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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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Mrs Ferguson studied Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London University after leaving Woldingham School and trained to become an Ophthalmologist.

In 1996 she was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the first academic health science centre in the UK where clinical excellence and research develop together.

Mrs Ferguson sees patients with emergency problems as well as routine referrals from GPs, optometrists and other specialists. She also sees patients with more specific problems due to cataract, optic nerve problems, glaucoma, strabismus and double vision and neurological eye problems. She carries out eye surgery every week, with a total of approximately 700 cases per year; this includes predominantly cataract and strabismus surgery. She also uses botulinum toxin for treating muscular problems around the eyes, strabismus (squint) and double vision.
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Professor David Garway-Heath is a consultant Ophthalmic surgeon who has a special interest in Glaucoma and Cataracts. David qualified in 1987 at St. Thomas' Hospital Medical School and has since achieved numerous accolades for the work he has done in the Ophthalmic field.

He invented the anatomical map (Garway-Heath Map) used to research structure-function relationships for Glaucoma and has won awards for his contribution to ophthalmic research. David currently consults at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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Cataract. , Emergency Ophthalmology , Retina

Mr Edward Lee is a consultant Ophthalmologist and Surgeon practising at a number of private hospitals around London, including in Ashtead, Croydon, and North Cheam.  His NHS base is the Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he is the College Tutor and lead for training.  

The doctor studied at Oxford University for his undergraduate training, which he completed in 1999.  During his time at Oxford, he won several prizes and accolades, including the Open Academic Scholarship from Brasenose College.  Mr Lee then worked throughout the UK and spent some time in New Zealand as well, before returning to London to pursue specialist training in ophthalmology.  He has worked in the field of retinal gene therapy and received a PhD in 2011.

Mr Lee is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the British Medical Association, and a member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.  He continues to be active in the ophthalmic research community, focusing on improving patient outcomes from retinal surgeries.  He utilizes the latest small-gauge equipment and cutting-edge protocols for a focus on patient results.  

The list of eye-related procedures and interests that Mr Lee is trained in are numerous and varied.  Patients in need of cataract surgery, vitrectomy, retinal detachment surgery, macular hole surgery, or treatment for floaters (among many other conditions) are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. Lee for a consultation.

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Expert in: Ophthalmology

Mr Hooman Sherafat is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Lead Clinician at the Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust. As an experienced Ophthalmologist, Mr Sherafat performs operations such as cataract surgery in addition to his specialist interest in Ophthalmic plastic, lacrimal and reconstructive surgery.

Upon qualifying from St George's Hospital Medical School in 1992, Mr Sherafat undertook higher specialist training in Ophthalmology at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital and the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital. It was there that he later completed further sub specialist fellowship training in the field of Oculoplastic. Today he is a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. 

Mr Sherafat has great experience in the field and a keen interest in cataract surgery and treating all aspects of oculoplastic disorders ranging from lid malpositions to non-surgical periocular rejuvenation. 


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Miss Jennifer Forbes is a General Ophthalmologist with a special interest in ocular surface disorders. She is a highly experienced phacoemulsification cataract surgeon and completed her specialist training at the renowned Royal Free and Moorfields Eye Hospitals. She was selected to complete a prestigious fellowship in corneal disorders including contact lens problems, eye surface disease, and cataract surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital before taking up an NHS Consultant Ophthalmologist post at the Royal Free Hospital. She has been honorary secretary to the Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association and is currently a college tutor at the Royal Free Hospital.

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Expert in: Ophthalmology

Mr Lloyd Bender graduated from the University of Cape Town, then moved to London to complete his Ophthalmology training. Having worked at some of the leading paediatric and adult eye care centres globally, he has extensive clinical knowledge and experience. He has held consultant posts at numerous prestigious hospitals, including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Also, he has advanced specialist training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and strabismus management.

Currently, he works as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields NHS Trust. Lloyd also engages in voluntary clinical and educational activities; once a year, he volunteers at a rural eye clinic in Honduras.



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Mr Jonathan Aboshiha studied medicine at Cambridge University and then moved to London to continue his training, with a period working abroad as a neurosurgeon in Sydney. Upon his return to England, he trained as an ophthalmic surgeon at the world-famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, where he was based for nearly 10 years and where he also undertook his additional scientific research work that led to the award of his PhD. Having completed his UK ophthalmic surgical training, wherein he was awarded accelerated training by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as a trainee who had performed exceptionally, he undertook a further two years of Corneal Fellowship sub-specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, where he then worked as an NHS consultant before joining Optegra Eye Hospital.

Mr Jonathan Aboshiha has an exceptional academic and research background, having had his extensive scientific work published in numerous prestigious international peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has been awarded both national and international prizes for his work. He holds a research position at University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology, and has achieved a large number of additional postgraduate qualifications all at first attempt, including having been awarded a Distinction in his Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

Mr Jonathan Aboshiha is a highly experienced, caring and diligent ophthalmic surgeon who has completed over 2,000 eye surgery procedures and is an expert in his field. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Optegra North London.

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Hadi Zambarakji is an Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 10 years experience as a Consultant. His NHS base is at Barts Health where he also holds a role as Clinical Governance lead for Ophthalmology and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgery and microincision phacoemulsification cataract surgery including the use of multifocal lens implants and toric lens implants.

Mr Zambarakji received fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and in medical retina at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, at Harvard Medical School in the US. He runs a busy retinal practice and manages patients with retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction and advanced diabetic eye disease, as well as macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy. He has carried out research in retinal imaging, high myopia, vitreomacular traction and diabetic eye disease and has published widely in the field of the retina and presented his research at several national and international meetings. His other interests include education and training, having been College Tutor and Regional Advisor to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as well as being an Examiner for the Royal College.

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Expert in: Ophthalmology

Mr Simon Ruben has been a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon since 1996. He qualified from St Bartholomew’s Medical School in 1985 and completed his ophthalmology training at Southampton Eye Hospital, the Western Ophthalmic Hospital London and the Birmingham Eye Hospital.

Mr Ruben’s specialist areas are cataract surgery and glaucoma, in which he has completed fellowship training and achieved his MD at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical and surgical treatment of both simple and complex cases of glaucoma. He is now the lead clinician for glaucoma in Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust.

With around 10,000 cataract operations, he also has a wealth of surgical experience and expertise in this field. Beyond his specialist areas Mr Ruben is happy to see any ophthalmic referrals over the age of 16. 

Membership of National and International Societies:
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

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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