Mr Nick Muthiah


MB BS, MEd SE (Merit), FRCOphth, PhD (UCL)

GMC number: 4725327

Practising since: 2016


Ophthalmic Surgery, Ophthalmology

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Nick Muthiah is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Barts Health and a post-doctoral Clinician Scientist at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London in the Cell and Gene Therapy Group. He also provides complex tertiary care for patients at Bristol Eye Hospital.

He completed undergraduate medical training at Imperial College School of Medicine. During his residency and ophthalmology specialist training in London, he completed a Masters in Surgical Education and undertook a PhD at UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He studied cellular changes in retinal diseases using advanced imaging and worked with colleagues on early translational work in induced pluri-potent stem cells for retinal disease modelling. Mr Muthiah was a visiting fellow at the world-renowned Eye Institute at Medical College of Wisconsin as a Royal College of Ophthalmologists Keeler Scholar. This enabled him to pursue advanced translational retinal research under Professor Joe Carroll and Professor Judy Kim.

Mr Muthiah is fellowship trained in Medical-retinal, Uveitis and Surgical retina. The Medical retina and Uveitis fellowships were undertaken at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Bristol Eye Hospital.

Clinically Mr Muthiah, looks after patients with wide ranging retinal diseases: macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and surgical retina (retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membrane and complications from diabetic eye disease – which require surgery). He also provides medical and surgical management of Uveitis (inflammatory eye diseases) within a multi-disciplinary team. He provides cataract surgery as well as manages complications of surgery referred from other units.

Mr Muthiah is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Keeler Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scholarship, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology USA – NIHR travel grant, Merit Award Masters in Surgical Education Distinction for MEd Thesis, University of London Convocation Trust Award, Enid Lister Boyd Award, Williams Travers Prize.

Special interests

Cataract surgery
Vitreoretinal surgery (Retinal detachment surgery, Macular holes, Epiretinal membrane surgery)
Retinal diseases (Age related macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy/eye disease, Retinal vein occlusion)
Uveitis (Inflammatory eye disease)                                                                                                   
YAG Capsulotomy
Intravitreal injections

Other interests

Complex cataract surgery (Including treating complications following surgery)
Autoimmune retinopathy 

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Nick Muthiah at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery
  • YAG Capsulotomy
  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Nick Muthiah works with

Related experience


  • Doctoral research funded by the Medical Research Council UK and California  Institute of Regenerative Medicine USA
  • Awarded a PhD in Advanced Retinal Imaging Studies from University College  London Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • Set up the first study of retinal diseases using patients’ own skin cells in the UK  with colleagues from UCL
  • Advanced translational research as a Royal College of Ophthalmologists Keeler Scholar at The Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin under Professors Joe Carroll, and Judy Kim
  • Key Opinion Leader (KOL) in retinal imaging and retinal therapies

Post-Doctoral Research: In retinal diseases at the National Institute of Health Research, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields.

His research focus includes:
Advanced retinal imaging studies for earlier detection of retinal diseases
Outcomes in novel cellular (cell and gene) therapies
Diabetic retinopathy
Early age-related maculopathy


  • General Medical Council
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Other posts held

  • Consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust, Honorary Lecturer Institute of Ophthalmology University College London and Consults at Bristol Eye Hospital

Insurers Mr Nick Muthiah works with

Mr Nick Muthiah works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • WPA


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

Mr Nick Muthiah does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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