Mr Alex Baneke

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MA(Oxon) MBBS FRCOphth

"Spire is an excellent hospital that provides first class care to patients."

Specialises in

  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Cyclodiode laser
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Laser eye treatment (yag laser capsulotomy)

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in glaucoma and cataract surgery. I offer cataract surgery with monofocal, toric (lenses that correct astigmatism), extended depth of focus and multifocal lens replacement.

I offer a wide range of glaucoma laser and surgical treatments including selective laser trabeculoplasty, trabeculectomy, tube surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

I hold degrees from Oxford University and University College London. The majority of my 7-year ophthalmic speciality training was spent at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, concluding with an 18-month fellowship in surgical glaucoma. There I developed significant expertise in treating patients with both routine and complex glaucoma and cataract.

I have extensive research experience, including a research fellowship in glaucoma from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and my work has been published internationally. I run fellowships at Southend and Orsett hospitals training eye surgeons in glaucoma and cataract surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C7169631

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Baneke at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery including using toric, multifocal and extended depth of focus lenses
  • Cyclodiode laser
  • Glaucoma surgery including trabeculectomy
  • Istent
  • Paul and Baeveldt Tube
  • Preserflo
  • Revision of previous failed glaucoma surgery
  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty
  • Yag laser iridotomy

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Additional information

MA(Oxon) / University Of Oxford / 2018
Medical sciences

MBBS / University College London / 2011
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2018
Fellowship Exam of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Professional memberships

Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Membership of the European Glaucoma Society

Southend University Hospital, Mid and South Essex NHS Trust

I have two young children, and when not running after them enjoy long bike rides in the Essex countryside.