Mr Assad Jalil

Mr Assad Jalil

GMC no: 261644

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.

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.

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Mr Assad Jalil

  • Specialist Interests
  • Procedures
  • 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
  • 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

Specialist Treatment

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Clinic Closure Notice

It is with great sadness that we have had no option but to temporarily close the Face & Eye Clinic as of Friday 27th March 2020 in order to prevent a wider spread of COVID-19.

The Face & Eye Clinic has always been committed to providing a safe environment for patients and staff, in which high quality care can be delivered. Please rest reassured that we will continue to do so as soon as we are able to reopen our clinic.

What is important to know at the moment:

  • We are calling all patients who are affected to inform them that their appointment has been cancelled – telephone consultations may be offered where appropriate.
  • During the closure our mailbox will be continually monitored. We are remaining active to support you with anything you may need and will be happy to answer any queries you have.
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We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We will keep you updated on any changes and look forward to seeing you back at the clinic very soon.

Please stay at home, stay positive and look after each other.

Brian Leatherbarrow, Saj Ataullah, Khalid Ikram