Mr Ahmed N El-Amir

Consultant Ophthalmologist

BSc Hons (Lond), MBBS (Lond), FRCOphth (Lond)

Specialises in

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at the Spire Dunedin Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust. I am also the Lead Consultant in charge of paediatric ophthalmic screening for, and the treatment of, retinopathy of prematurity for Windsor. I am also the chair of clinical governance at the Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor.

I qualified from the Charing Cross Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital in London and began my interest in ophthalmology and retinal disorders under the mentorship of Professor Bird in the Professorial Unit of Moorfields Eye Hospital. I went on to gain a commendation from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for the Duke-Elder undergraduate prize in ophthalmology. I was then selected to be Head of House where I continued my interest in the medical and surgical treatment of retinal disorders. I went on to complete my registrar and senior registrar training in the Oxford School of Ophthalmology where I gained my advanced training, approved by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, in the surgical treatment of retinal disorders (vitreo-retinal surgery) as well as the latest techniques in small-incision cataract surgery.

I was appointed in 2010 to take Miss Billington’s post to run a joint vitreo-retinal service with the team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Within my first year in the post I had been successful in committing to training senior advanced trainees in vitreo-retinal surgery approved by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

I published this experience in ‘Advances in Ophthalmology’ in 2012.

I continue with a vitreo-retinal surgical and medical practice at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, in particular specialising in complex conditions requiring dedicated long-term care and have recently commenced implantable miniature telescope surgery at Spire Dunedin Hospital.

I have been selected as a medical advisor to the new Libyan government on ophthalmology service and training. I was the former lead clinician for the Consultant Eye Surgeon Partnership for Berkshire and a Professional member of the Macular Society.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ahmed N El-Amir at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal disease
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery

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Clinical interests

Special clinical interests: Disorders of the vitreous, retina and macular. Implantable miniature telescope surgery. Eylea - treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK

The American Academy of Ophthalmologists, USA

The British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons

The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Research and publications

Micro-incision ophthalmic surgery including sutureless surgery, retinal detachment repair and development of instruments in the field.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, King Edward VII Hospital (Windsor).

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Personal profile

I was born in Colorado and raised in London. I am a keen sportsman playing competitive non-league football with background experience from the Tottenham Academy and Senior Southern and Conference Football. I was the top goal scorer for my medical school winning the 'double' of the Hospitals cup and the University cup.

Contact information

Private secretary Rosa Cicero
Private secretary telephone 07508 986807
Private secretary email