Mr Luis Guillermo Amaya

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MD FRCOphth

Personal profile

Mr Luis Amaya is a consultant Ophthalmic surgeon in London at St Thomas' Hospital and The Evelina Children's Hospital. He sub-specialized in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Great Ormond Street Hospital and then practised as a consultant in South America for 10 years where he was the head of the Department of Ophthalmology at a teaching children's hospital.

Mr Amaya was appointed Associate Professor of two universities there. He has been a consultant in the UK since 2001. His main speciality is paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and phacoemulsification surgery. He has broad experience in ocular trauma and retinopathy of prematurity.

Mr Luis Amaya has also published important papers and contributed to outstanding medical books, ie chapters for David Taylor's 'Paediatric Ophthalmology'.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Ophthalmology

  • American Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

  • European Paediatric Ophthalmology Society

  • Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests



  • Paediatric ophthalmology

  • Adult and infantile cataracts

  • Paediatric strabismus (squint correction)

  • Adult strabismus with adjustable sutures

  • Infantile glaucoma

  • Retinopathy of prematurity

  • Ocular trauma

  • Orbital pathology

  • Systemic diseases of the eye

  • Paediatric neuro-ophthalmology and ptosis


Research interests:


  • Squints

  • Infantile cataracts

  • Paediatric glaucoma

  • Amblyopia

  • Retinopathy of prematurity  

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