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Dr. Yaser Habrawi

Dr. Yaser Habrawi

Consultant Ophthalmology
Arabic, English & French
30 years

Core Competencies

  • Diagnosis of diseases of ocular tissues and adnexia: Lids, extraocular muscles, conjunctiva, sclera, cornea, uvea, vitreous body and retina
  • Refraction and determining the best corrective glasses for children and adults
  • Establishing the diagnoses for slit lamp photos, OCT (anterior and posterior segment), visual fields, fundus photography and angiography
  • Performing minor and major ocular surgeries:
  • Lid chalazia and tumors
  • Ectropion and entropion surgeries
  • Upper blepharoplasty
  • Pterygium surgery, with and without conjunctival and amniotic membrane graft
  • Refractive surgery: LASIK, femto-second LASIK, surface ablation
  • Insertion of Phakic intraocular lenses (ICL) as refractive treatment for patients who cannot undergo LASIK surgery
  • Cataract surgeries: adult and pediatric phacoemulsification with foldable sutureless implants
  • Glaucoma surgery: trabeculectomy
  • Squint surgery for horizontal muscles
  • Intraocular injections for macular and retinal diseases
  • YAG laser iridotomy and capsulotomy
  • Argon laser for the retina
  • Laser treatment for glaucoma

Brief Profile

Dr. Yaser Habrawi has a rich experience of 30 years, spanning across leading hospitals in Syria and UAE. His areas of special interests include anterior segment surgery i.e., phacoemulsification, excimer laser, keratoplasties (penetrating and lamellar), phakic IOLs. Also, non-diabetic vitrectomies i.e dropped nuclei, vitreous hemorrhage, total and subtotal RD vitrectomies with air-fluid exchange and silicone oil.

In UAE, he got first associated with a private clinic, thereafter moving to organizations like Al Garhoud Private Hospital, Al Zahra Hospital, Clemenceau Medical Center, and more.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, since 2001; Fellow of the royal college of physician and surgeons of Glasgow 2019, Examiner at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, since 2013; and holds many more prestigious positions.

Dr. Habrawi is also a regular speaker at the Syrian Ophthalmological Society for the past 15 years, he has given several lectures at Regional Ophthalmology Meetings and numerous lectures at PACO and MEACO.


  • Pre-medical School, Abdulmunem Riad College, Aleppo, Syria, Baccalaureate Degree, 1973
  • Medical School, Aleppo University, Faculty of Medicine m Aleppo m Syria, Doctor in Medicine, 1979

Post-medical training

  • Al Razi Hospital (Ministry of Health affiliated), Ophthalmology Department, Aleppo, Syria, February 1980-April 1983
  • The Hospital for Eye Surgery “Ibn Nafis” (Ministry of Health affiliated), Damascus, Syria, April 1983-August 1983
  • The National Eye Bank Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Sussex, England, October 1982- December 1982

Post residency

  • Aleppo Military Hospital, Aleppo, Syria, February 1984-October 1985
  • Sunderland Eye Infirmary, Sunderland, DR2 9HP, October 1997-November 1997

More qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2001
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 2019
  • ICO “International Congress of Ophthalmology”, 2001
  • Titles: F.R.C.S.Ed (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh), since 2001
  • F.R.C.P.S.Gl (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)
  • Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, since 2011
  • Examiner at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, since 2013

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