Mr George Saleh



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Pinehill Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital .

    This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.

    Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.


Specialises in

  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Paediatric
  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical
  • Surgical lacrimal

About me

Mr Saleh is brings a wealth of experience to his patients, specialising in cataract removal and eye surgery. He has a caring and personable attitude towards his patients, providing excellent clinical care to all his clinics.

Mr Saleh is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital based at the Bedford Unit and is the Cataract Surgical Lead. He has an honorary contract with the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and draws regional referrals for watery eyes, eyelid, cancer and cosmetic work. He undertakes intraocular refractive work with premium IOLs.

I have been continually auditing my results these show success rates equal to or better than internationally published data.

He is the UK lead on the International Council of Ophthalmology’s Cataract Assessment Taskforce through which he has worked in developing cataract tools being adopted in many parts of the world.

He is the primary investigator in the International Simulation Study for virtual reality cataract surgical training.

Mr Saleh heads up several teams investigating novel technologies relating to eye surgery and has received grants for work on eyelid surgery, cataract surgery, general ophthalmology amongst others.

Mr Saleh qualified in Medicine from Imperial College, London and underwent basic specialist training in Ophthalmology in the London and the East Anglia Regions before completing his higher specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Gold Medal as the most distinguished candidate for the clinical and surgical ophthalmic Fellowship Examination. During his undergraduate studies he was awarded the highest first class distinction for his BSc.

Mr Saleh undertook an extended subspeciality fellowship in oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital focusing on conditions such as lid lumps, tumours and malpositions, watery eyes and lacrimal problems along with orbitofacial cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation. He has lectured widely both at national and international levels on peri-ocular facial plastics and cataract surgery.

He is the lead on a National Collaboration investigating tumours of the eyelid and surrounding tissues.

Mr Saleh specialises in the following treatments:

Blepharoplasty – upper and lower lid removal of bags of eyelids
Eyebrow and Eyelids – droopy eyelids, in or out turning eyelids, droopy brows
Chemical peel
Eyelid Cancer – including eyebrow, eye socket and surrounding areas
Watery eye – all forms of surgical and non-surgical treatments
Eyelid & Orbital trauma
Reconstructive eyelid surgery & Skin grafts

Cataract and Refractive
Cataracts – including complicated cataract extraction
Multifocal and Toric IOL insertions – including intraocular refractive procedures

General Ophthalmology
Sore, Gritty, Itchy and Burning Eyes
Painful Eyes
Red Eyes
Dry eye
Blurry Vision
Cysts, Chalazion removal & stye
Abnormal eyelashes

Areas of interest

• Cataract Surgery (Cataract Surgical Lead, Moorfields Eye Hospital Bedford) • Refractive procedures (Including Multifocal Intraocular Lenses) • Surgical and non-surgical eyelid, brow and oculofacial rejuvenation (including blepharoplasties, midface and brow work, botox, peels) • Eyelid tumours (Regional Oculoplastic Cancer Lead) • Lid malpositions (droopy eyelids, excess skin, in and out turning lids) • Periocular lumps and bumps (chalazion, stye, papillomas and skin blemishes) • Watery eyes and lacrimal problems • General ophthalmology (red, itchy or painful eyes, blurred vision and other conditions)

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