Mr Danny Mitry

Mr Danny Mitry

MBBS, FRCOphth, FEBO, Cert LRS, PhD

Ophthalmology

Recommended by 4 specialists
17 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.94

Top feedback

“He explained everything very thoroughly and made some helpful suggestions. He took time to make sure that I was fully informed and gave me the reassurance I was hoping for. “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6161593
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

    60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 9NH
    1,366 reviews

    The Cavell Hospital

    Cavell Drive, Uplands Park Rd, Enfield, London, United Kingdom, EN2 7PR
    224 reviews

    The Royal Free London Private Patients Unit

    Pond Street, London, United Kingdom, NW3 2QG
    156 reviews

    About

    Mr Danny Mitry’s interests are cataract surgery, lens exchange, medical and surgical retinal disease. Mr. Mitry treats various eye diseases and other optical injuries. He has over 2,000 cataract, vitreoretinal and laser procedures under his belt. His colleagues and patients have stated that he is below the field average for treatment complications.

    Mr Danny Mitry is an internationally published journalist writing on topics such as Archives of Ophthalmology and Retina. Along with his writing, he has received many large grants to continue his research and surgical training.

    He received his medical and surgical education at Trinity College Dublin with honours in 2005. He then started his clinical training at Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin. He then spent time in Scotland completing Ph.D. in epidemiological, clinical and genetic associations of retinal detachment at the University of Edinburgh. Post Ph.D., Danny Mitry moved back to London to be named a vitreoretinal fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

    Procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Epiretinal Membrane
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • New Eye Exam
    • Eye Test
    • Intravitreal Injection
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    • Retinal Imaging
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Routine Eye Exam
    • Urgent Eye Care
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Retinal Detachment
    • Vision Problems
    • Astigmatism
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Eye Problem
    • Macular Hole
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    • Blepharitis
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Corneal Disease
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problems
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Haemorrhage
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
    • Myopia (Short-Sighted)
    • Presbyopia
    • Visual Stress
    • Vitreous Haemorrhage
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    Education

    Memberships:

