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Mr Amar Alwitry - Ophthalmology

Mr Amar Alwitry is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Woodthorpe Hospital, Nottingham

Clinical interests

Bespoke patient centred Cataract Surgery;

Lid surgeries including blepharoplasty, entropion and ectropion repair;

Glaucoma management;

Medical retina conditions including Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD);

Refractive Lens Exchange (with Trifocals to eliminate the need for glasses in the absence of cataract);

Correction of astigmatism;

Laser treatments for posterior capsule opacification

Academic background

Mr Alwitry is an expert in a range of eye surgeries and treatments including cataract and refractive surgery, premium lenses, phakic lenses, glaucoma treatments, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, corneal problems and lid surgery.

He also delivers a one-stop cataract service at Woodthorpe Hospital, where patients can visit for a clinical assessment and have surgery on the same day.

He is an an experienced and caring Consultant Ophthalmologist working in the NHS and privately. He prides himself on the quality of care he provides to his patients and believes that patients need a standard of care that he would expect for his own family. Mr Alwitry undertakes more than 1600 cataract procedures a year and has been specifically trained in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.He has also obtained his Masters in Medical Law and does a lot of work for the NHS Litigation Authority defending doctors who have done their best and giving evidence against doctors who have failed their patients.  His professional moto is ‘be kind to your patient’.  NHS work is his raison d’etre however in the private sector he has the opportunity to really push the boundaries and give my patients next generation vision.

In 2017 Mr Alwitry was crowned Eye Surgeon of the Year for the East Midlands in the Private Healthcare Awards. 

Bachelor of Medical Sciences - July 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - July 1996
MRCS (London) [Surgery] - June 1999
MRCS (Edinburgh) [Ophthalmology] - May 2001
MRCOphth - Sep 2001
FRCOphth - Jan 2006
MMedLaw - July 2010
MSc Cataract & Refractive Surgery - Current

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

NHS base

University Hospitals Leicester

Clinic Times

Monday and Tuesday mornings