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Assad Jalil


Mr. Assad Jalil is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal and Cataract Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist.

He is the Lead Clinician of Vitreoretinal Surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, one of the leading ophthalmic units of Europe, and a centre for clinical and research excellence.

He is also the UK Professional Standards Lead for British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS).

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.

Mr. Jalil has co-authored 3 book chapters in addition to more than 50 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....

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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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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 ....

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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 .....

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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.

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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...

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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Private patient Centre (Ward 54), First floor, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL
Cheshire Eye Clinic, 75 Alderley Rd, Wilmslow SK9 1PA.
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