Mr Saj Ataullah

Saj Ataullah MB BS, FMGEM, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon

Saj Ataullah graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, London, in 1991. He has over 15 years of experience in ophthalmology (a speciality dedicated to the medical & surgical management of eye disorders). His general ophthalmology training was over a 7 year period in London and Manchester. Subsequently Saj trained extensively in oculoplastic surgery (also called ophthalmic plastic surgery) both internationally and in the UK.

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialised form of plastic surgery that focuses on disorders of the eyelids, eyebrows, tear ducts (the lacrimal drainage system) and the orbit (the bones and tissues that make up the eye socket).

Saj Ataullah is affiliated to the following organisations:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union

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Mr Saj Ataullah

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Saj Ataullah was appointed is an NHS Consultant at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), one of the largest teaching eye hospitals in Europe.

Saj specialises in Oculoplastic Surgery (also known as Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery or Oculofacial Surgery) which focuses on ​problems relating to the eyelids, eyebrows, tear ducts ​& orbit (eye socket).

  • Saj graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1991
  • He trained for 7-years in Ophthalmology (in London & Manchester)
  • Saj then specialised in Oculoplastic Surgery with periods of Fellowship training in Auckland ​& Manchester
  • He was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic & Oculoplastic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) in 2002.
  • He is the Clinical Lead for Oculoplastic Surgery at MREH where he leads a team of 5 consultants, 3 oculoplastic fellows, trainees and specialist nurse practitioners
  • Saj is a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)
  • He jointly runs an internationally renowned fellowship in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at MREH since 2002. During this time, Saj has trained surgeons from around the world as well as the U.K.
  • Saj is the Director of the Manchester Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Dissection Course which attracts oculoplastic surgeons from around the world.
  • He has represented the Royal College of Ophthalmologists as College Tutor & Regional Adviser
  • Saj has published in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented scientific papers in the USA, Australasia, the Middle East & Europe

Cosmetic Surgical Treatments:

  • Eyelid lift – blepharoplasty for hooded or puffy upper eyelids
  • Eyebag removal – blepharoplasty for puffy or baggy lower eyelids
  • Droopy upper lid surgery – ptosis correction
  • Brow lift – including endoscopic surgery with Endotine implants
  • Internal browpexy including Transblepharoplasty Endotine implants
  • Midface lift
  • Fat transfer – Free fat grafts & Coleman fat injections

Cosmetic Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Tear trough rejuvenation with Restylane
  • Anti-wrinkle injections
  • Dermal fillers for upper and lower facial rejuvenation
  • Hyperhidrosis treatment

Eyelid, Eyebrow & Facial Surgery:

  • Removal of eyelid or facial lumps & bumps
  • Ptosis (droopy upper eyelid) correction
  • Blepharoplasty for upper eyelid hooding (dermatochalasis)
  • Browlift for eyebrow droop / hooding
  • Ectropion (out-turning lower eyelid) correction
  • Entropion (in-turning lower eyelid) correction
  • Blepharospasm surgery

Watery eye (Epiphora) surgery:

  • Endoscopic or external DCR (dacryocystorhinostomy – tear duct bypass)
  • Lester Jones Tube insertion (for canalicular blockage)
  • Lower lid tightening
  • Punctoplasty for punctal stenosis including perforated punctal plugs
  • Removal of excess conjunctival folds

Facial Palsy procedures:

  • Upper eyelid gold weight insertion
  • Lower lid tightening
  • Eyelid retraction surgery – eyelid recession, eyelid spacers
  • Midface & SOOF lift
  • Brow lift
  • “Crocodile tears” treatment: botulinum toxin injection to lacrimal gland

Thyroid Eye Disease surgery:

  • Orbital decompression surgery for prominent eyes
  • Upper eyelid retraction correction: Mullerectomy & levator recession
  • Lower eyelid retraction surgery : hard palate or dermis-fat spacer grafts
  • Lower eyelid trans-conjunctival fat removal

Eyelid Tumour / Cancer Surgery:

  • Mohs eyelid reconstruction
  • Removal of eyelid tumours
  • Eyelid tumour removal & eyelid reconstruction

Orbital & Eye Socket Surgery

  • Orbital tumour surgery – anterior & lateral orbitotomy
  • Orbital Fracture Repair
  • Enucleation / evisceration & hydroxyapatite / bioceramic orbital implants
  • Secondary eye socket surgery including Coleman fat transfer

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


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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