Dr Manjit Mehat


MBChB., BSc., MSc., PhD., FRCOphth



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Manjit Mehat is an award-winning eye surgeon who specialises in cataract and retinal surgery, including floaters, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and retinal detachment surgery. He also manages patients for the medical treatment of retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and blood vessel disorders of the retina.

Manjit has undertaken 8-years of advanced surgical and research training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital. This included a two-year retinal surgery fellowship where he performed complex retinal and cataract surgery.

Dr Mehat has research expertise in retinal disease with a particular focus on the application of gene and stem-cell therapy to treat blindness.

He is currently the chief surgeon for the first retinal gene therapy trial in Edinburgh. Manjit has also been a senior investigator in the world’s first gene therapy trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2015) and more recently he was the lead author for the first European trial for stem-cell transplantation for inherited macular degeneration. Dr Mehat’s NHS practice is currently based at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion in Edinburgh and consults privately at the Edinburgh Hospital.


Special interests

  • Cataract surgery – premium and toric intraocular lenses 
  • Complex cataract surgery including lens exchange 
  • Floaters 
  • Macular hole 
  • Epiretinal membrane 
  • Age-related macular degeneration 
  • Diabetic retinopathy 
  • Retinal vein occlusion

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Manjit Mehat at Nuffield Health

  • Vitreo-retinal surgery
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Dr Manjit Mehat works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologist
  • British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeon
  • UK & Ireland Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

Other posts held

  • British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Insurers Dr Manjit Mehat works with

Dr Manjit Mehat works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Dr Manjit Mehat does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Manjit Mehat does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Manjit Mehat does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.

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