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The London Clinic

Specialties and sub-specialties

Vitreo-retinal surgery
Retinal disease
Cataract surgery
Macular degeneration


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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, Windsor.
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.

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)

Current posts

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

Medical training

Year qualified 2001
  • Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School/St Mary's Medical School (Imperial School of Medicine) 2001

Personal interests

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.

Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444 Appointments: 020 7616 7693 Self-Pay: 020 3219 3315

Contact numbers for service departments

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708Press office: 020 7616 7676

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