About Dr. Madhava Rao

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From simple to complex surgical eye conditions: Comprehensive Care Across the Spectrum

Dr. Madhava Rao - Eye Specialist in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Madhava Rao is a renowned senior retina specialist in Abu Dhabi and Dubai trained in vitreo-retinal surgery by one of the top Institutes in India. With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years, Dr. Rao has cemented his position as one of the best eye specialist in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. His commitment to excellence, patient-centered care, and involvement in continuous ophthalmic education has made him a sought-after ophthalmologist – eye surgeon in Abu Dhabi.

Professional Profile

Dr. Madhava Rao serves as the Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo Retinal Surgeon at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi. He is also the esteemed Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, where he has played a pivotal role in establishing a state-of-the-art ophthalmology department. His clinical and surgical expertise, coupled with his leadership in managing the department, highlights his multifaceted skills in both patient care and administrative excellence.

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Educational Excellence

MBBS from JJMC, Davangere, Kuvempu University, Karnataka (1996) – Topper in Ophthalmology

MS in Ophthalmology from MP Shah Medical College, Saurashtra University, Gujarat (2000)

DNB in Ophthalmology from the National Board of Examination, Govt. of India (2001)

FRCS from the Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, UK (2002)

FMRF Clinical Fellowship in surgical and medical diseases of the vitreous and retina at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai (2002)1

MNAMS from the Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (2003)

FACS – Inducted as a Fellow American College of Surgeons (2021)

Vision Without Borders: From India's Finest Institutes to the UAE

Dr. Madhava Rao’s career journey is marked by significant milestones, from his foundational years at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, to his stint at Saudi Arabia and, impactful tenure at Private speciality Hospital (2007-2012) in Abu Dhabi.  His expertise in vitreo-retinal surgery and finally his leadership role at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi has not only enhanced patient outcomes but has also led to the training and development of regional ophthalmologists. 

Surgical Expertise and Innovations

Renowned for his surgical skills, our Burjeel Hospital Eye Specialist in Abu Dhabi – Dr. Madhava Rao specializes in:

  • Pneumoretinopexy
  • Scleral Buckle procedures for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment
  • Advanced vitreo-retinal procedures using 23, 25 and 27 gauge instrumentations
  • Cataract surgery in Abu Dhabi including phacoemulsification, intraocular lens implantation, Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) and Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens (ATIOL’s).

His approach to surgery integrates the latest technologies and techniques, ensuring the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Academic Contributions and Research

Dr. Madhava Rao is profoundly invested in the academic field and actively involved in teaching and mentoring the next generation of medical students and ophthalmology residents. His research publications contribute significantly to the understanding and treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases, underscoring his commitment to advancing ophthalmology.

Affiliations and Recognitions

Dr. Madhava Rao’s affiliations with prestigious organizations and receipt of notable awards speak volumes of his professional standing and contributions to the field.

Personalized Patient Care

At the heart of Dr. Rao’s practice is his unwavering commitment to personalized patient care. He believes in not just treating the condition but also in empowering his patients with knowledge about their eye health. The compassionate approach, combined with his clinical expertise, makes our Burjeel eye doctor  the most popular retina specialist in Abu Dhabi.

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