MD, FEBO, PGDip
I am an experienced Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, specialising in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery. In addition to Spire Norwich Hospital, I work as a Consultant Vitreoretinal and Cataract Surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a large University Hospital that covers the retinal urgencies of the entire Norfolk region.
I have obtained vast experience in vitreoretinal surgery, being trained at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with internationally recognised fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery.
I perform high volume complex and routine vitreoretinal surgery, with over 500 vitreoretinal surgeries every year. I receive referrals also from other surgeons to manage complex vitreoretinal conditions, as well as complications of cataract and vitreoretinal surgery performed elsewhere. My audited success rate for macular hole surgery, including very large and chronic macular holes, is 100%.
In addition to vitreoretinal surgery, I also specialise in high volume complex and routine cataract surgery with standard and toric intraocular lenses but also multifocal intraocular lenses. I completed an advanced cataract fellowship at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
I was also awarded with two prizes from Euretina (European Society of Retinal Specialists) and one prize from BEAVRS (British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery with distinction from the University of Ulster.
I have an avid interest in surgical and clinical research in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery which I maintain through peer-reviewed publications, involvement in clinical trials and as an invited reviewer for international scientific journals.
I enjoy training fellows and registrars in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery and I regularly lecture at international and national meetings.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Francesco Sabatino at Spire include:
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European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
General Medical Council (GMC)
I am fluent in English and Italian. I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, and love art and history.