Mr Allaaeldin Abumattar

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Personal profile

Mr Allaaeldin Abumattar is a Consultant ophthalmic surgeon at BMI The Ridgeway and the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as the Ophthalmology Clinical Tutor at the Medical School, University of Bristol.

Mr Abumattar has developed a keen interest in cataract surgery utilising both standard and premium implants (Multifocal - Toric IOL to correct astigmatism) and specialises in challenging complicated cataract cases.

He is an expert in the management of Medical Retinal Disorders such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions, including laser treatment and intravitreal injections. He also has extensive experience in the management of eyelid disorders, including Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) and surgery for lower lid malposition like Entropion, Ectropion, and Blepharoplasty.

Mr Abumattar has participated in several clinical trials and conducted many high-quality audits. He takes an active part in all aspects of clinical governance activities within the Great Western Hospitals Ophthalmology Department.

A major interest throughout Mr Abumattar’s career has been teaching and training in ophthalmology; he has lectured all professional groups involved in eye care, and has chaired local and national eye meetings. His study on ‘Pain Scores Following Intravitreal Injections’ and his tips for delivering virtually painless ocular injections in the management of age-related macular degeneration, subsequently won the Best Presentation Prize in the SAS Regional Academic Study Day in 2013.

Mr Abumattar is on the specialist register as an ophthalmologist and has a full registration with the General Medical Council.

Clinical Interests


  • Cataract surgery including premium intraocular lenses (multifocal – toric IOL) and post-cataract laser (Yag)
  • Age-related macular degeneration including anti-VEGF treatment
  • Diabetic retinopathy including retinal laser (Pan Retinal Photocoagulation PRP) and anti-VEGF treatment
  • Eyelid malposition procedures including entropion, ectropion and blepharoplasty

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