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Mr Imran Rahman Consultant Ophthalmologist
His major interest, and subspecialisation, is corneal and external eye diseases, especially keratoconus.
He has been appointed in Blackpool to lead and develop a specialised state of the art corneal service, and is able to provide all current treatments and techniques for corneal and external eye disease.
In addition, he also aims to introduce advanced more recently developed procedures and techniques.
Following Mr Rahman's graduation with merits in 1998 from University College London, his general ophthalmology training has been certified during 7 years at the Manchester Eye Hospital, culminating in a 12 month fellowship in corneal and anterior segment diseases in Nottingham.
The corneal institute in Nottingham is an internationally renowned unit and arguably offers the best training in corneal diseases in the UK under Professor Dua. This fellowship supplemented his advanced training in glaucoma and the surgical management of the glaucomas in Manchester.
Mr Rahman service will offer routine and complex microincisional cataract surgery, together with specialist knowledge and skills in corneal surgery, including corneal transplantation, collagen cross-linking, glaucoma surgery and refractive surgery, including the new Light Adjustable Lens.
The conditions he specialises in include keratoconus, dry eyes, recurrent erosion syndrome, pterygium, corneal dystrophies and watery eyes. He performs anterior lamellar transplants (DALK), endothelial transplants (DSEK) or full thickness transplantation (PK).
He has written over 30 peer reviewed international ophthalmology journals, presented at national and international conferences, and is guest reviewer for several ophthalmic journals.
◾Premium Intraocular Lens Insertion
◾Corneal Transplantation, including endothelial transplantation
◾External Eye Diseases, including allergic eye disease
Areas of interest
Micro incisional and laser assisted Cataract surgery, Keratoconus, Crosslinking, Corneal transplantation, pterygium surgery.
Premium lens surgery for presbyopic and cataract surgery including the Light Adjustable lens.
Age relayed macular degeneration treatments with specific AMD intraocular magnifying lenses.
Glaucoma management, including low risk non penetrating and penetrating surgery.
• I am a firm believer in a good work-life balance.
• I have a keen interest in winter sports, particularly snowboarding
• I am an active golfer, enjoying many of the courses throughout the northwest
• I enjoy travelling, having visited 15 countries across 4 continents
• I also enjoy cycling, walking and exercise
• I have been an enthusiastic cricketer, as captain of the university team
◾1998 MB BS with overall merit, University College London, London
◾1998 Sir Thomas Lewis Prize in Cardiology
◾1998 Overall merit for outstanding performance in medical finals
◾2008 Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Rahman I, Dua S. The indications and limitations of amniotic membrane.
Rahman I, Man-Ching, Hillarby C, Tullo A, Carley F. Corneal graft rejection. The Manchester Experience.
Dua S, Rahman I, Said D. Combined Penetrating Keratoplasty and Keratolimbal Allograft Transplantation in Comparison with Corneoscleral Transplantation in the Treatment of Severe Eye Burns. Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2008; 36: 497-8
Rahman I, Hillarby C, Tullo A, Brahma A, Carley F. Penetrating Keratoplasty: indications, outcomes and complications. Eye 2008 (Epub ahead of print)
Rahman I, S A Sadiq. Management of facial nerve palsy. A Review. Surv Ophthal 2007;52:121-44
Rahman I. The first cut is the deepest. Reply to letter. Eye. 2006;20:1425.
Ross J, Rahman I. Peyronie’s disease following the long term use of topical timolol. Eye 2006;20:974-6
Rahman I, Maino A, Devadason D, Leatherbarrow B. Open Globe Injuries: factors predictive of poor outcome. Eye 2006 ;20:1336-4
ElGendy A, Rahman I, Mahmood U. Traumatic rupture of the posterior capsule resulting in complete posterior prolapse of the lens. J Cataract Refract Surg 2006;32:893-4
Rahman I, Gupta A. A seven month old baby with a sticky eye. DJO; 2006
Rahman I, Jones NP. Long-term follow-up of post-operative cataract extraction and PCIOL in uveitic patients. A 5-year follow-up. Eye 2005; 19:191-197
Ross J, Rahman I. Charles Bonnet Following Enucleation. Eye 2005;19:811-12
Rahman I, Cook A, Leatherbarrow B. Orbital exenteration: a 13-year Manchester experience. Br J Ophthalmol 2005;89:1335-40
Rahman I, Cook A, Leatherbarrow B. Morbidity and mortality following orbital exenteration. Br J Ophthalmol 2005 ;89:1445-8
Rahman I, Mahmood U, Elgendy A. Bilateral horizontal visual field defects secondary to occipital infarct. Eye News 2005
Rahman I, Fernando B, Harrison M. Charles-Bonnet Syndrome precipitated by Brimonidine Tartrate. Br J Ophthalmol 2004; 88: 724
Rahman I, Ataullah S. Retrobulbar haemorrhage following Sub-tenon’s anaesthesia. J Cataract Refract Surg 2004;30:2636-7
Rahman I, Stanga PE. Update on PDT and AMD. CE Optometry 2004;7: 85-125
Menon GJ, Rahman I, Menon SJ, Dutton GN. ‘Visual hallucinations in association with visual loss: The Charles Bonnet Syndrome.’ Surv Ophthal 2003; 48:58-72
- Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists London 2008
- Corneal Fellowship University of Nottingham 2009
Reference number 4521561
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion of specialist training in ophthalmology, 2008
- Spire Fylde Coast HospitalSt Walburgas...
- 13:30 - 20:00
- 01253 308031
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