Consultant Profile

Mr Allon Barsam

Mr Allon Barsam MA MB BS FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Corneal and external eye disease
    • Refractive surgery
Special clinical interests:

Small incision cataract surgery with premium lenses, refractive lens exchange, implantable contact lens, laser vision correction, modern lamellar keratoplasty including endothelial and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, collagen crosslinking

Research interests:

Laser cataract surgery, Laser vision correction, Sports Ophthalmology, Keratoconus, Phakic IOLs, latest techniques

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Associate Teaching Hospital of University College London
Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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

Specialty Tutor and Microsurgical Skills Tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Member of the Executive Committee of the London Deanery
Clinical Lecturer, City University
Member UK, European, American and International Societies of Refractive Surgeons

Financial interests/shares:

Mr Barsam owns 50% of an OCT diagnostic machine used at Spire Bushey Hospital. (The remaining share of the equipment is owned by another consultant).

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Private secretary telephone number:
0771 609 8922
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
times by appointment
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Barsam is one of only a handful of Consultant surgeons in the UK who is fellowship trained in cornea, cataract and laser vision correction.

Mr Barsam sees patients with cataracts or corneal disease as well as any patients who would like to see clearly without the need for contact lenses or glasses. He takes time to explain all of the treatment options currently available and takes into account every patient's individual visual preferences and needs. His world-class training from both sides of the Atlantic allow him to offer his patients some of the best treatment available anywhere in the world. 

Mr Barsam went to Cambridge University and University College London Medical Schools where he graduated with Honours and a Distinction in Surgery. He completed his residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and went on to complete a one year fellowship in New York where he worked closely with two of the US founding fathers of modern Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He followed this with an additional Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Western Eye Hospital in London.

Mr Barsam has published over 30 peer review publications, 6 book chapters and is the co-author of a comprehensive textbook of Ophthalmology. He is an invited reviewer for the major international journals in his field. He is a member of the editorial board for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today Europe.

Mr Barsam has been a clinical examiner and lecturer for City University, School of Optometry. He is the lead instructor for a video based instructional course in refractive anterior segment surgery at both the American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Mr Barsam is regularly invited to speak, chair and moderate research sessions nationally and internationally. 

Personal profile:

Outside of work Mr Barsam enjoys time with his wife (a haematologist) and three boys. He is a keen sportsman and plays tennis, skis and scuba-dives.

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Mr Allon Barsam

Mr Allon Barsam Ophthalmology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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