Mr Mahmoud Nassar


MMBch, MSc, FRCS(Glasg) , PhD

GMC number: 6167610

Practising since: Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



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  • Monday 18:0 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
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Mr Nassar graduated from medical school in Egypt (MBBch, 1999) in the top 5 of his class, excellent with honours degree, then started residency in ophthalmology (2000) in Minia University hospital.

He was awarded MSc in ophthalmology in 2004 and FRCS(Glasg) in 2008. Then continued in research and training in Egypt (Ophthalmology University residency program) and the northeast of England (fellowship trained) to complete his training in 2009. During which he was awarded PhD in ophthalmology by joint supervision Between Newcastle University, UK and Minia University, Egypt in 2009.

Mr Nassar’s work experience stretches across Egyptian University hospitals and private sector, NHS Scotland and England Along with independent sector in Scotland and England.

He is currently a consultant ophthalmologist, Newcastle Eye Centre, RVI and covers multiple high-volume cataract lists across England & Scotland. Academically he is a senior lecturer in Ophthalmology (Faculty of Medicine, Minia University) and an honorary Associate lecturer in Newcastle University.

Mr Nassar’s sub-specialises in paediatric ophthalmology including paediatric and adult cataract & squint surgery including Botox injections to extraocular muscles for treating adult squint. His research interest spans across paediatric ophthalmology, ocular trauma and strabismus as well as retinopathy of prematurity.

Mr Nassar is a member of CESP (Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership). 

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Mahmoud Nassar at Nuffield Health

  • Cataract Surgery
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Squint surgery

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Related experience


1.       Ahmed M Eid, Laila M Hammouda and Mahmoud Nassar (2007). “Evaluation of Primary Inferior Oblique Muscle Surgery In V-Pattern Strabismus”, EL-MINIA MED., BULL., VOL. 16,  NO. 1, JAN., 109-115, 2005.

2.       Wendy E. Adams, Helen Haggerty, Mahmoud Nassar, Jane Dickinson, Michael P. Clarke, (2007) “Improvements in BSV following squint surgery in Grave’s ophthalmology”, J AAPOS; Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 83, February 2007. 

3.       Mahmoud M. Nassar, A. Jane Dickinson, Christopher Neoh, Christine Powell, Deborah Buck, Ezzeldin Galal, and Michael P. Clarke, (2009). "Parameters predicting outcomes of strabismus surgery in the management of Graves’ ophthalmopathy", J AAPOS; Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 236-240, 2009.     

4.       Hossam Eldin Mohammad Moharram, Mahmoud Mamdouh Nassar and Ezz Eldin Galal,(2012). "Posterior capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy in paediatric cataract: anterior vs. posterior approach", J Egyptian Ophthalmol Soc 2011;104(2):203 - 205.

5.       Mohamed Shweel, Ahmad Elshafie, Raafat Mohy Eldin AbdelRahman and Mahmoud Nassar (2012), “Evaluation of lacrimal drainage system obstruction using combined multidetector CT and instillation dacryocystography”; The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Volume 43, Issue 3, Pages 413-420, 2012 

6.       Clarke M, Hogan V, Buck D, Shen J, Powell C, Speed C, Tiffin P, Sloper J, Taylor R, Nassar M, Joyce K, Beyer F, Thomson R, Vale L, McColl E, Steen N, (2015). “An external pilot study to test the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial comparing eye muscle surgery against active monitoring for childhood intermittent exotropia [X(T)]”; Health Technol Assess 2015;19(39). 

7.       K Merchant, M Nassar, A Shafiq and D Cottrell, (2016). “Effectiveness of the present ROP screening protocol”; Letter to editor, Eye 30, 1524 (November 2016) | doi:10.1038/eye.2016.167

8.       Mahmoud M Nassar, (2016). “Screening for retinopathy of prematurity: a report from upper Egypt”; International Journal of Ophthalmology, Volume 9, Number 2 , 2016, publishing ID: 16-2-15.

9.       Nassar MM, AttaAllah HR, (2017). Refractive stability of low-cost intraocular lens following Nd:YAG capsulotomy. J Egypt Ophthalmol Soc [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 22];109:16-20.

10.   Nassar, M.M. & Mitchell, F.C., (2018). The Need for a Unified Protocol for Termination of Amblyopia Treatment. British and Irish Orthoptic Journal. 14(1), pp.20–24.

11.   Nassar M, Ali M, Bennett N, (2019). Cardiovascular and respiratory considerations with topical beta-blockers: is it really old news?. Delta J Ophthalmol 2019;20:121-4.  

12.   Hossam M Moharram, Shaaban abdel-Hamid Mehany Elwan, Mahmoud Nassar and Mohamed F AbdelKader, (2020). Triple Procedure for Dense Catarcatous Neovascular Glaucoma Patients. Journal of Ophthamology. (2020) 7 pages.

13.   Quoc C. Vuong, Aya M. Shaaban, Carla Black, Jess Smith, Mahmoud Nassar, Ahmed Abozied, Patrick Degenaar and Walid Al-Atabany, (2020). Detection of Simulated Tactile Gratings by Electro-Static Friction Show a Dependency on Bar Width for Blind and Sighted Observers, and Preliminary Neural Correlates in Sighted Observers. Frontiers in Neuroscience. (14), p.1096.  

14.   Mohamed Farouk Sayed Othman Abdelkader, Ahmed Mohamed Kamal Elshafei, Mahmoud Mamdouh Nassar, Mostafa A. Abu Elela & Raafat Mohyeldeen Abdelrahman Abdallah, (2021). Combined endophthalmitis and orbital cellulitis in patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). J Ophthal Inflamm Infect 11, 27 (2021).