Our Directors

MELC was founded by Mr. Sameer Al Awam and Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez.

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Mr. Sameer Al Awam

Mr. Sameer has over thirty five years experience in running successful businesses in the design, construction and consultancy sectors across the GCC.

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Dr. Maria Clara Arbelaez

Dr. Maria is a leading Cornea and Refractive Surgery Consultant and has performed over 58,000 successful surgeries as well as having spoken and taught widely on many cornea and refractive surgery topics over the last 17 years at international conferences.

She has won best paper in session numerous times, the most recent being the best paper of session from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) in April 2010 for her presentation ‘Six month experience in Ocular Wavefront-guided customized LASIK with the 6 dimensional active eye tracker: Clinical outcomes’. Leading a highly capable team of ophthalmologists, optometrists and other surgical & non-surgical staff, she is currently the Medical Director of Muscat Eye Laser Center.