Specialist Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon

Clinical Background

Mr George Saleh is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon, specialising in cataract, oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery.  His surgical work includes undertaking complex cataract surgery, intraocular refractive work with toric and multifocal lens implantation, reconstruction after surgical resection for cancers of the eyelids and surrounding tissues, functional restoration of age-related changes, the treatment of watery eyes, lumps and bumps along with cosmetic rejuvenation and blepharoplasty surgery.

Consulting and operating in the Home Counties and London Mr George Saleh works out of the Spire, Ramsay and BMI Hospitals, along with Moorfields, and Harley Street private clinics.

Special Clinical Interests

Scientific and Research background

As a senior Clinical Research Scientist George Saleh heads up several research teams in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Nanotechnology and Big Data Analytics in the field of eye surgery. 

George Saleh holds a number of senior positions in academia including visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, National Institute for Health Research Faculty Investigator and Moorfields Eye Hospital Biomedical Research Centre and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Director of Simulation Training at Moorfields, Wellcome-EPSRC Senior Clinical Fellow, Chair of the Cataract, Optometry, Refractive and Corneal Clinical Specialty Group UK, the NIHR Joint Specialty Lead in Ophthalmology for the Eastern region, along with the Virtual and Augmented Reality Lead for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

As the Chief Investigator of multiple studies, George Saleh has won various awards, published over 100 scientific papers, lectured widely both at national and international levels, been awarded numerous grants to support his research work and innovations.

Training Background

George Saleh qualified in Medicine from Imperial College, London and underwent basic specialist training in Ophthalmology in the London and the East Anglia Regions before completing his higher specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Gold Medal as the most distinguished candidate for the clinical and surgical ophthalmic Fellowship Examination. During his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the highest first class distinction for his BSc including a first class honours award for his thesis in clinical applications of visual psychophysics.

After an extended subspeciality fellowship in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, focusing on conditions such as lid lumps, tumours and malpositions, watery eyes and lacrimal problems, along with orbitofacial cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation. George Saleh then took up a post as a Consultant at Moorfields, where he continues to work in the Cataract and Adnexal Services.

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Charitable Background

For a number of years, Mr Saleh has been dedicated to charitable endeavours involving ophthalmology.  Over the last decade he has traveled to the Far East many times, to work with the Lifeline Express Charity, which involves operating facilities integrated into trains, that travel to rural populations to deliver cataract surgery and other forms of ophthalmic care.

He has delivered both cataract and oculoplastic training internationally, to support colleagues and patients in developing countries, travelled to St John’s Hospital in Jerusalem, undertaken non-profit activities in the Middle East, and visited sub-saharan Africa to establish voluntary work links.

Additionally he has also lead on charitable fund raising activities to raise money for equipment and safer patient care.

Membership of professional, national, and international bodies:

British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Ophthalmologists
General Medical Council
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Royal Society of Medicine
American Academy of Ophthalmology
British Oculoplastic Surgical Society
International Council of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology Foundation
European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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