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Best Ophthalmologists in London, UK

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Expert in: Ophthalmology
22 years of experience

Miss Rahila Zakir is a Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at The Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust in Marylebone, London and offers private consultations in Harley St and at Imperial Private Healthcare. She completed her undergraduate studies in 1990. She trained in Ophthalmology at St Thomas' Hospital and Cambridge training programmes and was successfully selected to take up Vitreoretinal Fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Western Eye Hospital. She has also completed Medical Retina Fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Rahila is a vastly experienced surgeon and deals with a wide variety of eye conditions, including cataracts, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous haemorrhage, vitreomacular traction and eye trauma. She offers small incision cataract surgery with the option of bespoke toric and multifocal intraocular lens implants to reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses. She also manages complex cataracts, and complications of cataract surgery. Additionally, she deals with acute and urgent presentations within the Western Eye Accident and Emergency Unit and provides screening and treatment for retinopathy of prematurity at the Neonatal Unit at Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital.

Rahila is actively invovled in research, education and training and is currently an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer post with the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. She is involved in the training of doctors at all levels, including experienced doctors who are training to become Vitreoretinal Specialists themselves.

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Expert in: Ophthalmology
39 years of experience

Mr Paul Rosen is a Consultant Opthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery and lens replacement. He completed his medical training at Manchester University before embarking on a specialist training programme at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He later went on to accept a position as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford Eye Hospital and was Head of Department from 1998 to 2004.

Mr Rosen first performed laser refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital and began performing LASIK treatments in 1997. As a passionate educator, he is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford and an Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for the Certificate in Refractive Surgery. He advises the government’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is the current President of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) the largest Society in Europe dedicated to refractive surgery. He is also a Medical Editor of Eurotimes, a publication of the ESCRS. Mr Rosen is regularly invited to lecture on cataract and refractive surgery both nationally and internationally.

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Expert in: Ophthalmology
31 years of experience

Mr Victor Chong is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School to obtain his medical degree, having been awarded the Neil Arnott Prize. He went on to complete an MPhil at King's College London before being selected for two prestigious Fellowships at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital and at the Centre of Macular Degeneration at the Universit of Iowa, USA. Dr Chong he was appointed co-director of opthalmic education at the University of Oxford, before his appointment as Head of Department at the Oxford Eye Hospital.

Mr Chong has published 3 books, 7 book chapters and over 60 papers, primarily in macular disease. He is an expert advisor to NICE on implantation systems for patients with macular degeneration. He is also invited to speak at all major international meetings and is a faculty member of the American Acadamy of Opthalmology and European School for Advanced Studies in Opthalmology.

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Expert in: Ophthalmology
Recommended by 2 specialists
20 years of experience

Mr Amir Hamid was Awarded the Top Rated Doctor Prize by Doctify in April 2018 & 2019




Mr. Amir Hamid is a highly experienced refractive surgeon, having performed over 7000 cataract and laser refractive surgeries. He was appointed  as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the North East London NHS Treatment Centre in 2011 with a special interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and the correction of presbyopia but now works exclusively in Independent Practice in the Harley Street area of London.

He has received the Certification in Laser Refractive Surgery by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (CertLRS). He is exceptionally skilled in the use of SMILE, LASIK and LASEK treatments as well as the most advanced Multifocal intraocular lenses and is also certified in the use of the Artisan Iris Clip lens and the Staar Visian ICL, in order to serve patients unsuitable for laser therapy. Aiming to provide the best medical care possible, he has completed a Corneal and Anterior Segment Fellowship that allowed him to extensively practice his skills in the particular domain. 

Mr Hamid is a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) in the fields of laser eye surgery, presbyopia correcting intraocular lenses, lens replacement surgery in post laser eye surgery and intraocular lens power measurements.

In addition he is a highly acclaimed clinical investigator, always at the forefront of new refractive treatments and technologies. He regularly presents his published scientific articles and papers at Cataract and Surgery Conferences in the UK, Europe and US and is a manuscript reviewer for the British Medical Journal. 

He gained both his Final FRCOphth and Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2010.


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Expert in: Ophthalmology
Recommended by 1 specialist
17 years of experience
Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions , Vision Correction Surgery


Mr Shortt is a leading ophthalmic surgeon and an expert in the fields of cornea, cataract, lens implants and laser eye surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a highly experienced surgeon having performed over 3,000 eye surgery procedures.  Mr Shortt trained and worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital for 14 years.  He has received numerous prizes and distinctions including the Fight for Sight prize, the Moorfields Research Medal and both the Crombie and Harcourt medals from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Mr Shortt studied medicine at the National University of Ireland in Dublin. He then studied for an MSc in Physiology at UCD, Dublin followed by a PhD in Ophthalmology at University College, London. This was followed by 10 years of specialised clinical, surgical and research training at Moorfields Eye Hospital culminating in his appointment as an NHS consultant at Moorfields. In 2016 he left Moorfields to establish his own independent eye clinic on London’s famous Harley Street.

