Mr. Assad Jalil is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal and
Cataract Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist at Manchester Royal Eye
Hospital, one of the leading ophthalmic units of Europe, and a centre for
clinical and research excellence.
Mr. Jalil has extensive experience in 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 including macular hole and epiretinal membranes; floaters; retinal vein occlusions; and age-related macular degeneration (including the use of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections). His surgical expertise also encompasses simple and complex cataract surgery as well as dealing with complications of cataract surgery. 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. He regularly audits his practice to ensure the highest standards of quality of care.
In addition to his clinical expertise, Mr. Jalil is an integral part of the research team at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital which has pioneered research into, amongst others, retinal implants and retinal gene therapy. He is one of the few retinal surgeons in the world performing retinal gene therapy and recently carried out one of the first ocular gene therapy surgeries in UK on a patient with a rare inherited retinal disease.
Mr. Jalil has co-authored 3 book chapters in addition to more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. He regularly presents at national and international meetings. He is the supervisor of the well renowned Clinical as well as the Research Vitreoretinal fellowships at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and is involved in training surgeons from all over the world.
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....Read More
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...Read More
Eye floaters are usually seen when looking at a bright background, such as blue sky, snow or a computer screen. They may be of different shapes and colour and often shift downwards as the eyes get fixated ....Read More
Men and women are affected equally. Although the majority of the cases are idiopathic (i.e. there is no known reason for the development of the epiretinal membrane), it can also be linked to .....Read More
The back of the eye is covered by a tissue, comprised of different layers, that is responsible for the conversion of light into neural signals and in turns it allows us to see. This tissue is called the retina.Read More
Uveitis is the inflammation of the uvea, the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea. The iris is the coloured part of the front of the eye...Read More
With gratitude for your impressive concentration, sound judgements, patience in answering my questions and for showing that you wanted a good outcome. - A very small and entirely unimaginative gift because I wanted to say 'thank you'
I have nothing but admiration and thanks to Mr.Jalil's team @ManchesterREH for once again giving me the best treatment possible. Thank you.
Dear Mr. Jalil,
I write to thank you for the care and consideration you have shown towards me following the surgery on my eye. It is difficult to express adequately my gratitude and admiration for your skills and surgical expertise. Nevertheless I thank you more sincerely for "rescuing" the sight of my right eye, I was extremely fortunate.
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