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- Verified this account
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital Manchester .
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.
- Surgical retinal
Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala is a highly qualified consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon working in both Manchester and London. Mr Dhawahir-Scala qualified in Madrid before training as an ophthalmologist in England, going on to become an expert in areas including retinal surgery, floaters, retinal detachment, simple and complex cataract surgery, age-related macular degeneration among many other retinal conditions including acute and longstanding ocular trauma.
Mr Dhawahir-Scala is the director of the Acute Ophthalmic Services at the prestigious Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, a globally recognised centre of excellence. Mr Dhawahir-Scala has introduced several new technologies both in the UK and abroad. He has been actively involved in teaching and research, has published numerous scientific papers and has made countless presentations nationally and internationally as a guest speaker.
Mr Dhawahir-Scala is a founding member and vice-president of the British Eye Emergency Society (BEECS) and an examiner at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala is also fluent in Arabic, English and Spanish, allowing him to see patients from other parts of the world without the need for a translator.
Areas of interest
Cataract; Complex cataract; Complications of cataract surgery; Trauma; Retinal Detachment; Macular Holes; Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration; Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration; Retinal Problems, Floaters
Current NHS consultant posts held
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Age Related Macular Degeneration
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Native or bilingual
- Arabic - Fluent
Please see personal website
Courses offered to GPs
Please contact for details
Retinal Detachment Surgery 93% (National UK Average 85-90%)
Macular Hole Surgery 98% Anatomical clousure (National UK Average 93%)
Reference number 4462550
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Vicepresident The British Emergency Eye Care Society 2018
- Examiner The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
European Retinal Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.