Face & Eye visiting surgeons

Mr Mike Lavin BSc MBChB FRCS FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon



Mr Lavin trained in general ophthalmology and vitreo-retinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. Mr Lavin has been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for over 20 years. He has a very busy private practice specializing in modern small incision cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, glaucoma and general ophthalmology. Mr Lavin has consulting rooms at the Alexandra Hospital Cheadle, Fernleigh Consulting Centre in Wilmslow, The Downs in Altrincham and in St. John Street in Manchester. Mr Lavin undertakes cataract surgery, Xen stent glaucoma surgery and anti-VEGF injections for age related macular degeneration (AMD) at Face & Eye.


Mr. Paul Cannon MBBCh MRCPI FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon



Paul Cannon is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital who manages a wide range of ophthalmic conditions including cataracts and glaucoma. His specialist interests are oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery.

He graduated from University College Galway, Ireland, in 1998, before completing his internal medicine training in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin and obtained membership to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. His specialist ophthalmic training was at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He has completed oculoplastic fellowships in two of the most internationally renowned centres of excellence: the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia  (2009) and the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (2010).

lHe is a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgical Society (BOPSS), the European Society of Ophthalmic & Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS), and the North of England Ophthalmological Society. He has published papers on numerous oculoplastic topics.
Special Interests:    

  • Cataracts
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Eyelid malpositions including droopy and lax eyelids
  • Eyelid lesions/tumours
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Watery eyes

Mr. Assad Jalil MBBS FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-retinal Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist

                                   Assad Jalil

Special Interests

    •    Surgical and medical management of vitreous and retinal disorders: retinal detachment; diabetic retinopathy; retinal vein occlusions; macular disorders e.g. macular holes and epiretinal membranes; age-related macular degeneration (including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy)
    •    Uveitis
    •    Standard and complex cataract surgery


Mr. Assad Jalil is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-retinal Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He received comprehensive general ophthalmic surgical training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital before undergoing further sub-specialist training in the dual fields of Surgical and Medical Retina, and Uveitis. He was appointed as a Consultant Vitreo-retinal and Uveitis Speciast at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2014.

In addition to the management of retinal disorders he is an expert in the management of complex, sight-threatening, ocular inflammatory disorders. He is expert in the use of immunosuppressive medications and vitrectomy in dealing with these conditions, as well as standard and complex cataract surgery. He has developed 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 and more than 25 publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. He regularly presents at national and international meetings. He is a supervisor of the renowned Manchester clinical vitreo-retinal fellowship training programme 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.

Procedures undertaken by Mr Jalil

    •    Standard and complex cataract surgery
    •    Pars plana vitrectomy
    •    Retinal detachment surgery including scleral buckling
    •    Macular hole surgery
    •    Surgery for the 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 / diabetes
    •    Intravitreal injections for macular oedema / retinal vein occlusions
    •    Laser capsulotomy
    •    Laser iridotomy
    •    Laser treatment for retinal tears
    •    Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion

Contact details:

Private Secretary: Ms. Lauren Hall
Tel: 07470 909488
E-mail: Lauren.Hall@cmft.nhs.uk

What our patients say

I suffered from clouded vision following cataract surgery which was both debilitating and depressing. Mr Ikram gave me a very thorough examination, a clear explanation of the cause and the laser treatment available to correct this. This was carried out very efficiently and successfully. It was a huge relief to be able to see clearly again. The optician, Rebecca was also very careful and helpful. I felt confident and reassured throughout. I can now get on with my life! Thank you. Val (Stockport) Cataract surgery letter