Mr Mukhtar Bizrah | Refractive, cataract and corneal surgeon | OCL Vision

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About Mukhtar Bizrah

Mukhtar Bizrah is a consultant cornea and cataract surgeon at the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He is one of the few ophthalmic surgeons in the world who is board-certified in the UK, Canada and Europe:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth, UK)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC, Canada)
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO, Europe)
  • Certificate in Laser & Refractive surgery (CertLRS), Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK

Having completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of London, Mr Bizrah then completed his core ophthalmology training at the London deanery. This included 2 years at the Western Eye Hospital and 2 years at Moorfields eye hospital.

Mr Bizrah completed advanced cornea and cataract surgery fellowships at two of the world’s most renowned eye institutions:

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (London, UK)
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Mr Bizrah is an expert in advanced refractive, cataract and corneal surgery. His clinical interests include cataract and laser refractive surgeries, ICL surgery, cornea transplants (partial and full thickness), pterygium surgery, corneal collagen crosslinking and advanced cornea diseases.

Mr Bizrah regularly performs all types of refractive surgery, including laser refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK), ICL surgery and intraocular lens surgery (e.g. refractive lens exchange).

Mr Bizrah also regularly performs all types of cornea transplant surgeries, including DMEK, DSAEK, DALK and penetrating keratoplasty. He is interested in complex cornea and cataract disorders, and provides second opinions on such cases.

Mukhtar has presented his research at numerous international conferences and peer-reviewed research articles. By 2020, he had won 25 awards and prizes on International, national and regional levels.

Mukhtar Bizrah is the founder & co-director of world-renowned London Eye Course, the largest ophthalmology revision course in Europe & North America. He is also the founder of the London laser and refractive surgery (LRS) course.

Mr Bizrah’s work has featured in international press as well as on television, such as CNN, ITV and CBS news.

Procedures undertaken by Mr Mukhtar Bizrah

Laser eye surgery: LASIK

Laser eye surgery: LASEK

ICL surgery

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Cataract Surgery

Corneal Transplantation

Pterygium Surgery

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

Management of advanced corneal diseases

Prizes/grants and achievements

Academic awards:

  • ESO-2023 International Award (2023)
  • University of British Columbia – Ophthalmology Teaching Award (2020)
  • Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology Travelling Fellowship Award (2020)
  • Ethicon Foundation Award (2020)
  • Sir William Lister and Dorey Bequest Travel Awards (2019)
  • HCA International Foundation Scholarship Award (2019)
  • WCSM Education Trust Award (2019)
  • TFC Frost Charitable Trust Scholarship Award (2018)
  • UCLP Higher Trainee of the Year Runner Up Award (2017)
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists – Runner up medical education project award (2013)
  • ARVO Member-In-Training (MIT) Award (2012)
  • ARVO International Travel Grant (2012)
  • Foundation Year 2 Regional Audit Competition Merit (2011)
  • South Thames Foundation School (STFS) Teaching Merit (2011)
  • Wellcome Trust Student Elective Prize (2010)
  • Royal Society of Medicine – Brigadier Haywood Prize (2010)
  • University Student Selected Components (SSC) Prize (2010)
  • University Clinical Sciences Merit (2010)
  • University Medical Sciences Merit (2010)
  • Medical Student Conference Fund Award (2009)

Extra-curricular & community service awards:

  • Imperial College Trust Make A Difference Award (2019)
  • Shortlisted for Chairman Award for outstanding contribution to Moorfields (2016)
  • London Student of the Year Award (2010)
  • University Gold Card Award (2010)
  • University Students Union Colours Award (2010)
  • Gold Klevis Kola Foundation Award (2009)
  • Gold Community Education Award (2009)

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