Mr Mohamed Elalfy

Mr Mohamed Elalfy

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBCh, MSc, MD, DRCOphth, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Glas), FRCOphth, FICO, FEBO, FWCRS

"A very good hospital with all the facilities required for me to see and treat my patients. The staff involved during my clinics and procedures are very helpful, willing and a pleasure to work with."

Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Age-related macular degeneration treatment
  • Laser eye treatment
  • Eyelid cyst surgery

I am a double-qualified Consultant Ophthalmologist practicing in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, who specialises in cataracts, cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens surgery, refractive laser eye surgery, ocular surface diseases, corneal diseases and graft and dry eye. I have more than 17 years' experience in ophthalmology during which I have performed thousands of sight-saving surgeries.

I am a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London, the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, the European Board of Ophthalmology, and the International Council of Ophthalmology. I am a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and EuCornea.

I travel abroad as an invited guest to share my expertise through teaching and live surgeries. I am the Fellowship Programme Director in the world-renowned Corneoplastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital where I train several fellows annually. I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust as well.

I am also an ophthalmology examiner in two Royal Colleges and supervise undergraduate doctors at The University of Brighton Independent Research Projects Programme in The Undergraduate Medical School, where I supervise the projects of medical students. I supervise Masters and Doctoral degree students in ophthalmology. 

I hold the title of Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in The Research Institute of Ophthalmology, Egypt.

I hold multiple vocational diplomas from multiple awarding bodies. Having obtained two academic qualifications through my career of more than 17 years in ophthalmology and with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, I put evidence-based ophthalmology at the heart of my practice.


General Medical Council Number: C7181369

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mohamed Elalfy at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Corneal grafts
  • Pterygium excision
  • Refractive laser eye surgery
  • At Spire Gatwick Park Hospital I treat children and young people from 3 to 18 years old

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Corneal and external eye disease
Diabetic eye disease
Glaucoma treatment
Paediatric ophthalmology
Refractive surgery

I have special clinical interests in: Cataracts; Ocular Surface Diseases; Keratoconus; and Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency.

RCOphth / Royal College of Ophthalmology, London / 2018
Royal College of Ophthalmology
Specialist training in Ophthalmology.

Professional memberships

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)

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

Professional leadership

Regional Representative of the Royal College of Ophthalmology
Council Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmology
Trustee Board Member for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • Nottingham Eye Symposium best clinical research award 2019
  • ESOPRS best research presentation 2017
  • Foulds trophy 2017, RCOphth Annual Congress
  • Nominee in QVH Staff Awards 2017
  • Nominee in NUHonours Awards 2014 (Twice)
  • EVER fellowship in Nottingham University Hospitals
  • Prof. Vernon Research Prize for the best clinical research presentation, 18th Nottingham Eye Symposium, UK, 2014
  • ICO fellowship in Nottingham University Hospitals, 2012
  • Best Fellow of the year in The Research Institute of Ophthalmology for the year 2011


Update on corneal neurotisation

The use of blood-derived eye drops in the treatment of dry eye syndrome

Calcified corneal nerves

Media Coverage

Ocular manifestations and systemic drugs - Systemic medications may directly impact the homeostasis of the cornea
September 2019

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Queen Victoria NHS Trust, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

During my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children. I also enjoy running and have previously participated in the London Marathon.