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Assad Jalil

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To book a consultation with Assad Jalil:

Telephone: 07470909488 

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Assad Jalil
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Qualifications - MBBS FRCOphth


Special Interests

- Surgical and medical management of vitreous and retinal diseases: Retinal detachment; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular diseases like macular hole and epiretinal membranes; Retinal vein occlusions; Age-related Macular Degeneration (including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy)

- Uveitis

- Simple and complex cataract surgery


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.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Mr Jalil is actively involved in ophthalmic research at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He was part of the team that pioneered research into, amongst others, laser-tissue interaction, Swept Source OCT imaging of the cortical vitreous and OCT angiography, and Electronic Epiretinal Implants for artificial vision in patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa and Age-related Macular Degeneration. 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 Manchester Clinical Vitreoretinal fellowship, and is involved in training surgeons from all over the world.

Procedures undertaken by Mr Jalil

  • Simple and complex Cataract surgery

  • Pars plana vitrectomy

  • Retinal detachment surgery including scleral buckling

  • Macular hole surgery

  • Surgery for removal of epiretinal membranes

  • Vitrectomy for diabetic eye disease

  • Vitrectomy to remove vitreous floaters

  • Vitrectomy to diagnose and sometimes treat uveitis and its complications

  • Intravitreal injections for wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusions

  • Laser capsulotomy

  • Laser iridotomy

  • Laser treatment for retinal tears

  • Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion

Contact Details
Secretary: Cathy Brindley

Tel: 07470909488

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