Mr George Saleh

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr George Saleh at Spire include:


Other treatments

Eye Surgery Cataract Surgery Refractive procedures (Including Multifocal Intraocular Lenses) Lasers Cosmetic Eye and Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty – upper and lower lid removal of the bags (both skin and non-scar approaches) Botox, fillers and chemical peels – to the eyelid and surrounding facial areas Surgical and non-surgical eyelid, brow and oculofacial rejuvenation including Lid malpositions (droopy eyelids, excess skin, in and out turning lids) Periocular lumps and bumps (chalazion, stye, papillomas and skin blemishes) Non-cosmetic oculoplastic surgery Eyelid tumours and reconstruction Lacrimal surgery Eyesocket rehabilitation Eyelids and orbital trauma Thyroid Eye Disease Abnormal eyelashes Reconstructive eyelid surgery and skin grafts Eye Conditions Watery eyes and lacrimal problems General ophthalmology (Red, itchy or painful eyes, blurred vision and other conditions) Dry Eye Cataracts Blepharitis Conjunctivitis

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital based at the Bedford Unit and am the Cataract Surgical Lead. I have an honorary contract with the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and draw regional referrals for watery eyes, eyelid, cancer and cosmetic work and undertakes intraocular refractive work with premium and toric IOLs.

I qualified in Medicine from Imperial College, London and underwent basic specialist training in Ophthalmology in the London and the East Anglia Regions before completing my higher specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. I was awarded the Gold Medal as the most distinguished candidate for the clinical and surgical ophthalmic Fellowship Examination. During my undergraduate studies I was awarded the highest first class distinction for his BSc. I undertook an extended subspeciality fellowship in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital focusing on conditions such as lid lumps, tumours and malpositions, watery eyes and lacrimal problems along with orbitofacial cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation. I have lectured widely both at national and international levels on peri-ocular facial plastics and cataract surgery.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery
Refractive surgery
Facial surgery

I have published over 60 scientific articles and given over 150 lectures relating to ophthalmology. These articles are on ophthalmic surgery, the eyelids and surrounding tissue, tumours, watery eye, reconstruction, eye investigations, diabetes, multifocal IOLs and cataract surgery along with surgical training. I am the primary investigator for several ongoing studies investigating novel diagnostic methods and treatments in ophthalmology, also the lead on a national collaboration investigating tumours of the eyelid and surrounding tissues and the regional lead for the Intraocular Lens Study Group (a multicentre collaboration) investigating Multifocal IOLs. I am the UK lead on the International Council of Ophthalmology’s Cataract Assessment Taskforce through which I have worked on developing cataract tools being adopted in many parts of the world and am the primary investigator for the International Forum for Ophthalmic Simulation investigating virtual reality ophthalmic surgical training systems. I head up several other teams investigating novel technologies relating to eye surgery and have received grants for work on eyelid surgery, cataract surgery, general ophthalmology amongst others.

Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Becky Yeatman
Private secretary telephone 01582 898 000 / 07553 939 768
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
American Academy of Ophthalmology
General Medical Council
Medical Defense Union
British Oculoplastic Surgical Society and on Research and Awards Committee
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Director of Simulation Training and the London Deanery Ophthalmic Simulation Lead.

Visiting Professor, Cranfield University.

Visiting Professor, University of Surrey.

Visiting Researcher, University of Bedfordshire.

NIHR Faculty Investigator at the Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

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Personal Profile

I grew up in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area and continue to live locally. 

I have a keen interest in sport including rugby, tennis and swimming and have a long-standing involvement in astrophysics and cosmology which has been published by NASA’s health portal.

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