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Mr Mohamed El-Ashry

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MB CHB, MSc, MD, MRCOphth, FRCOphth, FRCS (Ed)

Practices at: BMI The Ridgeway Hospital

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Mr Mohamed El-Ashry is a Consultant Ophthalmologist based in Swindon and specialises in vitreo-retinal surgery and cataract surgery and has been working in ophthalmology since 1993.  He diagnoses and treats a range of eye conditions involving the retina, macula, and vitreous fluid. These include retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy.

He completed his basic specialist training in the Midlands before completing his higher specialist training in Edinburgh.  Mr El-Ashry had also been awarded the MD for research on genetics of ocular diseases. He had presented more than 34 paper/posters in various International and National conferences/meetings and published over 24 papers in peer reviewed journals.

Mr El-Ashry has completed advanced fellowships in surgical retina in Edinburgh and Sheffield and subsequently accomplished a surgical and medical retina fellowship in Hull. He worked as locum vitreoretinal consultant in Great Western Hospital before taking his permanent position in the trust in 2015.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery:

  • Routine, complex and high-risk cataract surgery as well as dealing with complicated cataract surgery
  • Intraocular lens (IOL) replacement surgery and multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) replacement surgery for patients who wish to remove reliance on glasses post cataract surgery

Vitreoretinal surgery:

  • Retinal detachment
  • Macular hole
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Epiretinal membranes

Ocular trauma:

  • Penetrating ocular injuries

Medical retina disorders:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion including Anti-VEGF treatments

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-retinal Surgeons

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