Mr Pouya Alaghband


MD(Res), , PGCert, FRCOphth

GMC number: 7023468

Practising since: 2009



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  • Fortnightly Saturday AM
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 I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) with a special interest in cataract and glaucoma surgery. My current NHS position as a consultant is at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I offer the entire range of glaucoma surgeries, including expertise in traditional surgeries such as trabeculectomy and tube surgery, laser procedures (SLT, laser iridotomy, laser iridoplasty, capsulotomy, endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) and cyclodiode) and a spectrum of innovative modern technologies such as MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) including iStent. I also perform cataract surgery in combination with many of the above procedures or as a standalone procedure.

After graduating in Medicine over 20 years ago, I undertook my ophthalmology training in Yorkshire, and some of the world most renown institutions in London such as St Thomas’ and Moorfields Eye Hospitals. In addition, I received a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from King’s College London in 2020 concentrating on the differing aqueous humour dynamics and healing processes for novel implantable glaucoma surgical devices.

I am involved in national and international glaucoma clinical trials as a principal investigator. I am a regularly invited speaker on an international level and reviewer to several ophthalmic scientific journals. I have received a number of awards including the RCOpth/NIHR best trainee researcher of the year in 2018. I have more than 30 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. I hold the esteemed position of examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in addition to holding a glaucoma lecturer position at City University, London. I am a commissioned medical examiner for the British Paralympic Committee. I am a member of the ARVO, ESCRS, AAO, UKEGS and EGS.

I am a fluent speaker of English and Persian.

Special interests

Glaucoma and cataract

Personal interests

Swimming, trekking, reading non-fiction books, movies, spending time with family and friends

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Pouya Alaghband at Nuffield Health

  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Pouya Alaghband works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the Yorkshire Eye Specialists LLP

Other posts held

  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Insurers Mr Pouya Alaghband works with

Mr Pouya Alaghband works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Medical Care Direct
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Universal Provident
  • Cigna


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

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

Mr Pouya Alaghband holds a 1/11 (9%) financial interest in equipment which is owned by the Yorkshire Eye Specialists and used at the hospital.

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