Dr Fayyaz Musa

Ophthalmic Consultant

MBChB, FRCOphth, PG Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Year qualified:2000

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Fayyaz Musa is a consultant ophthalmologist practicing at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, St James’ University Hospital in Leeds and BMI The Huddersfield Hospital.

Dr Musa was born in West Yorkshire but spent most of his formative years in Harare, Zimbabwe. He returned in his early teens to attend Batley Grammar School. Fishing, fell walking and football are the pastimes he enjoys most.

Ophthalmology has been a passion of Dr Musa's for over a decade. He feels privileged to work in a branch of medicine that has constantly innovated and evolved and now has an array of successful life-changing treatment options.

His training has been extensive and he has actively sought training in the most advanced, successful and safest forms of surgery. He is one of a handful of surgeons who is fellowship trained in treating both corneal disorders and glaucoma. This allows Dr Musa to adopt a uniquely comprehensive approach to complex reconstructive surgery of the front of the eye. He approaches each patient as an individual and aims to ensure they have the best possible vision following surgery.

Dr Musa specialises in implanting lenses that can correct sight for near and distance vision simultaneously, minimising dependence on glasses. This is achieved by using the most up-to-date equipment, his expertise, personal experience and his talented team. He values taking the time to ensure patients are fully informed of their condition, of all the available treatment options and their relative risks and benefits. This is vital in making the correct choice for something as precious as sight.

Cataract surgery

Dr Musa has performed over 2,000 lens procedures and is comfortable with managing higher risk cases including ‘glued’ IOL’s and iris repair or replacement. He has received excellent feedback for the cataract training he offers to trainees. Dr Musa continually audits his refractive outcomes using the Medisoft system.

Refractive surgery

Toric and multifocal lenses are a routine part of his practice for cataract and lens surgery. He has used excimer lasers for the correction of a wide range of ammetropias. Dr Musa holds a postgraduate diploma in Refractive Surgery from the University of Ulster.

Anterior segment and cornea

After having undertaken fellowship training in tertiary and international referral clinics, Dr Musa is able to offer comprehensive expertise in managing acute and chronic anterior segment conditions. He is familiar with the use of topography/tomography, specular microscopy and OCT technologies. He has successfully developed a tertiary referral DMEK surgical service at my current NHS Trust, the first centre in the North of England to offer this. Additionally, Dr Musa routinely performs a large range of corneal surgical procedures including PK, DALK, cross-linking and ICRS implantation using a femto-second laser.

Glaucoma

Extensive fellowship training and experience in glaucoma allows Dr Musa to offer expertise in the evaluation and management of glaucoma patients. He is familiar with the use of diagnostic technologies such as the OCT, HRT, ORA and visual field analysers. He has experience with a range of surgical and laser interventions for glaucoma including deep sclerectomy, tube implantation (Baerveldt and Ahmed) and SLT.  He has worked to develop community schemes for monitoring and referring glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Professional Memberships

Clinical Interests

  • Cataract – particularly trifocal and astigmatism correcting lenses
  • Cornea – nationally recognised expert in corneal transplants for Fuchs dystrophy
  • (DMEK) and keratoconus
  • Glaucoma – laser treatment and surgery

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