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Our services

Newmedica provide a range of services that focus around the management
and treatment of a range of advanced eye conditions.

These include:

Our services are carried out on behalf of the NHS.
This means that your treatment with us is funded
by the NHS, and there is no cost to you.

NHS treatment

Find out about how you can be referred to us for your NHS treatment.

Going private

In some of our clinics, we’re also able to offer a private service for self-paying or insured patients.

Meet our consultants

Newmedica only work with the UK’s leading consultant ophthalmologists, surgeons and doctors specialising in the treatment of advanced eye conditions.

Our consultants work closely with your optometrist to ensure continuity of care after your treatment. Between them, our consultants have conducted over 10,000 cataract procedures with an outstanding level of patient care.

You can find the full list of our ophthalmology consultants here

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Biography

Fadi Alkherdahji

I undertook my original training as an ophthalmologist in Cheltenham (2001-2005) before completing a series of highprofile fellowships. The first in surgical retinal at the renowned Western Eye Hospital (2005) in London, and then a higher surgical fellowship in medical and surgical retinal diseases in Singapore (2006), where I was awarded the International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowship.

I pursued further training with a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship in University of San Diego, California (2007). During that time, I worked with a pioneering refractive surgeon at CODET Vision Institute, Tijuana, Mexico.

Serafeim Antonakis

I am a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon, specialising in the surgical and medical treatments of vitreous and retinal diseases together with modern cataract surgery.

Along with my professional development as a doctor, I completed my postgraduate studies and was awarded a master’s degree in Healthcare Management. In the UK I had the privilege to work as Senior Vitreoretinal Fellow in London’s bestknown teaching hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital.

I also gained extensive experience with the innovative 3D Visualization System that has changed my way of performing eye surgeries. I was honoured to be a member of one of the world’s leading eye hospitals Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road) as a Medical Retina Clinical Research Fellow and of the Institute of Ophthalmology of UCL as Senior Research Associate in Visual Neuroscience Lab.

Bernie Chang

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in oculoplastics (eyelid surgery), lacrimal (tear duct) and orbital surgery.

I have been past senior Vice President and Honorary Secretary of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK and currently chair the External/Invited Service Review Group of the College. I act as an expert advisor on devices to the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency) and was involved with the national working groups that wrote the cosmetic surgery and refractive surgery guidelines.

I am a founder member of the British Oculoplastics Surgery Society (BOPSS) and a member of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS).

I’m an avid believer in providing highquality services for patients in an NHS setting and enjoy teaching and training

Nick Edmeades

I am a consultant ophthalmologist with a specialist interest in cataract surgery, inflammatory diseases of the eye (uveitis) and treatments of the retina.

I treat and manage a range of general eye diseases, with additional sub-speciality expertise in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal vein occlusion, diabetic eye disease, central serous chorioretinopathy and uveitis, as well as the provision of intra-vitreal therapy, laser procedures and micro-incisional ocular surgery.

I qualified as a doctor in 2004, after which I carried out additional research and was awarded a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. After that I completed seven years of ophthalmic surgical training in South West England, followed by a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, specialising in retinal disease, uveitis and genetic eye conditions.

Jan Giles

I qualified as a doctor in 1998 and started my specialist training in ophthalmology in 1999. In 2008, I received Fellowship at the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

I worked at the Vision Eye Institute, Footscray (Melbourne) for over four years, specialising in medical retina, oculoplastics and cataract surgery. On my return to the UK, I took a consultant post at Burton Hospitals NHS Trust.

Since 2016, I have worked for independent providers of community ophthalmology (Newmedica, Phoenix Health Solutions and Anglia Community Eye Services) that provide NHS services to patients, usually from GP practices. I spend approximately two days per week at the Nuneaton RVD service providing anti-VEGF injections.

Bhaskar Gupta

I specialise in treating vitreoretinal disorders, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. I also have sub-specialities in treating retinal conditions, like retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and vitreous floaters.

I qualified as a doctor in 2001 from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, and then went on to complete a master’s degree in ophthalmology, gaining a Gold Medal.

I completed my specialist ophthalmology training from South West Peninsular Deanery. I also undertook two years of sub-speciality training in vitreoretinal disorder at Royal Berkshire Hospital and University Hospital Southampton.

