Mr Charles Kanawati



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  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Face and Eye .

    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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About me

Mr Kanawati is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specializing in Medical Retina, Glaucoma, Cataract and refractive surgery.
He graduated from Alexandria Medical School in 1983. He completed ophthalmology training at St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and London in 1990 and undertook a subspecialty training fellowship in Vitreous and Retina surgery at St Paul ‘s Eye Unit in Liverpool in 1993. He was Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Medical Director of St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem until 2007 and currently Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.

In his NHS post, Mr Kanawati has responsibilities in the teaching and training of junior doctors; he is the Laser Lead, Clinical Governance and Audit Lead.

Mr Kanawati has experience in general ophthalmic care, small incision cataract surgery, retinal laser and YAG laser treatments.

Charles Kanawati is a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Retina and a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Small incision sutureless cataract surgery
Use of special intraocular lenses for near vision and astigmatism
Glaucoma surgery
Surgery for conjunctival cysts and lesions
Removal of eyelid lumps
YAG laser capsulotomy
YAG laser iridotomy
Intra vitreous injections for AMD, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular disorders

Areas of interest

Cataract and Glaucoma surgery; Medical Retina; Age related Macular Degeneration; Retinal Vascular Occlusions; Retinal laser; YAG laser treatments

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