International Hospitals & Healthcare

Moorfields to showcase pioneering eye treatment

Mariya Moosajee

Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, a London, UK-based division of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, will be attending Arab Health 2019 to showcase its eye treatments and diagnostics. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has expanded its genetics services as part of efforts to improve access to testing, counselling and clinical trials for UK and international patients and families with inherited eye diseases.

Dr Mariya Moosajee, a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Private and a visiting consultant to Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai and Abu Dhabi, said: “For the first time, we are now able to perform a genetic test that allows us to read all three billion letters of our genetic code. This is helping us to diagnose rare blinding diseases and identify some of the associated clinical risk factors associated with them. We are excited to be at Arab Health to highlight the work we are doing around genetic technology in a bid to help families across the Middle East who may be affected by inherited eye disease.”