Dr. Afra Awadalla

Consultant, Ophthalmology, Surgery
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Dr. Afra Awadalla, M.B.B.S., is a consultant ophthalmologist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Afra Awadalla, M.B.B.S., a distinguished consultant ophthalmologist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). With an impressive 27-year career dedicated to advancing eye health, Dr. Awadalla is renowned for her expertise and commitment to excellence. Dr. Awadalla’s journey in ophthalmology began with a passion for delivering comprehensive eye care solutions. Throughout her career, she has honed her skills in various subfields, including general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and medical retina. Her multi-faceted approach allows her to address diverse eye conditions with precision and compassion. As a testament to her dedication to professional development and knowledge sharing, Dr. Awadalla actively participates in regional conferences. Her contributions extend beyond attendance, as she often takes on the role of moderator, facilitating discussions and fostering collaboration among peers. This commitment to advancing the field of ophthalmology underscores her status as a respected thought leader in the industry. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Awadalla is a proud member of the Emirates Society of Ophthalmology (ESO). Through her involvement in this esteemed organization, she remains at the forefront of advancements in eye care, staying abreast of the latest research, technologies, and best practices. Patients who entrust their eye health to Dr. Afra Awadalla can expect personalized care tailored to their unique needs. Whether seeking routine eye examinations, advanced cataract surgery, or specialized treatment for retinal conditions, Dr. Awadalla provides comprehensive solutions aimed at preserving and enhancing vision. At Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Dr. Awadalla and her dedicated team strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for patients. From the moment you step into the clinic, you can expect to receive compassionate care and individual attention, ensuring a positive experience at every visit. For those in Abu Dhabi and beyond seeking exceptional eye care, Dr. Afra Awadalla stands as a trusted ally in preserving vision and promoting ocular health. With her wealth of experience, commitment to excellence, and dedication to ongoing learning, she continues to make a profound impact on the lives of her patients and the broader community. Schedule your appointment today and embark on a journey to clearer, healthier vision with Dr. Awadalla and the team at SSMC

Doctor can help with

  • General ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery
  • Medical retina


  • Member - The Emirates Society of Ophthalmology (ESO)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed Ophthalmology Consultant, Department of Health (DoH), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Certified - Arab Board
  • Licensed, The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
  • Diploma in Medical and Surgical Ophthalmology

Training and work experience

  • Consultant, Ophthalmology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Ophthalmologist

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Ophthalmologist

    Al Jazeera Hospital, UAE


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

    Jazeera Hospital, Sudan
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