Muscat Eye Laser Center
Laser eye clinic in Muscat, Oman

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About Muscat Eye Laser Center

Muscat Eye Laser Center (MELC) is a leading eye center in the Sultanate of Oman. Established in 2002, by Mr Sameer Al Awam, an illustrious CEO in Healthcare boasting 40 years of successful business leadership, and renowned international corneal consultant Dr Maria Clara Arbelaez, the center offers the latest eye treatments from a team of world-leading ophthalmic surgeons and doctors. Treatments available include laser vision correction, cataract surgery, corneal surgery, retinal surgery, glaucoma, dry eye treatment, BOTOX and corneal transplant. Over the years, the center has won several awards such as Oman Most Trusted Brand and CEO of the Year.

High quality eye care

At Muscat Eye Laser Center, they understand the remarkable intricacies of the eye and how critical vision is to their patients. It is for this reason that they take the time to perform a thorough screening process for each patient, administering tests, taking measurements and doing a wide variety of scans.

With 21 years of experience and thousands of successful surgeries, MELC’s high level of safety, accuracy and detailed testing has provided unparalleled results.

As well as the highest standards of treatment and care, patients visiting MELC can also benefit from:

  • A comprehensive range of treatments, including laser eye surgery and cataract surgery
  • MELC is the only clinic in Oman to provide High Profile treatments for very high prescriptions using the cutting-edge Schwind Amaris 1050 RS 7D Technology
  • Pioneering methods to safely and effectively treat patients who have been told that they are no suitable for laser eye surgery at other clinics
  • Exceptional attention to detail and consistently world-class results, supported by research
  • A very high staff/patient ratio ensuring a properly personalised, tailored approach
  • MELC is the only eye center in the Gulf with international accreditation by the Australian Council on Health Standards (ACHSI). It has also held ISO 9001 certification since 2007

An expert team

The expert team of ophthalmic specialists at Muscat Eye Laser Center is led by the renowned international corneal consultant Dr Maria Clara Arbelaez.

Known worldwide for her expertise in complex corneal cases, Dr Maria Clara is a respected live surgery performer, writer, educator, researcher, and public speaker. who has performed thousands of successful surgeries, as well as speaking and teaching on cornea and refractive surgery topics at international conferences over the last 28 years.

The team of exceptional experts includes the esteemed Dr Zoilo Cuellar, who brings over 30 years of experience in cataract surgeries. Dr Zoilo is not only a skilled surgeon but also a published author, educator, and sought-after speaker

Together with other internationally recognized experts, such as Dr Juan Arbelaez and Dr Alejandra Cancino, patients visiting MELC will experience an unparalleled expertise and personalized care.

The MECL team comprises specialists in cornea and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, retinal surgery, ocular surface and general ophthalmology. They are supported by hand-picked nurses, optometrists, patient care coordinators and clinic coordinators who are all committed to providing unrivalled care and service.

Uniquely, MELC also employs a full-time research staff to review the outcome of every procedure performed at the clinic. This continual research of techniques and refinement of eye treatments has led to the MELC’s eye surgeons being among the most respected in their field.

Laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery, or laser vision correction, involves using a laser to reshape the front surface of the eye (cornea) so that light travelling through it is properly focused onto the retina at the back of the eye. It can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism.

Vision can also be corrected by means of clear implantable lenses (Phakic IOLs), which are an alternative to laser eye surgery for correcting moderate to severe myopia (short-sightedness).

The goal of laser eye surgery is to reduce dependence on glasses or contact lenses. At least 99% of laser eye surgery patients reach the legal driving standard without glasses or contacts. At MELC, 99% of their patients achieve even better results: 6/6 (20/20) vision.

Vision correction surgery types available at MELC are:

  • Trans PRK (SmartSurface)
  • PRK
  • Phakic IOL

Cataract surgery

A cataract develops when the crystalline lens of the eye becomes cloudy, reducing vision and causing the glare from lights and images to become hazy. Cataracts most commonly affect adults as a result of ageing. They are very common but luckily, in most cases, also very easy to correct.

Cataract surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens inside the eye with an artificial one. MELC’s specialist cataract surgeons offer a range of the latest surgical techniques:

  • Extracapsular Cataract Surgery
  • Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS)
  • Centurion® Vision System

Corneal surgery

The cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of the eye that accounts for a large part of the eye’s focusing power. MELC provides a range of modern treatments to treat a damaged or diseased cornea:

  • The Avedro KXL™ system to halt the progression of keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia
  • Corneal transplant
  • Z-ICR corneal ring implants to stabilise the thin cornea in patients with keratoconus
  • PTK for conditions such as corneal scarring and opacity

Other eye treatments

Other eye treatment procedures available at MELC are:

  • Pterygium surgery
  • Chalazion surgery
  • Yag Laser Iridotomy
  • Yag Laser Capsulotomy
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • Retinal surgery
  • E-Eye IRPL treatment for dry eye

Eye surgery in Oman

Muscat Eye Laser Center is conveniently located just 10 minutes’ drive from Muscat International Airport. Patients visiting from outside Oman can arrive the day before surgery for their assessment and leave the country following their post-surgery check-up the day after surgery. Treatment bookings can often be made within a week of an initial enquiry.

Discover the exceptional blend of medical expertise, natural beauty, and cultural treasures in Oman.

Experience VIP service, personalized attention, and unmatched comfort.

Trust your vision to Muscat Eye Laser Center and discover the best of Oman.

Languages spoken

  • English

Opening hours

Mon: 08:00 – 20:00
Tues: 08:00 – 20:00
Wed: 08:00 – 20:00
Thurs: 08:30 – 20:00
Sun: 08:00 – 20:00


Liability insurance  : No


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