Muscat: One year ago, the Ministry of Health (MOH) embarked on the search for the best private health establishments in Oman. A series of strict criteria were set to determine which clinics and hospitals maintained top standards in a constantly developing arena. The public was invited to vote for their preferred private establishment.
The award ceremony was held on the 1st of July 2019 under the patronage of Dr. Ali Bin Taleb Al – Hinai, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for planning affairs among honorable members from MOH. Top officials and guests were requested to vote live in each category.
Muscat Eye Laser Center (MELC) was conferred the Best Specialized Clinic award and Dr Juan Arbelaez, Cornea and Refractive Specialist and Associate Scientific Director, won one of the top three Best Researcher in Oman. There are 295 clinics in the private sector in the Sultanate and from those who decided to participate, MELC was chosen the winner.
MELC is one of the premium Ophthalmology clinics with more than 17 years of experience in the country. With highly skilled and internationally recognized doctors and surgeons, they are leading the ophthalmic field in the Sultanate through constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of ophthalmology.
With more than 80,000 successful surgeries completed, this renowned eye centre reinforces its long-lasting reputation as one of the Premium Ophthalmology Clinic that defines quality eye care and providing the people of Oman with state-of-the-art ophthalmic services.
Dr Juan Arbelaez has been leading research in Cornea and Refractive Surgery in Muscat Eye Laser Center. He has published articles in renowned International Journals and serves as a reviewer for the journal of Refractive Surgery, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Cornea Journal. Dr Arbealez has also received International awards in recognition of his contributions to Ophthalmology.
This is not the first time MELC has been recognized by the Ministry of Health. In 2016 MOH awarded Muscat Eye Laser Center with the Best Clinic and Best Doctor in Oman.
Since 2002, MELC has acquired awards such as Oman’s Most Trusted Brand 2017 and 2018, Eye Care Excellence Award 2018 and Oman’s Most Preferred Eye Laser Center in Oman 2018.