Ahmed El-Amir : Profile

Expert Ophthalmic Surgeon

After qualifying in 2001 Mr El-Amir was mentored by Professor Bird at Moorfield Eye Hospital. He extended his knowledge completing training approved by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and as a result is now skilled in using the most up to date techniques in small-incision surgery.

He was the very first European surgeon to implant the miniature telescope (Centrasight Programme).  In addition he is also the world only eye surgeon to successfully provide the Centrasight Programme to patients that have already undergone eye surgery.

In 2001 he was chosen to work with teams at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and King Edwards VII Hospital in 2001. Mr El-Amir helped trained a selection of senior advanced trainees in vitreo-retinal surgery, they are now all skilled consultants working in Australia, the United Kingdom and Slovakia.

The Harley Street Eye Clinic

Mr El-Amir founded The Harley Street Eye Clinic in 2014 to provide patient with premier, effective eye care.  He recognises the importance of sight and is focused in helping those who require eye treatment. 

Clinical interests

Clinical interests

Mr El-Amir's is experienced in the following areas:

  • Vitreo-retinal surgery 
  • Suture-less vitrectomy (retinal detachment, macular hole, epi-retinal membrane) 
  • Small-incision treatment 
  • Cataract surgery 
  • Premium intra-ocular lens implant 
  • Medical retinal disorders 
  • Diabetic retinopathy 
  • Macular degeneration 
  • Paediatric ophthalmology 
  • General ophthalmology 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Eylea for treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Research interests

He has researched greatly into a new surgical viewing system for retinal surgery and has high interest in the development and further of eye surgery. Mr El-Amir has also helped recognise the surgical dye safety in muscular hole surgery. In additions has had shared his knowledge in the book ‘Advances in Ophthalmology’.