Ms Valerie Saw



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Charing Cross Hospital, Western Eye 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.


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • Medical
  • Refractive surgery
  • Surgical

About me

Working at the very top of her profession both in the NHS and privately, Valerie Saw has been a longstanding Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Moorfields Private Hospital (2007-2015). Specialising in dry eye and laser eye surgery vision correction, cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery for over 10 years, she has performed hundreds of corneal transplants, and thousands of refractive surgery and cataract procedures. A pioneer in her field, she is the only female listed in “Top Laser Eye Surgeons in the UK” according to Clinic Compare UK.

Recognised by her peers for her expertise and experience, she is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’s Certificate in Refractive Surgery. She is also a longstanding Member of the Council of the British Society of Refractive Surgery.

Not only an outstanding surgeon, she is also an unsurpassed world expert on managing medical conditions of the front of the eye like blepharitis, dry eye and contact lens problems. This means that she is able to is able to optimise the condition of the eyes for an excellent result in laser surgery, cataract and implant surgery. Valerie did her medical training at the University of Sydney, where she received the University Medal for coming first place on the Honours list. She has been trained at the highest level in complex corneal, cataract and refractive surgery, having spent 4 years in advanced specialisation at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Ms Saw has published world leading academic research in corneal and cataract surgical techniques and inflammatory dry eye conditions. She is a Clinical Lecturer at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, where she did her PhD on the most severe form of dry eye, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (mucous membrane pemphigoid). Her PhD thesis was awarded the Research Medal at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and an Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Grant. She examines and supervises PhD students in her research field and is regularly invited to lecture at national and international scientific meetings. Amongst her other interests, Valerie has carried out ophthalmic aid work and teaching in Myanmar.

Areas of interest

Corneal graft
Dry Eye
Watering eye
Laser Refractive Surgery
Corneal infections and scarring
Contact lens-related eye conditions

Cataract surgery using standard, toric and multifocal lenses
Corneal grafts including DMEK, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty for keratoconus and penetrating keratoplasty
Keratoconus surgery including Collagen Cross-linking
Pterygium surgery
General Ophthalmology and Emergency Eye Care

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Procedures completed

  • C8650

    Fluorescein angiography of eye (including ocular photography) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • C7122

    Ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataract, with lens implant - unilateral (including topical or local anaesthetic) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • C4050

    Suture of conjunctiva - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • C4730

    Removal of corneal suture - (1-5)

  • C2920

    Insertion of canalicular or punctal plugs - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • C2650

    Probing of nasolacrimal system +/- syringing and/or irrigation - (1-5)

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