Mr Assad Jalil

Mr Assad Jalil

Ophthalmology 06065182


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Surgical retinal


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

About me

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

Mr. Jalil has a special interest in surgical and medical management of vitreous and retinal diseases: Retinal detachment; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular diseases like macular hole and epiretinal membranes; Retinal vein occlusions; Age-related Macular Degeneration (including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy). In addition he is an expert of complex, sight-threatening ocular inflammatory disorders especially in the use of immunosuppressive medications and vitrectomy in dealing with these conditions, as well as simple and complex cataract surgery. 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 Manchester Royal Eye Hospital which is pioneering research into, amongst others, retinal gene therapy. He is one of the few retinal surgeons in the world performing retinal gene therapy and recently carried out one of the first ocular gene therapy surgeries in UK on a patient with a rare inherited retinal disease.
Mr. Jalil has co-authored 3 book chapters in addition to more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. He regularly presents at national and international meetings. He is the supervisor of the well renowned Manchester Clinical Vitreo-retinal fellowship 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
• Simple and complex Cataract surgery
• Pars plana vitrectomy
• Retinal detachment surgery including scleral buckling
• Macular hole surgery
• Surgery for removal of epiretinal membranes
• Vitrectomy for diabetic eye disease
• Vitrectomy to remove vitreous floaters
• Vitrectomy to diagnose and sometimes treat uveitis and its complications
• Intravitreal injections for wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic
macular oedema and retinal vein occlusions
• Laser capsulotomy
• Laser iridotomy
• Laser treatment for retinal tears
• Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion

Areas of interest

Retinal detachment; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular diseases like macular hole and epiretinal membranes; Floaters; Retinal vein occlusions; Age-related Macular Degeneration (including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy); uveitis; simple and complex cataract surgery

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