Mr El-Amir is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at the Spire Dunedin Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust. He is also the Lead Consultant in charge of pediatric ophthalmic screening for, and the treatment of, retinopathy of prematurity for Windsor. Mr El-Amir is the chair of clinical governance at the Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor.
He qualified from the Charing Cross Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in London and began his interest in ophthalmology and retinal disorders under the mentorship of Professor Bird in the Professorial Unit of Moorfields Eye Hospital. He went on to gain a commendation from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for the Duke-Elder undergraduate prize in ophthalmology. Mr El-Amir was then selected to be Head of House where he continued his interest in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal disorders. He went on to complete his registrar and senior registrar training in the Oxford School of Ophthalmology where he gained his advanced training, approved by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, in the surgical treatment of retinal disorders (vitreo-retinal surgery) as well as the latest techniques in small-incision cataract surgery. Mr El-Amir was appointed in 2010 to take Miss Billington’s post to run a joint vitreo-retinal service with the team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Within his first year in post Mr El-Amir has been successful in committing to training senior advanced trainees in vitreo-retinal surgery approved by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He published this experience in ‘Advances in Ophthalmology’ in 2012 in a chapter voted the best chapter by the editors. Subsequently he has been congratulated on the significant impact that his work has achieved to date with regard to downloads.
Mr El-Amir continues with a vitreo-retinal surgical and medical practice at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, in particular specialising in complex conditions requiring dedicated long-term care and has recently commenced Implantable Miniature Telescope surgery at Dunedin Hospital.
Mr El-Amir has been selected as a medical adviser to the new Libyan government on ophthalmology service and training. He was the former lead clinician for the Consultant Eye Surgeon Partnership for Berkshire and a Professional member of the Macular Society.