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Mr Amar Alwitry - Ophthalmology

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

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Clinical interests

Cataract surgery and lens exchange;

Correction of refractive errors;

Correction of presbyopia/need for reading spectacles;

Glaucoma management;

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

Correction of astigmatism;

Laser treatments for posterior capsule opacification and glaucoma


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 has a special post graduate degree in Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  He has a five star rating on Doctify.

He has published more than 40 pieces in the world literature, written three text books, written the Ophthalmology Chapter for the 6th edition of Clinical Negligence and is due to publish a text book on complaints and litigation for all medical doctors.

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 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 2020 Mr Alwitry was crowned Eye Surgeon of the Year for the East Midlands in the Private Healthcare Awards.  He was also the 2019 Global 100 winner of the Best Eye Surgeon in the UK.

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

PGD Cataract and Refractive Surgery – Dec 2014


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 and Afternoons. Alternate Wednesday and Friday Mornings


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