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Mr Alex J Shortt

Mr Alex J Shortt

Ophthalmology 06066328

 

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital London, Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey, Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire .

    This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.

    Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.

Overview
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Cataract Full Pathway provider

I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital London, Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey, Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire .

This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.

Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.

Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical

Offers

  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Alex Shortt is a leading ophthalmic surgeon and an expert in the fields of cornea, cataract, lens implants and laser eye surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a highly experienced surgeon having performed over 3,000 eye surgery procedures.

Mr Shortt trained and worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital for 14 years. He has received numerous prizes and distinctions including the Fight for Sight prize, the Moorfields Research Medal and both the Crombie and Harcourt medals from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Mr Shortt studied medicine at the National University of Ireland in Dublin. He then studied for an MSc in Physiology at UCD, Dublin followed by a PhD in Ophthalmology at University College, London. This was followed by 10 years of specialised clinical, surgical and research training at MoorfieldsEye Hospital culminating in his appointment as an NHS consultant at Moorfields. In 2016 he left Moorfieldsto establish his own independent eye clinic on London’s famous Harley Street and now works in partnership with Optegra as a senior refractive surgeon and clinical lead for their Surrey hospital.

In addition to publishing extensively himself, Mr Shortt is an editorial board member of the Cochrane Collaboration’s Eyes and Vision Group and expert advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and European Medicines Agency. Mr Shortt also serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Stem Cells IOVS, Ophthalmology, Eye, Exp Eye Research and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He has reviewed grant applications for the WellcomeTrust, BBSRC and Fight for Sight. Holding a research position at University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology, he and his research team are working to develop new stem cell therapies for corneal blindness.

Areas of interest

cataract; refractive surgery; lens implants; ICL; Multifocal lenses; lens exchange; laser cataract surgery; laser eye surgery; LASIK; LASEK

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