Mr Ahmed Bardan

Mr Ahmed Bardan

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MB ChB, MSc, PhD, FRCOphth, CertLRS

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal and external eye disease
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Macular degeneration
  • Refractive surgery

I have been working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the UK for about five years. I was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at St James University Hospital, Leeds and Honorary Lecturer of Ophthalmology at Leeds University May 2021. I am an expert in the management of complex and challenging cataract cases, using premium and multifocal intraocular lenses, I am also an experienced laser and lens refractive surgeon.

I have a special interest in cornea, external eye diseases, cataract and refractive surgery.

To date I have performed over 3,000 cataract surgeries, 500 corneal transplants and many laser and lens based refractive surgeries (including corrective and therapeutic).

Following basic and higher specialty training in Egypt at the residency programme of the ophthalmology department, Alexandria University Hospitals, I joined the team at Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton for a two-and-a-half-year fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment diseases where I had combined supervision for my PhD thesis between Alexandria University and Brighton and Sussex University hospitals.

I was awarded a PhD in Ophthalmology by Alexandria University in Egypt studying combined cataract surgery with the novel Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) techniques (2020). I did a Master of Science in Ophthalmology studying the use of the new laser technology in wavefront customised refractive correction of complex eyes. I also completed a fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a fellowship of the Royal College of Edinburgh.

Certified by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as a refractive surgeon through obtaining certificate of laser refractive surgery (CertLRS October 2021). I also act as an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in both FRCOphth exams and CertLRS exams. I specialise in corneal transplants surgery including the most advanced endothelial corneal transplants (DMEK) and lamellar corneal transplants (DALK).

I have published more than 25 articles in international peer reviewed journals including three book chapters and one textbook on cataract surgery. I have contributed to national and international courses and workshops on cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery, anterior lamellar and endothelial keratoplasty techniques.


General Medical Council Number: C7560675

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ahmed Bardan at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Blepharitis management
  • Corneal transplantation including endothelial corneal transplant (DMEK) and lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)
  • Dry eye management
  • Keratoconus management
  • Pterygium excision surgery
  • Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome management
  • Treatment of corneal scars

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Refractive surgery

CertLRS / The Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2021
Certificate in Laser and refractive surgery

PhD / Alexandria University / 2020
PhD degree in Ophthalmology

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 2017
Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

MSc / Alexandria University, Egypt / 2016
Master of Science in Ophthalmology

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2016

MB ChB / Alexandria University, Egypt / 2010
Bachelor of Internal Medicine and Surgery

Professional memberships

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member of the Egyptian Ophthalmology Society

Member of the British society of refractive surgery

Member of Asia Pacific Ocular trauma society (APOTS)

Member of the Bowman’s club of Cornea consultants

Professional leadership

I am the College tutor for Ophthalmology trainees at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Senior lecturer, Leeds University.

I enjoy spending time with family and playing tennis. I often travel to Egypt to meet with family and friends and enjoy its lovely weather.

Telephone 0113 218 5967
Private secretary Sheree Duncan
Private secretary telephone 07542638331
Private secretary email