Ms Tahmina Pearsall

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (with special interest in Glaucoma and Cataracts)

FRCOphth, FRCSEd, MRCOphth, EBOD, MSc, FRCLCert

"It is a privilege to work as part of a team at Spire delivering a high class, bespoke and personalised service to patients."


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I am a Consultant in Ophthalmology with a special interest in cataracts and glaucoma. I am an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist previously based at one of the top London teaching hospitals and now at the Surrey and Sussex Hospital.

I have nearly 30 years' experience in Ophthalmology. I am UK trained, in Centres of Excellence such as Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Thomas’ and Addenbrooke’s (Cambridge) which has enabled me to offer excellent medical and surgical care across all aspects of Ophthalmology.

I have completed over 20,000 procedures and have a very low complication rate in cataract surgery.

I am determined to help patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions. Patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice and this was recognised as a nomination for “Hospital Hero” at the Bartshealth NHS trust where I previously held a consultant post.

My academic achievements have won prizes both nationally and internationally and I now provide lectures to other clinicians and am also an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I have always been interested in teaching. I lecture physicians in formal Ophthalmology courses, both nationally and internationally and train medical students and other doctors.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Tahmina Pearsall at Spire include:

Other treatments

Expertise includes bespoke:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Modern and thorough glaucoma assessment utilising the latest diagnostic modalities
  • Comprehensive medical care for glaucoma
  • Laser Therapies (SLT) for glaucoma
  • Conventional glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy, Tube surgery)
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) – allowing surgical options for disease control earlier than with existing surgery due to the superior safety profile of such procedures
  • All aspects of emergency eye care
  • Pterygium removal
  • Primary care
  • All minor operations

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment
Ophthalmology

Qualification and professional memberships

FRCOphth, FRCSEd, MRCOphth, EBOD, MSc, FRCLCert / Manchester University / 1993
Post Graduate Degree in Ophthalmology granted by Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London

Distinction / Ulster University / 2008
Diploma in refractive surgery


Professional memberships

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Diploma in refractive surgery, Ulster University with Distinction, 2008

UKISCRS Bausch & Lomb Prize for Best Video 2009


Professional leadership

Clinical Effectiveness Lead for Ophthalmology at Whipps Cross University Hospital
Lead Clinician for glaucoma at Whipps Cross University Hospital

Research and publications

I have written both review publications and book chapters and lecture physicians in formal Ophthalmology courses, both nationally and internationally.

  • Kettering Eye Meeting, Best Presentation 2016
  • UKISCRS Bausch & Lomb Prize for Best Video dated 8 October 2009

Current NHS posts

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Personal profile

On a personal level, I like to travel. I enjoy an active lifestyle that includes keep fit. I like to listen to all genres of music. I have a passion for the arts and crafts and stain-glass window making.

Contact information

Telephone 0203 137 237
Email clinic@tahminapearsall.com
Website http://www.tahminapearsall.com/
Private secretary Wendy Lane
Private secretary telephone 0203 137 237
Private secretary email secretary@tahminapearsall.com