Mr Ijaz Sheikh

Mr Ijaz Sheikh

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBS BSc MRCOphth FRCS ( Ophth )

"The whole team at Spire Gatwick park hospital is dedicated to provide a world class service to all my patients. I love working here as everybody is so welcoming and supportive."

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I am a vastly experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist in Surrey and west Sussex. Over the last 33 years I have specialized in many eye conditions and treatments, my focuses are on Cataract, Oculoplastics, Dry eye, Blepharitis, Floaters, Macular degeneration and Diabetic eye disease.

I specialise in routine and complex cataract surgery and have performed over 8,000 procedures. Each year, I have 3 trainees learning the art of cataract removal surgery under my care. I routinely perform eyelid cyst removal and correct eyelid deformities in my private practice. I have been managing patients with dry eyes, watery eyes and Blepharitis as per international standards.

Currently, I am practicing at my private clinics with Spire Gatwick and Ramsay Health Hospitals in addition to my NHS clinics as a consultant over a decade.

I qualified in 1985 and had sub-specialty fellowship training in Ocuplastics at Queen Victoria hospital East Grinstead and Medical Retina at Bristol Eye Hospital. I learnt the latest techniques and instruments to provide the highest professional standards for all my patients.

As a Lead consultant in medical retina service at SASH, I have performed treatments such as intravitreal injection therapy for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular occlusions, laser treatment for diabetic eye diseases and managed many other retinal conditions like Uveitis and Floaters. These proficiencies in medical retina diseases, I use to manage my private patients and those referred by other colleagues.

I am the co-founder of Institute of Ophthalmic Research working in my native country to improve the quality of healthcare through webinars, publications, audits and research. My passion is to complete artificial intelligence based Diabetic retinopathy screening project, on which I have been working over time.

I am the principal investigator in TELESCOPE trial for dry macular degeneration in my NHS trust. My multiple international publications encompass my areas of interest.

I enjoy being an examiner for Royal college of Ophthalmologists and Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

I dedicate myself by giving back with my involvement in international ophthalmic charities working in developing countries.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ijaz Sheikh at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Dry eye
  • Watery eye

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Lacrimal disorders
Macular degeneration
Oculoplastic surgery
Retinal disease

Diabetic eye disease, Uveitis

MBBS / King Edward Medical College, Lahore Pakistan / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

British Medical Association

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow

EU Retina

Professional leadership

Co-founder of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research

East Surrey Hospital

Horsham Hospital

I am a very keen traveller with particular interest in the archaeological heritage of different nations.

My other interests are cricket, walking and involvement with ophthalmic charities in the developing world.

I do not have any financial interests, including holding shares, in the hospital and/or Spire healthcare or any other part time position.