Professor Nabil Habib


MB ChB (Hons), FRCOphth, FRCS

GMC number: 3537350

Practising since: 1984



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  • Thursday
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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

English, Greek, Arabic, French

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Nabil Habib at Nuffield Health

  • Excimer laser treatment
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Professor 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 posts held

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

Insurers Professor Nabil Habib works with

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

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • 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
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

Professor 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.

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