A Premier Destination for Eye Care

by BTM

Fri, 05 April 2024

In the Kingdom’s healthcare sector, few individuals stand out as prominently as Dr. Saad Al Khalifa, the esteemed Ophthalmologist in Chief at The Eye Infirmary in Seef. With a career spanning more than two decades, Dr. Saad has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in eye care. Ahead of opening a second branch in Janabiyah, he spoke to Bahrain This Month about The Eye Infirmary’s advanced services and commitment to leaving an indelible mark on Bahrain’s ophthalmology sector.

Reflecting on his illustrious career, Dr. Saad Al Khalifa explains that his journey to mastering his field began as far back as 1992, where he began his Degree in Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, completing it in 1998. He then finished his Residency Training Programme in Ophthalmology at McGill University, Montreal, in 2004, before becoming certified by the Canadian Board of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in subsequent years.

His first major position in the Kingdom came in 2007 when he had the privilege of serving as a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of the Eye and Laser Centre at the Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services, while also being a Senior Lecturer at RCSI Bahrain.

He truly found his calling, however, when he established The Eye Infirmary in April 2016, holding two fellowships, where he is the specialist of anterior segment, cornea, refractive, cataract surgery, medical retina and vitreoretinal surgeries. He explains: “I established The Eye Infirmary with a vision to provide comprehensive eye care services of the highest standard to the people of Bahrain.
“We offer numerous services encompassing a wide spectrum of ophthalmic care, including comprehensive eye examinations to specialised treatments for medical and surgical retinal disorders, cornea and laser vision correction, glaucoma, Uveitis (intraocular inflammation), paediatric ophthalmology and eyelid, orbit, lacrimal system and cosmetic surgery.

“Ensuring optimal post-procedure care is paramount at The Eye Infirmary,” Dr. Saad emphasises. “The centre’s approach is to prioritise personalised care plans, regular follow-up appointments, patient education and accessibility to healthcare professionals to cater to all needs.” 

The team at The Eye Infirmary comprises seasoned professionals dedicated to excellence in eye care. Among our consultants and ophthalmologists are Dr. Mohammed Atif, Dr. Haitham Abdulghaffar, Dr. Hessa Alamari, Dr. Khatoon Ali, and the team leader of competence Dr. Ikhlas Mahmood and Dr. Heba Almotasem, who bring diverse specialisations and extensive experience to the clinic. 

“The Eye Infirmary prides itself on having a team of experienced and highly skilled healthcare professionals and administrative staff who are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients,” Dr. Saad believes.

The Eye Infirmary stays abreast of the latest advancements in healthcare through continuous education, training programmes and strategic investments in technology. This commitment to innovation sets the clinic apart and ensures that patients receive world-class care.

The Eye Infirmary continues to grow with its new branch at Al Janabiya, opening soon, to extend its services to more patients around Bahrain.

With a steadfast dedication to patient-centric care, a team of skilled professionals, and a commitment to innovation, The Eye Infirmary persists in upholding its reputation as a premier destination for comprehensive eye care in Bahrain.