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The London Clinic


  • Ophthalmology

Sub specialties

  • Vitreo-retinal surgery
  • Retinal disease
  • Cataract surgery
  • Macular degeneration

Clinical interests

  • Vitreo-retinal surgery and suture-less vitrectomy (retinal detachment, macular hole, epi-retinal membrane)
  • Cataract surgery and premium intra-ocular lens implants (multi-focal lens implant, toric lenses, bespoke presbyopia lenses)
  • Medical retinal disorders and diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration and Eylea for treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Professional profile

Mr Ahmed El-Amir is a leading international ophthalmic surgeon. He trained at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and at the Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology.
Mr El-Amir is a member of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is chair of clinical governance at the Prince Charles Eye Unit, more

Mr El-Amir was the first surgeon in Europe to implant the miniature telescope (Centrasight Programme). Within this field, Ahmed El-Amir is the most experienced surgeon in the UK and the only surgeon in the world able to provide this treatment to patients who have had previous eye surgery.
He founded the multi-disciplinary Harley Street Eye Clinic in 2014 to provide world-class ophthalmological treatment and patient care. He has a special interest in surgical treatment of retinal disorders, vitreo-retinal surgery, the latest techniques in small-incision cataract surgery and premium lens implant surgery.
After qualifying in medicine from the Charing Cross and St Mary’s hospitals, London in 2001, his potential in the field of ophthalmology and retinal disorders was recognised by being mentored under Professor Bird in the Professorial Unit of Moorfield's Eye Hospital. He went on to gain a commendation from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists for the Duke-Elder undergraduate prize in ophthalmology. Mr El-Amir was then selected to undertake Moorfield’s specialist surgical training and became Head of House.
Mr El-Amir completed his registrar and senior registrar training at the Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology where he gained his Advanced Training, approved by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, in surgical treatment of retinal disorders (vitreo-retinal surgery) as well as the latest techniques in small-incision cataract surgery.
Mr El-Amir was appointed in 2010 to run a joint vitreo-retinal service with the teams at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor. With his first year in post Mr El-Amir has been successful in committing to training senior advanced trainees in vitreo-retinal surgery approved by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with his trainees now in consultant posts across the world from Australia, Slovakia and England.
He published this experience in Advances in Ophthalmology in 2012, in a chapter voted the best by the editors. Mr El-Amir continues with a vitreo-retinal surgical, cataract and premium lens surgical practice at the Royal Berkshire and King Edward VII hospitals, in particular specialising in complex conditions requiring dedicated long term care.
In addition to his work at The Harley Street Eye Clinic, Mr El-Amir is also the Lead Consultant in charge of paediatric ophthalmic screening for, and the treatment of, retinopathy of prematurity for Windsor. Mr El-Amir is the chair of clinical governance at the Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor.

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Personal profile

Ahmed was born in Colorado, USA and raised in London. He is a keen sportsman, playing competitive non-league football with background experience from the Tottenham Football Club Academy and Senior Southern and Conference Football. He was the top goal scorer for his medical school winning the ‘double’ of the Hospitals Cup and University Cup.

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Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
    Prince Charles Eye Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor

Medical training

Year qualified
  • Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School/St Mary's Medical School (Imperial School of Medicine)
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Clinic location

The Harley Street Eye Clinic, 86 Harley Street London W1G 7HP
(Please note this is the consultant's private practice location and is not managed by The London Clinic)

Clinic times

Monday: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Friday: 8.30am - 8.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 8.30pm

Appointment enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3944 1073 Concierge service: +44 (0) 203 219 3323 Self-Pay service: +44 (0) 203 918 7301International office: +44 (0) 203 219 3266 Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708 General enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3918 9135

Breast services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7760 Eye centre appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7768 Haematology appointments: +44 (0) 207 535 5503 Kidney services appointments: +44 (0) 207 224 5234 Liver services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7651 Radiology appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653

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