Mr Yagan graduated from Aleppo medical school in 1997 and joined the ophthalmology postgraduate training programme where he achieved Masters in Ophthalmology degree in 2001. Mr Yagan came to the UK in 2002 for further specialist training until 2008 when he returned to Syria to promote excellent medical care and support ophthalmology education in the country. Due to the civil war in Syria, Mr Yagan came back to Manchester Royal Eye Hospital to join a specialist fellowship in neuro ophthalmology and strabismus in 2011-2012. Mr Yagan has been a consultant in neuro ophthalmology and strabismus surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital since 2015 performing complex squint assessments and surgeries as well as botulinum toxin injections. Mr Yagan has expertly managed various neuro ophthalmology conditions affecting the visual pathways and ocular motility providing assessment and diagnosis for such complex conditions. Mr Yagan is also a clinical supervisor training doctors in neuro ophthalmology, squint and cataract surgeries.
Mr Aman Chandra, is a comprehensive consultant ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in small incision cataract surgery, retinal diseases and vitreoretinal surgery. Mr Chandra qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ hospitals in London, and undertook posts in Neurosurgery and Emergency Medicine. His subsequent ophthalmic training was at leading institutions in London including Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. He then completed two further sub specialist surgical retinal fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital and The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne; the largest eye hospital in Australia.
Mr Amar Alwitry is an experienced ophthalmologist, ophthalmology lead, and award-winning local Eye Surgeon. He has written two textbooks and edited a third. He has published more than 35 research articles and has a masters in medical law. He is a speciality advisor in ophthalmology to the Care Quality Commission and former lead glaucoma specialist at a local teaching hospital. He has written a book entitled Shared Care Glaucoma and so is ideally suited to offering the highest calibre care for glaucoma/ocular hypertension, and all chronic eye conditions under the OcuPlan model.
Andrew Morris has 17 years ophthalmic experience, and has a special interest in Phacoemusification and Vitreoretinal surgery. He studied medicine in London gaining a First class honours, BSc in 1989 and MMBS in 1990. Andrew specialised in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery with fellowships in Addenbrookes, UK and Vancouver, BC. He was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Royal Bournemouth Hospital in April 2002.
Mr Anish Dhital is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with specialist interest in Glaucoma. He qualified from the University of Southampton in 2002, and started his ophthalmic training as a SHO in Bournemouth. He went on to Registrar Training in London/ KSS including working at St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospital, London.
Anna Bhan is a Consultant ophthalmic surgeon with specialist expertise in cataract and glaucoma surgery. She also deals with general ophthalmology and many other eye conditions. She runs a busy glaucoma service at the Central Middlesex Hospital where she regularly trains junior eye surgeons and allied health professionals. She offers extensive expertise and experience in the treatment of all adult glaucoma including surgery with the latest implants and stents. She also practices general ophthalmology including cataract surgery and many other conditions.
Mr Kaintatzis specialises in cataract surgery, retinal surgery and medical retina conditions and has over 10 years of experience in the specialty. Additional to his ophthalmic training, he has completed 3 years of subspecialty surgical training in highly respected eye centres in the country including Cheltenham General Hospital, Bristol Eye Hospital and Liverpool Royal Hospital. Mr Kaintatzis performs more than 1000 cataract operations and 200 retinal surgeries per year.
I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist with specialist interest in cataract surgery, glaucoma and corneal disorders. I undertook my medical training at Manchester University and was appointed as a Consultant at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2011, I was clinical lead for three years. In 2016 I was appointed to my current position, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Lead at Macclesfield District General Hospital. As glaucoma lead, I am responsible for the service and am involved in training medical students and junior surgeons.
Mr Calladine was appointed as the lead consultant ophthalmologist for the cornea and anterior segment surgery service at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital in 2013. Prior to this he trained in Oxford and London, where he gained advanced sub-specialty skills in complex cataract surgery, cornea, transplantation and external eye disease. Dan also underwent a senior clinical and research fellowship in Nottingham, again concentrating on diseases of the anterior segment with a key focus on ocular surface inflammation and dry eyes. Since 2016 he has been practiced privately in Birmingham and Worcestershire.
