Mr Alex Day

Mr Alex Day

PhD, FRCOphth, CertLRS, PgDip CRS (Dist), MRCOphth, DRCOphth, MB BS, BSc (Hons, 1st Class)

Ophthalmology

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5 specialists

18 years of experience
5 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Day was very thorough and explained the options and the procedure in good detail. On the day, he was a consummate professional and dispelled any concerns I may have had and performed the operation quickly and without any discomfort. The results are excellent. I wasn't quite sure what to expect after the first eye had been done but I received a post-op call the next day and if I had had any worries, Mr Day was on hand to discuss them. He went on to perform numerous tests and checks before going ahead with the second eye to ensure that the lens he had selected was just right. I am very pleased with the results!“
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
  • Vision Correction Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6027035
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    Moorfields Private Eye Hospital

    9-11 Bath Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 9LF
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    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    17:00 - 19:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
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    Thu
    14:00 - 19:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
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    Sun
    Not available

    About

    https://alexday.co.uk

    Mr Alex Day is a consultant eye surgeon specialising in refractive and bilateral cataract surgery, corneal surgery including laser eye surgery and eye emergencies. Alex works at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and was first appointed as a Consultant in 2015. His research interests are cataract and laser vision correction surgery, including national guidance and outcomes analysis.

    Mr Day qualified as a doctor from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, with a double Distinction and 1st Class BSc (Hons). His Ophthalmology training was initially on the south London rotation, moving to Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2007 and undergoing 10 years of additional training. During his Higher Surgical Training at Moorfields, he worked as a Specialist Registrar whilst completing his PhD at University College London, later becoming an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and Fellow. Mr Day undertook fellowship subspecialist training in Cataract, Glaucoma and Corneal transplant surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, while also worked as a part time refractive surgery fellow to Mr Julian Stevens, as a full time refractive surgery fellow and as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in LASIK, SMILE and cataract surgery at the London Vision Clinic.

    Mr Day is on the UK General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register, became a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth) in 2007 and later a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) in 2013. He also holds the Royal College of Ophthalmologists DRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery (CertLRS) and the Ulster University Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PGDip CRS, Distinction). He is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ CertLRS examination.

    See alexday.co.uk for more details


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Premium Cataract Surgery
    • Laser Eye Surgery/ Laser Vision Correction: LASIK and Surface Excimer Laser (PRK, LASEK).
    • Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
    • Corneal Abrasion
    • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) Surgery
    • Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism
    • Cataracts
    • Corneal Disease
    • Angle Closure Glaucoma
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    Medical procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Astigmatism
    • Corneal Disease
    • Corneal Ectasia
    • Presbyopia
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    Education

    Certificate of Completion (Specialist Accreditation) 2015 Royal College of Ophthalmologists

    Diploma 2013 Royal College of Ophthalmologists

    Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013 Royal College of Ophthalmologists

    Doctorate 2013 University College London

    Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2007 Royal College of Ophthalmologists

    Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery 2001 St George's Hospital Medical School

