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About Masara Laginaf

Ms Laginaf is the first OCL Vision trained fellow of refractive surgery to join the elite group of OCL Vision consultants. She has a well-deserved reputation for upholding the highest standards of care and delivering personalised and precise visual outcomes for her patients.

Masara Laginaf MBBS BSc (Hons) FRCOphth Cert LRS

is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in laser and lens vision correction, cataract and corneal surgery.

Ms Laginaf graduated with Distinction from the world-leading University College London Medical School. She achieved advanced undergraduate ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and was awarded the Certificate of Merit in Ophthalmology.

She then completed her medical elective in cornea and refractive surgery, and went on to undertake her postgraduate medical and surgical training at the Royal Free Hospital, London before commencing specialised ophthalmic surgical training in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Rotation. She subsequently completed two and a half years of advanced subspecialist cornea and cataract fellowship training.

Ms Laginaf is one of a handful of surgeons in the UK who has been fellowship trained in femtosecond laser cataract surgery and refractive laser eye surgery and is the first OCL Vision trained fellow of refractive surgery.

She previously ran the tertiary corneal service and fellowship programme at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital as locum consultant ophthalmologist. In her role, she established the import of US corneal tissue for transplantation to battle national shortages, and the use of innovative amnion technology for corneal healing.

When it comes to patient care, she teams meticulous surgical planning and technique with cutting edge technology to achieve the best possible results for her patients.

Masara Laginaf specialities

Ms Laginaf specialises in bespoke laser and lens vision correction. She will work closely with you and the OCL Vision team to ensure a personalised approach that successfully meets your visual needs.

Laser eye surgery: LASIK

Laser eye surgery: LASEK/PRK/TransPRK

Advanced Surface Ablation

Reading Vision Correction

Refractive Lens Exchange

Cataract Surgery

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery

Phakic IOLs

Corneal Transplantation (full and partial thickness including DMEK)

Combined cataract surgery and corneal transplant

Keratoconus Management

Pterygium surgery

Anterior segment reconstruction

Academia and Education

Ms Laginaf’s current research interests include laser and lens solutions for presbyopia.

  • Her work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. She is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally and regularly presents research at international meetings.
  • Ms Laginaf has co-authored a chapter on refractive surgery in the leading ophthalmology textbook, Training in Ophthalmology (3rd Edition, Oxford University Press).
  • She designed the first national refractive surgery e-learning course for trainee ophthalmologists in association with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Ms Laginaf has been appointed to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ prestigious Surgical Skills Faculty, and is actively engaged in training eye surgeons in advanced surgical techniques.

Industry Leader

Ms Laginaf is actively engaged with industry to harness the best of pharmaceuticals, surgical devices and technology available to her patients. She is a key opinion leader for Rayner, the original intraocular lens company, with the ability to adopt the latest lens technology rapidly. She has a close network of international ophthalmologists and technology users with whom to share knowledge about latest innovations and techniques in the field.

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

2006 and 2007

University College London Social Colours awarded for contribution to students’ union and society leadership.


University College London Arts Colours awarded for contribution to the arts.


University College London Certificate of Merit in Clinical Neurosciences and Ophthalmology.


University College London Certificate of Merit in Child and Family Health with Dermatology.


University College London Distinction in Clinical Practice awarded: Final MBBS Examinations.


Southwest Thames Alumni Meeting Presentation Award.


Botley’s Park Memorial Prize. Case Presentation Award.


KSS Deanery Ophthalmology Prize Day Presentation Award.


Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology Audit Award.


European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress 1st Place Video Award.


European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress Bursary Award.


The way I was dealt by Dr Laginaf was nothing short of outstanding. She went above and beyond and I would like to thank Dr Laginaf for the attention to detail.

Read Masara Laginaf’s testimonials here

Where you can see Masara

Masara will be based at our New Cavendish Street and our Elstree Hertfordshire clinics. Do get in touch if you’d like to book a consultation to see her.


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