Ms Rubina Rahman

Ms Rubina Rahman

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-retinal Surgeon

MBBS, FRCOphth, FRCS (Edin), PGDip

Specialises in

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

Languages spoken

English, Urdu

I have over 30 years' experience working as an Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Cataract and Vitreo-retinal surgery. I completed specialty training in Ophthalmology at Oxford Eye Hospital followed by a fellowship in Vitreo-retinal surgery.

I offer monofocal and premium lens (multifocal lenses) to patients undergoing cataract surgery.

Cataract is an inevitable consequence of vitrectomy surgery, I offer patients combined cataract and vitrectomy surgery for various retinal conditions especially macular hole, epiretinal membrane and persistent floaters, thus saving patients from a second operation following vitrectomy.

Currently I am one of a few retinal surgeons, offering the smallest gauge vitrectomy available (27 Gauge,0.4 mm port size) which is completely suture less and allows quicker visual rehabilitation.

I have pioneered various techniques in Vitreo-retinal surgery including combined Phacovitrectomy, non-posturing macular hole surgery and use of Chandelier illumination for retinal detachment surgery. I rigorously perform outcome audits on my surgery to maintain an above average success rate.

I regularly present my research in national and international conferences. I have published 37 papers on various topics in general ophthalmology as well as Vitreo-retinal surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C4146685

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Flashes and floaters
  • Laser to retinal tear retinal detachment
  • Vitrectomy surgery
  • Vituectony for floaters

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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.
I have represented Ophthalmology on the Medical advisory committe at Spire Elland hospital since 2002.
I have served as clinical lead for Vitreo-retinal surgery, audit lead, CCG lead and educational supervisor in Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS trust.

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

I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family.

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

I hold shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.