Faisal Ahmed

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
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Faisal Ahmed is a senior Glaucoma Ophthalmic Consultant Surgeon, and Head of Specialty at Imperial College Ophthalmology and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

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Faisal is one of the leading eye surgeons in the UK performing highly complex cataract surgery, as well as innovative combined cataract and glaucoma surgeries. He is known to be at the cutting edge of technologies and was the first surgeon in the world to use a new glaucoma device in 2020, called the EyePlate, and is also one of the few surgeons in Europe to be using a new minimally invasive glaucoma device the iSTAR MINIject and uses the latest available intra-ocular lenses for cataract surgery.

Faisal was one of the very few eye surgeons in the UK to continue to operate on high risk patients during both Covid-19 lockdowns.

He is regularly invited to speak and chair at national and international specialty meetings and conferences. 

In addition, Faisal is actively involved in teaching surgeons the latest techniques and has regularly been a faculty member at national and international courses. His novel technique on teaching glaucoma surgery is used worldwide.

His papers are regularly published in scientific journals and he is also an author on new glaucoma surgeries on the national Royal College of Ophthalmology UK award winning NHS e-learning website.

Faisal has won prizes for his work nationally and regionally.

He was the national coordinator for World Glaucoma Day for 2 years. And is a member of the European Glaucoma Society and International Society of Glaucoma surgery.

He has been a volunteer with a Humaitarian charity (Humanity First) for over 15 years is now also involved in the Gift of Sight programme in West Africa. And ran his first marathon this year.

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119 Harley Street
London W1G 6AU

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
    Imperial College, University of London
  • Glaucoma and complex glaucoma surgery-stent specialist
  • Glaucoma laser
  • St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, MBBS
  • Imperial College, University of London, BSc (Hons)
  • Trainee at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • Honorary research fellowship Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • Clinical fellowship Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust, London

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