Dubai: 40-year-old Asim Jamil, was admitted to Zulekha Hospital, Dubai with a bulging left eye causing him pain and redness. Following a CT scan it was clear that Asim had an orbital tumour causing Exophthalmos which was located just inside the bone of the eye orbit.

Exophthalmos is dangerous if left untreated as it can cause the eyelid to fail to close during sleep leading to corneal dryness and damage. This will also cause redness or irritation where the area above the cornea becomes inflamed as a result of increased friction when blinking. The process that is causing the displacement of the eye may also compress the optic nerve or ophthalmic artery and lead to blindness.

Asim underwent surgery in Zulekha Hospital, Dubai where Dr. Mohamed Ramadan Mahmoud, Consultant Ophthalmology assisted by Clinical Staff Mohamed Faysal, conducted a land orbital tumour excision under local anesthesia which took around 60 minutes to complete. Once extracted, the tumour was sent to the histopathology for investigation and found to be benign. These tumours are congenital with no specific causes during one’s lifetime.                                      

Dr. Mohamed Ramadan Mahmoud commented: “It is a rare condition and it is the first time that we have treated this in Zulekha hospital. It was easily carried out under local anesthesia and did not expose the patient to any complications causing a negative impact to the vision of the patient. Had the tumour been left untreated, this could impact the patient’s vision with its growth.”

The patient is now healthy and recovering well and he returned to work after 48 hours of the procedure. Asim extends his heartfelt thanks to the Zulekha Hospital Ophthalmology team saying: “The uncomfortable feeling inside the eye has been treated well and I am feeling better now.”


About Zulekha Healthcare Group 
Zulekha Healthcare Group is among the forerunners in UAE healthcare. Today the Zulekha Healthcare Group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, as well as four UAE medical centres and four pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 30 disciplines. The Group is also opening a multidisciplinary Hospital in India. Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practices, and recently received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the second time in four years, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society.

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