Mr Niaz Islam

Mr Niaz Islam

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCOphth, FRCOphth

Specialises in

  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Refractive lens exchange surgery
  • Age-related macular degeneration treatment
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Minor eye procedures

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, and Spire London East private Hospital in Redbridge, Essex offering private eye surgery in their clean and comfortable private hospitals. Although I manage the full range of private ophthalmic referrals, I have a particular interest and experience in retina and cataract surgery. For patients needing cataract surgery, I now offer the option of multi-focal intra-ocular lens implants, which can eliminate the need for spectacles in many patients.

I strive to provide the best quality of care to my patients both in the NHS and in the independent sector. I have set up a macular degeneration diagnostic and treatment service at Queen's Hospital, and now offer this service at both Spire Hartswood and Spire London East Hospitals, too.

I am clinical lead for Barking, Havering and Dagenham's diabetic retinopathy screening service.

I have an established track record in teaching and research and continue to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals. I have a passion for education and teaching and I am an educational supervisor and clinical tutor for all ophthalmic trainees within the NHS hospitals I work at. I currently work at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

I graduated from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. I trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, for almost eight years, including medical retinal fellowships and worked as a locum consultant in medical retina and uveitis.

As an undergraduate, I was awarded the Charles Oldham Essay Prize for Ophthalmology. I have been awarded numerous awards and prizes from the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council (MRC), Clinical Endocrinology Trust and the Zeneca Bursary from the Royal College of Pathologists. In 2005 and 2006 I received a Recognition of Educational Excellence certificate by University College London (UCL) for clear explanations and medical student teaching methods.


General Medical Council Number: C4316288

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Niaz Islam at Spire include:


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Special Clinical Interests: Cataract surgery including multi-focal intra-ocular lens implants to correct vision. Retinal laser and injections for macular degeneration (ARMD). Diabetic eye disease, vein occlusions and uveitis. Primary care and minor procedures.

Professional memberships

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Retinal imaging
  • Uveitis and cataract surgery

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

I am married and live locally in Essex. I have two delightful daughters, who value the time I spend with them. My other non-clinical interests include DIY and home cinema.