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Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Honourary University Fellow
Mr. Habib specialised in ophthalmology in Edinburgh, Scotland. On completion of training as a comprehensive ophthalmologist, he spent an additional year studying and researching refractive surgery and corneal transplantation. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and an examiner of ophthalmologists-in-training at the Royal College. He is also a member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has published articles in peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals and is certified to use excimer laser for correction of refractive errors with latest technologies.
General areas of expertise:
As consultant surgeon at the Royal Eye Infirmary in Plymouth since 1997, he regularly performs major eye operations including corneal transplants, surgery to treat cataracts, glaucoma, and eye trauma as well as laser treatment. Mr. Habib treats Age-related Macular Degeneration patients with new therapeutic agents such as Lucentis and other anti-VEGF agents. He works closely with the League of Friends of the Royal Eye Infirmary to purchase advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment to provide up to date service to patients in the Peninsula.
Particular ares of expertise:
His sub-specialty interest is in corneal transplantation surgery including new lamellar techniques and refractive & vision correction surgery, procedures which can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses, providing patients with improved vision and a new sense of freedom. He performs laser assisted in situ keratomeleusis (LASIK), astigmatic keratotomy (AK), lamellar keratoplasty (LK), endothelial transplants (DSAEK), laser assisted epithelial keratomeleusis (LASEK) and clear lens extraction.
Royal Eye Infirmary
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Telephone: 01752 439353