Mr Nabil Habib


MB ChB (Hons), FRCOphth, FRCS

GMC number: 3537350

Practicing since: 1984



Consultation times

  • Friday AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday PM
  • Overview

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01752 262695


As consultant surgeon at the Royal Eye Infirmary in Plymouth since 1997, Mr Habib regularly performs major eye operations including corneal transplants, surgery to treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye trauma as well as laser treatment. He also treats Age-related Macular Degeneration patients with new therapeutic agents such as Lucentis and other anti-VEGF agents. He works closely with the League of Friends of the Royal Eye Infirmary to purchase advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment to provide up to date service to patients in the Peninsula.

Other interests

His sub-specialty interest is in corneal transplantation surgery including new lamellar techniques and refractive and vision correction surgery, procedures which can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses, providing patients with improved vision and a new sense of freedom. He performs laser assisted in situ keratomeleusis (LASIK), astigmatic keratotomy (AK), lamellar keratoplasty (LK), endothelial transplants (DSAEK), laser assisted epithelial keratomeleusis (LASEK) and clear lens extraction.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Nabil Habib at Nuffield Health

  • Laser eye surgery (or myopia treatment)
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Nabil Habib works with

Related experience


Research papers available on request.


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • UK Ireland Society of Cataract Refractive Surgeons
  • Cornea Society

Other post held

  • Consultant Ophthalmic &amp
  • Corneal Transplant Surgeon, Royal Eye Infirmary
  • Honorary University Fellow, Peninsula Medical School

Insurers Mr Nabil Habib works with

Mr Nabil Habib works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Nabil Habib does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Nabil Habib has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Mr Habib owns two pieces of diagnostic equipment used in outpatient examinations.

Mr Nabil Habib does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.