Mr Mahi Muqit Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Mr Mahi Muqit


London eye hospital


Retinal detachment, diabetic eye disease, cataract surgery, macular hole, vitreous floaters, vitreomacular traction, epiretinal membrane, combined phacovitrectomy surgery, intravitreal injections

Mr Mahi Muqit is a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road, St Georges, and Croydon) and specialises in vitreoretinal surgery, macular hole, retinal detachment, cataract surgery, and diabetic eye disease

  • BSc (Hons) MBChB FRCOphth PhD
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Joined Optegra Eye Hospital London in 2015
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

Places of study
Mr Muqit graduated from the University of London in 1995 and qualified from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 1998. He trained at the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow, and Yorkshire School of Ophthalmology. Mahi has completed two advanced vitreoretinal fellowships at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He was appointed as a Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, with subspecialist expertise in surgical retina, medical retina, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) treatments, and complex cataract surgery. He has a busy NHS vitreoretinal practice across three Moorfields centres within London, and uses the latest 23-guge, 25-gauge and 27-gauge minimally-invasive, sutureless vitrectomy techniques in his surgical practice. He regularly audits his surgical outcomes that are well above the national benchmarks for cataract, macular hole and retinal detachment surgery.

Special interests
  • Emergency retinal detachment surgery
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Macular hole
  • Vitreous floaters
  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Combined phacovitrectomy surgery for macular hole
  • Advanced vitrectomy surgery for diabetic eye disease
  • Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract and vitrectomy surgery for macular conditions
  • Minimally-traumatic macular and retinal laser therapy
  • Lens implant exchange surgery
  • Ocular trauma surgery
  • Intravitreal therapy for AMD, retinal vein occlusion, and diabetes

Research interests

  • Mahi completed a 3-year Medical Retina Clinical Research Fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital specialising in diabetic retinopathy, lasers and retinal imaging.
  • He completed a PhD at the University of Manchester and conducted pioneering research in novel laser treatments using the Pattern Scan Laser (Pascal) system for treating patients with complications of diabetic eye disease.
  • European Society of Ophthalmology Annual Young Ophthalmologist’s Award 2011.
  • Alcon Clinical Research Prize 2010

Overseas charity work
  • He works as a volunteer Consultant for Helen Keller International (HKI), and is currently involved with innovative international projects based in Bangladesh and Indonesia for diabetic retinopathy
  • He is working with a team from Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust to pilot an online test and training project funded by a Seeing Is Believing/Standard Chartered Bank Innovation Grant aimed for future use in international diabetic eye screening programmes.
  • Mahi was awarded a British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration Award 2015

Member of societies, bodies etc
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK
  • Member of the British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society (BEAVRS)
  • Member of the UK and Ireland Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society (UKISCRS)
  • Member of the Working Group for Diabetic Retinopathy with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
  • Member of the Diabetic Eye Care Committee for the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
  • Specialist Adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the International Procedures Programme
Papers published
Over 50 publications in leading international ophthalmology journals

Co-author and expert panel member for the national “Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines 2012” published by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK).

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