The Services That We Offer

Up-to-date technology and compassionate care for all who seek treatment

Our Services

These are the major services that are offered by the clinic


The clinic provides examinations from sight-correcting prescriptions to diagnosis of eye disease such as glaucoma and cataracts.

  • Visual Acuity (with and without pinhole for adults)
  • Age appropriate measurement of visual acuity in children
  • Auto Refractometer
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Examination of anterior and posterior segments of the eye (fundus examination)
  • Diabetic patient by retinal examination
  • Perimetry for outpatients
  • Measure IOL calculation for our outpatients

Minor Surgeries

Over the past few years our doctors have treated many patients for superficial face and head wounds related to the violence of the civil war.

  • Pterygium
  • Chalazion Excision
  • Corneal Scraping
  • Lid surgery? (e.g. for entropion)
  • Probing and irrigation of lacrimal canaliculi and sac

Major Surgeries

Our doctors perform cataract surgeries of different kinds. Some involve lens replacement and some are phacoemulsion treatments.

  • Cataract Surgery
    • ECCE (Extra Capsular Cataract Extraction)
    • SICE (tunnel)
    • Phaco- emulsification
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Laser Capsulotomy
  • Laser Iridotomy to decrease intraocular pressure


Our own staff regularly participate in training opportunities to improve their skills. The Aden Medical University regularly appoints students to do practical training with our staff.

  • Undergraduate student doctors
  • Postgraduate student doctors
  • Optometry students – Work Experience


Historically, the staff have conducted eye clinics in schools and in refugee camps. More recently they conducted a clinic in a resettlement camp for people internally displaced due to fighting in their home area. Some were identified to be brought to Aden for surgical treatment.

  • Orphanages, Infirmary and blind centre
  • Primary Schools for examinations and glasses prescriptions
  • Assisting Doctors Without Borders’ with war injuries and traffic accidents


Lens prescriptions after vision tests are offered to all patients. Prescription medicine for glaucoma and other severe conditions, and follow-up medication after surgery is also provided through the clinics' administration.

  • Spectacles
  • Medicines

The Remote Eye Clinic

In the past, the staff visited schools to offer vision exams and recommend prescriptions for spectacles if needed. For many years the staff have held “remote clinics”, offering treatment and surgery in areas quite remote from Aden, including Socotra Island, Mokha and the UNHCR camp for Somali refugees 200 km west of Aden.

However, since the troubles began it has not been safe to travel out of Aden, especially with expensive medical equipment.

We hope that it will soon become safe enough for the Clinic to once again start the “remote clinics” to the towns outside of Aden to offer much needed eye care.

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