Dr Aws Al-Hity

Dr Aws Al-Hity

Dr Aws Al-Hity

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • BSc Neuroscience in relation to Medicine
  • FRCOphth
  • MBChB
Additional Professional Memberships
  • British and Irish Vitreoretinal Society
  • College Examiner
  • Royal College of Ophthalmology


Mr Aws Al-Hity is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, cataract and vitreoretinal specialist based at St James University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at The University of Leeds School of Medicine.

He graduated from the University of Leeds School of Medicine in 2009. He completed 7 years of ophthalmic training at the world-renowned Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Glasgow followed by a one year advanced medical training vitreoretinal fellowship (AMTF) in Glasgow.

Mr Al-Hity has a keen interest in research and completed a Bachelor’s degree with honours (BSc Hons) in Neuroscience in relation to medicine at the University of Leeds. His main research interests include the incidence, current management and future treatments of acute large submacular haemorrhage. He oversaw and conducted the Scottish Ophthamological Surveillance Unit (SOSU) Study which was the first of its kind in the world to identify the incidence of acute large submacular haemorrhage.

Mr Al-Hity is a fellow of the Royal college of ophthalmologists and a member of the British and Eire Vitreoretinal Society (BEAVRS). He also serves on the UK Royal college of ophthalmologists examinations team assisting in the assessment and examination of senior ophthalmology trainees. He also sits as the lead for training in simulated eye surgery for leeds which helps trainees master surgery on the eye surgery simulator. He has given numerous international presentations and published in highly regarded peer review journals. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds and is involved in undergraduate medical school curriculum and teaching.

His areas of interest include: Vitrectomy, Cataract surgery, Complex cataract surgery, Surgical repair of complicated cataract surgery, Vitreoretinal surgery, Vitreoretinal diseases, Retinal tears (laser and cryotherapy retinopexy), Laser, Floaters, Epiretinal membrane, Vitreomacular traction, Macular hole, Retinal detachment, Diabetic eye disease (retinopathy), Age-related macular degeneration, Eye trauma, General ophthalmology, YAG laser capsulotomy, YAG laser peripheral iridotomy, Laser photocoagulation.

Mr Al-Hity lives in Bingley, West Yorkshire. In his spare time he enjoys Hiking in the yorkshire dales and lake district, travelling and reading. He is a keen sportsman, playing tennis and badminton.


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