I have been a consultant ophthalmologist at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital since 2014. After completing the UK's specialist training programme in ophthalmology I undertook fellowship training in cataract and cornea in Perth, Australia, and at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. My research interests include severe dry eye, pterygium and corneal dystrophies. I am heavily involved locally and regionally in teaching and training the ophthalmologists of the future.
Miss Faye Mellington specialises in all aspects of the eyelid, lacrimal (tear drainage), eye socket and orbital disease. I also have a weekly general ophthalmology clinic. I have a specific interest in eyelid biopsy, tumour removal and reconstruction, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, blepharospasm, watery eye surgery (punctoplasty, eyelid tightening, dacryocystorhinotomy), orbital disease (including causes of bulging eyes), thyroid eye disease, eye removal and eye socket reconstruction.
I have sub-specialist qualifications in cataract and laser eye surgery (the Royal College Certificate in refractive surgery and the University of Ulster postgraduate diploma). As the director for corneal services in North Manchester I now provide training for international fellows in cornea. I am one of a handful of surgeons who is fellowship trained in treating both corneal disorders and glaucoma.
An experienced cataract surgeon with special interest in multifocal lens implants and plastic surgery in and around eyes. Mr Chawla is very keen on teaching and audits. He is an Examiner for Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as well as being one of founding members of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society. Additionally, Mr Chawla is a member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Mrs Gandhewar qualified in India in 1995 and went on to do a postgraduate degree from 2001 to 2006. Before taking the position of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary in January 2014, Mrs Gandhewar worked as a Locum General Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Leicester Royal Infirmary for nearly a year in 2013. She specialises in corneal and external eye disease including corneal graft surgery, corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus, ocular surface disease and cataract surgery.
Mr Pandit has over 25 years of experience in ophthalmology, with specialised experience in refractive correction, laser refractive surgery, in the past, and now lens replacement surgery for presbyopia, myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism. He also has a special interest in the treatment of dry eyes and ocular surface inflammation.
I have been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a specialist interest in retina and vitreo-retinal diseases since 2003. I graduated from Trinity Medical School, Dublin in 1991 with honours in surgery. I started my basic surgical training in ophthalmology in 1994 in the UK and completed my higher surgical training in ophthalmology on the West Midlands rotation. This was followed by two fellowships in vitreo-retinal surgery at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and the Oxford Eye Hospital and a Medical Retina at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London.
Lavnish Joshi is a consultant ophthalmologist at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (Surrey). He obtained his medical degree from St George’s Hospital and Medical School, University of London. He trained as an ophthalmic surgeon in Birmingham, Surrey and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He completed advanced training from Fellowships in Medical and Surgical Retina in Toronto (Canada) and Bristol Eye Hospital.
Mr Anandan completed the higher surgical training in Ophthalmology at the Oxford rotation in December 2008. In this position, he gained comprehensive general ophthalmic training. He specialised in Cornea and Anterior Segment during his fellowship at Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia between January 2007 and January 2008. During the fellowship, he gained considerable experience in corneal transplantation, ocular surface disease management and refractive laser surgery. He also undertook a honorary fellow in the Moorfield Eye Hospital Cornea Department to improve his experience in ocular surface disease before joining Royal Derby Hospital.
Miss Mahboub Hawkes is a Consultant Ophthalmologist. Miss Hawkes works across the South East, treating patients 10 Harley Street in London, KIMS Hospital in Maidstone, Kent, Spire Wellesley in Southend and Will Adams treatment centre in Gillingham. Her areas of expertise include cataract surgery, oculoplastic surgery and macular degeneration. Over 30 years, Mahboub has gained extensive cataract surgery experience, having treated thousands of patients with this condition, achieving an extremely low complication rate.
