Consultant Profile

Mr Salman Mirza

Mr Salman Mirza MBBS MS FRCS Edin Ophthalmology FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire South Bank Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Macular degeneration
    • Retinal disease
Special clinical interests:
  • Medical retina
  • Retinal vascular disorders including retinal vein occlusions
  • Macular diseases
  • Small incision cataract surgery
  • Treatment with intravitreal injections of Lucentis®, Avastin®, Eyelea® & Ozurdex® implant
  • Argon, YAG and photodynamic therapy laser treatments
Research interests:
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusions
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member & Secretary of Midlands Ophthalmological Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01905 362 033
Private secretary:
Catherine Murphy
Private secretary telephone number:
01527 507 966
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Salman is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with special interest in Retinal Diseases (age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions) the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Spire Eye Centre, South Bank Hospital, Worcester. Prior to that he was a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre and Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.

He was comprehensively trained in West Midlands Higher Surgical rotation in Ophthalmology between 2002 and 2007. Subsequently he has completed fellowships in Medical Retina and Inflammatory Eye Disease.

He is a vastly experienced surgeon having performed more than 7000 phacoemulsification cataract surgery procedures. He performs routine and complex cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia (without injection) with special interest in cataract surgery in diabetic patients.

He performs intravitreal injections and Argon laser procedures.

He has held several positions of responsibility such as Lead Consultant for Eye Accident & Emergency & Community Ophthalmology, Royal College of Ophthalmology Tutor for Ophthalmology trainees, Educational Supervisor for Foundation Year Doctors and served on the “Drugs & Therapeutic committee at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre.

He is currently secretary of the Midlands Ophthalmological Society and Senior Academy tutor for medical students of University of Birmingham.

He was previously course organiser for the prestigious “Oculus Course” which prepares trainees for fellowship exams. He has organised several other regional educational meetings, grand rounds and symposia in the West midlands. He was instrumental in teaching and training ‘Nurse Practitioners” for AMD clinics & intravitreal injections at Worcester. This included organising “Wet Lab sessions” as well as hands on teaching in clinics / theatre.

 He has been “Principal Investigator” for several research clinical trials including COMRADE B & C, LUMINOUS and INJECTS and is the audit / research lead for his department.

 He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Ophthalmologists London and holds Clinical Excellence Awards with the NHS.

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Mr Salman Mirza

Mr Salman A Mirza Ophthalmology Consultant, Worcester, private hospital specialist.

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