Moorfields Eye Hospital-trained Consultant in Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgery, specialising in: 

  • Microincision cataract and complex cataract surgery including premium intraocular lens implants
  • Microincision vitreoretinal surgery
  • Permanent eye floater removal
  • Epiretinal membranes, macular holes, vitreomacular traction
  • Retinal detachments
  • Medical retinal conditions, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy

Cataract Expert

• 20 years experience in cataract surgery with 1000s of successful cataract procedure.

• Complication rates below national averages.

• Principal Investigator in prestigious National Femtolaser-assisted cataract surgery study.

• Numerous implanted premium multifocal, extended depth-of-field and toric intraocular lenses for maximum visual benefit after cataract surgery.

• Referred the most complex of cataracts by other cataract surgeon.

• Referred other cataract surgeons’ complications for corrective treatment.

• Many “excellent” 5-star reviews on Trustpilot from satisfied premium and single vision lens cataract surgery patients.

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Expert Vitreoretinal & Eye Floater Surgeon

• 2 years of advanced sub-specialty high volume Fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery at World-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

• 10 years sub-specialist experience in vitreoretinal surgery

• Over 2000 vitreoretinal procedures

• Macular hole and retinal detachment success rates above national averages

• Principal Investigator in 4 vitreoretinal Clinical Randomised Controlled Trials

• Peer-reviewed publications in vitreoretinal surgery

• Supervised training of many trainees who are now Vitreoretinal Consultants

• Specialist treatment of eye floaters

• Numerous “excellent” 5 star reviews on Trustpilot from highly satisfied vitreoretinal and eye floater surgery patients

Awards

Recipient of 10 local, national and international prizes recognising the quality of research and teaching expertise, and ophthalmology clinical skills, including the highly prestigious:

• Moorfields Eye Hospital Arthur Steele Research Gold Medal (awarded for the best research by any trainee) (2007)

• Royal College of Ophthalmologists Foulds Trophy for the best original research presentation (2011)

• Best Oral Paper Presentation Prize. American Academy of Ophthalmology (2012)

• Best Surgical Video Prize. Euretina (2008)

• Allergan Research Fellowship Award (1st Runner up) (2009)

• Moorfields Eye Hospital Academic Achievement award (2013)

• Best NHS Undergraduate Tutor of the Year Award (Bart’s and the London Medical School (2012)

• The Lez Fairbairn Award for Best Young Scientist: 1st Runner-up (British Society of Gene Therapy) 2006

• Hla Myint Prize for Ophthalmology (St. George’s Medical School, University of London 1996)

• Atkinson Morley Neurosurgery Research Prize (St. George’s Medical School, University of London 1994)

Research

• Outstanding track-record in research.

• PhD (Genetics)

• 4 years full-time research at University College London, (ranked in the top 10 Universities globally) under the guidance of Internationally-awarded Professor Robin Ali developing cutting-edge retinal gene therapies for macular degeneration and inherited retinal disorders.

• 35 peer-reviewed publications including 7 in the prestigious journals Nature Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Ophthalmology and British Journal of Ophthalmology.

• 88 free paper oral and poster presentations

• 70+ invited guest lectures and moderator sessions

• Principal Investigator in a Phase I study evaluating a novel external brachytherapy device as a treatment for exudative macular degeneration.

• Principal Investigator for the prestigious NIHR-sponsored Femtosecond laser assisted Cataract Surgery Randomised Controlled Trial (FACT Study)

• Principal Investigator for 4 Randomised Controlled Clinical Trials in the fields of Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgery

• Peer-reviewer for 9 Academic Scientific Ophthalmology Journals

Teaching & Supervising

  • Lead for Undergraduate Ophthalmology
  • Best NHS Undergraduate Tutor of the Year 2012 (Bart’s and the London Medical School (2012)
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Teaching Fellow for Undergraduates (2011-2012)
  • Postgraduate Clinical and Educational Supervisor
  • Supervised many trainee ophthalmologists who are now Consultants
  • Instrumental in the development of a highly-recognised programme of VR Education for Hospital and Community Optometrists, including organising real patient workshops locally and nationally, invited lectures and webinars
  • Extensive teaching of community optometrists locally, nationally and internationally, including via invited lectures, real patient workshops and webinars

Professional Memberships & Affiliations