Miss Nardine Menassa

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MD, FRCOphth


Specialises in

Languages spoken

English, Arabic, German

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St Paul Eye Unit in Liverpool. I have a special interest in cornea, anterior segments, the ocular surface and cataracts.

I offer both surgical and medical treatments for dry eye conditions, keratoconus, complex corneal infections and diseases of the ocular surface. I also offer the full range of full thickness and lamellar corneal transplants including Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) as well as ocular surface reconstruction, amniotic membrane transplants and corneal collagen crosslinking.

I graduated from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where I was also awarded my Medical Doctor (MD) title with great honours for my research work on developing a novel tool for the rapid diagnosis of corneal infections.

I trained in Ophthalmology in Heidelberg, Germany and Lucerne, Switzerland before I joined the Specialist Training Programme in Ophthalmology in the East Midlands. I have become a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists during my UK training and accomplished a trainee selected component in cornea and ocular surface diseases at University Hospitals of Leicester.

Upon completion of training, I then spent intensive further fellowship training in cornea, anterior segments and ocular surface disease with a special focus on corneal transplant surgeries, ocular surface reconstruction procedures and complex cataract surgeries as well as Femtosecond Laser assisted cataract surgeries (FLACS).

In addition to my clinical activities, I also collaborate with the University of Liverpool on translational research projects. I am also an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and I am fluent in English, Arabic and German.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Nardine Menassa at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract, corneal and ocular surface disease
  • Complex cataract surgery
  • Corneal ectasia
  • Corneal transplants
  • Dry eye disease
  • Ocular surface disease
  • Toric intraocular lens implants

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Additional information

Corneal epithelial healing, Corneal Imaging, Keratitis, Ocular Surface Disease.

Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) / General Medical Council (GMC) / 2019
Accomplishment of Ophthalmology Specialist Training and Entry onto Specialist Register

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) / Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London / 2017
Royal College Fellowship Examination

Doctor of Medicine (MD), magna cum laude / Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany / 2010
MD thesis dissertation

State Examination Medicine / Faculty of Medicine, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany / 2009
Medical Qualification


Professional memberships

Council Member of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Ocular Tissue Advisory Group

Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society

The Bowman Club

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, St Paul’s Eye Unit, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool

North West Representative for the Ocular Tissue Advisory Group

Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Regional Advisor for Merseyside

When not at work, I like travelling, cooking and spending quality time with my family.