Mr Allon Barsam
MA MB BS FRCOphth
I am one of only a handful of consultant surgeons in the UK who is fellowship trained in cornea, cataract and laser vision correction. I see 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. I take time to explain all of the treatment options currently available and take into account every patient's individual visual preferences and needs.
My world-class training from both sides of the Atlantic allows me to offer my patients some of the best treatment available anywhere in the world.
I went to Cambridge University and University College London Medical Schools where I graduated with Honours and a Distinction in Surgery. I completed my residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and went on to complete a one year fellowship in New York where I worked closely with two of the US founding fathers of modern Cornea and Refractive Surgery. I followed this with an additional Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Western Eye Hospital in London.
I have published over 30 peer review publications, six book chapters and am the co-author of a comprehensive textbook on Ophthalmology. I am an invited reviewer for the major international journals in my field. I am a member of the editorial board for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today Europe.
I have been a clinical examiner and lecturer for City University, School of Optometry. I am 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. I am regularly invited to speak, chair and moderate research sessions nationally and internationally.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Allon Barsam at Spire include:
MA / University of Cambridge and University College London / 2002
Master of the Arts
MB BS / University of Cambridge, University College London / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science
FRCOphth / University of Cambridge, University College London / 2002
Fellowship in Ophthalmology
Member of the Executive Committee of the London Deanery.
Clinical Lecturer, City University
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.
Outside of work I enjoy time with my wife (a haematologist) and three boys. I am a keen sportsman and enjoy tennis, skiing and scuba-diving.