Mr Assad Jalil

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-retinal and Cataract Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist


Year qualified:2002


Personal profile

Mr. Assad Jalil is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-retinal 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 Vitreo-retina and Uveitis at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2014.

Mr Jalil has 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. He regularly audits his practice to ensure the highest standards of quality of care.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Mr. Jalil is a part of the research team at the Manchester Vision Regeneration (MVR) Lab, which was established at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2010. The team is pioneering 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 25 publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. He regularly presents at national and international meetings. He is the supervisor of the well renowned Manchester Clinical Vitreo-retinal Fellowship as well as the Retinal Research fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and is involved in training vitreo-retinal surgeons from all over the world.

Professional Memberships

  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British and Eire Association of Vitreo-retinal Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • 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 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

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