    • Royal College of Ophthalmologists 
    • Royal College of Surgeons
    • Ireland British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal specialists
    • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    4.94
    Cataract Surgery
    36/174
    Cataracts
    15/174
    Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    10/174
    Retinal Detachment
    9/174
    Epiretinal Membrane
    5/174
    Vision Correction Surgery
    5/174
    Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    3/174
    Cataract
    2/174
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    2/174
    Vision Problems
    2/174
    Astigmatism
    1/174
    Diabetic Retinopathy
    1/174
    Emergency Ophthalmology
    1/174
    Eye Problem
    1/174
    Macular Hole
    1/174
    New Eye Exam
    1/174
    Ophthalmology
    1/174
    Retina
    1/174
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He explained everything very thoroughly and made some helpful suggestions. He took time to make sure that I was fully informed and gave me the reassurance I was hoping for.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Ever helpful in explaining what could be achieved and then delivering what was promised!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    On September 1st, after being diagnosed with retinal detachment I had vitrectomy surgery, done as a day case procedure with Dr Mitry. He also injected a gas bubble in the eye, witch it gradually disappear and I slowly recovered my vision. This whole process took approximately 6-7 weeks. It has been now two months since my procedure and I am delighted to say that not only I have full vision, but my vision is 20/20! I could not expect any better outcome. I have been so lucky to have Dr Mitry as my surgeon. He has been so supportive throughout the whole journey. He made me feel so relaxed and I always felt my eye was in safe hands. Without a doubt, Dr Mitry has been the right surgeon for me and I can not praise him enough for the wonderful job he has done with my eye!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Mitry performed a vitrectomy for a macular hole in my eye and carried out a cataract procedure at the same time. He explained clearly and calmly in advance what the procedure would involve as well as what to do afterwards and he checked my eye five days after the operation. Both before the operation and afterwards, he was able to address all of my concerns in a direct and reassuring way, showing me my x-rays to explain everything and carefully checking my eyes at each consultation. He has a great team who supported him during the surgery and his administrative team were always helpful and responded promptly to my emails. Thanks to Mr Mitry, the hole has been closed and after three months the blurriness in the centre of my eye has nearly disappeared. Not being able to see properly is scary and I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Mitry who is clearly a specialist in these procedures (and I am sure much more) and who is a very personable and professional consultant Ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr Mitry to be very understanding as i was extremely nervous about the whole procedure . He put me at my ease and explained everything very clearly
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A very positive experience. Mr Mitry is very calm and relaxed and was totally prepared to answer all my follow up questions regarding choice of IOL. I chose a multifocal lens and was prepared for the side effects of halos and glares. For me they are totally acceptable, as I now have near perfect eye sight both near and distant. My recovery was fast and the follow up appointment scheduled only a week after surgery which was good and reassuring. If I ever need my other eye done I would not hesitate going back to Mr Mitry and will certainly recommend him to others .
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    excellent in every way
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Mitry has saved my vision. He knows his stuff, gets it right, has excellent facilities and team around him and cannot do enough for his patients, explaining every last detail of his practice. This makes him the absolute best in my experience. I could not recommend Mr Mitry enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I came to Mr Mitry on the recommendation of Mr Jonathan Jagger, my previous eye doctor who was retiring. I initially booked an appointment for a general eye check up as my right eye was tearing and watering. On first meeting I was immediately both impressed and relaxed; his competence was clear. After his eye examination he mentioned that at some point we would probably need to address the cataract in my right eye. There was absolutely no pressure -- just a statement of fact. I had been noticing that my right eye vision was increasingly becoming more and more a problem -- especially at night and while driving. Like many during the pandemic I had been concerned by the idea of going to a hospital and having surgery. I just kept putting it off. But in Mr Mitry's presence I suddenly thought: if not now when? I asked him to take care of it. It was surprisingly simple. He sent me, there and then, to another part of the Harley Street premisses where the measurements and preliminary information necessary for the removal of the cataract and the insertion of the new lens were taken. He explained to me the choices about the lens and whether I wanted distance or near focal lengths. He never over promised and said it could take awhile for me to get used to the new lens but that he thought over time I would notice a significant improvement. The surgery was set to be performed at King Edward VII Hospital about 3 weeks after my initial visit. I arrived one afternoon around 6 PM and was taken to one of their rooms for same day procedures. A series of drops were then put in my eyes by well trained professionals. About an hour later I walked into the operating theatre and was met my Mr Mitry who was smiling and at ease. His team assembled around me and all was very relaxed. I was given a sedative and the next thing I remember was that the surgery was over, there was a plastic shield over my right eye and I then walked back to my in-patient day room. Mr Mitry said everything had gone well. I was then monitored for about an hour and given clear instructions about how to take care of my eye and how to use the prescribed eye drops which were given to me. I then left the hospital about 8:30 PM, took a taxi home and was having dinner at my house by 9:15 PM. The next morning I was surprised how bright and white everything was. The yellow tinted vision was gone. I was immediately able to read texts on my phone with my right eye. And my glasses allowed me to see well at a distance. I had to take it a bit easy for about a week (no swimming!) but really had no pain or difficulty to speak of. I had a follow up appointment with Mr Mitry about a week later and he said that everything looked very well. Mr Mitry is a superb, highly experienced eye surgeon. My only regret is not having had the procedure done sooner as you can miss so much.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I had to choose a surgeon in a rush, having found out that morning I had a detached retina which required time critical attention (urgent surgery being unavailable on the NHS). Mr Mitry saw and assessed me that same (Friday) afternoon and extended his operating hours to carry out a vitrectomy on the Monday. From the first consultation he gave excellent and honest explanations and had a calming effect. I knew - from him - from the outset, that the surgery would in all likelihood induce a cataract which would later require removal, also what the risks of the initial surgery being unsuccessful were and the possible courses of action should that be the case. In the event, I followed all his instructions post surgery and, despite my odds being worse than the average, the surgery was successful. I’d asked how much the original operation would hurt and I remember Mr Mitry saying it wouldn’t actually hurt, but that there might be some discomfort. He was right; there was no pain. Having had the vitrectomy, I approached the cataract removal with him with complete confidence in his ability. It was far preferable to undergoing root canal treatment! In between the two operations Mr Mitry saw me several times to check on progress - the gas bubble inserted had to gradually disappear as the retina stayed (re-)attached. He was always patient and answered all my questions (and there were many). His style is friendly and relatively informal but at the same time completely professional and, from the start, confidence-inducing. He is considerate and listens to and addresses your concerns. And when I had post operative queries in the days immediately following both operations he was accessible via his secretary, providing reassuring advice which stopped me worrying. Currently my vision is not perfect in that eye but nevertheless I feel much more confident driving now. I have been advised that my sight may not reach its full potential until six months after the cataract procedure so that’s enabled me to manage my expectations. The cataract procedure itself uncovered the damage done by the retina having to be repaired and it was frustrating having to wait a further few weeks before being able to see the optician to order new glasses, but now I feel I’m on the home straight. Whilst my vision in that eye is not currently perfect - it is still improving and I can now accurately read the penultimate line on an eye test chart - I am so grateful that Mr Mitry saved the sight in my left eye and for his care and reassurance throughout the months long process. Certainly, when my other eye requires (natural) cataract removal I shall have no hesitation in seeking his calm surgical skills again.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 specialists
    Mr Alex J Shortt
    Mr Alex J Shortt
    Ophthalmology
    We trained together

    "I trained and worked with Mr Danny Mitry for many years at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has alway been a gifted surgeon and excellent clinical ophthalmologist."

    02-10-2019

    Recommended for:
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    Mr Saruban Pasu
    Mr Saruban Pasu
    Ophthalmology
    We trained together

    "Mr Danny Mitry is one of those rare doctors who not only are at the top of their field academically, but also is an excellent clinician and surgeon. He is a calm, confident and trust worthy person who will provide you with the highest level of care. I would be happy for him to treat my family and friends."

    02-10-2019

    Recommended for:
    Dry Eyes, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    Mr Matthew Kinsella
    Mr Matthew Kinsella
    Ophthalmology
    We trained together

    "Mr Mitry is an excellent ophthalmic surgeon and has a very warm and caring bedside manner. I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending him for his quality care and expertise."

    20-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Macular Degeneration, Macular Haemorrhage, Retinal Detachment
    , Macular Hole, Vitreous Haemorrhage, Vision Problems, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Floaters (Eye)
    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Ophthalmology
    Is a colleague

    "I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mr Mitry. He is an excellent surgeon. He is well-liked by his patients and highly respected by his colleagues. He has published and presented his research on an international stage. "

    15-09-2020

    Recommended for:
    Sports Injuries, Bulimia, Vasculitis
    , Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Interstitial Lung Disease, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Growing Pains, Rotavirus, Men’s Health, Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Gallstones, Arthritis (Elbow), Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Migraine, Hydrocephalus, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Dysgraphia

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