Mr Radwan is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon. He provides services to both the NHS and Private patients including self funded and insured patients. He sees patients at both The Oaks Hospital and the Colchester Eye Centre. He has a special interest in management of cataracts and glaucoma and complex cataract surgery. Mr Radwan did his higher specialist Ophthalmology training in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Cambridge university hospitals. He completed a Senior Glaucoma Fellowship in Glaucoma and Complex Cataract surgeries from the prestigious Western Eye Hospital, London. During his advanced training in glaucoma, he has had the opportunity to acquire extensive and comprehensive expertise in Glaucoma, complex and challenging cataract surgeries.
Mr Woodcock is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon who carries out his NHS work at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He set up and runs the vitreoretinal (VR) service in Worcestershire and is part of the wider regional vitreoretinal service based at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) at City Hospital in Birmingham.
Mr Vishwanath is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in the management of squints (adults and children) and neuro-ophthalmic diseases at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He is an accomplished cataract surgeon with more than 3000 surgeries to date. He provides the final solution for many failed or complex squints with adjustable stitches or with botulinum toxin injection. In the field of neuro-ophthalmology he establishes the cause and provides treatment for many unexplained visual or eye problems. His expertise in ultrasound diagnosis of eye diseases is sought after by eye specialists in the region.
Graduated with Honours from Manchester Medical School in 1992, with Doctorate of Medicine awarded in 2002. Ophthalmology training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, The Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, with sub-specialty training in complex and refractive cataract surgery and in corneal and external eye disease.
Mr Edmunds is a consultant ophthalmologist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. His ophthalmic training was undertaken in and around Birmingham and he completed advanced sub-specialist fellowships at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He undertakes cataract surgery and has a specialist interest in oculoplastic (eyelid), lacrimal (tear system) and orbit (eye socket) conditions.
Melanie Chak MA (Cantab) MBBS MD FRCOphth was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist to the Great Western Hospital, Swindon to lead the oculoplastics service. She provides a comprehensive service for patients with disorders of the eyelids: ectropion, entropion, ptosis, droopy lids, lumps on eyelids, eyelid bags/excessive skin and tear drainage systems. She also provides small incision cataract surgery and leads clinics in acute and general eye conditions at the Great Western Hospital and Eldene sites. Miss Chak also has an interest in facial cosmetic surgery and has been injecting botulinum toxin for over 10 years
Mr Parnell is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in glaucoma, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is based at The Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust having previously worked as the glaucoma lead at the Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Minas Georgopoulos is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with 11 years of experience in the NHS. Minas got trained in England and obtained his Certificate of Specialty Training in 2016. He is Fellowship trained in Glaucoma, Cataract and Anterior Segment Diseases in Buckinghamshire NHS Trust (2016-17) and in world-known Queen Victoria Hospital (2017-18) where he mastered both conventional and Minimally Invassive Glaucoma Surgeries. He obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery with 1st honours. Mr Georgopoulos worked as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and lead in Glaucoma between 2018 and 2021 at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust. On the same time, he was the Audit lead for Ophthalmology Department.
Mr Entabi did his basic training in Ophthalmology in Syria and then came to the UK to further his skills. He is a Medical Retina specialist with practices in Berkshire. He has surgical interest and vast experience with premium intra ocular lenses (IOL). These IOL's not only can they improve the eye sight, but also minimise the eye astigmatism (Toric IOL's) and can even make the patient independent from glasses following the surgery (multifocal IOLs)
Mr Kirkpatrick specialises in the treatment of medical and surgical retina problems including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macula degeneration, macular membranes and holes. He also treats patients with cataracts, complex cataract problems and lens implant dislocation.
After Medical School, Mr. Viswanathan obtained a masters degree in Ophthalmic surgery in India. He subsequently moved to the UK and underwent further ophthalmology training in London gaining Membership and Fellowship of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. Mr Viswanathan also completed a retinal Fellowship encompassing high-volume vitreo-retinal surgical experience.
Mr Kumar has completed fellowship training in uveitis and medical retina from world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He manages patients with ocular inflammation, provides treatment for various medical retinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration and retinal vascular disorders. He has extensive experience in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery.
