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Mr Allon Barsam

Mr Allon Barsam

Consultant Ophthalmologist
MA MB BS FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Allon Barsam at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

Cataract surgery, vision correction surgery and cornea surgery including corneal transplantation and keratoconus

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Professional profile

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 his 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.


Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Refractive surgery

Small incision cataract surgery with premium lenses, refractive lens exchange, implantable contact lens, laser vision correction, modern lamellar keratoplasty including endothelial and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, collagen crosslinking.

Private contact details

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Website http://www.allonbarsam.com/
Private secretary Joanne
Private secretary telephone 07716 098 922
Private secretary email joanne@allonbarsam.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

Specialty Tutor and Microsurgical Skills Tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Member of the Executive Committee of the London Deanery.
Member UK, European, American and International Societies of Refractive Surgeons.


Professional leadership

Clinical Lecturer, City University

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Current NHS posts

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.

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Personal Profile

Outside of work I enjoy time with my wife (a haematologist) and three boys.I am a keen sportsman and plays tennis, skis and scuba-dive.

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Financial Interests

Mr Barsam owns 50% of an OCT diagnostic machine used at Spire Bushey Hospital. (The remaining share of the equipment is owned by another consultant).

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