Dr. Maria Arbelaez wins accolades at the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards

October 13, 2012

13 October 2012, Muscat: A constantly developing arena, eye care in the last decade has provided a number of advancements that has greatly increased the quality as well as access to visual healthcare. One of the pioneers in the field in Oman is Muscat Eye Laser Center that has not only given access to the residents of Oman to the latest technology, but also re-defined customer service in the field. For setting new milestones, Medical Director of Muscat Eye Laser Center, Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez, was selected for the Al Mar’a Excellence Awards in the Special Awards category.

Dr. Maria received the award at a dazzling ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel attended by more than 150 guests that excel in their fields of expertise. Maitha Saif Al Mahrooqi, undersecretary, Minister of Tourism and Her Highness Sayyida Rawan Al Said, CEO, ONIC Holding were the guests of honour. The Excellence Awards is a platform to recognise the achievements and entrepreneurial zeal of women in the Sultanate. It recognises and encourages women who have set milestones in diverse fields.

A globally renowned corneal surgeon, Dr. Maria Arbelaez, along with the CEO and co-founder Mr. Sameer Al Awam, have overseen the evolvement of the Center as a provider for eye care services of par excellence; not only in Oman but in the Gulf region. Acknowledged as an international authority on refractive eye surgery, Dr. Arbelaez is frequently invited to present at leading international conferences and symposiums attended by prominent figures from around the world. She has more than 50,000 successful eye surgeries to her credit – a feat that remains largely unsurpassed in ophthalmic circles in the region. At the same time, she continues to keep herself abreast of the latest developments in the laser vision correction and has brought them to Oman as soon as they become the norm in international markets.

Visiting experts such as renowned Japanese eye surgeon Prof. Takayuki Akahoshi are regularly invited to the Center for customers to benefit from the celebrated surgeon’s unrivalled capabilities. This is one of the many steps taken to ensure the residents of Muscat have access to the best in corrective eye care services. Its commitment to customer care, state-of-the-art technology and team of professional doctors have put the Center at the very top of the industry attracting customers from the Far East, Asia and Europe.

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