Charles Kanawati

Mr Charles Kanawati


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Mr Kanawati is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in Medical Retina, Glaucoma, Cataract and refractive surgery.

He graduated from Alexandria Medical School in 1983. He completed ophthalmology training at St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and London in 1990 and undertook a subspecialty training fellowship in Vitreous and Retina surgery at St Paul ‘s Eye Unit in Liverpool in 1993. He was Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Medical Director of St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem until 2007 and currently Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.

In his NHS post, Mr Kanawati has responsibilities in the teaching and training of junior doctors; he is the Laser Lead, Clinical Governance and Audit Lead.

Mr Kanawati has experience in general ophthalmic care, small incision cataract surgery, retinal laser and YAG laser treatments.

Charles Kanawati is a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Retina and a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.


  • Small incision sutureless cataract surgery
  • Use of special intraocular lenses for near vision and astigmatism
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Surgery for conjunctival cysts and lesions
  • Removal of eyelid lumps
  • YAG laser capsulotomy
  • YAG laser iridotomy
  • Intra vitreous injections for AMD, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular disorders

Specialist Treatment

Contact us now to find out how we can help you with your eye, eyelid, facial or skincare needs. You will find our website contains a great deal of helpful information about what we do. We welcome email enquiries.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00-18.00

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


Get in touch

2 Gibwood Road
Northenden, Manchester
M22 4BT

Tel: 0161 947 2720


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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.
  • You can also find information on our website
  • If you are a Face & Eye post-op patient with an urgent concern, please call the mobile number for your consultant which you were provided with when discharged. Please be aware that, during this period of closure, the consultants may not be able to respond immediately, as they may be undertaking vital NHS work. If you do not receive a response, please email

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