Mr Faisal Ahmed


MBBS, BSc(Hons), FRCOphth

GMC number: 4344249



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Faisal Ahmed is Head of Specialty at Imperial College Ophthalmology and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London and is a senior Ophthalmic Consultant Surgeon specialising in glaucoma and cataract surgery.

He was a trainee and glaucoma research fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital and undertook a clinical glaucoma fellowship at the Western Eye Hospital.

His papers are regularly published in scientific journals and he is also an author on new glaucoma surgeries on the national Royal College of Ophthalmology UK award-winning NHS e-learning website. And has won prizes nationally.

Faisal introduced a novel training surgical simulation model which is used as the standard training model worldwide. Faisal is regularly invited to speak and chair at national and international specialty meetings and conferences.

In addition, Faisal is actively involved in teaching surgeons the latest techniques and has regularly been a faculty member at national and international courses. Surgeons from abroad not only visit Faisal on observerships but also apply for formal training fellowships.

Faisal was the national coordinator for World Glaucoma Day for 2 years. And is a member of the European Glaucoma Society and International Society of Glaucoma surgery.

He has been a longstanding volunteer at a UK-based charity: Humanity First and is involved in providing eye care in West and East Africa by sponsoring local cataract camps and training of ophthalmic staff.

Special interests

Faisal is one of the leading eye surgeons in the UK performing highly complex glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is the first surgeon in the world to use a new glaucoma device called the EyePlate, and is one of the first UK surgeons to use the latest minimally invasive glaucoma device the iSTAR MINIject.

Faisal performs:

  • Bespoke cataract surgery using the latest intra-ocular lenses (that reduce the need for spectacle use)
  • Glaucoma laser, standalone glaucoma procedures
  • Combined cataract and glaucoma procedures
  • Laser YAG capsulotomies

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Faisal Ahmed at Nuffield Health

  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy)
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Faisal Ahmed works with

Related experience

Other posts held

  • Western Eye Hospital