Raj Hanspal

I have been a consultant in ophthalmology at West Suffolk Hospital since 2013 and clinic lead of the department since 2015. I am an experienced cataract surgeon with outcomes exceeding national guidelines and requirements. I also have a sub-speciality interest in glaucoma.

Originally from Kenya, I came to the UK to complete my school education in 1994 before attending the University of Edinburgh for my medical training. Following jobs in Accident and Emergency (Leicester) and Neurology (Leeds), I started my ophthalmology training in Devon (Torbay and Exeter Hospitals). I completed my ophthalmic training with posts at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge) and the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Since my appointment, I have worked hard to improve patient experience and care in the eye department. I am particularly proud of the huge amount of work my team and I have put in collaboration with our Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) partners and local optometrists to radically transform how we deliver care in ophthalmology.

I also enjoy teaching and am heavily involved in delivering training to local optometrists in collaboration with the local optical committee, so they are better able to share care with the medical team in looking after eye patients. To support this work, I have completed a Master of Arts (MA) in Medical Education.

Usman Hussain

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a specialist interest in corneal and cataract surgery.

I qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 2005 where I was awarded the Hisako Ikeda undergraduate prize in ophthalmology and special study module merits for studies in ophthalmology.

During my ophthalmic training, I was awarded the John Cairns Memorial prize and the Marie Comer prize from the Cambridge University Hospitals Trust for research projects in ophthalmology.

My key professional interests are complex cataract surgery, refractive cataract surgery and cataract surgery in patients with pre-existing corneal and ocular surface disease. I also have extensive experience in premium lens technology including extended depth of focus, trifocal and toric lens implants.

I have a particularly strong interest in medical education and as the Ophthalmology College Tutor for West Suffolk Hospital, I am responsible for the training of trainee surgeons within my unit. I also sit on the East of England School of Ophthalmology Training Committee and run the Ophthalmology exit examination course for the East of England Deanery.

Johannes Keller

I am a consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in cataract surgery and retinal diseases. I trained in centres of excellence in the UK and around the world honing a wide repertoire of medical and surgical skills.

I was admitted as Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2012 and hold the equivalent specialist title from Spain, gained at the University Clinic Hospital of Barcelona. I then undertook two years of highly specialised retina surgery training at the Bristol Eye Hospital and the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia.

I am a patient safety and care quality officer holding roles dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of quality of care.

Nigel Kirkpatrick

I was brought up in a medical family in Northern Ireland and attended Campbell College in Belfast. I studied medicine at Bristol University and was always intent on a surgical career. I am grateful to my close friend and colleague, Masoud Teimory, who convinced me to take up ophthalmology.

Junior posts were completed at Bristol University, St Thomas Hospital and Bristol Eye Hospital. I spent a period of five years as a registrar in Aberdeen with Professor John Forrester with a fellowship year in 1995 at Royal Perth Hospital Western Australia working with Dr Ian McAllister.

I have been a consultant in Gloucestershire since 1997 and have steadily built up my cataract and retinal surgery practice since that time. In more recent years I have been closely involved in developing efficient and award-winning services for the NHS with Newmedica.

Aldrin Khan

I have been a consultant ophthalmologist since 2010, initially serving communities in County Durham followed by Bradford. I am a highly-experienced cataract surgeon and perform all levels of complex cataract procedures on a regular basis, completing over 800 per year. I also have fellowship training in glaucoma as well as cornea and refractive surgery.

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, I obtained my medical and surgical degrees from The University of the West Indies before I migrated to the UK at the turn of the millennium to pursue a career in ophthalmology.

My postgraduate training was undertaken in the North Thames, South Thames and Yorkshire and Humber Deaneries. During this time, I worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital and St James’ University Hospital while also performing clinical and laboratory research at the Institute of Ophthalmology at Moorfields and King’s College London.

I also have a keen interest in teaching and have lectured in a variety of subjects to third-year medical students at University College London and Royal Free Hospital. Alongside this, I am the College Tutor at Bradford Royal Infirmary and continue to teach and guide young ophthalmologists in training to help them achieve their goals.

