Centres of Excellence


The BSHOphthalmologyCenter of Excellence is a premier clinical eye care service directed towards providing access to some of the best ophthalmic assessment and surgical facilities in the country.

The impressive blend of experienced surgeons with substantial clinical skills, combined with the latest technology and state of the art clinical facilities makes the Eye Centre at Bahrain Specialist Hospital a trusted and advanced clinical centre of excellence in the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Advanced Cataract and Refractive Surgery

At the BSH Eye Center for Advanced Cataract and Refractive Surgery, our specialty trained physicians and state-of-the-art facilities are focused exclusively on the health of your eyes, because we believe that restoring or improving sight through cataract and Refractive surgery can make a significant difference in people's lives.

We offer a full range of surgical options including the latest laser cataract and refractive lens technologies, surgical implants, and diagnostic imaging. Our doctors, fully trained in the newest ophthalmic surgical techniques and innovative technologies, are renowned for their expertise in the field of Ophthalmology.

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs in neovascular ("wet" or exudative) and nonneovascular ("dry" or nonexudative) forms, and, according to the World Health Organization, it is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries and ranks third worldwide after cataract and glaucoma.

The BSH Eye Center for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is equipped to determine and treat the complex and multifactorial causes of AMD, one of the leading cause of blindness in the world with the entire range of diagnostic and Antivegf treatment options includingLucentis,Eylea and OZurdex Implants.

Diabetic Eye Disease

According to the World Health Organization, diabetic retinopathy causes blindness in almost 5 million people worldwide. As the leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults, diabetic eye disease represents a significant global socioeconomic and healthcare problem.

The BSH Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence is equipped to determine and treat the various forms of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Maculopathy with the entire range of diagnostic, Laser and Anti-VEGF treatment options includingLucentis,Eylea and Ozurdex Implants with either Monotherapy or Combination therapies to preserve your vision.

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a disorder of the eye in which the retina separates from the layer underneath.Symptoms include an increase in the number of floaters, flashes of light, and worsening of the outer part of the visual field.This may be described as a curtain over part of the field of vision.In about 7% of cases both eyes are affected. Without treatment permanent loss of vision may occur.The incidence of retinal detachment in otherwise normal eyes is around 5 new cases in 100,000 persons per year. Detachment is more frequent in middle-aged or elderly populations, with rates of around 20 in 100,000 per year. The lifetime risk in normal individuals is about 1 in 300.

The Vitreo-Retinal unit at BSH is well respected as a centre of excellence, providing surgical treatments for complex retinal problems such as Retinal detachment,Macular hole, Epiretinal membranes,Complicated diabetic eye disease, Complications after cataract surgery ,Eye Trauma and Endophthalmitis.


Glaucoma encompasses several conditions that cause optic neuropathy, or damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma affects an estimated 60 million people worldwide—making it the second-leading cause of blindness internationally, according to the World Health Organization.Although glaucoma is much more common in older adults, it can occur at any age. Glaucoma often develops slowly. It typically affects peripheral vision first, but symptoms may go unnoticed for several years because visual acuity is maintained until late in the disease.

The Glaucoma Center of Excellence at BSH was established with the explicit goal of shrinking the timeline in bringing sight-saving medical and surgical advances to our patients and help them prevent severe visual impairment or blindness.


According to the World Health Organization, corneal blindness is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide, and alleviating this global burden is dependent not only on elucidating disease mechanisms and improving therapeutic approaches, but also on increasing access to ophthalmic care.

The Cornea Center of Excellence is dedicated to bringing together the best treatments for various corneal conditions, and improve access to sight-saving treatments.

Ocular Oncology

Ocular oncology involves the study and treatment of tumors that occur in or around the eye. These tumors can range from harmless to potentially life-threatening, and may cause vision loss or loss of the eye itself.

Due to the complex nature of ocular oncology, our faculty includes experts having experience with a range of conditions, including ocular surface tumors, uveal melanoma, orbital tumors and inflammation, and retinoblastoma.

Diagnostic Testing Center

To support the planning and delivery of surgical care, the Eye Centre at BSH has access to a number of ophthalmology imaging devices on site, these include:

  • Digital Fluorescein Angiography – this examines the circulation (outside/edge) of the retina
  • Fundus Photography – to document retinal pathology
  • Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Angio-Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • B-Scan Ultrasonography – to measure the eye and identify abnormalities in the retina when the retina cannot be visualized
  • IOL Master 700
  • Humphrey Visual Field Analyser
  • Corneal Topographer
  • Specular Microscope

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