Miss Yusrah Shweikh

Qualifications

MBChB, MRes, FRCOphth

GMC number: 7074358

Practicing since: 2010

Specialties

Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery

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About

Yusrah Shweikh is a consultant ophthalmologist at the tertiary referral centre based at the Sussex Eye Hospital. She specialises in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and has completed two surgical glaucoma subspecialist fellowships at the internationally renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. 

Yusrah has expertise in: 

• Cataract surgery including complex cases and cataract surgery in patients with glaucoma
• Cataract surgery combined with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, including Hydrus implants, iStents and Preserflo Microshunts
• Glaucoma laser treatments 
• Complex glaucoma management 
• Trabeculectomy for glaucoma
• Glaucoma drainage device implantation 

• Glaucoma revision surgery 

In addition to clinical work, Yusrah has active interests in research and training. Her major current interest is in avoidable blindness. She is co-founder and director of an award-winning national initiative to raise awareness about eye health (www.eyeheroes.org.uk). In her spare time she enjoys volunteer work in West Africa where she recently delivered a trabeculectomy training course. 

Special interests

• Cataract surgery 
• Cataract surgery combined with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, including Hydrus implants, iStents and Preserflo Microshunts
• Glaucoma laser treatments 
• Trabeculectomy surgery for glaucoma
• Glaucoma drainage device implantation 
• Glaucoma revision surgery 

Personal interests

Voluntary work

Languages spoken

English

Treatments and tests offered by Miss Yusrah Shweikh at Nuffield Health

  • Visual Fields
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Miss Yusrah Shweikh works with

Related experience

Research

Impact of socioeconomic status on eye health, glaucoma diagnosis and glaucoma progression. 
Cataract surgery and risk of visual loss in patients with glaucoma. 
Use of machine learning combined with genetics to identify glaucoma risk. 

Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • Member, Association for Research & Vision in Ophthalmology
  • Member, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member, European Glaucoma Society

Other post held

  • Consultant ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma at Sussex Eye Hospital

Declaration

Miss Yusrah Shweikh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Miss Yusrah Shweikh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Miss Yusrah Shweikh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.