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Mr. Assad Jalil is a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-retinal Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. He has received comprehensive general ophthalmic surgical training from Manchester before undergoing further sub-specialist training in the dual fields of Surgical and Medical Retina and Uveitis. He was appointed as a Consultant in Vitreo-retina and Uveitis at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2014.
Mr. Jalil has a special interest in surgical and medical management of vitreous and retinal diseases: Retinal detachment; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular diseases like macular hole and epiretinal membranes; Retinal vein occlusions; Age-related Macular Degeneration (including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy). In addition he is an expert of complex, sight-threatening ocular inflammatory disorders especially in the use of immunosuppressive medications and vitrectomy in dealing with these conditions, as well as simple and complex cataract surgery. He regularly audits his practice to ensure the highest standards of quality of care.
In addition to his clinical expertise, Mr. Jalil is a part of the research team at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital which is pioneering research into, amongst others, retinal gene therapy. He is one of the few retinal surgeons in the world performing retinal gene therapy and recently carried out one of the first ocular gene therapy surgeries in UK on a patient with a rare inherited retinal disease.
Mr. Jalil has co-authored 3 book chapters in addition to more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. He regularly presents at national and international meetings. He is the supervisor of the well renowned Manchester Clinical Vitreo-retinal fellowship as well as the Retinal Research fellowship at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and is involved in training vitreo-retinal surgeons from all over the world.
Procedures undertaken by Mr Jalil
• Simple and complex Cataract surgery
• Pars plana vitrectomy
• Retinal detachment surgery including scleral buckling
• Macular hole surgery
• Surgery for removal of epiretinal membranes
• Vitrectomy for diabetic eye disease
• Vitrectomy to remove vitreous floaters
• Vitrectomy to diagnose and sometimes treat uveitis and its complications
• Intravitreal injections for wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic
macular oedema and retinal vein occlusions
• Laser capsulotomy
• Laser iridotomy
• Laser treatment for retinal tears
• Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion
Areas of interest
Retinal detachment; Diabetic retinopathy; Macular diseases like macular hole and epiretinal membranes; Floaters; Retinal vein occlusions; Age-related Macular Degeneration (including intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy); uveitis; simple and complex cataract surgery
- Saima Sheikh
- 16 Valley Road Cheadle SK8 1HY
- 07470 909488
- 07470 909488
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Kailash Bhatia Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-retinal Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Oxford Road, M13 9WL
Mr. Jalil is a part of the research team at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital which is pioneering research into, amongst others, retinal gene therapy. He is one of the few retinal surgeons in the world performing retinal gene therapy, is involved in gene therapy trials and recently carried out one of the first ocular gene therapy surgeries in the NHS on a patient with a rare inherited retinal disease.
Mr. Jalil has co-authored 3 book chapters in addition to more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals. He regularly presents his research at national and international meetings.
1. Golden Punctum Dilator Award
Award for excellence amongst the North Western Deanery trainees, 2012
2. Tullo first prize
Best research presentation for the North Western Deanery trainees, 2011
3. President Centenary Gold Medal
Best Graduate, King Edward Medical College, 2001
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Fluent
1. Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography AngioTM (Topcon Corp, Japan): Technology Review
Stanga PE, Tsamis E, Papayannis A, Stringa F, Cole T, Jalil A
Bandello F, Souied EH, Querques G (eds): OCT Angiography in Retinal and Macular Diseases. Dev Ophthalmol. Basel, Karger. 2016;56:13-7.
2. New Findings in Diabetic Maculopathy and Proliferative Disease by Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Stanga PE, Papayannis A, Tsamis E, Stringa F, Cole T, D’Souza Y Jalil A
Bandello F, Souied EH, Querques G (eds): OCT Angiography in Retinal and Macular Diseases. Dev Ophthalmol. Basel, Karger. 2016;56:113-21.
3. Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography of Paediatric Macular Diseases
Stanga P E, Papayannis A, Tsamis E, Chwiejczak K, Stringa F, Jalil A Cole T, Biswas S
Bandello F, Souied EH, Querques G (eds): OCT Angiography in Retinal and Macular Diseases. Dev Ophthalmol. Basel, Karger. 2016;56:166-73.
4. Vitrectomy for Primary Symptomatic Vitreous Opacities: an evidence-based review
Ivanova T, Jalil A, Antoniou Y, Bishop PN, Vallejo-Garcia JL, Patton N
Accepted: Eye (Lond).
5. A unique case of eyeball tattooing leading to ocular penetration and intraocular tattoo pigment deposition
Jalil A, Ivanova T, Bonshek R, Patton N
Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb 5. doi: 10.1111/ceo.1250
6. A case of Hunter syndrome with bilateral retinal detachment
Ivanova T, Jalil A, Vallejo-Garcia JL, Patton N
Eye (Lond). 2014 Sep 5. doi: 10.1038/eye.2014.202.
7. Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS) combined with Vitrectomy:
a case series
Jalil A, Steeples L, Subraamni S, Bindra MS, Dhawahir-Scala F, Patton N
Eye (Lond). 2014 Apr;28(4):386-9
8. Bilateral paediatric optic neuropathy precipitated by vitamin B12
deficiency and a novel mitochondrial DNA mutation
Jalil A, Usmani HA, Khan I, Blakely E, Taylor RW, Vassallo G, Ashworth J
International Ophthalmology. 2013:33(6):687-690
9. Iatrogenic retinal breaks in 20-G versus 23-G Pars Plana
Jalil A, Ho W, Charles S, Dhawahir-Scala FE, Patton N
Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013;251(6):1463-7.
10. Vision-related quality of life and employment status in patients
with uveitis of working age: a prospective study
Jalil A, Yin K, Coyle L, Harper R, Jones NP
Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2012;20(4):262-5
- MBBS King Edward Medical College 2002
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2012
Reference number 6065182
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