Ms Tahmina Pearsall

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (with special interest in Glaucoma and Cataracts)


"It is a privilege to work as part of a team at Spire delivering a high class, bespoke and personalised service to patients."

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Laser eye treatment
  • Eyelid cyst surgery

I am an experienced consultant in Ophthalmology with a special interest in complex cataract surgery and glaucoma. I offer a full range of procedures for glaucoma treatment ranging from traditional surgical options such as trabeculectomy and tube surgery to minimally invasive surgical techniques and laser surgery. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery allows surgical options for disease control earlier than with existing surgery due to the superior safety profile of such procedures. I also run a general ophthalmology service covering minor operations and all aspects of emergency care.

I have completed over 40,000 ophthalmic procedures including over 10,000 cataract operations and have a very low complication rate.




After qualifying from The University of Manchester in 1993, I underwent extensive training in centres of excellence at Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Thomas’ and Addenbrooke's (Cambridge).

I am determined to help patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions. Patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice and this was recognised as a nomination for “Hospital Hero” at the Barts Health NHS Trust where I previously held a consultant post.

I am currently a consultant in post at East Surrey Hospital. I was previously Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Lead Clinician for Glaucoma at Whipps Cross University hospital and provided lectures to other physicians in formal Ophthalmology courses. I have been appointed as an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmology, London and my research has won prizes both nationally and internationally.

My academic achievements have won prizes both nationally and internationally and I now provide lectures to other clinicians and am also an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I have always been interested in teaching. I lecture physicians in formal Ophthalmology courses, both nationally and internationally and train medical students and other doctors.


General Medical Council Number: C4036472

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Tahmina Pearsall at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • All aspects of emergency eye care
  • All minor operations
  • Comprehensive medical care and conventional surgery for glaucoma (trabeculectomy, tube surgery)
  • Laser therapies (SLT) for glaucoma
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Modern and thorough glaucoma assessment using the latest diagnostic modalities
  • Primary care
  • Pterygium removal

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Glaucoma treatment

FRCOphth, FRCSEd, MRCOphth, EBOD, MSc, FRCLCert / Manchester University / 1993
Post Graduate Degree in Ophthalmology granted by Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London

Distinction / Ulster University / 2008
Diploma in refractive surgery

Professional memberships

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Professional leadership

Clinical Effectiveness Lead for Ophthalmology, Whipps Cross University Hospital
Lead Clinician for glaucoma, Whipps Cross University Hospital

I have written both review publications and book chapters and lecture physicians in formal Ophthalmology courses, both nationally and internationally.

  • Kettering Eye Meeting, Best Presentation 2016
  • UKISCRS Bausch & Lomb Prize for Best Video dated 8 October 2009

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

On a personal level, I like to travel. I enjoy an active lifestyle that includes keeping fit. I like to listen to all genres of music. I have a passion for the arts and crafts and stain-glass window making.

Telephone 0203 137 237
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