Mr Shahram Kashani

Consultant Eye Surgeon


"Friendly staff and fantastic facilities. I felt very welcomed by all those involved in the process of obtaining my practicing privileges."

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal disease

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I have been a consultant ophthalmologist at East Sussex NHS trust since 2011.

My training in ophthalmology was at various well established units in London including Kings College Hospital, Western Eye Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster hospital and several years at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital.

I have two advanced fellowships in medical retina and uveitis and perform high volume cataract surgery with interest in complex cases and premium lens implants.

I specialise in cataract surgery with focus on achieving spectacle independence, retinal disorders such as diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and vein occlusions, floaters, inflammatory eye disease including red eye and vision loss.

I have performed over 5000 cataract procedures since becoming an ophthalmologist. I currently have two high volume cataract lists a week and perform most of my cataract procedures under topical aneasthesia.

I also perform toric and multifocal lens implant to reduce spectacle dependence which is only available privately. I have performed numerous intravitreal injections for management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusion.

I have had an injection list weekly for the last nine years with an average of 10-15 injections per list. I am also proficient in anterior segment (Nd: YAG) and posterior retinal laser procedures.

I am currently the clinical lead for ophthalmology at East Sussex NHS Trust. I am also the registered manager and lead for South East Eye Surgeons (SEES). I am the regional advisor for ophthalmology to South East UK.

I am a referral outcome grader for diabetic retinopathy screening and retina service lead.

My role was instrumental in developing six non medical injectors at the trust. I have been awarded two CEA points back to back last year and this year which is a remarkable achievement.


General Medical Council Number: C4521729

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shahram Kashani at Spire include:


Other treatments

Intravitreal injection of anti VEGF therapy (avastin, lucentis, Eylea)
Intravitreal ozurdex implant, Argon retinal photocoagulation

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Macular degeneration
Retinal disease

Special clinical interests: General ophthalmology, intravitreal injection of anti VEGF therapy (avastin, lucentis, eylea), intravitreal ozurdex implant, argon retinal photocoagulation.

BSc / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Bachelor of Science

MBBS / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MSc / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Master of science

MRCP / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Member of Royal College of Physicians

FRCOphth / St Georges Hospital Medical School, London / 1998
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologist

Professional memberships

Moorfields Alumni Association

European Society of Retinal Specialists

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)

South East Eye Surgeons (SEES)

British Medical Association

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

General Medical Council

Professional leadership

I am the clinical lead for ophthalmology at East Sussex NHS Trust for the last two and a half years. I am also the lead for South East Eye Surgeons (SEES), a consortium of ophthalmologists providing private care for patients of East Sussex.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

I am married to my wife, Ellie, and have two girls Ayla and Ava.
I enjoy traveling and other passions include salsa dancing and racket sports.