Mr Frank Ahfat

Mr Frank Ahfat

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MB ChB (Hons), FRCOphth

"Spire is committed to excellent patient care."

Specialises in

  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Retinal disease treatment
  • Diabetic retinopathy

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I qualified in medicine from Leeds University, with honours and Gold medal in 1989. After postgraduate ophthalmology training in Leeds, Southampton, Liverpool and Moorfields (London), I was appointed consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2000.

I specialise in cataract surgery (incl. multifocal and toric lenses) and in retinal diseases, for which I provide a Kent-wide tertiary referral service. I am a postgraduate trainer for cataract surgery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery and am a member of the examinations committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I have carried out research in retinal diseases and have previously acted as lead researcher for Kent and Medway Comprehensive Local Research Network.


General Medical Council Number: C3334667

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Frank Ahfat at Spire include:


Other treatments

General ophthalmology, phacoemulsification, diseases of the retina

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

MB ChB / University of Leeds / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MB ChB is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway NHS Trust. Consultant Ophthalmologist, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

I am married to Rebecca and we have three children. In my spare time I enjoy classical music, football and reading.

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