Professor Tariq Aslam is a Consultant Ophthalmologist. He joined Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester in 2010. He specialises in retinal disease, diabetes, AMD and floaters.

Prof Tariq Aslam is Senior Clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He is Professor of Visual Science and Interface Technologies at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

Prof Aslam gained his medical degree from Oxford University and subsequently trained as an eye surgeon in Manchester and Edinburgh. He completed advanced sub specialty training in medical disease of the retina at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in 2009. In his current role is actively involved in the development of the clinical trial unit in Manchester.

He completed his training with the most prestigious fellowship, at Moorfields Eye Hospital and specialises purely in treatment of Medical Retina disease. His first doctorate (DM) from Oxford University was in outcome measures after cataract surgery and he more recently gained a PhD from Heriot Watt University in interface technologies for which he was awarded the MacFarlane prize for best Ph.D research of the year amongst all science and art disciplines.

He is currently the UK National Institute for Health Research lead for Ophthalmology for Greater Manchester which allows him to be at the cutting edge of all available treatments. He is involved in research in many branches of ophthalmology, particularly exploring the potential for computerised and technical enhancement of diagnosis and management of ophthalmic disease, with several devices under development. He also has a specific research interest in prevention and management of macular degeneration, a topic for which he is regularly an invited speaker at international conferences. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications, predominantly as lead author and is an investigator on multiple grants over the last 5 years in Manchester with involvement in commercial as well as with investigator lead studies.

Prof Aslam is Director of the Manchester Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science MSc course, Director of the Manchester undergraduate Ocular Disease course, Editor of “Eye News” and Associate Editor of “Acta Ophthalmologica”.



  • DM (oxon)
  • FRCSEd
  • Dip.IT
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