Mr Esmaeil Arbabi


  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Royal Liverpool University 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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  • Refractive surgery

About us

Mr Arbabi is an accomplished private practice and NHS consultant eye surgeon. He specialises in cataract, corneal transplant and vision correction surgery– including SMILE. He splits his time between his private practice with Optegra Yorkshire and his key role as the Lead for Laser and Refractive Services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust. Mr Arbabi graduated with his medical degree from the University of Leeds and completed eight years of post-graduate ophthalmic training including two years of Advanced Subspecialty Training/Fellowship in the field of cornea and laser refractive surgery before he became a consultant.

Mr Arbabi is a fully accredited laser and refractive surgeon (vision correction surgery) with specific qualifications in this field from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the University of Ulster, the European Board of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. His expertise in refractive surgery covers all areas, including laser vision correction, ICL implants, and refractive lens exchange as well as premium cataract surgery. He is a highly skilled surgeon and routinely performs 25 cataract surgeries in one day.

Passionate about research, Mr Arbabi has been involved in various studies and clinical trials. He has published many papers in highly reputable peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Refractive Surgery and the British Medical Journal. He has also presented his work in national and international conferences.

Mr Arbabi delights in helping patients achieve fantastic vision and through highly individualised care, takes pride in making the entire experience as enjoyable as possible.

MBChB (University of Leeds)
CERt LRS (Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery, from Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
MSc in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (from Ulster University)
FEBO-CR (From European Board of Ophthalmology and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
PgDip in Cataract and Refractive surgery (Ulster University)
FRCOphth (Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists)
CCT (Ophthalmology)

Professional Memberships

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
European Board of ophthalmology
UK Cross-linking Consortium
The GMC Specialist Register in Ophthalmology
Expert, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Eye-Law Chambers, Expert Medicolegal Services

Areas of interest

Laser vision correction, including SMILE
Refractive lens exchange, including multifocal/Trifocal and EDOF lens implants
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery
Simple and complex cataract surgery
Corneal transplants
Complex excimer laser surgery for irregular corneas
Management of complex corneal disorder
Management of dry eyes and blepharitis
Scleral and anterior chamber intraocular lens implants
Corneal collagen cross-linking
Management of keratoconus

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