Welcome to the website of Mr Ziad Estephan – consultant ophthalmologist, cataract surgeon and retina specialist
- Cataract surgery with different types of intra-ocular lenses: Monofocal, multifocal and toric lenses
- Medical retina for instance age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and other disorders
- General ophthalmology like common eyelids, disorders, neuro-ophthalmology (disorders of the optic nerves of the eyes and the visual pathways in the brain)
Mr Estephan started working in the UK in 2005. He became on the GMC specialist register in February 2014. GMC registration number 6065813.
In the UK, I worked at University Hospitals Aintree NHS Foundation Trust (Liverpool), Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Since September 2013 at Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Becoming a cataract surgeon and retina specialist
During my career, I worked hard to achieve my targets. I finished my medical university with honour degree in 1993 in Kiev – Ukraine.
I started working in the UK in 2005. Over 8 years of training at different NHS Hospitals, I gained large experience in cataract surgery and trained many trainees to do it even during my training. In addition, I focused on retinal disorders. During my training, disorders of the retina became a huge specialty due to the advances in OCT (optical coherence tomography) technology. This showed the tiniest details of the retina up to 5 microns resolution hence, our knowledge expanded dramatically. I read many lectures about OCT and trained many trainees and optometrists on interpretation of OCT.
I became on the GMC specialist register in February 2014. GMC registration number 6065813
As a consultant eye surgeon working in private hospitals like Spire Hospital Elland and on the NHS, I gained large experience in performing complex cataract cases referred by colleagues. Despite the above, I kept my complication rate very low. I implanted many special premium intraocular lenses (IOL) like toric IOLs…
In the UK, I worked at University Hospitals Aintree NHS Foundation Trust (Liverpool), Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where I became an experienced cataract surgeon and started specialising in retinal disorders and since September 2013 at Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.