Kamran Khan

I am a consultant ophthalmologist, vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon and medical retina specialist at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) and Newmedica Eye Hospital – Leeds.

I have received comprehensive general ophthalmic surgical post graduate training from North of Scotland where I was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) and received Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) from General Medical Council. I then moved to Canada to receive extensive sub-specialised fellowship training in dual fields of medical and surgical retina at University of Toronto, which has the largest and busiest retina department in all of North America. After successfully completing fellowship, I returned in 2019 and joined as a consultant at BRI.

My expertise is in the management of retinal conditions like diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments, retinal vein occlusions and macular diseases e.g. agerelated macular degeneration (AMD), macular holes and epiretinal membranes.

Outside work, I like spending time with my young family and enjoy country walks.

Samir Mahmood

I am a consultant ophthalmologist with broad experience managing all medical retina and uveitis disorders, developing a particular expertise managing these conditions in and around cataract surgery.

My other areas of expertise include retinal vein occlusions, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, glaucoma, ophthalmic primary care, cataract surgery and correction of astigmatism.

I achieved a diploma with commendation in cataract and refractive surgery from Ulster University and Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I also carried out twoyear retina and uveitis fellowships at University Hospital of Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital, where I was able to work under world-renowned consultants and gain broad experience.

Qasim Mansoor

I have extensive experience in cataract surgery, monofocal and multifocal lens implants.

My other specialities include general ophthalmology, squint management, neuro ophthalmology, glaucoma and paediatric eye disorders.

I also work as a consultant eye surgeon at South Tees NHS Trust Middlesbrough and am a clinical and educational supervisor of Ophthalmic Specialty Trainees.

Bataung Mokete

I have been a consultant ophthalmologist in Leeds since 2009, specialising in medical and surgical diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula.

I trained as an undergraduate at the University of Bristol and obtained higher surgical training in ophthalmology on the South Thames rotation of the London Deanery from 2001. From 2004 to 2005 I received advanced subspecialty training in medical retina at Moorfields at St George's Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. I then undertook fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the Sussex Eye Hospital followed by a further fellowship at St Thomas' Hospital in London gaining experience in the management of complex vitreoretinal conditions.

The medical retina aspects of my practice include the management of retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and its complications and retinal vein occlusions.

The vitreoretinal practice includes conventional and vitrectomy management of retinal detachment as well as epiretinal membranes and traction, macular holes, flashers and floaters and the complications of cataract surgery. I also undertake routine and complex cataract surgery using modern techniques and lenses.

Adam Ross

I grew up and went to school in London before coming to Medical School in Bristol. I trained in Ophthalmology in the Severn region with visiting fellowships in the US and now work as a consultant ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract and retina.

I have held roles as an advisor for the ophthalmology content of the British National Formulary (BNF) and provide ophthalmology opinions for both the BNF and the children's BNF. I have a strong interest in research and continue to publish widely in the ophthalmic literature.

Furthermore, I have a strong interest in teaching and training with undergraduates and postgraduate trainees. I have completed various postgraduate qualifications, am a fellow of the higher education academy and continue to be actively involved in teaching of ophthalmologists in addition to allied health professionals

Philip Severn

I grew up in Nottingham before moving to study at the University of Dundee where I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and MBChB.

I trained in Ophthalmology in the Northern Deanery after completing my Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (MRCP). In 2013/14 I undertook the Medical Retinal Clinical Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital before taking a busy substantive NHS Consultant post.

I have a strong interest in research and have published and presented on a national and international platform. I am passionate about safety and recently completed my master’s with Distinction in Advancing Quality, Safety and Governance in Health and Social Care.

Will Sheehan

I grew up in Lincolnshire and attended school in Stamford, before moving on to the University of Bristol where I studied medicine from 1995-2001, graduating with MBChB (Hons).

I undertook my post-graduate training in ophthalmology at hospitals throughout the south-west of England, and completed this in 2012 when I was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth).

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family, playing squash, and running cross-country ultramarathons.

I have worked as a consultant ophthalmologist with Newmedica since 2014.

Owen Stewart

I have been a consultant ophthalmologist since 2002, specialising in advanced cataract surgery and intraocular lenses, (including multifocal implants and toric implants) corneal surgery and anterior segment disorders.

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