Mr Hadi Zambarakji

Mr Hadi Zambarakji

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCOphth, DM

"Private practice at Spire London East Hospital in Redbridge, Essex."

Specialises in

  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Premium lens implants
  • Retinal detachment surgery

I am an Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 10 years experience as a Consultant. My NHS base is at Barts Health where I also hold the role of clinical governance lead for Ophthalmology.

My areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgery and microincision phacoemulsification cataract surgery including the use of multifocal lens implants and toric lens implants.

I received fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and in medical retina at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, at Harvard Medical School in the US. I run a busy retinal practice and manage patients with retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction and advanced diabetic eye disease, as well as macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy.

I have carried out research in retinal imaging, high myopia, vitreomacular traction and diabetic eye disease and have published widely in the field of retina and presented my research at several national and international meetings.

My other interests include education and training, having been College Tutor and Regional Advisor to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as well as being an Examiner for the Royal College.


General Medical Council Number: C3494617

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Hadi Zambarakji at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Intravitreal injections for macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion using Lucentis, Eylea and Avastin
  • Retinal laser for diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears
  • Yag Laser capsulotomy
  • Vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and advanced diabetic retinopathy

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Additional information

Macular degeneration
Diabetic eye disease
Retinal disease
Cataract surgery
Vitreo-retinal surgery

MB ChB / University of Dundee / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London / 1995
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
After training as an Ophthalmologist and passing the fellowship examinations

D.M / University of Nottingham / 1999
Doctorate of Medicine
Higher degree given after submission of a research thesis

Professional memberships

Medical and Dental Defense Union of Scotland

British Medical Association

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons


Moorfields Alumni Association

American Academy of Ophthalmology

The Retina Society

Witness directory

Expert Witness

Professional leadership

College Tutor Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (2006-2010)
Regional Advisor for North East Thames, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2008-2014)
Clinical Governance Lead for Ophthalmology, Barts Health (2014-ongoing)

I have a strong interest in research, a full list of publications can be found on by typing Zambarakji in the search box.

Areas of research of interest include: Diabetic retinopathy, retinal imaging, vitreomacular traction, day case surgery and small gauge vitrectomy surgery, treatment for diabetic macular oedema, service provision for patients with severe visual disability and pathological myopia.

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Barts Health, Whipps Cross University Hospital

Telephone 0208 709 7817
Private secretary Molly Mapp
Private secretary telephone 0794 757 8480
Private secretary fax 0207 580 0122
Private secretary email