Mr A N El-Amir

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

BSc (Lond), MBBS (Lond), FRCOphth (Lond), PGCMEd

Year qualified:2001

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Ahmed El-Amir offers private consultations at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor, and holds NHS consultant appointments at the King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor and Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.  Mr El-Amir is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at the CircleReading Hospital and the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust. He is also the Lead Consultant in charge of paediatric ophthalmic screening for, and the treatment of, retinopathy of prematurity for Windsor.

Mr Ahmed El-Amir is a leading international ophthalmic surgeon. He trained at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital and at the Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology. He is chair of clinical governance at the Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor.

Mr El-Amir was the first surgeon in Europe to implant the miniature telescope (Centrasight Programme). Within this field, Ahmed El-Amir is the most experienced surgeon in the UK and the only surgeon in the world able to provide this treatment to patients who have had previous eye surgery.

After qualifying in medicine from the Charing Cross and St Mary's hospitals, London in 2001, he went on to gain a commendation from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists for the Duke-Elder undergraduate prize in ophthalmology. Mr El-Amir completed his registrar and senior registrar training at the Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology.

Mr El-Amir was appointed in 2010 to run a joint vitreo-retinal service with the team at Royal Berkshire Hospital. With his first year in post Mr El-Amir has been successful in committing to training senior advanced trainees in vitreo-retinal surgery approved by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.  He published this experience in Advances in Ophthalmology in 2012, in a chapter voted the best by the editors. Mr El-Amir continues with a vitreo-retinal surgical and medical practice at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, in particular specialising in complex conditions requiring dedicated long term care.

He founded the multi-disciplinary Harley Street Eye Clinic in 2014 to provide world-class ophthalmological treatment and patient care. For further information, please go to www.harleystreeteye.com

Professional Membership



  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmologists, USA

  • The British and Eire Association of Vitro-Retinal Surgeons

  • The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Clinical Interests



  • Cataract surgery

  • Macular degeneration

  • Vitreo-retinal surgery

  • Retinal disease

  • Paediatric ophthalmology

  • Diabetic eye disease

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