Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Qualifications: MA (Cantab), MB, BChir FRCOphth
Mr Yu is a full-time Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in Glaucoma and Cataract surgery at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He graduated with from the University of Cambridge in 2010 and subsequently undertook higher specialty training in Ophthalmology in the West Midlands and North West region. He has undertaken two further years of sub-specialist fellowship training in Glaucoma surgery at both Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
He has expertise in managing all types of glaucoma and anterior segment problems including cataract and all aspects of general ophthalmology. He helps run a specialist glaucoma service for North West and beyond and his areas of interest include the surgical management of glaucoma including trabeculectomy, aqueous shunt devices, minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and glaucoma laser procedures. He performs micro-incision cataract surgery in addition to combined cataract and glaucoma stent surgery.
In his daily practice, Jonathan is heavily involved with teaching and training of junior doctors, fellows, optometrists, specialist nurses and medical students. He undertakes clinical sessions in the Emergency Eye Centre at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital where he oversees the ophthalmic team treating a wide variety of acute and emergency eye pathology.
He is passionate about education and preventing blindness, and is involved with a global initiative to educate junior ophthalmologists (GERSO), where he chairs international glaucoma webinars to help educate the next generation of eye specialists. In addition, he has been on out-reach cataract programs to other countries (for example, Cambodia) to help treat patients and train fellow ophthalmologists.
Procedures performed by Mr Yu:
Simple and complex cataract surgery including micro-incision cataract surgery (MICS)
Combined cataract and glaucoma surgery
Medical and surgical management of all types of glaucoma
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) / glaucoma stent surgery
Glaucoma Enhanced trabeculectomy surgery
Glaucoma Trabeculectomy revision surgery
Glaucoma Bleb needling and revision surgery
Glaucoma Drainage tube surgery
Laser Cyclodiode Treatment
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)