Our Founder

Kind-hearted, dedicated, and knowledgeable in her field, the late Dr. Haifa Mahmood was the Founder and Visionary behind Dr. Haifa Eye Hospital.

Who she is

The Late Dr Haifa Ahmed Mahmood

In terms of her career and profession, the late Dr. Haifa was well-known for her true dedication to work, and for her high-level expertise in Ophthalmology. Within this field of Medicine, Dr. Haifa had a subspecialty fellowship in Glaucoma, Corneal Transplants, and Vision Correction, as she also had a subspecialty fellowship in Cataract Treatment. In addition to that, she had a Diploma in Healthcare Management, among many other certificates in Ophthalmology. As for her personality, Dr. Haifa was well-known for her gracious heart and her positive demeanor, both of which left an impression in the minds and hearts of her patients. In general, all of these factors were the building blocks which founded the Dr. Haifa Eye Hospital, and distinguished it from all the other hospitals, until this very day.

Dr. Haifa started practicing Medicine after graduating from the King Saud University with a Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery, and opened her own clinic, which she then developed to a center, and eventually to a hospital. When the hospital was officially inaugurated in 2011, it was a dream come true, as it meant that she was able to assist more people to heal and get better, through the various services that the hospital offered.

Dr. Haifa is no longer with us, but her spirit continues to inspire those working at the hospital, and her memory continues to live in the hearts of people; her patients, her colleagues, and her family.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 1990.
  • Certificate of Excellence from the Salmaniya Medical Complex (May 1990 - July 1991).
  • Medical License from the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bahrain 1991.
  • resident doctor in the Ophthalmology department at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (August 1991 - September 1994).
  • Arab Board For Ophthalmology 1997.
  • King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Board 1998.
  • Saudi Ophthalmology Board, by the Saudi Commission For Health Specialties 1998.
  • Specialized in Glaucoma, Cataracts, Corneal Implants and Refractive Surgery, as part of the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Program 1999.
  • Management Diploma in Medical Care from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2003.
  • Preparing for a Masters degree in the field of Research. University of Vienna. Austria 2014.
  • The Joslin Vision Network Certificate to assess Diabetic Retinopathy from Harvard University, Boston. 


  • Submitted a Training Program proposal for Ophthalmology Resident Doctors in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Performing the first Ahmed Valve operation in Bahrain to treat advanced cases of Glaucoma.
  • Performing the first Partial Corneal Transplant operations in Bahrain.
  • Performing the first IN-TAC implant operations in the Kingdom to correct cases of Keratoconus - 2005.
  • Being the first in Bahrain to treat Keratoconus cases by planting Myoring lenses, and obtaining a certificate of participation in the invention of the aforementioned lense from the Republic of Austria.
  • Using FEMTO Lasik to treat Keratoconus cases in 2008.
  • Being the first in Bahrain to use Pascal Laser for the treatment of retinal diseases - 2012.
  • Performing the first operation in Bahrain to treat Myopia and Reading problems through the KA-MRA inlay - 2013.
  • Being the first to use LIPI-FLOW technology for the treatment of dry eyes in Bahrain - 2013.
  • Performing the first operations to treat Myopia and Reading problems through the Presbymax laser in the Middle East.
  • The Austrian Company DIOPTEX chooses Dr. Haifa Eye Hospital as a global center and reference for the treatment of Keratoconus cases.

International Ophthalmology Conference

The Dr. Haifa Eye Hospital conducted the first conference for Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery in 2014 Bahrain, as it conducted annual workshops in the field of Research by specialists from European Universities.

Contributions to workshops and lectures in the field, within and outside of Bahrain


Scientific lectures in the field of Ophthalmology


Studies that have been presented in annual scientific meetings.


Workshops in the field of Ophthalmology, within the Kingdom of Bahrain.


Training courses in various Ophthalmic specialties.

Other Contributions

  • Member in the American Ophthalmological Society.
  • Member in the European Society of Cataracts.
  • Was awarded for the Best Research in the Arab-African Ophthalmic Conference in 2000, for research on Pediatric Corneal Ulcers.
  • Contributed annually to many European and American conferences in various fields of Ophthalmic research, the last of them being the American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference in October of 2017, and the European Ophthalmology Conference September 2017.