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Marta Ugarte

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To book a consultation with Marta Ugarte:

Telephone: 07895255127 

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Marta Ugarte

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital


Dr. Marta Ugarte’s practice includes adult retinal disorders, as well as posterior uveitis.


Marta Ugarte is an ophthalmologist, fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London), with subspecialty interest in retinal and choroidal disorders. She graduated from the University of the Basque Country Faculty of Medicine in Bilbao, Spain. She completed her higher research degree, DPhil, at the University of Oxford and her clinical ophthalmology specialist training in London and South Thames (St. Thomas’, Worthing and Maidstone hospitals) and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital/University of Manchester, where she was NIHR clinical lecturer in ophthalmology. She completed her retina fellowships at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Moorfields Hospital in London. She has been working as a consultant ophthalmologist in medical retina and uveitis since August 2014. First in Moorfields, prior to returning to Manchester in January 2019.


Marta Ugarte is actively involved in both basic science and clinical research on retinal physiology, aging and disease. She has published numerous papers on scientific peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters on retinal and choroidal disorders. She has presented at national and international ophthalmology and trace elements meetings.


Marta Ugarte is dedicated an involved in teaching. She is currently the associate hospital dean for undergraduate clinical ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital/University of Manchester. Additionally, she is a member of the faculty of clinical informatics and a panel member of the faculty appraisers.


Marta Ugarte is fluent in English and Spanish.




Macular degeneration

Diabetic retinopathy

Pigmented fundal lesions

Retinal vein occlusions

Retinal artery occlusion

Proliferative retinopathy (sickle cell, thalassaemia, ischaemia)

Retinal disorders associated with systemic disease (e.g. neurofibromatosis, tuberosclerosis, pseudoxanthoma elasticum)

Central serous chorioretinopathy

Macular oedema

Eye floaters




Fundus fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography

Retina laser

Intravitreal therapy (anti-VEGF agents, steroids)

Contact Details


Telephone: 07895255127

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