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Mr Hemal Mehta is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Hemal Mehta specialises in medical retina conditions (e.g. age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease) and cataract surgery. He also participates in the general ophthalmology on call rota at a busy London teaching hospital managing a wide range of ocular pathology. The clinical research during his fellowships at Sydney Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital is the basis of his MD thesis on ‘Novel endpoints in diabetic retinopathy clinical trials’ registered at Cambridge University. He is the Lead for Ophthalmic Clinical Trials Research in his Trust, evaluating emerging therapies, particularly for retinal diseases.
Areas of interest
Age-related macular degeneration; diabetic eye disease; retinal vein occlusion; intravitreal injections; retinal laser; cataract surgery; YAG capsulotomy; chalazion; blepharitis; general ophthalmology.
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical trials research lead at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust;
MD thesis on 'Novel endpoints in diabetic retinopathy clinical trials' registered at Cambridge University.
Cricket; scuba diving.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists Ethicon Prize to support streamlining diabetic retinopathy screening services for indigenous populations in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Peer reviewed publications are listed at www.researchgate.net/profile/Hemal_Mehta2
Courses offered to GPs
GP lectures at Royal Free Hospital, Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth and Bushey Spire.
- Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos Cambridge University 2002
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery University College London 2005
- Master of Arts Cambridge University 2006
- Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists Royal College of Ophthalmologists, England 2012
- Retinal Fellowship Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia 2014
Reference number 6129790
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists;
American Society of Retinal Specialists;
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology;
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons;
Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Vision 2020 Links Programme.
- Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 020 7806 4060
- Royal Free Hospital Private Patients
- 17:30 - 18:30
- 020 7317 7751
- Spire Bushey
- 18:00 - 19:30
- 020 8901 5555
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.