Mr Shortt sits on the editorial boards of various professional publications and has published extensively himself. He holds a research position at University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology where he and his research team are working to develop new stem cell therapies for corneal blindness. 


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Expert in: Ophthalmology
27 years of experience
Aesthetic Medicine , Cataract , Emergency Ophthalmology + 5 more

Mr Nabeel Malik is a leading Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon.

After graduating in 1992 from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, he underwent specialist training in neuro ophthalmology and neurology.  Further surgical training included an oculoplastics Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital as well as Fellowships in Medical Retina and Uveitis at The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and The Western Eye Hospital.

Mr Malik is a highly experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist.  In addition to treating a wide range of emergency and general ophthalmic conditions for both children and adults, he has performed in excess of 3000 surgical procedures.

He is also part of a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of doctors offering specialist assessment and treatment of allergic eye diseases.

His interest and expertise also extends to non surgical, cosmetic procedures to improve facial and eyelid appearance.

Mr Malik is passionate about education and research.  He has taught extensively for the Fellowship at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and has instructed over 100 GP's.  He frequently mentors aspiring Consultants and regularly interviews candidates for London training Fellowships for the London deanery.

Mr Malik's NHS practice is based at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and he is available for private consultation at 3 London based clinics where he has access to state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities.

He is fluent in English, French and Urdu.

To book a private consultation with Mr Malik, please contact his PA on 07747 184300 or alternatively email

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Expert in: Ophthalmology
37 years of experience
Cataract , Glaucoma

Professor William Ayliffe is an internationally renowned Consultant Ophthalmologist. He is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Biology at Gresham College and an Honorary Professor of Vision at City University. He sees patients at Optegra, Arnott Eye Associates, BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, Lister Hospital, Spire St Anthony’s Hospital and The City of London Medical School.

He graduated with a first in Immunology at Imperial College London and completed his medical degree at St. Bartholomew's Hospital London. Following this he completed his postgraduate training in in Ophthalmology at Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Harvard Universities. He completed his PhD thesis on mechanisms of corneal transplant failure.

Professor Ayliffe specialises in inflammatory eye diseases and corneal and cataract surgery. He has performed thousands of restorative operations and was a pioneer for micro-incision surgery using sub 2mm incisions and the use of realistic iris prosthetic implants for badly damaged eyes.

He has developed a local and tertiary referral service for cornea, uveitis and inflammatory eye disease. He has also worked in a number of emerging economies around the globe and with ORBIS, the international flying eye hospital.

Outside of his work as a clinician and teacher, Professor Ayliffe continues to carry out research into the prevention of blindness.



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Expert in: Ophthalmology
Recommended by 1 specialist
15 years of experience

Mr Sameer Trikha graduated medicine in 2004 from The University of Southampton. He is a MBA-qualified Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in glaucoma and cataract surgery, working both in the NHS at Kings College Hospital and privately at Optegra EyeCare London.

Mr Trikha is particularly interested in the field of glaucoma and cataract surgery and on top of that, he has developed an interest in digital health and its role in the education of junior specialist doctors. 

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his young family, as well as running, badminton and cricket. 

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Expert in: Ophthalmology

Dr Lesnik Oberstein attended medical school at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where she received her degree with distinction in 1992. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 to start her ophthalmology training in Canterbury, Greenwich and St Thomas' Hospital as an SHO. After getting the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1996, she did her full surgical training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, including a fellowship in medical retina and fellowships at the Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Dr Lesnik Oberstein has extensive experience in complex cataract surgery, diabetic retinopathy and all forms of surgery of the retina including floater surgery, retinal detachment, macular pucker and macular hole surgery.


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Expert in: Ophthalmology
27 years of experience

Mr Richard Caesar is a Consultant Oculoplastic and Opthalmic Surgeon and is an expert withness for opthalmic medico-legal cases. He obtained his degree from both Cambridge University and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical Schools. He then went on to study ophthalmic surgery in Oxford before specialising in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery. He was later selected to complete a prestigious Fellowship in Oxford, and a further Fellowship in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr Caesar was appointed as an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust in September 2003 and was recently appointed Clinical Director of the Cheltenham Eye Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society.


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What is an Ophthalmologist?

