Magrabi Eye Hospital was established in Jeddah, Cairo, in 1955 as a simple eye hospital but has become a formidable and dependable eye hospital since. It is notably the first private specialized establishment in this field in the Middle East and Africa. The hospital is a pioneer in the introduction of sub-specialization in ophthalmology to improve the skills and experience in each sub-specialty of ophthalmology.
Magrabi Hospitals & Centers has JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation and is fully dedicated to delivering quality healthcare at international standards to patients. The hospital boasts of advanced technologies available for medical and surgical use to prevent complications in recovery. Some of the accomplishments of Magrabi Eye Hospital include:
- First to perform corneal transplant surgery in the Middle East in 1968
- First intraocular lens implant in 1972
- Vision correction by radial keratotomy in 1980,
- First cataract by phaco in 1981,
- Lasik in 1989, Femtolasik in 2003
- Laser-assisted cataract in 2011.
Magrabi Eye Hospital encourages research into innovative methods for treatment. This is evident as one of the staff, Dr. Mohammed Anwar, discovered a unique method to reduce cornea rejection incidence in corneal transplants. The hospital also regularly sends its team of highly skilled doctors for international fellowships and training. This is to keep them updated with the latest surgical technologies and techniques.
Magrabi Eye Hospital caters to over one million patients and performs over one thousand eye surgeries yearly. It has become the world’s largest eye care network. It has branches in over 32 countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Egypt. The hospital also has other units dedicated to Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), and dental care.