Professor Peter Charbel Issa



GMC number: 7028532

Practising since: 2002



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Peter Charbel Issa is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in retinal diseases and cataract surgery. He received his clinical and research training at the Universities of Würzburg, Bonn and Oxford. He was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology in 2013 (Chair for Degenerative Retinal Diseases) at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he was also Coordinator for Ophthalmology in the Centre for Rare Diseases. He returned to Oxford in 2016 where his clinical work and research is focused on novel treatments for retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and inherited retinal diseases (e.g. Stargardt disease, retinitis pigmentosa).

His research work has resulted in numerous awards and distinctions, including the prestigious Marie-Curie-Fellowship, the Research Award of the German Society of Ophthalmology, the Macula Research Award for the prevention of blindness, and a GEROK-Scholarship. He is elected member of the “Retinal Dystrophies Expert Committee” of the European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network and is consultant for several biotech and pharmaceutical companies. He is author of over 170 peer-reviewed articles and serves as Editorial Board Member of the journals RETINA and Ophthalmic Research.


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Special interests

  • Cataract surgery.
  • Retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and other vascular retinal conditions.
  • Inherited retinal diseases (e.g. Stargardt disease, retinitis pigmentosa) and other rare retinal conditions.
  • Retinal surgery, e.g. for macular hole, epiretinal membrane.

Languages spoken

English, German

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Peter Charbel Issa at Nuffield Health

  • Phacoemulsification
  • Vitrectomy
  • Visual Fields
  • Ultrasound
  • Cataract Surgery

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Related experience


Other posts held

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital

Insurers Professor Peter Charbel Issa works with

Professor Peter Charbel Issa works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Peter Charbel Issa does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Peter Charbel Issa does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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