Mr Alex Shortt

Mr Alex Shortt

MB BCh, MSc, MRCOphth, PhD, FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

Recommended by  
1 specialist

18 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Has a air of competence and reminds me of Thomas welling “
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Subspecialties

  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
  • Vision Correction Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6066328
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    Practices worked at

    Optegra Eye Hospital London

    25 Queen Anne Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9HT
    575 reviews

    Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey

    10 Alan Turing Road, Guildford, United Kingdom, GU2 7YF
    109 reviews

    About

     

    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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    Medical procedures

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

    • Astigmatism
    • Cataracts
    • Presbyopia
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    Education

    • CertLRS (Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
    • PGDipCRS (University of Ulster)
    • FRCOphth
    • PhD (University College London)
    • MRCOphth (Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
    • MSc (University College Dublin)
    • MB ChB (University College Dublin)

     

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Bedside Manner
    Laser Eye Surgery
    7/48
    Presbyond Lasik
    1/48
    lens replacement
    1/48
    smile
    1/48
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    Has a air of competence and reminds me of Thomas welling
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    He’s very professional and gives honest advice about the best treatment for your eyes. I am very pleased with his surgery
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Laser Eye Surgery
    Alex is warm-mannered, highly expert and seems very skilled judging by the reactions of colleagues when they were checking his work. He is the perfect person if you want someone who will explain and reassure at every step. His breezy confidence can occasionally verge on casualness, but can't argue with the outcome.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Really positive. He reduced the stress I felt and made the whole process much less daunting.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I felt very safe in the hands of Mr. Shortt. The entire process was very smooth.
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    (5/5)
    Very professional and friendly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laser Eye Surgery
    Great doctor, explained very thing very clearly and kept me calm during the procedure
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laser Eye Surgery
    Professional and informative.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Friendly, approachable, patient, kind and considerate is how I found Mr Alex Shortt when I went for a free consultation at the Optegra Clinic in Central London a few months ago. He definitely knows his stuff and understands and is able to convey to the patient the risks involved with a balanced view. I left feeling very comfortable in his presence and felt that as a patient you could put your trust in this surgeon to do the best for you. He instils an air of confidence without being arrogant and obviously knows his craft well. A thoroughly nice man who I felt could be relied upon.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Ophthalmology

    Mr Amir Hamid
    Mr Amir Hamid
    Ophthalmology

    13-07-2017

    An excellent clinician with the most gentle and approachable bedside manner. I would recommend him for unrushed care of the highest quality

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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