Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Dr. Ashraf is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has a facility in Dubai where he traveled to recently to cure numerous eye infections that resulted from the harsh summer climate and powerful sandstorms.
Dubai has reached temperatures of higher than 100 degrees with hardly any rainfall, which will only get worse as the summer progresses. “Many of my Dubai patients consistently have problems of eye strain as a result of the sunlight,” says Dr. Ashraf. The effect of sunlight on the eyes can lead to long-term, negative effects. Dr. Ashraf states: “UV radiation can lead to harmful eye infections like cataracts or even loss of sight. Since June is Cataracts Awareness Month, it’s important to get your regular eye exams to diagnose Cataracts early on and prevent harmful damage.”
In addition to the severe climate Dubai residents suffer from, sandstorms have also been another reported problem. The strong gusts of wind blow around sand particles that get into peoples’ eyes, which can irritate and sometimes scratch the corneas.
“During the summertime, the most common eye problems I see in Dubai are weather-related,” says Atlanta LASIK surgeon Dr. Ashraf. “To prevent problems, I recommend wearing sunglasses and hats to shield their face from the sunlight and sand that could pick up and blow into the eyes.”
Dr. Ashraf has been improving the vision of people in Dubai for years through laser eye surgery, as well as helping them with other eye-related issues. After finding the Atlanta Vision Institute in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Ashraf opened a second facility in Dubai, where he travels to frequently, especially during the summertime when climate conditions irritate his patients the most.
Dr. Ashraf received his degree from Johns Hopkins University and has performed tens of thousands of operations. Dr. Ashraf holds thorough consultations with his patients prior to performing any type of procedure. He is committed to meeting the needs of his patients, whatever they may be. If you’re interested in more information about Dr. Ashraf’s clinic in Dubai, visit http://www.dubailasik.com.