I am an independent consultant ophthalmologist working at the Spire Sussex Hospital in East Sussex. I hold two fellowships specialising in Glaucoma (Toronto, Canada – 2004-2005) and Medical Retina (Bristol, England – 2003-2004). My previous post was consultant ophthalmologist with special interest in Glaucoma and Medical Retina and I was also clinical lead for 10 years at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings (2005 to Feb 2018).
Professor Charles Claoué is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Professor Claoué was a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Bristol Eye Hospital and later trained Moorfields Eye Hospital where he undertook two fellowships. He was awarded the Kritzinger Safari Memorial Medal Lecturer Prize in 2003. Professor Claoué is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at QMC University of London, and has other formal academic links. He travels all over the world to deliver lectures on advanced IOL technology. He has also produced over 80 publications on medicine and ophthalmology.
As a seasoned Consultant ophthalmologist and Glaucoma specialist at Royal Stoke Hospital, Mrs Ranjit has been leading the glaucoma service since 2010, and through her extensive career she has specialised in the successful management of patients surgically. She has developed a vast array of different techniques, which include the most recent advances such as laser treatments to manage glaucoma. The success of her glaucoma service in the North-Midlands has been very well documented. As well as offering this excellent glaucoma service, she offers routine and complex cataract operations.
Mr Radwan Almousa is an anterior segment surgeon. He spent a year as an oculoplastic fellow in Singapore at one of the prestigious teaching hospitals worldwide, the National University Hospital. Back in the UK, he underwent a cornea and refractive surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital. Following this extensive training Mr Almousa developed a passion for anterior segment disease, thriving for adapting up to date treatments to improve the quality of vision.
Mr Ramesh Sivaraj qualified from Madras Medical College and completed his post-graduate training in India, Birmingham and London. He has completed retinal fellowships from Sankara Nethralya in India, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Mr Sivaraj specialises in medical retinal, macula and cataract services. He was previously Clinical Director of the Ophthalmic department and diabetic lead at Heart of England NHS Trust and is now the research lead for Ophthalmology across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands hospitals. He has recently been appointed to the International Medical Graduates sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmology. In August 2015, Mr. Sivaraj was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award, which is a national award from the Macula Society. He has also recently received an Innovation voucher from Aston University towards the development of “Pocket Ophthalmology” which is a mobile app- the first of it’s kind in the UK.
Mr Condon is a graduate of University College Dublin and trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, Charing Cross Hospital London and the Western Eye Hospital London. His five years experience as a Senior Registrar at Moorfields and Charing Cross Hospitals involved detailed exposure to all aspects of Ophthalmology. Particular interests and emphasis in training included all forms of Anterior Segment Eye Surgery, Cataract/Lens Implant, Glaucoma Care/Surgery, External Eye Diseases and Neuro-Ophthalmology.
Mr Richard Packard was senior surgeon at the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor. He qualified as a doctor in 1970 from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. He passed the FRCS in ophthalmology in 1976 whilst a registrar at Moorfields Eye Hospital. In 1978 he was awarded his MD at London University for a thesis on choroidal malignant melanoma. In 1979 as Senior Registrar at Charing Cross Hospital working under Eric Arnott he first started to perform phacoemulsification. In 1981 he published the first description in the medical literature of the use of a folded soft lens in cataract surgery.
Mr Richard Stead has been working as a consultant ophthalmologist at Queens Medical Centre since 2015. Over the last 20 years Ophthalmic health has been both his academic and professional focus. A first-class degree in Optometry, finishing top of the year, led to a greater interest in the treatment of eye conditions and spurred Richard on to leaving a career in Optometry and committing to training in medicine. Throughout his training in Leicester, Richard was always focussed on Ophthalmology, winning the local Keeler prize and finishing in the top three of the prestigious national Duke Elder prize before undertaking an elective at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Richard completed his specialist training at The Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, gaining his fellowship to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists quickly.
