Mr Imran Masood

Mr Imran Masood

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

B.Sc (Hons), MB ChB, MRCS (Ed) FRCOphth

"The Spire Eye Centre is an excellent location to practice. The staff are friendly and dedicated to high quality and patient centred care."

Specialises in

  • Cataract removal surgery (routine and complex)
  • Eyelid cyst surgery
  • Laser eye treatment
  • Iris reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive and complex glaucoma surgery

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the prestigious Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (a tertiary referral centre). I have been a consultant for seven years and have huge experience in routine and complicated cataract surgery as well as the diagnosis and management of all forms of glaucoma. I am an international leader in the field of Glaucoma surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. I also have an interest in complex anterior segment surgery including iris reconstruction and intra-ocular lens complications.

I have a particular interest in angle-closure glaucoma, complex cataract surgery, cataract surgery in glaucoma patients, complex trabeculectomy, aqueous shunt procedures and in minimally invasive (keyhole) glaucoma operations. I am a leader in MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery), I was the first surgeon in the UK to use the Hydrus Schlemm’s canal stent to lower eye pressure and have the largest series in the world of iStent® procedures in complex glaucoma patients. I have a 5-year follow-up in some of these cases with excellent eye pressure control and maintenance of vision.

More recently I have gained significant experience in the use of the CYPASS stent, the XEN stent and canaloplasty/goniotomy surgery of schlemm's canal.

I specialise in the diagnosis, medical and laser (SLT) management of all forms of glaucoma, routine and complex cataract surgery including the use of astigmatism correcting implants, Iris reconstruction, Intra-ocular lens exchange and repositioning procedures, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery: iStent®, Canaloplasty, Goniotomy, CYPASS, Xen and complex glaucoma surgery: mitomycin augmented trabeculectomy and aqueous shunt implantation.

To date, I have performed over 5,000 cataract procedures and over 1,000 glaucoma surgeries in my NHS and Private Practice.

I am the director of the Supra-regional Glaucoma service at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. I am also the Co-director of the Birmingham Institute for Glaucoma Research based the Institute for Translational Medicine. In addition to my clinical work I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and an advisor to NICE on interventional glaucoma procedures.


General Medical Council Number: C4573575

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Imran Masood at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Canaloplasty
  • Complex glaucoma surgery with a particular focus and experience in MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery - iStent®)
  • CYPASS stent
  • Goniotomy
  • Intra-ocular lens problems and exchange procedures
  • Iris reconstruction
  • Routine and complex cataract surgery (patients with very complex cataracts)
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Tube shunt surgery
  • Xen stent

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

MB ChB, FRCOphth / University of Leicester, Royal College of Ophthalmologists / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
This degree is awarded at the completion of basic medical training, The fellowship is awarded to recognise specialist training

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

American Academy of Ophthalmology

United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Professional leadership

Director of the Supra-regional Glaucoma Service at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre
Advisor to NICE on minimally invasive glaucoma procedures

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Glaucoma Service Director, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre

Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon University Hospital Birmingham

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Birmingham

Co-Director of the Birmingham Institute for Glaucoma Research, Institute for Translational Medicine

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young boys. I enjoy playing football, basketball and table tennis.

Telephone Self-pay: 0121 580 7119
Private secretary Rochelle Evans
Private secretary telephone 0121 446 1811
Private secretary fax 0121 685 1077
Private secretary email