Ms Rubina Rahman

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-retinal Surgeon

MB BS, FRCOphth, FRCS (Edin), PGDip

Specialises in

  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Refractive lens exchange surgery
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Vitreo-retinal disorders

Having trained as a specialist registrar at the Oxford Eye Hospital, I completed a two-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery. I have been working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust since September 2002, providing a vitreo-retinal service to the whole of Huddersfield, Halifax and the surrounding areas. I have a special interest in combined cataract and vitreo-retinal surgery and have many publications on this subject.

I have pioneered non-posturing macular hole surgery and rigorously perform outcome audits on my surgeries to maintain an above average success rate. I was one of the first surgeons in the UK to offer small incision (23G, 0.6mm) vitrectomy to my patients to allow quicker visual rehabilitation. Currently I have adapted an even smaller incision (27G, 0.4mm) vitrectomy to allow quick and painless vitreo-retinal surgery.

I offer vitrectomy surgery for a variety of retinal conditions including floaters, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment etc. I am a keen researcher having published over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals. I regularly present my work in ophthalmology meetings such as BEAVRS, ASRS and EURETINA. I have co-authored over 50 abstracts in various national and international meetings. I am a reviewer for prestigious journals such as Eye, JCRS and Retina.


General Medical Council Number: C4146685

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Rubina Rahman at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Vitreo-retinal disorders (Retinal detachment, macular hole, floaters, epiretinal membrane)
  • Posterior vitreous detachment
  • Dry eye, blepharitis, Eyelid cyst surgery

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Refractive surgery
Vitreo-retinal surgery

FRCS (Edin) / Edinburgh / 1992
Royal College of surgeons in Edinburgh

FRCOphth / London / 1995
Royal College of Ophthalmologists

PGDip in Cataract & Refractive surgery / University of Ulster / 2016
Post Graduate Diploma

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Member of British & Eire Society of Vitreoretinal Surgeons

Member of UK & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons UKISCRS

Member of European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons ESCRS

Professional leadership

Clinical excellence awards: I have seven CE points awarded by CHFT.
I am currently a member of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at Spire Elland Hospital. Previously I have been clinic lead for the Ophthalmology department at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust. Presently I am working with Local Optical Society and CCG to improve eye care services in the region.

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

I enjoy reading and travelling. I can also speak three languages; English, Urdu and Pushto.

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.