When you or a loved one has problems with their eyes, the first reaction is often to visit an eye doctor. But the term eye doctor is a bit broad and somewhat confusing – there are three types of specialists, all with varying degrees of medical education and expertise, who fit the term of an eye doctor.

Opticians are primarily concerned with glasses, lenses, contacts, and the like. They don’t perform any diagnostic or treatment services on patients. The most common use for the term “eye doctor” usually refers to an optometrist, who holds a DO (Doctor of Optometry) degree. These are the professionals who usually conduct eye exams, write prescriptions for glasses or contacts. They also can identify and in some cases prescribe medications for some types of eye problems and diseases. • The most skilled and well-trained “eye doctors” are in fact ophthalmologists. These experts are fully-trained doctors with a speciality in the diseases and disorders of the eye. They can do everything an optometrist can, and in addition, can practice medicine and perform surgery or other procedures.

When to see an Ophthalmologist?

When an optometrist detects a potential eye problem, or someone has suffered an eye injury or has a known eye problem (above and beyond needing glasses or contacts), finding a top ophthalmologist in London is usually the recommended course of action. The best ophthalmologists in London can easily be found using Doctify. These experts have upwards of 4 years of speciality eye and vision-related training, beyond their four years of general medical training. They can help identify abnormalities and vision problems, address traumas or surgical situations with eyes and eyelids, treat and manage the progression of glaucoma, cataracts, or similar diseases, and provide all the kinds of vision services that an optometrist can, including regular eye exams. If you or a loved one has a serious eye concern or wants the added comfort of a true expert doing your annual exam, the services of an ophthalmologist in London are exactly what the doctor ordered!

How to find an ophthalmologist?

You can search for an ophthalmologist on Doctify by using the filters to find a specialist that is most suitable for you. With reviews from real patients, you can use feedback on Doctify to find highly-rated ophthalmologists in your area with quality and reliable reviews to make an informed decision.

How to choose an ophthalmologist?

Doctify invites users to provide honest feedback about their experience which allows other users to make an informed decision. You can use the filters to sort by your preferred requirements whether that be urgency for the next available appointment or the closest to where you live. You can also sort by the rating to find those most recommended by other Doctify patients.

How much is a private ophthalmologist appointment?

The cost of a private ophthalmologist appointment can range in price depending on the purpose of your appointment and where your doctor is based. Prices also vary from specialist to specialist, so the best way is to confirm with your doctor directly. Prices may also be available to view on the specialist’s or clinic’s website. 

Who is the best ophthalmologist?

You can use Doctify to find a suitable ophthalmologist who is recommended by other patients. Using reviews from real users, ratings of their experience are available for you to read. When patients book with Doctify they are invited to leave a review to share their experience and help other users make an informed decision.

How to get an appointment with an ophthalmologist?

It’s quick and easy to book your appointment through Doctify. You can search for available appointments directly on Doctify. Simply choose your specialist of preference, check for available appointments and log in or sign up to book directly through the system.

What does an ophthalmologist do?

Ophthalmologists are specialised eye doctors or eye surgeons. They diagnose and manage conditions related to the eye, eye area and vision. Common treatments include cataract surgery, laser surgery, managing conditions such as glaucoma and loss of vision as well as repair to eyes damaged by injury.

What is the difference between optometrist and ophthalmologist?

Optometrists are trained eye care professionals that fit contacts and glasses after diagnosing sight-related problems. Optometrists can also screen for some eye problems such as glaucoma but will refer you to an ophthalmologist for treatment. Ophthalmologists are eye surgeons that treat and manage a variety of conditions. Ophthalmologists are experts in medical treatment, surgery and microsurgery of eyes. 

What happens at an ophthalmologist appointment?

An appointment with your ophthalmologist will involve several stages throughout the process. They will often start with a history of your symptoms and condition if known, as well as any corrective treatments you’ve currently completed. They will then complete a series of tests to check your sight and the physical health of your eyes before making recommendations on how to progress.

What conditions does an Ophthalmologist treat?

What procedures can you find at an Ophthalmology clinic? 

  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Profilo Plastica
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Urgent Eye Care
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Minor Eyelid Procedures
  • New Eye Exam
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Complex Contact Lens Assessment
  • Retinal Imaging
  • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)
  • Colorimeter
  • Humphreys Visual Field
  • Orthoptics
  • Muscle Balance
  • Paediatric Optometry
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Low Vision Assessment
  • Myopia Control
  • Specialist Contact Lenses
  • Orthokeratology
  • Overnight Lens Wear
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Prisms
  • Meibography
  • IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sports Eyewear
  • Glasses Repair
  • Video Consultation