Mr Manzar Saeed

Mr Manzar Saeed

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCOphth


Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery on complex eyes
  • Vitrectomy surgery and diabetic eye disease
  • General ophthalmology
  • Presbyopia and astigmatism treatment with premium lens implants
  • Macular hole, floaters, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment

I am the senior most consultant ophthalmologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I have thoroughly enjoyed my role since my appointment in 2008. I have made significant contribution to the Trust, having developed a dedicated team who run a state of the art vitreoretinal service for the region.

I am proud to have completed 30 years in the NHS. I have approximately 20 years' experience as a consultant of which the last 15 years were spent in Norfolk.

I take great pride in being part of a fantastic team at my places of work. I also train retinal surgeons in the NHS to pass on transferrable skills to the future generation of retinal surgeons.

I am also developing and running our new HVLC (high volume low complexity) cataract service at the trust.

I carry out a high volume of cataract surgery on simple, as well as complex eyes, at independent providers in the private sector. My annual numbers are in the region of 1,000 per year.  Overall, I have carried out approximately over 20,000 cataracts / lens exchange procedures so far.

I offer treatment for presbyopia and astigmatism for individuals seeking to reduce their dependency on wearing spectacles by using a variety of implant options such as multifocal, trifocal, enhanced monofocal, EDOF and toric lenses.

I carry out treatment for all forms of surgical retina problems such as macular hole, epiretinal membrane, retinal detachment, vitreomacualr traction, vitreous haemorrhage, diabetic eye disease, floaters and trauma. I take referrals of cataract surgery complications. Over time, I have presented my work at international and national conferences. Some of my work has been published in peer reviewed scientific literature. 

Currently, I am working on treatment for complex macular holes and revision surgery on failed macular hole repair.

Having trained at some of the world renowned hospitals including Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Thomas’ and King's College Hospital in London and the Tenant Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow, I take pride in being able to offer a broad based clinical service to the local population.

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General Medical Council Number: C4347266

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Manzar Saeed at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Presbyopia and astigmatism treatment, premium lens implants including multifocal, enhanced monofocal, EDOF and toric implant

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Retinal disease
Squint surgery
Vitreo-retinal surgery

MBBS / Kings Edward Medical College, University of Punjab, Lahore / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCSEd / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1995
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. / 2016
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists


Professional memberships

British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons


Professional leadership

With the QEH management, set up private practice facility at the hospital
Lead for high volume (HVLC) Cataract Service initiative at the QEH
Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology. Until 30/04/2018). Setting goals to achieving high standards of patient care
Implementation of GIRFT plan.
Established the Vitreoretinal Service. Logistics and financial aspects were considered. This comprehensive project involved multidimensional approach including infrastructure development, teaching and training of staff

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn.

Outside work, I am a keen traveler, and a photographer.

I enjoy music and have been a founder member and drummer in a band.

I also take pride in informally mentoring my two children who have taken up medicine as a career.