Mr Abdallah Ellabban

Mr Abdallah Ellabban

Consultant Cataract and Retinal Surgeon

MD, Msc, FRCS, PhD

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery with premium lens technology
  • Macular degeneration and macular hole surgery
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Laser eye treatment (YAG laser capsulotomy)
  • Floaters

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I am an experienced consultant eye surgeon at Hull University Teaching Hospitals specialising in cataract and retinal surgery. My surgical expertise encompasses simple and complex cataract surgery. I performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries using the latest technology in surgery. I have a passion for delivering the best possible care for my patients.

I have diverse experience in retinal surgery and offer state-of-the-art suture-less retinal surgery for a range of retinal disorders including macular hole, epiretinal membrane, floaters, vitreous haemorrhage, and retinal detachment. I also provide intravitreal injection treatments for retinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema, and retinal vein occlusion.

I was trained across the UK, Japan, and Egypt and completed a PhD from the world-renown Kyoto University (Japan) focusing on retinal diseases. I have a particular interest in innovation, research and training. I am a Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School and have more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. My research has been presented in the major ophthalmology meetings across the world and I have been invited as a guest speaker to many national and internal meetings. I have participated in over 15 multicentre trials investigating new modalities for treatments for retinal diseases. 


General Medical Council Number: C7431003

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Abdallah Ellabban at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery with premium lens technology 
  • Eye lasers (YAG laser iridotomy, YAG laser capsulotomy, retinal lasers)
  • General eye conditions (glaucoma, dry eyes, blepharitis, choroidal naevus)
  • Retinal diseases (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, intravitreal injections)
  • Retinal surgery (epiretinal membrane, macular hole, floaters, vitreomacualr traction)

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

MBBCh / Suez Canal University, Egypt / 2002
Medical degree

MD / Suez Canal University, Egypt / 2008
Master’s Degree (Ophthalmology)

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons / 2010
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

PhD / Kyoto University, Japan / 2015
Doctoral degree

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)

European Society Vitreoretinal Surgery (EVRS)

British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)

Association of research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Japanese Retina and Vitreous Society (JRVS)

North of England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS

Yorkshire Retina Society (YRS)

I have many research publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and co-authored 2 book chapters. My research was presented in the major ophthalmology meetings across the world. I have been invited as a guest speaker to many national and internal meetings. I have participated in over 15 multi centre trials investigating new modalities for treatments for retinal diseases. 

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

My main leisure interests are road bikes, football and I enjoy following Formula 1.

Telephone 01482 672 444
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Private secretary telephone 01482 660 272
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