Award for Emirati ocular oncologist
Abu Dhabi, January 30, 2014
Dr Khaled Abuhaleeqa, believed to be the Emirati ocular oncologist, was recently honoured with the ‘Young Surgeon of the Year’ award during Arab Health 2014 in Dubai.
Dr Abuhaleeqa, 39, is also a consultant ophtalmologist, oculoplastic surgeon, residency program director – ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmologist at Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
He is one among only 150 specialists worldwide with the necessary training to treat rare eye cancers.
Ophthalmic and orbital cancers account for an estimated 1 to 2 per cent of diagnosed cancer cases across the world. Ocular cancer is a relatively unknown disease and not many doctors are trained to properly diagnose it. – TradeArabia News Service