Professor Dalia Said

Professor Dalia Said

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Cornea Specialist

MBBCh, MSc Ophth. MD, FRCS. FRCOphth

Specialises in

  • Corneal transplant
  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Refractive lens surgery

I have over 25 years’ experience in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases, performing simple to complex cataract surgery. I specialise in surgical treatments for cataract including advanced and complex cataract surgery and implantation of premium lenses including toric, trifocal and multifocal lenses.

I am experienced in refractive lens exchange, implantable contact lens, corneal transplants (penetrating keratoplasty, DALK, DSAEK) stem cell and amniotic membrane grafts, pterygium surgery and collagen crosslinking for keratoconus and ectatic diseases.

After my medical qualification, I trained as a specialist in eye diseases (ophthalmology) in Egypt and the UK. I have completed two fellowships in cornea and anterior segment at the Nottingham University Hospitals.

I am a consultant ophthalmologist and associate professor of ophthalmology at Nottingham University Hospital (QMC). I specialise in treating eye diseases affecting the front half of the eye. Providing advanced medical treatments for dry eyes, conjunctivitis, corneal inflammation and infections, recurrent erosions.

I have a special interest in emergency eye care and have been the lead for eye casualty in QMC for the last seven years.

I have published over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals in the fields of cataract, cornea and ocular surface and supervised many local and international PhD students. I have organised and been involved in teaching and training young ophthalmologists from all over the world in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' cornea course and surgical skills courses as well as multiple training courses and wet labs in the UK and internationally.


General Medical Council Number: C6164989

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Dalia Said at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Corneal transplant partial and full thickness (DSAEK, DMEK, PDEK, DALK and full thickness corneal transplant [PK])
  • Limbal stem cell transplantation with and without amniotic membrane grafts
  • Medical treatment of anterior segment diseases such as dry eye disease (including punctal plugs), blepharitis, conjunctivitis, allergic eye diseases, cold sore virus, shingles, and all types of corneal ulcers
  • Pterygium surgery
  • Treatment of recurrent corneal erosions

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Refractive surgery

MBBCH / Assiut University, Egypt / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MSc Ophth / Assiut University, Egypt / 1998
Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology

MD / Cairo University, Egypt / 2002
Medical Doctorate in Ophthalmology

FRCS / Glasgow / 2004
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom (RCO)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

British Society of Refractive Surgeons (BSRS)

European Vision and Eye Research, Association (EVER)

European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease specialists (EuCornea)

Italian Ocular Surface Society

Oxford Ophthalmological Congress

Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery ASCRS

East Midland representative in the Ocular Tissue Advisory Group “OTAG”

Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA)

Egyptian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Egyptian Ophthalmological Society

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals, NHS Trust

Eye Casualty clinical lead, Nottingham University Hospitals, NHS Trust

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor University of Nottingham

Professor of Ophthalmology, Research Institute of Ophthalmology, Cairo, Egypt

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