Consultant Profile

Mr Ahmed N El-Amir

Mr Ahmed N El-Amir BSc Hons (Lond), MBBS (Lond), FRCOphth (Lond)
Practicing at:
Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Macular degeneration
    • Paediatric ophthalmology
    • Retinal disease
    • Vitreo-retinal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Disorders of the vitreous, retina and macula
Post-graduate training and membership in the subject
Implantable miniature telescope surgery
Eylea - treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration(AMD)

Research interests:

Micro-incision ophthalmic surgery including sutureless surgery, retinal detachment repair and development of instruments in the field.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at King Edward VII Hospital (Windsor)
The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK
The American Academy of Ophthalmologists, USA
The British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons
The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0118 955 3450
Private secretary:
Helen Storey
Private secretary telephone number:
0118 955 3450
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

Mr El-Amir was born in Colorado and raised in London. Mr El-Amir is a keen sportsman playing competitive non-league football with background experience from the Tottenham Academy and Senior Southern and Conference Football. He was the top goal scorer for his medical school winning the ‘double’ of the Hospitals cup and the University cup.

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Mr Ahmed N El-Amir

Consultant eye surgeon - Berkshire: Mr Ahmed El-Amir

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