eyesight problems.”


Conjunctival laceration repair technique

Stitchless Glaucoma Tube Surgery explained in English

Cataract Surgery Explained in English

Cataract Surgery explained in Arabic

Enhanced Trabeculectomy explained in English

Stitchless Glaucoma Surgery explained in English

Patient Education – Istent

Enhanced Trabeculectomy explained in Arabic

Glaucoma Tube Surgery explained in Arabic


Dr. Sohaib Mustafa

Director of Ophthalmology ServicesGlaucoma & Complex/Premium Cataract SurgeonGCAA Approved Specialist Medical ExaminerAeromedical Examiner Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at MBRU Dubai 

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Director of Ophthalmology

American Hospital Dubai

Visiting Consultant in Ophthalmology Specialist in Paediatric Glaucoma

Al Jalila Childrens Hospital Dubai

CBS Consultant in Ophthalmology

Mediclinic City Hospital

Consultant Specialist Ophthalmologist in Glaucoma, Cataract and Medical Retina

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi

Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK

Fellowship of European Board of Ophthalmology

European board of Ophthalmology, France

Fellowship of of the Royal College Surgeons Glasgow

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, UK

PGDip Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Ulster University, UK


Telehealth and glaucoma care in the community. A pilot Project, multidisciplinary collaboration under direction of Mr A. Azuara-Blanco, involved in study design, patient information, dissemination and recruitment, grant secured for £7000 from Scottish Centre of Telehealth.

Topical antihistamines for treating seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD009566. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009566. Grant secured for £4400 from Aberdeen University to complete review.

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