Mr Ahmad Aziz
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgeon
Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
King Edward VII's Hospital
5-10 Beaumont Street
Western Eye Hospital
Fourth Floor Private Patients
153-173 Marylebone Road
The Harley Street Eye Centre
22A Harley Street
Eye Doctor with care tailored to you
Ophthalmologist dedicated to your eye care – Mr Ahmad Aziz
I am an Eye Doctor and Consultant Ophthalmologist in London. My main subspecialty areas including Cataract Surgery, Blepharoplasty, General Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic conditions around the eye. I work in medical centers in Harley Street and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at the Western Eye Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital where all staff members are approachable and happy to answer your questions from the front desk right through to every department. Here you can see the following services I offer for the health and treatment of your vision problems. As an eye doctor I take pride in my work and my patients. I help my patients to restore their vision and treat their eye conditions in a way that best suits their needs and lifestyle. Eye surgery is delicate and requires care and attention from your eye surgeon. Whether you are suffering from irritation of the eyes, dry eye, lumps and bumps around the eyes, watery eyes, droopy eyelids, thyroid eye disease or other eyelid conditions you should choose a specialist doctor dedicated to the field. Cataract is a common condition and corrective lenses can be used at the time of surgery to correct vision and provide outcomes similar to those of refractive surgery or laser eye surgery.
I follow the latest updates and guidance from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology to offer the highest quality care with safe and effective treatments based on clinical trial data. I have an approach that is open and honest in what can be achieved and how it can meet patient expectations.
As an ophthalmologist I am a medical doctor and graduated from medical school at UCL in London graduating with an MBBS which is the equivalent to an M.D. in the USA. I underwent general surgical training before undergoing in depth training in ophthalmology services with the London Deanery and Moorfields Eye Hospital and fellowship training in Oculoplastics at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Imperial. I have an interest in patient care and improving patient outcomes and have presented my work internationally. I am able to work with other healthcare professionals and understand your vision tests from your local opticians who practice optometry.
Your eyes are important to you and to me as well.
What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
Opticians have graduated from an optometry school and are a valuable and easily accessible resource for primary vision care offering routine eye exams. At their optometry office or optical shop they screen for eye problems and provide vision correction and fit eyeglasses. Optometrists can offer designer frames to give you more confidence in wearing glasses and provide a contact lens prescription. An optometrist can refer you to an eye specialist in an eye care clinic if there are complex eye diseases requiring treatment or a form of vision therapy. You may see an optometrist in a hospital or primary care setting providing advanced care together with an ophthalmologist. Regular eye exams are important for eye health and to receive information on routine eye care and to update your contact prescription or update your glasses prescription. They usually change an affordable administrative fee for a routine vision exam. You may have an insurance plan with vision insurance that can cover these assessments by your optometrist.
Ophthalmologists are able to provide medical and surgical eye care. They use the information from the comprehensive eye exam along with their assessment of your eyes with the latest technology including OCT and an understanding of your health problems to provide medical treatment. If necessary a surgical procedure may be advised to treat your eye problem or vision changes and maintain healthy vision. Eye abnormalities can have a significant impact on vision and appearance. Health conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diseases like glaucoma affecting the optic nerve and infections from contact lenses can have a significant impact on the ability to see and require an ophthalmologist assessment. Macular degeneration if presenting with a sudden drop in vision or distortion would need to be seen urgently as it is a major contributor of visual loss in the United Kingdom. Many assessments and procedures including pediatric ophthalmologist assessments may be covered by your insurance company if you have private healthcare insurance if you have it. Please make sure to check your policy and contact your insurance provider.
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon?
Eyelid surgery is a very specialised area of surgery. In all National Health Hospitals surgery of the eyelids is undertaken by oculoplastic surgeons who are eye doctors and not plastic surgeons. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmologists who have undertaken training focused entirely on the eyes, the eyelids and the surrounding structures. Oculoplastic surgeons are able to examine the eye, treat eye disease and have an awareness of how any surgery in this are can affect the eyes. Whilst plastic surgeons may be competent in eyelid surgery they are unable to assess the eye as they generally have had no training in ophthalmology. Oculoplastic surgeons tend to have carried more eyelid procedures in their training and career than plastic surgeons. In the unlikely event of there being an eye problem following surgery oculoplastic surgeons are well positioned to manage this whilst a plastic surgeon would have to refer you on to someone who is able to manage this.
Through a holistic approach to medicine, I try viewing each patient as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. This is just one of many approaches I take as your eye doctor and ophthalmologist when coming up with any diagnosis and plan. Your health deserves proper care and attention and I’m able to provide. Please contact me today to schedule an appointment at the convenience of a web connected Central London location including Harley Street.
For more information on the general eye condition treatments including itchy eyes, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, allergy, dry eye and eyelid lumps and bumps like chalazion treatment click on the link below.
Specialising in plastic surgery around the eye, I am focused on giving the best possible outcomes in this region. From eyelid lumps to problems with the position and appearance of the eyelids in conditions known as entropion and ectropion and blepharoplasty surgery, to trauma and tumour surgery this is a field dedicated to the structures around the eye which we know best.
Ptosis is a disorder that results in dropping of the eye lid and a compensatory raising of the brows which can be effectively treated surgically. Thyroid eye disease and orbital pathology are conditions that can have a big impact on life and I can help with this at my London clinic. For more information on these conditions please click on the link below.
The most common type of cataract develops with increasing age and can result in colours becoming more brown, constantly needing to change your glasss to glare at night. Cataract surgery is done as a day case procedure where you can go home the same day. There are a number of different surgical options available and its important to select a surgeon you can trust.
Cataract surgery is commonly done under local anaesthetic with sedation and general anaesthetic options available for those nervous about the operation. A number of different lenses are available to give clear vision or glasses free vision depending on your needs.