Atlanta Vision Clinic Reminds Public of Potential for Eye Injuries in Light of Recent Dubai Sandstorms

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Medical Director of Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai, UAE, cautions contact lens-wearers during sandstorm events.

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Apart from the usual dangers of major sandstorms, something that may skip the mind of those caught in these storms are the dangers of corneal abrasions

Dubai LASIK surgeon Farooq Ashraf MD, FACS, of the Atlanta Vision Clinic announced his reactions after sandstorms swept across parts of the Middle East earlier this week. According to BBC News, the storms were bad enough that the famous Dubai skyline was virtually erased from view, and even caused major breathing difficulty for residents. With the sands flying at considerably high winds, dangers to the eyes are always an extremely high possibility, especially for those who wear contacts.

“Apart from the usual dangers of major sandstorms, something that may skip the mind of those caught in these storms are the dangers of corneal abrasions,” says Dr. Ashraf, board certified ophthalmologist and LASIK surgeon at Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai UAE. “The cornea is a very sensitive part of the eye, and contact lenses make it even more important to exercise caution during these sandstorms. Removing contacts and wearing protective eye gear should be a precaution taken during all sandstorms.”

About Dr. Ashraf and Atlanta Vision Clinic:
Dr. Ashraf is an American trained, board-certified ophthalmologist, experienced LASIK surgeon and founder of the Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai. He has personally performed over 40,000 LASIK surgeries and specializes in corneal and refractive surgery, as well as other treatments for astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and his advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to the Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai, he also founded the Atlanta Vision Institute in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.dubailasik.com.

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