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Dr Esmaeil Arbabi

Dr Esmaeil Arbabi

  • Dr Esmaeil Arbabi
  • CCT (Ophthalmology)
  • CERt LRS
  • FRCOphth
  • MBChB
  • MSc in Cataract and Laser Refractive Surgery
  • PGDip
  • Yorkshire Eye Hospital
  • Standard Cataract Treatment
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Corneal Disease | Transplantation
  • Dry Eye
  • Blepharitis (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Corneal cross-linking (CCL)
Professional Memberships
  • European Board of ophthalmology
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Expert Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Eye-Law Chambers Expert Medicolegal Services
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • The GMC Specialist Register in Ophthalmology
  • UK Cross-linking Consortium


Mr Arbabi is an accomplished private practice and NHS consultant eye surgeon. He specialises in cataract, corneal transplant and vision correction surgery– including SMILE. He splits his time between his private practice with Optegra Yorkshire and his key role as the Lead for Laser and Refractive Services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust. Mr Arbabi graduated with his medical degree from the University of Leeds and completed eight years of post-graduate ophthalmic training including two years of Advanced Subspecialty Training/Fellowship in the field of cornea and laser refractive surgery before he became a consultant.

Mr Arbabi is a fully accredited laser and refractive surgeon (vision correction surgery) with specific qualifications in this field from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the University of Ulster, the European Board of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His expertise in refractive surgery covers all areas, including laser vision correction, ICL implants, and refractive lens exchange as well as premium cataract surgery. He is a highly skilled surgeon and routinely performs 25 cataract surgeries in one day.

Passionate about research, Mr Arbabi has been involved in various studies and clinical trials. He has published many papers in highly reputable peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Refractive Surgery and the British Medical Journal. He has also presented his work in national and international conferences.

Mr Arbabi delights in helping patients achieve fantastic vision and through highly individualised care, takes pride in making the entire experience as enjoyable as possible.


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