Robert Longhurst is an optometrist with a registered independent prescribing specialty and higher qualifications in glaucoma. He was a finalist for the Optometrist of the Year Award in the Optician Awards 2021. Robert has completed extensive postgraduate training and has passed masters level examinations in glaucoma, advanced visual science, ocular nutrition, investigative ophthalmic science, ocular therapeutics, prescribing for disorders of the eye, retinal and macular disorders, and refractive surgery at Aston University. He is a consultant optometrist at 25 Harley Street, which is part of Phoenix Hospital Group, one of the country's most reputable private healthcare providers. Former patients of Mr Longhurst have included several well-known celebrities.
Mr. Tiroumal has an experience of over 25 years in Ophthalmology. His main sub-specialty interests are cataract surgery and Medical Retina disorders. He has performed over 6000 cataract surgeries. He gives his patients the option of performing cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia without involving an injection around the eye. He is also specialised in managing Medical Retina diseases which need intravitreal eye injections such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion with macular oedema.
Sharmina Khan is a Consultant at the world-renowned Moorfields Private Eye Hospital. Sharmina Khan is a Cataract & Lens Specialist and treats patients with blepharitis and dry eye. She has carried out higher than national average volume of cataract procedures in her NHS and Private practices. She is an experienced premium intraocular lens surgeon and uses monofocal plus, toric and trifocal intraocular lenses.
I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in premium cataract surgery, and I also provide treatment for glaucoma, dry eyes, blepharitis, minor lid disorders and YAG laser capsulotomy for capsular opacity following cataract surgery. I am able to offer full range of intra-ocular implants including monofocal, toric and multifocal lenses to suit each patient on a highly individualised basis.
I perform small incision cataract surgery (phakoemulsification) as well as treating glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In my retinal clinic I manage patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), macular hole, retinal detachment and complicated cataracts. 90% of my retinal surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic.
Miss Mall completed her extensive Ophthalmology Specialist training in the West Midlands and Oxford regions working at both the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and Oxford Eye Hospitals. She also gained further expertise by completing a Medical Retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Miss Mall is currently a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS trust. Previously, Miss Mall worked as a Consultant at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust where she was the Clinical Lead for the Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) service and successfully implemented changes to modernise the Medical Retina service at this trust. Her subspecialty within Ophthalmology is Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery with specialist interests in AMD, Diabetic eye disease and Retinal Vein Occlusions. She has expertise in the management of retinal and macular disease with laser and intravitreal therapies. In addition to this she also provides services in Glaucoma and General Ophthalmology.
Mr. Sumith Perera is one of the most experienced cataract and refractive surgeons in the country having performed more than 25,000 cataract and refractive procedures. He is highly skilled in using refractive lasers and is a UK pioneer in femtosecond lasers for cataract and refractive surgery. He specialises in micro-incision cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia. (injection free)
Mr Ayoub is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His interests include treatment for Cataract, Vision Correction, Corneal disease and Eye-lid disorders. He is a skilled surgeon and has done over 4000 eye surgeries. He is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council and has received Specialist Certification in Refractive Surgery (Cert-LRS) by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He has extensive experience in all types of refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, PTK, implantable ICL, refractive lens exchange and refractive treatment of keratoconus.
As well as completing a Glaucoma fellowship in London, he has also undergone further training in Oculo-Plastics at the Premier Facial Plastic Centre in Sarasota, Florida. Mr Vik Sharma is the clinical lead for glaucoma, and actively offers patients a new modern service in North London, developing new laser treatments and surgical implants for better eye pressure control.
A consultant ophthalmologist who divides his time between the NHS in Liverpool and private practice in the North west, Mr Dubois prefers to specialise in only 2 areas to maintain expertise in these matters: cataract and glaucoma. Although French, he was brought up in the UK and studied medicine in St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London. Surgically trained in Liverpool, he completed his glaucoma specialisation with a fellowship in the Sydney Eye Hospital, New South Wales before taking up his current position.