Department of Ophthalmology

Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology​

Dr Mazen M. Senjab
Consultant Ophthalmologist


  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive and Corneal Surgeon
  • Keratoconus Specialist
  • Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Specialist
  • Squint Specialist
  • MBBCH, MSc, CABOphth, PhD, FRCOphth (London)


  • Ophthalmology


  • Cornea, Vision correction (Refractive surgery), Keratoconus management, Cataract, Cosmetic eyelid surgeries and Tear system diseases (Oculoplasty), and Squint

Type of Consultations

  • Adults, Teenagers, and Children


  • Yes


  • Professor of Ophthalmology in Damascus University until 2013
  • Chief of Squint and Plastic Surgery Department in Damascus University Hospital until 2013
  • Lecturer at both International and Regional Scientific Conferences
  • Global Expert in Corneal Topography
  • Medical Researcher
  • Author of Medical Books

Extensive experience in:

  • Vision correction by LASIK and PRK
  • Modern managements of Keratoconus by corneal cross linking, intra corneal rings, intra ocular lenses, corneal grafts and lamellar keratoplasty
  • Cataract removal by Phaco under topical anaesthesia without sutures
  • Congenital and Acquired Eyelid diseases
  • Cosmetic and Plastic Eyelid surgery
  • Lacrimal system diseases and Tear Canals Obstruction
  • Childhood and Adulthood Squint


  • M.B.B.C.H degree in 1993 from Aleppo University, Syria (Top Ten of alumni)
  • Certificate of Ophthalmology Specialist in 1996 from Ministry of Health, Syria
  • Master degree (MSc) in Ophthalmology in 1997 from Damascus University, Syria (Highest Degree and the 1st degree of alumni)
  • CABOphth in 1998 from the Council of Arab Board of Ophthalmology (Highest Degree and the 1st degree of alumni)
  • PhD in Orbit and Plastic Surgery in 2009 from Damascus University in collaboration with Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK (Highest Degree)
  • FRCOphth from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK
  • Certificate in Medical Research and Biostatistics in 2008 from the Syrian American Medical Association (SAMA)


  • Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK


  • Damascus University, Damascus, Syria


  • Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

Board Certifications

  • Certified by Syrian Ministry of Health License
  • Certified by Saudi Commission of Health Specialties
  • Certified by Bahrain National Health Regulatory Authority

Teaching Appointments

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Damascus University
  • Supervisor of Masters Degree, Damascus University
  • Scientific and Clinical Supervisor, Damascus University Hospital
  • Senior lecturer in Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University and the Hospitals of the Ministry of Health, Syria

Professional Society Memberships

  • Member of the Syrian Society of Ophthalmology (SOS-SY)
  • Member of the Syrian American Medical Association (SAMA)
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)

Special Interests

  • Writing Medical Books
  • Publishing research
  • Teaching videos for ophthalmologists
  • Founder of Senjab Virtual Academy


  • Arabic and English
Dr Samer J. Bashir
Consultant Ophthalmologist


  • Consultant of Retinal Surgery and Laser


  • Ophthalmology


  • Suture-less cataract extraction (Phaco)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Intra Vitreal Injections and Lasers
  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA)

Type of Consultation

  • All ages


  • Yes


Dr. Samer Bashir is a highly trained Consultant Ophthalmologist and Retinal Specialist under the Department of Ophthalmology. He has many years of experience in Ophthalmology and specializes in retinal surgery and treatment.
He started retina practice in Bahrain since 2005 as a retina specialist in Dr. Haifa Eye Center for four years where he introduced the IntraVitreal injections technique to the kingdom.
He then joined Bahrain Defence Force Hospital (BDFH) to establish the retinal surgery branch in its Eye & laser department. He handled the retina clinic for three years during which many complicated as well as routine retina surgeries were cured. It’s worth mentioning that referral of retina cases to outside centers from BDFH stopped during his presence.


  • Fellowship of Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS) of Glasgow in Ophthalmology

Professional Society Memberships

  • Member, European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS)


  • Arabic and English

Our Department of Ophthalmology is specialized in the diagnosis, and management of all medical and surgical eye diseases. It also provides a comprehensive and complete routine eye care in addition to refractive, optical, and screening services for Bahrain and other GCC Countries.

We offer State-of-the-art facilities with the most advanced and laser machines, investigation equipment and a full-fledged operation theatre. We are specialized in various ophthalmic care treatments; making it the most recognized health complex in the region.

We practice evidenced-based medicine that is time tested, efficiently proven, standardized by Global Health Care Providers and professionally executed. We pose to our clients the best advice by offering personalized treatment options with a high- quality service at a competitive price.

Our team possess the best combination of high calibre Board Certified Ophthalmologists, licensed Optometrists and Nurses, friendly receptionists who provide our clients with the highest standard of eye care service in a comfortable and professional environment.

Medical Specialties (screening & treatment):

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage and Intra Vitreal Injections
  • Use of Pascal (Argon) & Zeiss (YAG) laser machines
  • Treatment of Keratoconus with cross linking technology
  • Glaucoma (raised intraocular pressure)
  • Squint & diplopia
  • Lacrimal (Tear) system diseases including dry eye and tear duct occlusion

Surgical Specialties:

  • Suture-less Phacoemulsification (cataract) surgery
  • Suture-less Retina & Vitreous surgery
  • All options of keratoconus treatment
  • All options of vision correction with the latest technology of LASIK, PRK and alternatives
  • Corneal surgeries including partial (lamellar) and full (penetrating) grafts
  • Surgical repair of Retinal Detachments and Macular Holes
  • Cosmetic and Plastic eyelid surgeries (Oculoplasty) including Botox and Fillers
  • Surgical repair of the tear duct system obstruction

Investigational Specialties (diagnostic aids):

  • Ultra Bio Microscopy (UBM)
  • Corneal Topography and Tomography
  • Automated Field of vision (Perimetry)
  • Intraocular lens measurement (Biometry)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA)

Artistically designed, our treatment centre exudes an aura that creates a calm and welcoming atmosphere the moment you walk in our front door. We believe in the ultimate quality treatment and world-class quality care to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Located on the second floor, the Ophthalmology department provides services on the following days:

Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday and Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You may contact the department at (+973) 1723 9171 or (+973) 1723 9173 from 8am to 9pm from Saturday to Thursday to book an appointment.