Biography

Mr. Amir Hamid is a highly experienced refractive surgeon, having performed over 6000 cataract and laser refractive surgeries and routinely performs up to 60 operations per week. He was appointed  as a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at King George Hospital in Ilford (North East London NHS Treatment Centre) in 2011 with a special interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and the correction of presbyopia.

He has received the Certification in Laser Refractive Surgery by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (CertLRS). He is exceptionally skilled in the use of LASIK and LASEK treatments as well as the most advanced Multifocal intraocular lenses and is also certified in the use of the Artisan Iris Clip lens and the Staar Visian ICL, in order to serve patients unsuitable for laser therapy. Aiming to provide the best medical care possible, he has completed a Corneal and Anterior Segment Fellowship that allowed him to extensively practice his skills in the particular domain. Improving patient outcome is fundamental to his practice and thus, Mr. Hamid is a member of the AMO Premium Registry involved in the evaluation of new intraocular lenses prior to market launch.

In addition he is a highly acclaimed clinical investigator, always at the forefront of new refractive treatments and technologies. He regularly presents his published scientific articles and papers at the Cataract and Surgery Conferences in the UK, Europe and US and is a manuscript reviewer for the British Medical Journal. Except for being a successful surgeon and clinical investigator.

Expertise

  • Cataract
  • Corneal Disease | Transplantation
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange

Qualifications

  • BMedSci University of Nottingham 1996
  • BMBS University of Nottingham 1999
  • MRCOphth Manchester Royal Eye Hospital 2004
  • FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2010
  • CertLRS Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2012

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist (2000)
  • Elected Council member (2010-2015) - UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery
  • Honorary Secretary (President elect Oct 2018)- The North of England Ophthalmological Society
  • Vice President -Medical contact lens and ocular surface association
  • Ophthalmic representative at the British Standard Institute for the Royal College of Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of Surgical Skills Faculty - the Royal College of Ophthalmologist
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh 1999)
  • Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Regional representative – National Ocular Tissue Advice Group
  • Royal College representative at the Consultant Appointment Committee for the Royal College of Ophthalmological Society
  • Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologist
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