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Best Ophthalmologists in Leeds, UK

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12 Quebec Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 2HA - 0.25 miles
Optegra Eye Clinic Leeds - 0.25 miles
12 Quebec Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 2HA
30 years of experience
Multifocal Intraocular Lens, Cataracts, Cataract Surgery, Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) + 14more

Mr Rehman was appointed as full-time NHS Consultant Eye Surgeon back in 2002 and performs around a thousand surgical procedures a year. He has performed well over twenty thousand surgical procedures during his career. In 2016 Mr Rehman left his NHS Consultant post to focus his time on working with Optegra Eye Healthcare to refine vision correction services on a full-time basis. Between October 2017 to March 2020 Mr Rehman was UK clinical lead for the Cataract and Vision correction services. He is chair of the medical advisory committee at Optegra Eye Hospitals northern regional network and is an amabasaddor consultant to Optegra UK.

Never one to rest on former achievements, he continues to devote much time and energy towards further innovation with particular emphasis on helping to encourage the adoption of new ideas wherever they have been clearly proven to help improve the lives of his patients. He works tirelessly to identify innovative new developments in macular degeneration, cataract surgery and vision correction technology, bringing major advancements in eye care from around the world.

Outside his working life, Shafiq spends as much time as possible with his wife, four children and one rather lazy labradoodle and a 'lively' Bichon Frise.

He has interests in cosmology, evolutionary science and in the history of medical and scientific endeavours.

Shafiq also remains an avid traveller and hopes one day to circumnavigate the world but probably not until he has hung up his operating gloves! 

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Elland Lane Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX5 9EB - 13.81 miles
Spire Elland Hosptial - 13.81 miles
Elland Lane Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX5 9EB
38 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery), Eye Problems + 14more



Mr Oworu has 35 years of experience as a medical doctor both in UK and abroad. He had higher surgical training in the prestigious Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Scotland and also had specialist Oculoplastic training at Maidstone Hospital in Kent. Currently, he is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and was previously the Clinical Director and Head of the Ophthalmology department within the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. He has a great deal of expertise in general Ophthalmology, as well as advanced training in Cataract and Oculoplastic Surgery.

Mr Oworu has a strong interest in academic research, he has been published in numerous international journals such as International Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He also frequently presents his research at national and international conferences, including the prestigious World Glaucoma Congress and Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Additionally, he has an active role in medical education. He offers lectures to GPs in a range of areas, including management of red-eye, cataract surgery, ophthalmology emergencies and how to interpret optician letters.

Mr Oworu is also an assessor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (on behalf of the General Medical Council), assessing doctors’ eligibility for Specialist Registration to enable them apply to be Consultants in UK.
He is a member of the North of England Ophthalmological Society, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, Royal College of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Premium lens cataract surgery
  • Cosmetic eye surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Ptosis repair
  • Ectropion repair
  • Entropion repair
  • Removal of lumps and bumps on eyelids/face
  • Removal of skin cancer on eyelids/face
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Eyelid problems
  • Cataracts
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Facial skin cancer
  • Vision problems
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Red-eye
  • Droopy eyelid/ptosis
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
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Jackson Avenue Roundhay, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS8 1NT - 2.54 miles
Spire Leeds Hospital - 2.54 miles
Jackson Avenue Roundhay, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS8 1NT
29 years of experience
Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery, Blepharitis, Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery), Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) + 16more

Currently sitting as President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Professor Bernard Chang is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery.

Before being elected President, he served as a council member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for five years. He was also an elected member of the Ophthalmic Group Committee of the British Medical Association and a member of the National Ocular Oncology Group. He is on the Joint Committee on Surgical Training, serving on the interface Group on Cosmetic Surgery. Professor Chang has published academic papers in international journals and has co-authored a medical textbook.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • botulinum toxin injections 
  • Oculoplastics/Eyelid conditions 
  • watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Orbital disease
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937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD - 6.93 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Yorkshire - 6.93 miles
937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD
30 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Complex Cataract Surgery + 4more

Mr Mokete is  consultant ophthalmologist specialising in medical and surgical diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula. From 2004-2005 he received advanced subspecialty training in medical retina at Moorfields at St George's Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, then undertaking a fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the Sussex Eye Hospital followed by a further fellowship at St Thomas' Hospital in London gaining experience in the management of complex vitreoretinal conditions. 



Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • cataract surgery 
  • complex cataract surgery 
  • macula hole 
  • age related macular degeneration 
  • macular degeneration
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • retinal vein occlusions.
  • retinal detachment epiretinal membranes and traction,
  • macular holes
  • cataracts 
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Jackson Avenue Roundhay, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS8 1NT - 2.54 miles
Spire Leeds Hospital - 2.54 miles
Jackson Avenue Roundhay, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS8 1NT
26 years of experience
Blepharitis, Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery), Cataract Surgery, Cataracts + 13more

Mr Chung is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in cornea and oculoplastic surgery and sutureless cataract surgery. He has considerable expertise, having performed in excess of 13,000 ophthalmic operations, including over 5,000 small-incision sutureless cataract/lens surgery and 4,000 eyelid surgeries.

Mr Chung graduated from the Medical School in the University of Leeds in 1996 after completing both the basic and advanced surgical training in ophthalmology in the Yorkshire region. He undertook a specialised fellowship programme at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital & Leeds General Infirmary.

He has contributed many papers to national and international academic meetings, some of which have then been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. He is also the winner of the Best Academic Paper Presentation Prize at the North of England Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting and the Yorkshire Regional Brian Harcourt Best Poster Presentation Prize in 2006.

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937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD - 6.93 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Yorkshire - 6.93 miles
937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD
13 years of experience
Blepharitis, Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery), Cataract Surgery, Cataracts + 5more

Mr Aws Al-Hity is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract Surgeon and Vitreo-retinal Specialist, who specialises in diabetic retinopathy, VitreoRetinal Surgery, cataract surgery, epiretinal membrane and sub-macular haemorrhage. He is currently based at The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

Aws qualified as a doctor in 2009 at the University of Leeds, and also completed his BSc in Neuroscience, in relation to medicine. He then went on to acquire his Certificate of Completion of Training in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. After this, Aws undertook further training at NHS Trusts in Hull, Yorkshire and Glasgow. He trained as a Ophthalmic Speciality trainee for seven years at Greater Glasgow and Clyde, after which he was a VitreoRetinal fellow for a year. He was appointed Consultant VitreoRetinal Surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust in 2019, where he has since remained, also treating private patients.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Retinal Detachment Surgery

Complex Cataract Surgery

Macular hole

Vitreoretinal surgery

Medical Retina

Diabetic Retinopathy

Epiretinal Membrane

Sub-macular Haemorrhage

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937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD - 6.93 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Yorkshire - 6.93 miles
937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD
26 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Complex Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Mr John Buchan works part time as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Leeds, and part time as an Assistant Professor at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2015/16 he worked with the RCOphth as Principal Investigator on the Way Forward project aiming to identify and disseminate progressive working practices evolving from within UK eye departments that drive standards and efficiency in service delivery. During training, he completed an MD at ICEH, and has maintained an active and varied research interest subsequently. 

Having undertaken an Ophthalmic Public Health fellowship post-CCT he deputises as a college representative on the Vision 2020 Public Health Committee, and retains a strong commitment to the application of public health principles to the delivery of sustainable eye care as part of the Leeds Ophthalmic Public Health Team. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • cataract surgery 
  • complex cataract surgery 
  • cataracts 
  • eye problems 
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937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD - 6.93 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Yorkshire - 6.93 miles
937 Harrogate Road Apperley Bridge, Bradford, United Kingdom, BD10 0RD
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Complex Cataract Surgery + 1more

Miss Devonport graduated from the University of Southampton Medical school in 1991 and continued her specialist training in Bradford - she took advanced training in medical retina and uveitis and specialist research in macular degeneration. 

She is currently a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon with special interest in medical retina and uveitis - she specialises in the treatment of age related macular degeneration, medical retina and inflammatory eye disease. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Cataract surgery 
  • age related macular degeneration 
  • complex cataract surgery 
  • macular degeneration 
  • medical retina 
  • inflammatory eye disease 
  • cataracts 
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Bradford Road, Bingley, United Kingdom, BD16 1TW - 11.18 miles
The Yorkshire Clinic - 11.18 miles
Bradford Road, Bingley, United Kingdom, BD16 1TW
27 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Surgeries

Mr Khan is a Substantive Consultant Ophthalmologist providing cataract, cornea/refractive & glaucoma care for 23 months and performs a weekly high volume cataract list and a weekly subspecialty list (general anaesthesia cataract cases, glaucoma and corneal procedures). He served as Clinical Audit Lead and Clinical Governance Lead. He delivers alternate weekly teaching on glaucoma & corneal/refractive disorders to junior doctors in the department. 


He has publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented research findings at national/international meetings.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • glaucoma surgery 
  • refractive surgery 
  • cataract surgery 
  • Cataract 
  • cornea 
  • glaucoma 
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United Kingdom, YO31 8TA - 22.70 miles
25 years of experience
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Laser Surgery

Specialist interest is Medical Retina. In particular, Age-related Macular degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal vein occlusion.

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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 is usually the recommended course of action. The best ophthalmologists 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 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