Dr Manjit Mehat

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB PhD FRCOphth


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I am an award-winning eye surgeon specialisng in cataract and retinal surgery, including floaters, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and retinal detachment surgery. I also manage patients for the medical treatment of retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and blood vessel disorders of the retina.

I have undertaken eight years of advanced surgical and research training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital. This included a two years retinal surgery fellowship where I performed complex retinal and cataract surgery.

I have research expertise in retinal disease with a particular focus on the application of gene and stem-cell therapy to treat blindness. I am currently chief surgeon for the first retinal gene therapy trial in Edinburgh. I have also been a senior investigator in the world's first gene therapy trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2015) and more recently I was lead author for the first European trial for stem-cell transplantation for inherited macular degeneration.

My NHS practice is currently based at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion in Edinburgh and I consult privately at Spire Shawfair Park Hospital.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Manjit Mehat at Spire include:

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Ophthalmology
Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Squint surgery
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologist

British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeon

UK & Ireland Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Consultant Cataract & Vitreo-Retinal surgeon, Princess Alexander Eye Pavilion