Mr Imran Rahman

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Practising at

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Imran Rahman at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Mr Imran Rahman is currently a full time Consultant Ophthalmologist practising at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital. His major interest, and subspecialisation, is corneal and external eye diseases, especially keratoconus. He has been appointed in Blackpool to lead and develop a specialised state of the art corneal service, and is able to provide all current treatments and techniques for corneal and external eye disease. In addition, he also aims to introduce advanced more recently developed procedures.

Mr Rahman's service will offer routine and complex microincisional cataract surgery, together with specialist knowledge and skills in corneal surgery, including corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking, glaucoma surgery and refractive surgery. The conditions he specialises in include keratoconus, dry eyes, recurrent erosion syndrome, pterygium, corneal dystrophies and watery eyes. He performs anterior lamellar transplants (DALK), endothelial transplants (DSEK) or full thickness transplantation (PK).

Following Mr Rahman's graduation with merits in 1998 from University College London, his general ophthalmology training has been certified during 7 years at the Manchester Eye Hospital, culminating in a 12 month fellowship in corneal and anterior segment diseases in Nottingham. The corneal institute in Nottingham is an internationally renowned unit and arguably offers the best training in corneal diseases in the UK under Professor Dua. This fellowship supplemented his advanced training in glaucoma and the surgical management of the glaucoma in Manchester.

He has written over 30 peer reviewed international ophthalmology journals, presented at national and international conferences, and is guest reviewer for several ophthalmic journals.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology
Committee Member of Hospital Consultants and Associates Committee

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Current NHS posts

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

Having grown up in Birmingham, Mr Imran Rahman moved to the North West in 2000. Since then he has made the North West his home for his family. He enjoys snow boarding, skiing, cricket and golf. He is a sincere and courteous professional, and considers himself personable. Overall, he likes to think he has achieved a good work life balance and thoroughly enjoys his ophthalmology work.

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Financial Interests

Owns 100% of the light adjustable lens equipment used at the hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01253 308031