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Assad Jalil


Mr. Assad Jalil is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal and Cataract Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He has received comprehensive general ophthalmic surgical training from Manchester before undergoing further sub-specialist training in the dual fields of Surgical and Medical Retina and Uveitis. He was appointed as a Consultant in Vitreoretinal surgery and Uveitis at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2014. Mr. Jalil has also set up a new vitreo-retinal service at Rochdale Infirmary covering North Manchester in a joint collaboration between Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mr Jalil has extensive experience is all aspects of latest vitreoretinal surgery including 23G, 25G and 27G pars plana vitrectomies. He has a special interest in surgical and medical management of vitreous and retinal diseases including Retinal detachment; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular diseases like macular hole and epiretinal membranes; Floaters; Retinal vein occlusions; and Age-related Macular Degeneration (including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy). In addition he is an expert of complex, sight-threatening ocular inflammatory disorders (uveitis) especially in the use of immunosuppressive medications and vitrectomy in dealing with this condition. His surgical expertise also encompasses simple and complex cataract surgery. He regularly audits his practice to ensure the highest standards of quality of care.



The crystalline lens is a transparent structure in the eye, situated behind the iris, and its main function is to focus the light on the retina. A cataract is a naturally occurring aging change of the crystalline lens....

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The retina is the light sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. The very center of it, which allows us to see fine details and colour is called the macula. Occasionally, one might develop a macular hole...

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