    Bachelor of Science 1999 St George's Hospital Medical School

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Cataract Surgery
    10/15
    Cataracts
    3/15
    Astigmatism
    2/15
    Cataract
    1/15
    Corneal Disease
    1/15
    Eye problems
    1/15
    Lens Replacement Exchange
    1/15
    Lens Replacement Surgery
    1/15
    Refractive Cataract Surgery
    1/15
    Retinal Detachment
    1/15
    To correct and improve vision after a less than satisfactory detached retina repair from many years ago.
    1/15
    YAG Laser Capsulotomy (Single)
    1/15
    corneal erosion
    1/15
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery Refractive Cataract Surgery Cataracts
    Mr Day was very thorough and explained the options and the procedure in good detail. On the day, he was a consummate professional and dispelled any concerns I may have had and performed the operation quickly and without any discomfort. The results are excellent. I wasn't quite sure what to expect after the first eye had been done but I received a post-op call the next day and if I had had any worries, Mr Day was on hand to discuss them. He went on to perform numerous tests and checks before going ahead with the second eye to ensure that the lens he had selected was just right. I am very pleased with the results!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    Alex has now operated on both eyes and has restored my vision - as I said to him his work is “Lazatusesque”! On a serious note he has a very friendly and reassuring manner, which for me as a nervous patient. My background is in marketing research and I researched eye surgeons fully before approaching Alex. My research has paid off - he is simply the best. Ps his back up admin and follow up is superb and flawless - even during lock down. Accept no other!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery Cataracts Cataract
    My mum had her cataract surgery with Mr Alex Day and is very happy with how well she can see now.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lens Replacement Exchange Astigmatism Lens Replacement Surgery
    Mr Alex Day had an extremely pleasant and approachable manner and made me feel completely at ease from the outset. He explained the surgery very clearly and the whole experience was completely painless. The follow up visits were equally reassuring and confirmed that the surgery had met all expectations. I would highly recommend Alex wholeheartedly to anyone, without reservation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    To correct and improve vision after a less than satisfactory detached retina repair from many years ago. Retinal Detachment
    Excellent relationship. Extremely kind and caring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    YAG Laser Capsulotomy (Single)
    Very helpful, explained everything clearly and excellent care throughout.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery Astigmatism Eye problems
    My experience with Mr Day was excellent. I had contacted Mr Day's practice in connection with an advanced / mature cataract in my right eye resulting from an injury, and a less developed 'nuclear' cataract in my left eye. The mature cataract in my right eye had reduced my vision in that eye to a hazy blur, and the vision in my left eye was not quite so bad, but still very poor. I also suffered from what was apparently quite a severe astigmatism, and short-sightedness. I should also say that I found the prospect of eye surgery more than a little frightening. At my initial consultation, Mr Day was very willing to explain everything I might want to know about the procedure, the available options for lenses and the relative merits of each, and the potential risks associated with the procedure in general terms and dependent on my choice of lens. It was very apparent that he was keen to get the possible vision outcome for me, taking full account of my preferences, both as regards risk and my outcome. Once the relevant decisions had been made, and the first operation was scheduled I felt sufficiently well informed to be relatively relaxed. The operation itself was conducted by Mr Day in a very calm and professional manner, during which I was reasssuringly kept informed of progress throughout. The whole procedure (consultation followed by operation) was repeated for the left eye promptly and as soon as was judged appropriate. Care was taken by Mr Day to ensure that the most appropriate lens was used (different to that used in the right eye) to ensure that the optimum vision outcome according to my preference for good close range focus be achieved, taking into account both the current vision in my right eye, and potential risks. The upshot is that I am now able to see clearly in a way I haven't been able to see for years (if ever), my astigmatism has been much reduced, my depth perception has been improved hugely, and overall it has increased my quality of life profoundly, something for which I am exceedingly grateful. Throughout the process of consultations and follow-ups, Mr Day has been sincere, approachable and considerate, and his skill at surgery speaks for itself, insofar as the operations were much less of an ordeal than I might have imagined, there were no complications during surgery, there have been none since, and I am now able to see in a way that seemed unimaginable just a couple of months ago. I would have no absolutely no hesitation in recommending without reservation Mr Day to anyone who might benefit from his expertise.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    Alex made me feel very at ease from the moment I met him on my consultation..I was very excited about having my cataracts removed and lens replacement with one of the best at a top eye hospital..on the day it was just like you weren’t in a hospital, everything was so relaxed and the procedure was a breeze, I was back home within a few hours with my 3 different eye drops that Alex had put on a sheet so I knew what to use and what time to do them. Alex called me the following day to see how I was then I went back the day after that and again at 3 weeks, all is well and I couldn’t be happier..definitely recommend Alex Day.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    corneal erosion Corneal Disease
    I was treated by Dr. Day For corneal erosion. I was very anxious about my vision as I rely on it for work. Dr. Day was so caring and thorough and the laser treatment has really helped. I really can’t thank him enough! Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    The whole process was immaculate. A comprehensive and well explained initial check up. Surgery was quick and I experienced no discomfort afterwards. The result significantly exceeded my expectations. Mr Day is superb.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Ophthalmology

    Mr Nabeel Malik
    Mr Nabeel Malik
    Ophthalmology

    01-12-2020

    I would strongly recommend Alex Day. Excellent doctor and colleague.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Cataracts
    For procedures: Complex Cataract Surgery, Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Mayank Nanavaty
    Mr Mayank Nanavaty
    Ophthalmology

    01-12-2020

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Cataracts
    For procedures: Complex Cataract Surgery, Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Ophthalmology

    01-12-2020

    It is a great pleasure to be able to recommend Alex Day. He is an excellent surgeon and achieves superb results for his patients. I would be happy for my friends and family to be treated by him.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Cataracts
    For procedures: Multifocal Intraocular Lens, Complex Cataract Surgery, Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Niaz Islam
    Mr Niaz Islam
    Ophthalmology

    01-12-2020

    I work with Alex at Moorfields private and known him for many years. Very caring and sympathetic. Communicates well. He is an excellent refractive corneal surgeon (LASIK, LASEK, ICL etc) and performs complex cataract surgery.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Astigmatism, Cataracts
    For procedures: Multifocal Intraocular Lens, Complex Cataract Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK), Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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