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I offer the Full Pathway cataract surgery package for Bupa customers ...more
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Optegra Eye Hospital London, Advanced Vision Care .
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.
- Refractive surgery
Mr Shortt is a leading ophthalmic surgeon and an expert in the fields of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and one of the UK's most respected authorities in corneal disease.
Mr Shortt’s initial medical training was at the National University of Ireland in Dublin. This was followed by a PhD in Ophthalmology at University College London and 12 years of specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. Having spent 3 years as a consultant in the Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Departments at Moorfields he founded his own independent clinic on Harley Street where he specialises in the treatment of complex cornea and cataract cases, especially those requiring corneal transplants.
Mr Shortt sits on the editorial boards of various professional publications and has published extensively himself. He has received numerous prizes and distinctions including the Fight for Sight prize and the Moorfields Research Medal.
Areas of interest
Cornea, corneal surgery, cataract, refractive surgery, laser cataract surgery, laser eye surgery, LASIK, LASEK, Laser eye surgery, keratoconus, corneal transplantation, Fuch's endothelial dystrophy, blepharitis, dry eye, corneal problems, conjunctivitis
- Miss Chris Tsang
- The Optegra Eye Hospital 25 Queen Anne Street London W1G 9HT
- 020 7509 5400
- Mrs Sarah Kiely
- 77 Harley Street London W1G 8QN
- 020 3808 7758
- 020 3808 7758
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
2014 -2017 Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Regenerative medicine, cellular therapy, corneal transplant rejection and tolerance, stem cell-immune cell interactions.
Dr Shortt is a editorial board member of the Cochrane Collaboration’s Eyes and Vision Group and expert advisor to the European Medicines Agency, He also serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Stem Cells IOVS, Ophthalmology, Eye, Exp Eye Research and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He has reviewed grant applications for the Wellcome Trust, BBSRC and Fight for Sight.
2009 - Fight for Sight Prize (£5,000)
2008 - Founders Cup, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
2008 - Societas Ophthalmologica Europaea Prize, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress.
2008 - Moorfields Research Medal, Moorfields Eye Hospital London
2006 - Dermot Pierce Prize for Research, Royal Society of Medicine Ophthalmology section.
2004 -Royal College of Ophthalmologists Harcourt Medal for MRCOphth Part 3
2001 - Royal College of Ophthalmologists Crombie Medal MRCOphth Part 1.
German and English
1: Genicio N, Gallo Paramo J, Shortt AJ. Quantum dot labeling and tracking of cultured limbal epithelial cell transplants in vitro. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.
2015 May;56(5):3051-9. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-15973.
2: Shortt AJ. A glimpse at the next generation of biological eye drops for severe ocular surface disease? Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Nov 25;55(11):7636.
3: Sheth R, Neale MH, Shortt AJ, Massie I, Vernon AJ, Daniels JT. Culture and Characterization of Oral Mucosal Epithelial Cells on a Fibrin Gel for Ocular
Surface Reconstruction. Curr Eye Res. 2015;40(11):1077-87.
4: Nanavaty MA, Wang X, Shortt AJ. Endothelial keratoplasty versus penetrating keratoplasty for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Feb 14;(2):CD008420.
5: Shortt AJ, Bunce C, Levis HJ, Blows P, Doré CJ, Vernon A, Secker GA, Tuft SJ, Daniels JT. Three-year outcomes of cultured limbal epithelial allografts in aniridia and Stevens-Johnson syndrome evaluated using the Clinical Outcome Assessment in Surgical Trials assessment tool. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2014 Feb;3(2):265-75.
6: Shortt AJ, Allan BD, Evans JR. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) versus photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jan 31;(1):CD005135.
7: Gore DM, Shortt AJ, Allan BD. New clinical pathways for keratoconus. Eye (Lond). 2013 Mar;27(3):329-39.
8: Shortt AJ, Tuft SJ, Daniels JT. Corneal stem cells in the eye clinic. Br Med Bull. 2011;100:209-25. doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldr041. Epub 2011 Sep 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 21926089.
9: Nanavaty MA, Shortt AJ. Endothelial keratoplasty versus penetrating keratoplasty for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jul 6;(7):CD008420.
10: Shortt AJ, Tuft SJ. Ocular surface reconstruction. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul;95(7):901-2. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2010.195859. Epub 2011 Apr 15. PubMed PMID: 21498808.
18: Shortt AJ, Tuft SJ, Daniels JT. Ex vivo cultured limbal epithelial transplantation. A clinical perspective. Ocul Surf. 2010 Apr;8(2):80-90. Review. PubMed PMID: 20427011.
19: Van den Bruel A, Gailly J, Devriese S, Welton NJ, Shortt AJ, Vrijens F. The protective effect of ophthalmic viscoelastic devices on endothelial cell loss during cataract surgery: a meta-analysis using mixed treatment comparisons. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;95(1):5-10.
Courses offered to GPs
I offer entertaining and interactive talks on the following topics:
- The red eye
- Red flags in ophthalmology
- Dry eye
- Common corneal diseases
- Cataracts and cataract surgery
- Laser eye surgery
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2014
- PhD Univerity College London 2009
- MRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2004
- MSc Physiology University College Dublin 2001
- MB BCh University College Dublin 1999
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PGDipCat/Ref) University of Ulster 2016
- Advanced Surgical Training Fellowship - Cornea Moorfields Eye Hospital, London 2012
- Post-graduate training in Ophthalmology Moorfields Eye Hospital London 2009
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President MCLOSA - The. Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Society 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow – Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Council Member – MCLOSA – The British Ocular Surface Society (2015 - present)
Member – Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Editorial Board Member – Eye, The Journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Nature Publishing Group) Cornea Section Editor, 2014 – present
Editorial Board Member – Cochrane Eyes and Vision (The Cochrane Collaboration) 2010 – present
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr Alex J Shortt